Student Usage

Students will catch on to how to use the Task Tracker program quite quickly. For students, the learning curve can be climbed rather quickly. Students will need to remember to first log in to Task Tracker. Logging in ensures that their progress on a Concept Builder will be tracked. 

It would be helpful if students learned how to navigate the Course page that displays all the assigned tasks. Tasks are organized by topics - the same topics by which the Concept Builders are organized. Tapping on a topic will open all assigned Concept Builders for that topic. For each assigned problem set, the Problem Set Name, the Teacher Message (when provided), the Score, and the Due Date are displayed.

A hyperlink to the Problem Set is also included. It is titled Start This Task

The most important take-home message that must be conveyed to students is that it is critical that they log on before doing a problem set from The Calculator Pad A student's logged-in status gets dropped after approximately 24 hours. And so it is important that tney begin each Concept Builder session by logging in (after first having logged out). If they are logged in, their progress will be tracked and stored by Task Tracker. If they are not logged in, we will post a notice at the top of hte page that indicates that the student is looking at the Guest version of the assignment. 

The pre-made problem sets can always be accessed using the navigational architecture of the website. But students need to know that you will on occassion or even always modify a problem set by discarding a question or even adding one of your own. As such, they should know that the only safe way to launch a problem set is to click on the Start This Task link found on their Class page in Task Tracker.

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