Teaching App 2.3

posted Mar 2, 2018, 10:22 PM by John Andre   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 10:38 PM ]
In this latest version, I have added more control.

Example: Now, improvement items (Tools->Manage improvement items) have assessment categories. So, you can say that an improvement item "Abstract" is only relevant for reports and not for presentations. Correspondingly, assessments now have assessment categories. Improvement items and assessments can each have multiple assessment categories since one assessment might include both a report and presentations (as only one example). When you are grading, you will only see improvement items for the assessment being marked.

Also, there is now a Group Presentation marking option (Actions->Mark group presentations). This will show up to four learners' grading sheets on one screen. You just need to select one learner before clicking that option and it will find everyone else with the same Team. This feature alone has allowed me to eliminate paper marking for those students who were not being marked electronically, yet.

There are a few more enhancements like you can now configure the app to cache historical students so finding student records from earlier semesters is faster. 

The app now runs even better under CrossOver (software which allows Windows applications to run on Linux and Mac computers). Personally I use this Teaching App under Ubuntu and it works great, thanks to CrossOver (no, they do not pay me in any way to say that).

John Andre,
Mar 2, 2018, 10:36 PM