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Instructor: Dashboard, Assignments, Metrics and Gradebook: Dosage Calc 360

DASHBOARD & VIEWING STUDENTS’ WORK

To access your Dashboard of student performance data, select the View button next to a class.

The Dashboard view provides at-a-glance, actionable analytics for instructors. Class performance indicators include participation rate, average assessment score, average time spent, and top 5 topic strengths/weaknesses. 

Metrics View

DC360: Class Metrics and Class Gradebook (Instructor) from F.A. Davis on Vimeo.

 

The Metrics view helps you to identify class strengths and weaknesses on a topic-by-topic basis. To access from the Dashboard page, you can select the “View Metrics” button or click the METRICS tab at the top of the page. 

For each topic, a quick glance reveals overall class performance on the practice exercises or the module assessment. For overall class performance, you may see the following:

  • Green thumbs-up: The average score of all students in the class is 85% or better for the topic.
  • Yellow thumbs-up: The average score of all students in the class is between 70-84% for the topic.
  • Red thumbs-down: The average score of all students in the class is 69% or below for that topic.

To expand a topic and display individual student performance, select View Students. On the individual student level, students receive:

  • Green thumbs-up: The student’s score for the topic is 85% or better (demonstrating competency).
  • Yellow thumbs-up: The student’s score for the topic is between 70-84%.
  • Red thumbs-down: The student’s score for the topic is 69% or below (demonstrating a need for remediation).

To see the recorded answers from a particular student, click View Results.

 

Assignments View

The Assignments view helps you to track all assignments and their scheduled start/due dates, as well as class participation.

 On the main Dashboard page, the “What’s Next?” panel provides a glimpse of current and upcoming assignments (3 at a time), showing what percent of students have begun working on the assigned module.

To access the full list of assignments with start/due dates and participation rates, select the “View All Assignments” button, or click the ASSIGNMENTS tab at the top right of the page. This master list of Assignments also links to the Gradebook, where you can view student scores for each topic.

Gradebook

The Gradebook view provides a deeper dive into students’ recorded scores for each assigned topic and module assessment.

 

In the GRADEBOOK tab, your selected grading rules will be displayed at the top of the page. Note that these are the rules you identified in your class setup (see Grading Options on pg. 12 of this guide). These rules dictate how credit is awarded to students, and how their scores populate in the Gradebook.

 

 

The “Assignment:” dropdown allows you to toggle between topics and see all class grades for the chosen assignment.

 

If you wish to view one student’s work instead of the entire class, (1) select the “Student” tab at the right of the page. Then (2) use the “Student:” dropdown to select an individual.

Late Work

Late work, or any assignments submitted after your designated due date, will be marked with red text in your Gradebook. When viewing an assignment, you may choose to allow a late submission from an individual student, or you may choose to accept late work from the entire class.

To allow late work from an individual student, select Accept Late Work next to that student.

DC360: Accepting Late Work (Instructor) from F.A. Davis on Vimeo.

 

To allow late work from the whole class, click the Accept Late Work “For Class” button.

When opting to accept late work at the student or class level, note the pop-up message. This action cannot be undone, and will accept late work for all topics within that module. Select OK to confirm.

Late work that has been accepted will change from red text to black:

Extend Due Date

 

DC360: Extending a Due Date (Instructor) from F.A. Davis on Vimeo.

 

The Gradebook also gives you the option to extend a due date for an assignment. This can be done for an individual student, or for all students.

To extend a due date for an individual student, select Extend Due Date next to that student.

To extend a due date for the whole class, select the Extend Due Date “For Class” button.

Select the new due date from the calendar window. When opting to extend a due date at the student or class level, note the pop-up message. This will change the due date for all topics within that module. Select OK to confirm.

The updated due date will then be displayed in the gradebook for that module.

Reset an Assignment

DC360: Resetting an Assignment (Instructor) from F.A. Davis on Vimeo.

In the Gradebook, you have the ability to reset an assignment (wipe student grades to a “clean slate”).

To reset an assignment for an individual student, select Reset Assignment next to that student.

To reset an assignment for the whole class, select the Reset Assignment “For Class” button.

When opting to reset an assignment at the student or class level, note the pop-up message. This action cannot be undone, and will reset scores for all topics within that module. Select OK to confirm.

Students’ grades will be wiped if an assignment is reset. The score will remain blank until the student re-attempts the assignment.

Export the Gradebook

Dosage Calc 360° provides the option to download student grades to an Excel spreadsheet. The exported scores may also be uploaded into a learning management system – such as Angel, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, or Moodle (see next section - Batch Manage LMS User Names).

To download a spreadsheet of all student grades, (1) select Export Gradebook, (2) choose your preferred format from the dropdown menu, then (3) click “Export Score.”

Batch Manage LMS User Names

If you would like to import the gradebook into a learning management system (LMS), you will first have to link the students to their LMS usernames. To do so, select the Batch Manage LMS User Names button in the Gradebook page.

Instructions will display to help guide you. (1) Click “Download Users” then (2) select your LMS from the dropdown menu. (3) Select “DOWNLOAD CSV” to download the spreadsheet in which you will need to enter the students’ LMS usernames.

Once the LMS usernames have been entered for each student, Save the updated spreadsheet to your computer, then return to the DC 360 Batch Manage Wizard and (1) select “Upload CSV,” then (2) click to “Choose File.” Once you have located the file, (3) select “Upload.” A confirmation will appear.

Once complete, you will be able to Export the gradebook in your chosen LMS format, and the Username fields will be populated for each student.

DISCUSSION BOARD

Dosage Calc 360° includes a discussion board, through which you may create topics for students to discuss and respond to. To access the discussion board from the main Dashboard, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “View Discussions.”

Add a new question or prompt using the “Add New Topic” button. Enter the topic and text body, then click “Publish” when ready to post.

 

 

For an existing topic, select the green “View” button to see students’ responses.

 

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