Tutorial 5: Six very useful Gradebook features

You already know what a gradebook/markbook is. Every teacher grew up with them. The difference with the Yacapaca Gradebook is how much of the work it does for you. In this tutorial I am going to take you through 6 massive time-savers that you quite possibly did not know about.

Access the Gradebook for any student set via the Students menu. Any set that has data will appear in this dropdown; un-assessed sets don’t appear here.

1. Average grades over whatever period you define

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Set the first and last dates to what you need, and get an instant average grade. And remember you can Continue reading

Tutorial 3: The Assignments List

At the heart of the Yacapaca Teachers’ Module lies the Assignments list. This is your overview of both what your students should be doing, and what they are actually doing. It is the springboard to analytics and actions related to each assignment. Time to make friends…
Assignments List

1. Filter and search

After you have been using Yacapaca for a while, the Assignments list becomes quite Continue reading

Tutorial 2: Find the right assessment with Faceted Search

 

When you first meet Yacapaca, you will naturally want to know if it meets an assessment need you have today. With 23,000 quizzes, Yacapaca probably already has the ideal quiz for your next baseline or end-of-unit test – but Continue reading

Tutorial 1: Fast student setup

Nomenclature: throughout Yacapaca we use the term “student sets” rather “classes” to encourage the idea that you are no longer limited by the four walls of a classroom. Any student may simultaneously be a member of a whole-year cohort, a class or a smaller group. Group your students in whatever way makes sense at the time.

‘Formal’ vs. ‘casual’ student sets

Do you have a spreadsheet with your students names, classes, admission number, etc?

  • Yes? Excellent! You should import these into “Formal” student sets. Formal sets are preferable when you can set them up, but they are not the subject of this tutorial.
  • No? Not to worry. Create “Casual” student sets and let students sign themselves up to Continue reading