MyClasses provides a place for teachers to collaborate and deliver instructional resources to students.
Creating a Class
Ready to start using the Instructional View? All you have to do is create a class and enroll some students or setup self-enrollment. Let's begin!
To create a class, click Add New. You will then be prompted for a few pieces of basic information like the Name, Color (uses a color picker) and description.
Make sure to put in a good description because it will be the first thing users see when searching for a class or using the iPad app.
After creating the class, you will immediately be redirected to the class and the first module, Discussion. The first thing you will want to do is change your class settings.
Ability to change the class name, color and description. Teachers can enable self-enrollment, add students as members, create student groups, share the class with other teachers, and enable the specific areas of MyClasses to be public for those outside of the class.
You can change the name of your class, the color, and the description. You can also enable self-enrollment for your students, so they can enroll in your class instead of adding each student to the class.
Enabling Self Enrollment
You can allow students to enroll themselves in your class under the 'Settings' tab. Once in settings, check the 'Enable Self Enrollment' box. You also have an option of selecting an enrollment password for added security. This will ensure that only the students with the password are able to enroll in your class.
- Password Protect: You can create your own password. Students select your class from a list and enter the password when prompted.
- Enrollment Key: This opens your class to individuals using ClassLink in schools and districts outside of yours if you provide them with the password.
- Tip One: An enrollment key will override a password if you have both enabled in your class settings.
- Tip Two: A password and enrollment key are two different things. You cannot enter a password in the enrollment key search window when enrolling in a class.
Under the Members tab, you can enroll your students in your class. Simply click ‘Add Users’ and search for your students. Click ‘Add’ next to each student that needs to be in the class.
Under the Group tab, you can create groups for the students in your class. Students can be a part of multiple groups. Click ‘Create Group’ to make a new group, you will have to enter the name of the group, a color, and a description. Next, click on the number of members below the name of the group to add members from your class.
Under the Share tab, you can share your class with other teachers in your district. This is a great option for co-teachers or classes that have a teacher push in. Click ‘Add Users’ to add teachers from your district. Once they are added you can toggle between giving them permission to only read was is in the class or to read and write, which means they can read, edit, and add material to the class. You just need to click ‘Toggle’ below the user to switch between options.
The Public View will give you a public URL that you can hand out to parents in order for them to see what is going on in the class. You can turn different sections on and off such as Apps, Notebook, Files, and Assignments. The apps will not be single sign-on and the Discussion board will never appear in the public view.
Interactive discussion boards to engage students with questions, polls, attach files and videos.
Teachers can add specific applications here that students will need for their class, SSO’s not available here.
Teachers can create lessons here for students to be able to look back at.
Teachers can place files in this area, specific for that class. Students will be able to access these files on any device.
Teachers can post assignments here for students to view.