Teacher Admin

Overview

The QuaverSEL curriculum resources provide teachers with a variety of SEL songs, activities, interactive screens, customizable content, and teacher admin tools. This documentation will give you an overview of the resources and tools available in Teacher Admin.

Prerequisites

You should already have a Quaver username and password and be able to access your Teacher Dashboard at QuaverEd.com. If you need login instructions or help to access the dashboard, please reach out to our team at Info@QuaverEd.com. 

Table of Contents

This help article covers:

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Select Teacher Admin from the Teacher Dashboard. Here you will be able to create classes and student accounts, distribute assignments, and monitor progress using the attendance and gradebook tools.

Chat

At the top of the Teacher Admin Dashboard, you will see a blue chat icon next to class information for the class you are currently viewing.

To adjust these chat preferences, click on the blue Chat icon. The default setting allows for the teacher to message with individual students. You can adjust settings to apply for each class individually or all classes as a whole.

In the Chat Options panel, next to each class, you’ll find two checkboxes that indicate your current Chat Options selections. If neither box is checked, ALL chat is turned ON for that class. This includes both Class/Group chat and private Teacher/Student chat.

Selecting the checkbox in the Disable Class column will disable group chat for only that class. Private Teacher/Student chat will still be enabled. Selecting the checkbox in the Disable Private column will disable Private Teacher/Student chat in that class.

You’ll also notice an All Classes row at the top of the options list. Checking these boxes disables Group or Private chat for ALL of your active classes.

Class Information Menu

To view additional classes other than the one listed at the top of your Teacher Admin Dashboard, click the purple arrow.

Here you can view the Class Names, Grades, Period (if applicable), number of Students, Class Code, and Class Date Range for Active Classes.

Click Show Archived Classes to view additional classes. Click Manage Classes to make adjustments to class details. (See Classes below for more information.)

Attendance

Select Attendance from your Teacher Admin dashboard. The Attendance section of Teacher Admin allows you to track attendance, have the option to automatically record student logins, and take anecdotal notes for each day students are in class. An icon legend is provided to show you the different ways you can record student attendance and absences.

GradeBook

Select GradeBook from your Teacher Admin dashboard. The GradeBook allows you to track student work and assignment grades.

Once inside your GradeBook, click on an icon under a specific assignment to view the Assignment Review screen. An icon legend is provided to indicate the current student’s current progress on a given assignment.

Here you will find any messages sent from students and communicate directly with them through this assignment. If a student has completed an auto-graded assessment, the grade and answer responses will appear here. Student Recording video screens will also appear here when a student has submitted their finished work.

If a rubric has been applied to the lesson, the Rubric tab will be available next to the messaging options tabs.

The Comments button allows teachers to add any specific feedback or notes to the GradeBook for the specific assignment. (Note: These comments will only appear to the teacher in the GradeBook. Students will not see these Comments.)

Teachers can view assessment data using the graph tool in the bottom left. Click the bar graph icon to view the Grade Distribution and Percent Missed for each assessment question.

Assignments

Select Assignments from your Teacher Admin dashboard. Here you will edit, manage, and assign custom assignments for your classes.

The Assignments page is broken into two sections: Assignment Templates and Class Assignments Given.

On the left-hand side of your screen, you will find Assignment Templates.

There are two types of Assignment Templates:

  • Custom: These are assignments that you have created in Resource Manager.
  • Quaver: These are assignments that are pre-made and assignable in Quaver.

Click on the Assignment you would like to distribute and click Give Assignment. 

 On the Assignment Details screen, use the Class dropdown menu to select the class or classes that will receive the Assignment and adjust the Assign and Due dates to your specifications.

If multiple classes have been selected, all students in those selected classes will receive the assignment.

If one class has been selected, you will be given the option to click the dropdown to assign to specific students.

In the Instructions section, indicate any specific directions for students to follow.

Hover over the info buttons below to determine if you would like to Hide Assignment from Students or Reveal Graded Answers to Students. On the right side of the assignment details, confirm the Assignment Contents and indicate what will be the default grade for the assignment. 

Click Save to complete the distribution. Once the Assignment has been distributed, it will appear in the Class Assignments Given section. 

Classes

Select Classes from your Teacher Admin dashboard. Here you will create and manage classes.

To create a class, click Add Class and add the Class Details. 

Once the Class Details have been added, a Class Code will be created. Only the name of the class and the start and end dates are required.

