Monday, 11 November 2013

Teacher Dashboard and the Organised Student

I received the following question today about Teacher Dashboard and thought I would share the answer with everyone as it is a fairly common question...
...if students create folders to put inside their subject folder that TD created (so say a folder for each unit) is there the functionality for these sub folders to show up from our end?
Let me answer this by demonstrating with a real example. This student is studying Information and Software Technology (IST). They have obviously listened at some stage, to someone, who has suggested it is best to keep work organised. Firstly they are placing their work in their Teacher Dashboard created IST folder. The teacher sees the following:
All the student's work is visible in the IST folder as expected. The student, however, has in fact organised their work into folders within the IST folder. When the teacher opens the student's folder by click on the folder icon at the top of the student window, they see this:
The student has created four folders within their IST folder. The teacher can view the contents of the folder by simply selecting the individual folder. 

Just remember - in the top view you are limited to viewing the most recent 3, 5, 15 or 25 documents.