NativeAccent for Teachers: 03 - Manage Course Settings

MANAGE COURSE SETTINGS

Course settings are created by the local administrator based on the predicted goals and objectives for each course; however, to better conform to specific goals and objectives, teachers may change the number of course hours and the percentage of content in each of the four curricular areas. It is recommended that teachers review the course settings and, if changes are needed, make those changes BEFORE the students complete their initial assessment.

From the Teacher View, go to the target course and click the EDIT COURSE button

From the Edit Course dialog box you will be able to change the course long name and short name (6 characters only), edit the number of course hours and the percentage of course content in each skill area.

The course has been set up by the local administrator with pre-selected settings for the Course, Assessment, Training and Intelligent Tutor settings. You can change these settings as follows:

  • In the GENERAL tab, select the course Category. Select NativeAccent for CEFR levels B2 and higher.  Select Carnegie BASICS for CEFR levels A2 and B1.  Ignore other options.

  • Create the course “full name” (any descriptor that fits your schema).

  • Create the course “short name” (no more than six alpha/numeric characters)

  • Course ID Number and Course Summary are optional

 Set the Course Hours

    • Carnegie Speech recommends 1 hour at a sitting x 5 days per week to achieve the best results.

    • Multiply the number of weekly course hours that you want your students to work x the number of weeks in the school term (minus the first week for onboarding students and the last week for finals if your students are in an academic program). Enter this number of course hours.

    • Alternative Strategy – set the number of course hours for half of the total hours of study. At the end of that period, the students will take an interim assessment, and the system will assign a new intelligent tutor path.

Set the curriculum content percentages

Click on the Intelligent Tutor Tab

  • Review and adjust  the percentage assigned to each skill area

    • If needed, change the values assigned using the slider bars or type in the percentage. When typing the percentage, the total must equal 100% to complete this action. When using the slider bar, NativeAccent will calculate the percentages based on this visual organizer.

Click on the Advanced Tab to enable the email reminder system

    • Select YES to have the system send the student a weekly reminder email showing their study time.

    • Ignore other advanced options

  • Click SAVE

CHANGING COURSE SETTINGS AFTER STUDENTS HAVE TAKEN THE ASSESSMENT

The course settings are applied to the student's record when the assessment has been completed, and their initial Intelligent Tutor path has been created. Any changes to course settings after that event will not be applied until either:

  • The student completes their assigned Intelligent Tutor path and takes the final assessment, after which a new Intelligent tutor path will be created with the new settings applied

Or

  • The teacher uses the Class Management / Miscellaneous Operations tool to select the student(s) name(s) and “Run Intelligent Tutor”

MANAGE CLASS ENROLLMENT / Miscellaneous Operations

  • Run Intelligent tutor -  resets the learning path based on current skill levels

  • Reset student(s) (remove all assessments/skills) – use for students who have been long absent from their studies

  • Delete student(s) – removes students from the database.  This cannot be undone.             

  • Run Intelligent Tutor- recommended when moving student(s) from one class to another to assign the new class settings.  All student data is maintained.
  • Reset Students – removes all assessment and skills and starts the student back at a new initial assessment.
  • Delete Student(s) – this removes all student data from your schools and makes their information anonymous in the database.   If a student is deleted in error, contact support @carnegiespeech.com.
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