Track student progress and receive student work

The teacher dashboard allows teachers to view class rosters and track student progress while also allowing students to move at their own pace. Students produce at least one project in each lesson. Students can share their projects with teachers for comments, feedback, assessment, and more.

  • Checkmarks indicate completed lessons.
  • A paperclip indicates work the student has shared work with the teacher.

Each middle and high school lesson also comes with a lesson plan and rubric to help guide the lesson and measure progress.

Lessons do not need to be completed in order; you can choose which lessons to share with students and use them in any order. You’ll still be able to track student progress on the dashboard.

Track student progress

  1. Log in to your teacher dashboard and click on Current classes.

  2. Click on the class name. A new page will open and you can view the overall progress for each lesson in that class. 

    • The Progress summary section shows how many students have started working on the lesson and the percent of the lesson that has been completed.

    • Click View progress details to view the student roster, the percentage each student has completed of the selected lesson, and how many steps each student has completed.

    • The chart icon indicates that a student has completed the lesson reflection.

    • The numbers indicate how many steps have been completed. Example: 6/7 means the student has completed 6 out of 7 required steps.

    • A paperclip indicates that a student has shared work with the teacher.  

  3. Click on the Steps completed cell to view a breakdown of a student's progress. A side panel will open and you can check:

    • Projects. Click Submitted Work to open the direct file link that the student has shared with you.

    • Videos that the student has watched will have a check mark next to them (click on the title to view the video).

    • Reflection answers. Shaded answers indicate the option the student selected. 

If you click on one of the answer options, it will appear as though you have changed the student’s answer. This change only appears while you are currently viewing and does not actually change the student’s answers. This is a known issue that we are working on fixing

Receive student work

When a student is signed up for a teacher's class with the class code, that student has two options for sharing work with the teacher (details below). For either option, the student should make sure to be signed in using their Applied Digital Skills account.

In most lessons, when a student begins a project, they will see a Shared Work pod on the right hand side of the screen. The Shared Work pod only appears on the right hand side of the page when a video instructs students to share work. It contains a field for students to paste the URL (file link) of their project.

Work shared from the lesson video page (Shared Work prompt)

If a video instructs students to share their work, they will see Shared Work and a paperclip icon on the right side of the screen. It contains a field for students to paste the URL (file link) of their project.

Instruct students to do the following:

  1. Copy the shareable link or URL
  2. Paste it in the Shared Work section
  3. Click Share your work.
It is recommended that students share work this way when prompted so that their progress is accurately reflected in the teacher or student dashboard.

To access the shared work:

  1. Go to your teacher dashboard.
  2. Click on the class name.
  3. Click View progress details for the lesson you want to view.
  4. Click the paperclip icon to open the side panel.
  5. Click Submitted work to view the shared project.
Work shared directly from the project file

Whether or not a video instructs students to share work, you may want your students to share their work with them to monitor or grade their progress.

Instruct students to do the following:

  1. Open the project.
  2. Click Share (upper right corner of the page).
  3. A pop up will appear. Instruct students to type in your email where it says Add people and groups.
  4. Confirm what kind of access you want: Viewer, Editor, or Commenter. (Learn more about how others view, comment or edit files here.)
  5. Keep the Notify option checked.
  6. Students have the option to include a message.
  7. When ready, click Send.

Once the file is shared, you will receive an email message that a file has been shared with you. To access the shared work, open the email and open the file link.

You can also access shared work by opening your Google Drive and clicking Shared with me in the left side menu.

If the Share Work prompt appears during a video and a student shares work this way instead of through the prompt, you will still have access to the work, but their progress will not be accurately reflected in the teacher or student dashboard.

Track student progress with Google Classroom

Applied Digital Skills lessons can be shared to Google Classroom. However, student progress on Applied Digital Skills lessons must be tracked using your Applied Digital Skills account. 

To track student progress on Applied Digital Skills lessons that are shared to Google Classroom, you must also add each lesson to your Applied Digital Skills class. 

  1. From Applied Digital Skills, select the lesson you want to share.
  2. Click the Add to class icon and select one of your Applied Digital Skills classes.
  3. Next, share the lesson to your Google Classroom.
  4. From the pop up window, click View lessons.
  5. Find the lesson, then click Add to Google Classroom.

To learn more about using Google Classroom, please visit the Google Classroom support page.