You asked and we listened. Now we’re excited to share some new features and product enhancements that you can expect to see in the ONEder Academy online classroom!
Coming Soon in August
- Lesson Grades and Retakes
- School Dashboard
- Grading Grid
Bookmarks – Great for Whole-Group Instruction!
Group Students into Classes
Students can now be grouped into classes. As a teacher, you can select the class you’d like to focus on, both on the teacher portal and the course player, by selecting it from the drop-down menu located on the header. After selecting a class, you will be able to review progress data, assign courses, and adjust course assignments only for the students assigned to that class.
Teachers, contact your ONEder Academy administrator to have your classes created for the start of the school year.
- You are now able to create classes and assign students and teachers to classes via ONEder’s Admin Portal. The option to add classes is available under each site
- Classes will be created automatically for districts that use Clever integration
New Lesson Player Design
The lesson player’s side menu has been redesigned to resemble a multi-tab notebook. Teachers and students can easily switch between the following tabs: Course Outline, Bookmarks, and Settings.
The settings tab replaces the gear menu that was located at the right upper corner of the player and includes accommodations among other things.
Teachers will also see a new Class Feed tab with progress updates and action items of the selected class.
Students will see a Tasks tab where they can see any feedback you’ve provided and may see questions they skipped, depending on your assignment settings. Note: The Tasks view was previously located at the lower-right corner of the player.
Teachers, please notify the students that the accommodations button moved from the upper right corner to the settings option on the side panel.
Students that have difficulty with writing or typing will now be able to use voice typing when answering written response questions. To use this feature students can simply select the ‘Microphone’ icon in the question response box.
This feature enables students to stay focused on the task at hand and not on any grammatical, spelling, or structural errors that can be addressed once they have their thoughts down.
Share to Google Classroom
Teachers can now share a link from ONEder Academy directly to their Google Classroom as an assignment. This feature is accessible by clicking the “Get Shareable Link” button and then clicking the Google Classroom button.
Live Student View: A real-time view of student activity within ONEder Academy
- See a mirror image of any student’s screen as they use ONEder Academy
- View students’ status: See which students are active, idle, or disconnected
- Easily switch from presentation mode to a Live Student View of any student working within ONEder Academy
- No actual screen sharing means no privacy concerns
To access the new option, navigate to the course you are working on with your students and click the “Present / Preview” button at the right upper corner. Switch between the students that are working on the course using the dropdown list at the top of the screen. Enable the Live Student View for students that are online within ONEder Academy, to view student’s progress in real-time. Disable Live Student View to scroll to different pages, to see students’ responses throughout the lessons, or approve checkpoints right form the “Present / Preview” screen.
Our new Progress and Usage Dashboards allows district and school admins to monitor student progress as well as teachers and students usage of the curricula.
- The progress section focuses on growth as well as students progress through the courses assigned to them.
The usage section answers the questions: How many teachers and students logged in to ONEder Academy on a weekly/monthly basis and how long did teachers and students spend working within ONEder Academy.
Find more information here: Admin Dashboard.
- To facilitate user management we added users list and rostering reports.
- Whether you would like to to look into students progress on a high level or dive into the details we created both types of reports for each one of the courses.
- Looking into teachers engagement? We created a report to present teachers weekly usage of our application.
Find more information here: Admin Reports.
Selecting Lessons 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 new feature allows teachers to assign individual units and lessons along with specific assessments during course assignment.
To allow your students to skip specific units, lessons or assessments click on the
Formative Assessments – Skipped/Missed Questions Alerts
Students will now be prompted to answer formative questions with pop ups, if missed or skipped, throughout the courses. This will enable students to easily answer questions and avoid skipping/missing questions. An alert will pop up for students when they skip a question. The pop will return students to the question that requires an answer. Also, students will be alerted at the end of a lesson that they have not completed all of the formative assessment questions and allow them to easily return to the unanswered questions. Click here for more information.
Update to the Learning Order and Pacing Functionality
The ONEder Team is excited to share our update to the learning order and pacing functionality. Now you will be able to update the learning order and manage pacing by adding/removing checkpoints for courses that are already in progress.
Teacher-Student Connection Activities
We are adding Teacher-Student Connection Activities to every lesson in our Social-Emotional Learning curriculum. These activities encourage authentic classroom discussions, student collaborations, and student-teacher interactions. We have more great content coming your way and are always here when you need us.
ONEder has posted the new activities for Discovering Self-Awareness and Developing Self-Management courses to ONEder Academy! You can find the activities in the Teacher Guide after each lesson plan. The Teacher Guide is located on the “Content” tab under attachments. All courses will be posted by March 2021.
Sign 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. When students’ accounts are created by the district/school admin, 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.
Teachers that have emails connected to a Google account can log in using the “Sign In with Google” button after their account was created by the district/school admin.
Digital student Workbooks (Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and more!)
We released our Transition and SEL Student Workbooks in Google Docs format. This will allow students to submit their work online via Google Classroom or via email.
Please check the Content tab of each one of the courses, in the Teacher Portal to find the link to the course Google Drive. Learn more how to access Google Docs Student Workbooks on our Google Drive here.
Learning Order and Pacing
Teachers can now elect to deliver content to students out of sequential order by removing the locks at the unit and the lesson level. In addition, teachers will have the option to lock units or lessons to prevent students from moving beyond specific units or lessons.
To learn more about how to set the learning order or pacing for your students click here.
Students will now be able to re-take assessments! Once a student has completed an assessment, the teacher will be able to reset the assessment so the student can re-take it. Note: The old grade will not be saved, nor will the grades be averaged if a student takes the assessment multiple times. The system will store the last grade.
Translation Read Aloud
In addition to having text in ONEder Academy courses translated into over 60 different languages, students will now be able to hear the content translated into the language they’ve selected.
You don’t need to do anything to get the latest features – they’ll happen automatically! For additional information, contact us at Support@ONEder.com.