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ONEder Academy User Guide

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1. Teachers’ Experience

ONEder Academy’s teacher’s website is where you can preview the online component of the courses, download printed materials, and assign the courses to students. You can also track students’ progress, grade assessments, and provide feedback.

1.1 How to sign in

Welcome to ONEder Academy! To begin your ONEder Academy teachers’ experience, visit academy.oneder.com. Next, click on the “Teacher Sign In / Register” button on the right upper corner.

1.2. How do I receive my username and set up my password?

  • If you are part of a district you will receive a welcome email with your username and a link to set your personal password. Follow the directions in the welcome email and note that the link to set the password, expires within 24 hours. If your email is connected to a Google account, you can skip the password set up step and sign in with Google.
  • If you registered via academy.oneder.com, sign in with the user name and the password you have set for your account or if your email is connected to a Google account you can sign in with Google.
  • We also support log in via Clever. Please reach out to us if your district would like to implement this option.

1.3 Need help with your password?

Don’t worry if you forgot your password or if the welcome email password set-up link has expired. You can receive a new password set-up link by clicking “Forgot password?” button in the “Sign In” window. A pop-up box will appear. Enter your email address associated with your account. A password recovery email will be sent to your email address. In the email, click on “Reset Password” button. ONEder Academy will redirect you to the reset password page. Enter and confirm your new password.

1.4 How to update your personal information

After logging in, you can update your personal information or password by clicking on the “User Icon” at the top right corner of the website and then selecting “My Account” from the drop-down menu.

1.5 How to sign out

In order to sign out from ONEder Academy Website, click the “Sign Out” button.

2. Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, Certificate of Completion and more

Most of the courses have a Teacher’s Guide, Student Workbook, Certificate of Completion and more:

  • The Teacher’s Guide provides step-by-step lesson plans, explicit vocabulary instruction, differentiated instruction strategies, and embedded professional development.
  • The Student Workbook contains vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, collaborative activities, and vocabulary glossary and is available both the PDF and Google Docs format.
  • Some courses include an answer keys of the online assessments. We are working to add answer keys for all our courses.
  • The Certificate of Completion should be provided to the student once they have completed the course.

To access the PDF files (Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, Certificate of Completion, Answer Key, and the instructions how to download the Students Workbooks in Google Docs format) for each of the courses navigate to “My Courses” tab.

Once in “My Courses” tab click on one of the courses.

Click on the “Content” tab.

2.1 How to save or print each of the course’s attachments

Under “Attachments” click on the files in order to save or print them.

2.2 How to access Student Workbooks on the Google Drive

Note: Student workbooks in this format are not a single unit to give to students. These files include individual lesson pages derived from the full pdf format of the Student Workbook. For example, Unit 1 has 6 lessons in it so there are 6 individual docs showing here for that unit. It is advised to make your own folders of units and lessons on your Google Drive prior to copying from ours so that you can easily access them when needed in the future. These docs are editable to better meet the needs of all students. Entire folders of units cannot be copied at once as Google does not permit it.

Under “Attachments” click on the document labeled “Google Doc”.

Read the disclosure on the first page and find the link to access the Google Drive on the second page. Click on the link.

In the course directory in our Drive, click on the name of the unit (remember to make folders prior in your Drive to move these to). Right click on a handout and select make a copy.

If you decide to download when right clicking the file instead of copying, entire folders can be downloaded.  However, as the handouts will be downloaded in Microsoft Doc format the formatting may differ from the original formatted Google Doc.

3. Course Preview, Delivering the Course to a Group on a Smart Board or via Screen Sharing

3.1 How to preview the online content of a course or deliver it to a group on a Smart Board or via screen sharing

If you would like to preview the online content of a course or deliver the course to a group of students using a smart board or screen sharing, click on either an assessment, unit, or lesson in the course outline (on the left side of the “Content” tab). Once you selected the content you would like to preview, click the “Present / Preview” button on the right upper corner. The course preview window will open in a new web browser tab.

Note: The course preview window is identical to the student’s view when they take the courses.

