Frequently Asked Questions
- How are assignments graded in these new courses?
While Powerspeak used a point-based grading system, Edgenuity uses weighted averages of various activity types to determine student grades. In these new courses, each activity is linked to a weighted category that is calculated as a percentage of the student’s grade. You can customize the weighted percentages as you see fit. Learn more about how to do that here.
- What will happen to my students currently enrolled in a Powerspeak World Language course?
Students currently enrolled can continue in their coursework without any interruptions. You can continue to monitor their progress by navigating to their gradebook, then selecting the Manage Powerspeak option.
- Can I still monitor my students who are still working in the Powerspeak World Language courses?
Absolutely you can! To monitor student progress, you can:
- use the Dashboard and filter the data to see your course and/or user group
- use the Gradebook (found on the Courses tab) and filter by your course and/or user group
- navigate to the student’s gradebook, then in the Selected Activity box, click the link to Manage Powerspeak
- How will I know which version of the course to enroll my students for next semester?
You can easily find these new versions using the series filter titled World Language LMS.
- Are there any Powerspeak courses that cannot be customized or managed from the Edgenuity LMS moving forward?
Yes, the AP versions of the World Language courses are the only versions that you will continue to manage through Powerspeak. This means that the Edgenuity customization tool will not work with the AP courses.
All other World Language courses are managed, and customized, through the Edgenuity LMS.
- Are there any issues with customizing these new Edgenuity World Language courses?
Unlike the Powerspeak courses that were limited in the customization features, these new courses are highly customizable. Please be aware of the following as you consider customizing these courses:
- Removing content from a course does not affect the quizzes, tests, or exams. That removed content may still appear on the assessments.
- Rearranging content also does not affect the assessments. We recommend that you do not rearrange content in these courses in such a way that students would be assessed on content they have not yet seen.
- Assessment items or the lesson assessment banks cannot be customized.
- Each lesson should take about an hour for students to complete. While the number of activities may vary from lesson to lesson, they will still average out to about 60-70 minutes each.
- You now have the option of customizing these courses at the course level for all students, or you can personalize a course for an individual student. As an example, if you have a student transfer into your school who has already completed part of a World Language course, you can customize the student’s course to remove any content already completed.
- The Edgenuity customization tool allow additional functionality to add your own assignments in the format of a writing assignment, or a project that students upload. Keep in mind that adding content into the course will require teachers to manually grade those assignments.
- What options are not available on these World Language courses?
- Pre-testing, prescriptive testing, and creating an exam-only course is not available.
Welcome World Language users
While it may seem daunting to learn a new system before school starts, we have created a quick-start guide of
resources in an effort to reduce some of the stress.
What do I need to know about the Edgenuity LMS to manage my world language courses successfully?
|Understanding the Homepage||Learn about all the buttons on the homepage after logging into the system.||Homepage|
|User Groups||User groups allow educators to organize student accounts, making it easier to manage the student roster in various places. All educators can create and manage their own user groups in ways that make sense for them. User groups are only seen by the educator that created them, and therefore, cannot be shared with other educators.||Creating a user Group
Adding Students to a User Group
Adding a Course to a Group
|Exploring the Course Structure||Become familiar with the structure of an Edgenuity course. Each hyperlink allows the educator to view the content the student will see.||Accessing the Course Structure|
|Exploring the Course Documents||Find teacher documents related to the selected course.||Accessing the Course Documents
Speaking and Writing Rubrics
What do the new grades mean and how can I use them with my world language courses?
|Overall Grade||Actual Grade||Relative Grade|
Courses will move from a points-based system to weighted averages. This means each activity will be categorized and each category will hold a certain percent of the overall grade. Learn how to edit the options on a course level or a student level.
All quizzes with 1-2 questions will be called "Practice." These are ungraded assessments.
All writings are considered "journals."
Where can I access, view, and grade work completed by a student?
|Accessing a Student's Gradebook||How do I get to a student's gradebook?||Accessing the Gradebook|
|Resetting an Activity||Can I reset a student's activity?||Resetting an Activity|
Where can I find more information on how my students are scoring as a group?
|Accessing Classroom Data- Test||Can I see how my students fared on the tests in the course?||Gradebook- Tests|
|Accessing Classroom Data- Quiz||Is there a way to find how all of my students scored on the quizzes?||Gradebook- Quizzes|
|Accessing Classroom Data- Activities||Where can I find how the students did on specific activities in the course?||Gradebook- Activities|
Speaking and Writing Assignments
Want to learn how to grade speaking assignments? Click here.
Edgenuity has a variety of ways to monitor students as a whole. Some key reports are outlined below, but feel free to check out some additional reports in our Report Library.
Multiple Student Reports
Is there a place to find real-time data on my students' progress?
|Alerts||There are three different icons shown under the 'Alert' column, what do they mean?||The orange alert means the student is waiting a review of his/her work before s/he can access the assessment. The yellow alert means the student has submitted work that needs grading. The red alert means the student is out of retakes on an assessment.|
|Progress tab vs Course tab||What is the difference between the Progress tab and the Course tab?||The Progress tab displays each student's basic information for each course- their grade, start date, target date, date of first grade, date of last grade, days since last action, target completion, and progress.
The Course tab provides details specific to individual student courses. This page is useful when comparing students assigned to the same course, as it provides a graphical representation of student progress.
|Interpreting Dates and Progress on the Dashboard||There looks like a lot of information on this page. What are some key parts to pay attention to?||Some of the key columns to pay attention to are: Start Date, Target Date, First Grade, Last Grade, Days Since Last Action, Target Completion, and Progress.|
Is there a page where I can keep an eye on student's overall performance in a course? I'd like to track their progress, pacing, grade, and even the last time they had a gradebook entry.
|Active Tab||Is there a list of all my student enrollments?||Accessing the Active Enrollments|
|Action Buttons||What are all the actions that can be taken with an enrollment?||Action Buttons|
|Other Tabs||What do the other tabs, other than Active, do?||Manage Enrollments tabs|
Looking for ways to pair filters together? Check out our best practice suggestions on this page.
Individual Student Reports
Is there a report where I can see a summary of a student's progress in a course?
This report is accessible to an educator and a student. It outlines a student's grades, progress, due dates, attempts, and scores.
|Accessing the Course Report||Where can I locate this report?||Accessing the Course Report Via the Student's Grades|
|Understanding the Course Report||There seems to be a lot of information on the report, what does it all mean?||Understanding the Course Report|
This is a familiar resource, but now that the courses are in Edgenuity's LMS, will the completed number of activities now populate?
Yes, an educator will be able to fully track active and idle times as well as the number of completed activities.
|Accessing the Session Log||Where is this report located?||Accessing the Session Log|
|Understanding the Session Log||What does all this information mean?||Understanding the Session Log