You also have the following options to check, if desired:

  • Require Students to Enter Name on Login students will be asked to enter their first and last name at login so it is recorded in the Students section of Teacher Admin
  • Record Student Login as Attendance when students log in, students are marked as present in the Attendance section of Teacher Admin
  • Auto-Generate Student Accounts Create a number of student accounts in bulk in your Quaver account and then distribute them to students.

You also have the option to view Additional Class Information, including Grade(s), Period, Start and End Times, and Days of the Week.

Once the Class Details have been added and saved, a Class Code will be created. Class Codes allow you another option for connecting students to their Student Accounts. To make adjustments to active classes, simply click the Edit button.

Quickly populate or edit important class data by Enabling Grid Editing. This allows the screen to work like a spreadsheet for editing information.

Student Accounts

Select Student Accounts from your Teacher Admin dashboard. Here you can manage student accounts for each of your classes.

Once a class is created, there are four distinct ways to create student accounts and enroll them in your classes.

Learn more about these four methods for student account creation.

Once student accounts have been created, they will appear in the Student Accounts section of Teacher Admin.

Quickly populate or edit important student data like first and last names and QuaverNames by Enabling Grid Editing. This allows the screen to work like a spreadsheet for editing information. This will be especially useful if you’re Auto-Generating Accounts and want to update student information!

Assessment

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The Assessment section of Teacher Admin includes an adaptable Assessment Monitor to support teachers in tracking a child’s progress toward set learning and development goals throughout the year.

Dashboard

At the top of the Assessment Monitor dashboard, you will see a purple dropdown arrow next to the name of the current class you are viewing. Click the arrow to see each of the classes or to manage your classes.

Managing Classes

To add or manage classes, click the gray Manage Classes button. From here you can add additional classes or make edits to the selected class.

When adding a new class, you will be required to give the class a name in the Class Details box. When editing a class, you will only be able to adjust the name of the selected class or archive the class.

To view previously archived classes, click the box next to “Show Archived Classes” when viewing the main list of Classes.

Managing Students

On the left-hand side of your Assessment Monitor dashboard, you will find the list of students enrolled in your selected class. To add new students to your class, edit the information for a student or view archived students, click Menu.

Add a Student

To add a new student, click Menu and select the first option: + Add New Student. From here, you will be able to provide identification information for each student, including First Name, Last Name, and Student ID (if applicable). 

Edit or Archive Student

To edit student information, select a student’s name from the list. A yellow box will appear, indicating the selected student. Click Menu and select the second option: Edit Student. Here you will see the same information as listed above with the addition of being able to archive the student if needed. Checking Archived simply hides the student from being listed in this class. He or she can be recovered at a later time.

Show Archived Students

To show archived students, click Menu and select Show Archived Students. This will pull up a list of any students who were marked as Archived while in editing mode. Return to your current class list by clicking Menu, and unchecking the Show Archived Students option.

To paginate through the entire list of children in the selected class, use the yellow arrows located at the bottom of the class list.

Assessing Student Progress

To assess an individual student’s progress, select the student name on the left-hand side of the dashboard. This will pull up that student’s individual assessment data in the center section of the screen. Along the top of the center section, you will see the student’s identification information: his or her Picture, First Name, Last Name, Student ID (if applicable), and whether or not the student is marked as Archived.

Domains and Outcomes

Below the identification information, you will be able to view assessment data for each of the domains (CASEL competencies.) 

The Domains dropdown menu will allow you to view each of the 5 CASEL competencies. 

Under the selected Domain, you’ll see various outcomes where you can assess the student in more detail. These outcomes represent the skills and sub-competencies associated with each domain. 

Recording an Assessment

Use the rubric to the right of the Outcome to record an observation of the student’s skill acquisition. Select Approaching, On Target, or Advanced by clicking a cell. Make a selection to accurately describe the student’s current ability when demonstrating the selected skill.

This will generate a timestamp beneath the Outcome or Breakout. The timestamp indicates when the child was assessed on the selected Outcome as well as the score on that assessment date, as indicated by the color-coding.

Collecting Evidence

In addition to the rubric data, you may also choose to provide additional evidence of the student’s progress. Click the gray plus sign in the Evidence column to add visual evidence (for example a video or photo) along with anecdotal notes.

Assessment History

The History dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen will allow you to view past assessments. Click on a date to view past assessment data. Click on NEW to make additional assessments on the current date.

Reporting

To view a full report of a students progress, click the orange Reports button. Here you will see a full view of a students progress across all Domain areas. The colors indicated what rubric assessment was selected on the date of assessment. The numbers on each color-coded block indicate how many Outcomes were assessed within the Domain. The percentage on the right-hand side indicates the percentage of total assessed Outcomes. 

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