3.2 What happens if I answer the questions in the course preview?

You can navigate through the course and complete the questions. Don’t worry, the course is in preview mode, therefore, no data will be tracked.

3.3 How to navigate the course when you preview / present it

In the “Preview / Present” mode, you can navigate throughout the course by clicking on the menu located at the upper left corner. Once the course outline appears, click on the unit, lesson, or assessment you would like to preview/present. Use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the page to navigate between pages in a unit or lesson. If you are previewing an assessment, click on the red “Start Assessment” button to begin the assessment. Remember that the course is in preview mode therefore no data will be tracked.

3.4 Previewing student accommodations

Click on the gear icon on the top right corner of the course preview page to access the accommodations and the features that are available to your students.

Link sharing allows you to generate a single link to a course, unit, lesson or assessment that can be placed in any learning management system (Google Classroom, Schoology) or communicating tool (email, text, chat). This link will bring your students directly to the selected lesson. To share a link with your students, follow next steps:

  • To generate the link, click the “Get Shareable Link” button at the top of the course dashboard.
  • Before sharing the link, verify the students have access to the link by making sure that:
    • The course / unit / lesson / assessment is assigned.
    • The lesson / assessment either does not have a checkpoint or you already approved it.

  • Select the course / unit / lesson / assessment you wish to share.
  • Click the “Copy Link” button and the link will be copied to the clipboard.
  • Preview the content you are planning to share by clicking the “Preview” button.

  • Paste the link into any LMS or communication tool that you use (i.e. Google Classroom, Schoology, e-mail, etc.)

If students are not assigned to the selected unit/lesson that is chosen by you, they will receive an error message when attempting to access your shared link.

4. Assigning Courses to your Students

Your next step is to assign courses to your students. Students will only be able to see courses assigned to them. 

4.1 How to assign courses to your students

To assign courses to your students, click on the “My Students” tab.

On the left side of the “My Students” homepage, select the student you would like to assign a course to. The student’s name will highlight in blue.

Click the “+ Assign New Course” button in order to assign courses to the student.

Select the courses that you would like to assign and click “Next”.

4.2 Assignment Options

When assigning a course to your students, you can decide on the learning order, select which lessons to assign and set pacing. Learning order is the order in which you would like your students to complete the units and lessons. If you choose not to teach the entire course you can select which lessons you would like to assign to your students. Pacing allows you to add checkpoints that will restrict students from moving on to the next unit or lesson without teacher’s approval.

4.2.1.Learning Order

Select the learning order for your student.

  • If you select the “Units and lessons must be completed in order” option, students will be required to complete all questions in each lesson before moving on to the next one.
  • If you select “Units and lessons can be completed in any order,” students will be able to start any lesson or assessment at any time.

4.2.2. Selecting Lessons / Assessments within a Course

There may be times educators would like to structure their instruction differently from that of ONEder Academy to better meet the needs of their individual students. For example, perhaps you only want to teach a specific unit of a course without having students navigating through content in other units unrelated to your goals. This feature allows teachers to assign individual units and lessons along with specific assessments during course assignment. Students will only see the selected content and will only be required to complete the assignments included. To allow the students to skip units / lessons / assessments click on the “eye” icon next to the lessons you would not like to assign. This content may be included at a later time on a student-by-student basis. Content can also be excluded at a later time on a student-by-student basis as long as the student did not start it.

4.2.3. Checkpoints

Adding checkpoints allows you to prevent students from moving past specific lessons or units without your approval. You can place checkpoints on specific lessons or assessments by clicking the “flag” icon next to each lesson / assessment. The student will be able to proceed until they reach the lesson / assessment that was flagged. You would need to approve the checkpoint to allow the students to proceed. Checkpoints may be added / removed to lessons / assessments that were not yet completed or started at a later time on a student-by-student basis.

4.2.4.Editing learning order, lessons selection and pacing

Editing learning order, lessons selection and pacing is available by clicking on “My Courses”, choosing a course and clicking on the 3 dots menu for the students whose assignment options for the selected course you would like to update.

