All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you remember Gene Wilder shouting with crazy jubilation in Young Frankenstein? Sometimes … a developer comes out of the laboratory with that same riveted look, that same wide-eyed wonder, that same sense of crazed satisfaction.
I sit and watch and often wind up exclaiming, “It’s alive!” The “experiment” this week falls into that “alive” category.
Let us know if you agree. Now for some use cases …
Case #1 – I want to conduct a live lesson for all students who did poorly on Assignment 6.03.
Case #2 – I’d like to create a group for students who scored an A-grade on exam 2.01.
Case #3 – I want to email all students who started some work but never finished.
These are not uncommon tasks, but they are by no means simple to execute … until now! Welcome to ATA, Assessment Tracking Actions. Before we get to the end goal, there are two paths to get there, depending on your focus. Here we go …
Click on STUDENTS > FIND STUDENTS.
Near the bottom … notice the Find learners based on performance section.
Select the Course and click GO.
You will find yourself on the Requirements Page (below).
Moving along the other path to the Requirements Page …
Click on the ASSESSMENT dropdown and pick an assessment type.
Find any assessment in the list and click the ACTIONS button.
Select the MODIFY choice.
NOTE: For assignments only, select advanced assignment properties
Now choose the Advanced-tracking link for either exams or assignments.
Welcome again to the Requirements Page!
Whether you arrive via STUDENTS or ASSESSMENTS, you will find yourself here:
Here you enter your requirements to find your students. If scores are required, just enter your choice into the text box and click SEARCH. Feel free to include non-submitted assessments into your results. While the steps will seem somewhat cumbersome or confusing at first, you will find it well worth the effort to get into the groove.
The real power, the benefit for you, should become apparent on the Results Page. Results? Power? Take a look:
You can filter these results even further. You can select any/all students. Then you pick the action you’d like to take: email, group, or force. Can you imagine using this feature? Tell us how. We listen.
That should wrap it up, but there is just one more thing. Give this one a read:
Love the unread email feature as well. Small thing… if it is 0 can it be a different color. It just keeps catching my eye.
So, we went one better.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson