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
Set the first and last dates to what you need, and get an instant average grade. And remember you can Continue reading
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…
1. Filter and search
After you have been using Yacapaca for a while, the Assignments list becomes quite Continue reading
There are three major, and several minor, results pages in Yacapaca. Ordered by level of detail, the major pages are the Gradebook, Activity Log and Detail.
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This is your overview for a complete student set, for a whole Continue reading
Quick Assignments are a way to quickly assign, collect and grade written work. Unlike quizzes they won’t do the marking for you, but they will save you a lot of time and temper.
Now we have made them even quicker, by copying the Assign Again feature from quiz assignments.
Once you have created a Quick Assignment for one student sets, it is the work of seconds to assign it to more sets. In the assignments list:
Actions ->Assign again
Last month I sent a simple survey to our top power users. I wanted to know what the most useful way would be to date assignments in the gradebook. Here is what they said:
No unanimity, but a clear majority. So we did it.