4.2.5.How to approve checkpoints

Once the student reaches a checkpoint you will receive a notification in the activity tab. Click “Approve Now” to approve the checkpoint and allow the student to continue to next lesson.

In addition, you can unlock all checkpoints, up to a specific lesson or unit for all students taking a course by using the “Change Pacing” button.

Select a lesson or assessment that you would like to allow students to proceed up to and click “Okay.”

A tip: There are helpful ways that the learning order and pacing features can be used together. For example, you’d like today’s class to complete Unit 1 Lesson 4. One of your students was absent and that student is only on lessons 2. By setting the learning order to allow that student to take lessons out of order, that student can take Lesson 4 with the rest of the class. If you use this tip in combination with pacing, you can let students access the lessons they need, while preventing them from jumping too far ahead.

4.3 How to assign a course to multiple students

Click on “My Courses” tab, then click on the tile of the course you would like to assign.

Click on the “+ Assign New Student” button.

Mark the students that you would like to assign and click “Next”.

Note: The number of available licenses is indicated at the bottom of the “Assign Students” window.

4.4 How to unassign a course

You can unassign a course if the student has not yet started taking the course. When a student is unassigned from a course, its license returns to the unused licenses pool and can be assigned to another student. Remember, if a student has begun a course, the license cannot be assigned to another student. 

In order to unassign a course go to “My Students” tab, then on the left side of “My Students” tab, select the student. The student’s name will highlight in blue. Click the “Unassign” button for the course you would like to unassign.

4.5 How to restart or abort a course

You can restart a course that was completed or abort a course that is in progress. When restarting or aborting a course, student’s progress, answers, grades, and teachers’ feedback will be deleted without a possibility to recover the data. Please use this option with caution.

In order to restart a completed course, go to “My Students” tab, then on the left side of “My Students” tab, select the student. The student’s name will highlight in blue. Hover over the row that represents the course that you would like to restart. Then, click on the three dots menu on the right side of the row. Then, click on the “Restart Course” option.

In order to abort a course that is in process, go to “My Students” tab, then on the left side of “My Students” tab, select the student. The student’s name will highlight in blue. Hover over the row that represents the course that you would like to abort and click on the three dots menu on the right side of the row. Then, click on the “Abort Run” option.

5. Tracking Students’ Progress, Grading, and Feedback

As students work through the courses in ONEder Academy, their progress is automatically tracked. If an assessment question is not one that is automatically graded, such as a writing assignment, you will need to provide a grade for the student to move on to the next unit. You can also update students’ grades and/or provide feedback to your students for both formative and summative questions throughout the course. You can also allow students to retake assessments. Our newest feature allows to track student’s progress within ONEder Academy in real time.

5.1 Tracking my students’ progress Within ONEder Academy

There are several ways to track students’ progress in ONEder Academy.

5.1.1 Live Tracking my Students’ Progress Within ONEder Academy

ONEder Academy Live Tracking mode allows the educators to track students’ progress within ONEder Academy in real time. This new option is designed to allow you to assist your students and gauge their progress and understanding while the students are working on the courses. While teaching the lessons you will be able to switch between presenting the content to your students and viewing their activity on the platform in real time, including tracking students navigating through the lessons and submitting their answers.

To access the Live Tracking option, navigate to the course you are working on with your students and click the “Present / Preview” button at the right upper corner.

To track students’ progress within ONEder Academy switch between the names of the students that are working on the course using the dropdown list at the top of the screen.

Enable the Live Tracking for students that are online within ONEder Academy, to view progress in real time.

To approve check points switch off the Live Tracking and click on the yellow “Approve Checkpoint” button.

The connect to Live Tracking button and detailed students’ progress status within the course is now available in “My Students” and “My Courses” dashboards.

Navigate to the accommodations settings to turn on/off the notifications sound and the effect of scrolling, when the student is scrolling through the page on their end and the educator is in live tracking mode.

5.1.2 Activity Log – How to find tasks that require your action or attention

To review students’ progress and find assessments that require grading or feedback opportunities, click on the “Activity” tab. On the “Activity” tab, you will see notifications about recent progress of your students, such as which student has completed the course, feedback you submitted, assessments that are awaiting grading, and much more.

To filter the activity feed to show task only items, such as grading, review, and checkpoints approval, simply slide the toggle button “Show tasks only” on the upper left corner.

5.2 How to grade (score) students work

Remember, not all assessment questions are automatically graded. When a student completes a question that needs a grade, a yellow notification will appear in your activity feed. Click the “Grade” button to grade the question. 

To enter a score (grade), type the score in the space provided. You can also provide feedback, if necessary.

To submit a score or feedback, click the blue “Submit” button. 

5.3 How to review students work and provide feedback

When a student completes all assignments in a lesson, a blue notification will appear in your activity feed. Click the “Review” button to review students’ work and provide feedback, if necessary.

5.4 How to update a grade for a student?

A score that was automatically calculated by the ONEder Academy can be updated by clicking on the “Pencil” button.

Enter the updated score and then click the “V” button to submit it. 

You can also provide feedback for questions that were automatically graded by ONEder Academy.

5.5 How to allow a student to retake an assessment?

Begin by clicking on the “My Students” tab. Then, select a student by clicking on their name (their name will highlight in blue). Click on the name of the course the assessment is part of.

In “Run Details,” navigate to the assessment you would like the student to retake and click the “Retake Assessment” button.

Note: The old grade will not be saved, nor will the grades be averaged if a student takes the assessment multiple times. ONEder Academy will only store the last grade for the student. If you’d like to keep a record of the grade, you can download current progress report before clicking “Retake Assessment”.

After you click “Retake Assessment” the student will receive a notification to their Activity feed in the student website. Students will click “Retake Assessment” button and be redirected to the assessment that needs to be retaken.

Students’ Website:

6. My Student’s Dashboard

The “Dashboard” tab is where you can preview the data that has been submitted by an individual student as they work through their assigned courses. In this tab, you can compare pre- and post-assessment grades, check on the status toward completing the course, enter and view grades, provide feedback, and create a PDF report of student`s progress.

6.1 How to access the student’s dashboard

Begin by clicking on the “My Students” tab. Then, select a student by clicking on their name (their name will highlight in blue). ONEder Academy will open the student’s dashboard automatically.

6.2 Looking for more details on a student’s progress?

Once you have selected a student, click on the name of the course you would like to review. You will be brought to the “Run Details” tab. 

Using the course outline, navigate through the course, review student’s work, grade assessments, or provide feedback.

6.3 How to download your student’s progress report to a PDF file

In order to download a summary of student’s progress to a PDF file, click the “Report” button on the right upper corner of the “Run Details” page.

7. Students’ Experience

ONEder Academy student website is where students will access and take assigned courses. Students can see how many courses you have assigned them, and how much they have left to do in each course. Students can also check out the grades and the feedback from you on work they’ve submitted.

7.1 How to get your students to begin their courses

Students can begin their courses by signing in to the student website, which is academy.oneder.com/student/ or by clicking the “Student Sign In” button on the teacher’s website.

Student’s website: academy.oneder.com/student/

“Student Sign In” button located on the teacher’s website:

7.2 How do students receive their username and password?

  • District and school admins will add students accounts and choose one of the following login options:
    • Log In with Google: Students that have emails connected to a Google account and their email address was added to their profile, will be able to log in using the “Sign In with Google” button. Students will receive a welcome email to either set up their password or proceed to signing in with Google. Students can skip the password set up step and log in by clicking on the “Sign In with Google” button.
    • Sign in with username and password: Admins can create usernames and initial passwords for each one of the students and communicate the log in credentials to the students.
    • Allow students to create their password: Students that have emails added to their profile will receive an email with a request to create their password.
    • Log in with Clever: Please contact ONEder to set up log in with Clever.
  • If you have registered via academy.oneder.com, invite your students by navigating to “My Students” tab and clicking on the “Add New Student” button.

Complete your student’s email, first name, and last name then click the “Add” button. An email will be sent to your student inviting them to join ONEder Academy and set up their personal password (note that the link to set the password, expires within 24 hours).

If your student can’t login, call us at (646) 278-9959 ext. 3, e-mail us at support@oneder.com, or chat with us.

7.3 Helping students with their password

Don’t worry, if the student forgot their personal password or the welcome email link has expired. Student that have an email address associated with their ONEder Academy account can receive a “Reset Password” link by clicking the “Forgot password?” button in the student’s website homepage. A pop-up box will appear asking the students to enter their email address (associated with their account). If students forgot their password, they should repeat the same steps.

A password recovery email will be sent to student’s email address. In the email, students should click on the “Reset Password” button. ONEder Academy will redirect the students to the reset password page. Students should enter and confirm their new password.

Please ask your district administrator to reset a password for student that does not have an email specified in their profile.

7.4 Student’s Account

Once students have signed in, guide the students to click the “User Icon” button at the top right corner of the application in order to update their personal info or create / update their personal password, if necessary.

7.5 How to sign out?

Students should click the “Sign Out” button in order to sign out from the student’s website.

7.6 How to start a course, resume a course, or review a completed course

You should guide your students to click on the course title in order to start a course, resume a course, or review a completed course.

7.7 How to navigate within a course

Students will navigate through the course by using the navigation arrows at the bottom of the screen.

7.8. Formative Assessments – Skipped/Missed Questions Alerts

When a course is assigned to be taken in order all formative questions must be answered before the students can proceed to the next lesson or assessment. When working on courses that are assigned to be taken in order, students will receive a reminder when skipping/missing a question or when navigating to another lesson without completing all questions in the lesson that was started.

Students will be also able to check what questions were skipped/missed and easily navigate to the missed questions using the indicator in the right lower corner of the course player.

Note: The reminder when skipping a question and the missed questions indicator will not appear when a course is assigned to be taken in any order.

7.9. Reaching a checkpoint

When student reaches a checkpoint the next lesson or assessment will be locked until the teacher approves the checkpoint.

7.10 How can students track their progress?

In the student website, students can track their own learning path, determine what activities they need to complete, view grades, and review feedback from you in real time by checking out their “Recent Activity” or navigating to the “Activity” tab.

7.11 Zoom, read aloud, and text highlighting accommodations

Students can choose accommodations such as: Zoom, Read Aloud, and Text Highlighting while learning.

7.11.1 When Read Aloud is enabled:

The entire content of the page will be read aloud. Students can control the reading sequence by using the controls on the lower left corner of the screen. Students can play and pause the read aloud and move to the next or previous sentence.

Students can also select a specific sentence or paragraph and click the
“Read Aloud” button.

Answers to questions can be read aloud by clicking on them.

7.11.2 When Auto Play is enabled

Read Aloud will automatically start every time a student navigates to a new page.

7.11.3 When Text Highlight is enabled

Text that is read aloud will be also highlighted.

7.11.4 When Play Notifications Sounds is enabled

A sound will be played when a notification pop up.

7.12 Translation

Students can translate words, sentences, or paragraphs into a language of their choosing. In order to use the translation, students should first choose the language they would like to translate to.

Then students should mark the word, sentence, or paragraph that they would like to translate and click the “Translate” button.

Students will also be able to hear the translated text when the “Read Aloud” accommodation is enabled (if this feature is not supported for the language your student selected please contact us).

To enable translation of answers, students should enable the “Translate answers on click” option. Once this option is enabled and students click on the answers, the answers will be translated, and the translated text will be displayed for several seconds.

8. Support Options

8.1 Introductory Video

Watch an introductory video or access this user guide online by clicking on the “Resources” button at the right upper corner of the home page.

8.2 Contact Us

Send us your questions via the chat window located at the lower right corner of the application, call us at (646) 278-9959 ext.3, or e-mail us at support@oneder.com.

We would like to thank you for your feedback. The ONEder team appreciates it!

Updated on July 26, 2021

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