Take a Tour

Now that you are all set up, it's time to take a tour through MyEnglishLab, to make sure you know where to find everything.

Get to Know the Platform

Choose a few activities to assign to your students. Gradually familiarize yourself with the program and increase student assignments over time. Ask your students for feedback on activities. Ask them to compare doing activities online versus on paper. Their answers will help you to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

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ASSIGNMENTS

The Assignments tab has three main sub-tabs under Assignments & Events: To Do List, Calendar, and Recent Activity. You can switch between these tabs at any time.

  1. To Do List: This list shows upcoming assigned activities and calendar events. You can click on View more [A] to expand
    the list.
  2. Calendar: The Calendar tab features a familiar way of seeing events and activities associated with all your courses. When you assign an activity, an entry appears on the calendar on the students’ due date. This also appears on the student’s calendar page.
  3. Recent Activity: The Recent Activity screen is similar to the To Do List, but gives a view of events and assignments that have already happened. It also records actions such as changes in due dates or assignments.
  4. Reminders: On the right side of the Assignments tab, you will see reminders and notifications informing about creation
    of your courses, Gradebook exports, Course end dates and other processes. You can click on Dismiss to see the latest ones.
  5. Filters (Showing/Change course): Allows you to filter the To Do List by course.
  6. Edit: Use this button to change the due date of the assignment.
  7. Delete Icon: Use this button to change the due date of the assignment.
  8. See report: Click on See report to go to the Assignment report screen and see the status of assigned work.

COURSE

The Course tab allows you to view the course content and access practice activities. If your product has eText available, you access additional resources from here.

  1. Product Title: Displays the name and level of the product you are using. 
  2. eText: An icon appears if your course is bundled with eText. Click on the icon to open the eText.
  3. Change course: Allows you to switch to another course.
  4. Switch to Student view: Use this button to switch between Teacher and Student view. This will show you how students
    see the course and activities. 
  5. Table of Content: Displays all units/parts of the product. Click on a unit to see its sub-sections and activities.
  6. Expand/Collapse: Shows all the activities in the subsections at once or collapses them.
  7. Hide/Show (Eye Icon): Allows you to show or hide content from students in the course.
  8. Assign: Allows you to assign activities as homework or additional practice. These activities will then appear on students’ To Do Lists. Select activities you would like to assign [A] . You may also use Select all button [B] to assign all activities in a unit.

GRADEBOOK

The Gradebook tab allows you to access grades and keep records of students performance.

  1. Search for students: Here you can look for students across all your courses.
  2. Change course: Allows you to switch to another course.
  3. Markers: Helps you to locate the activities that have been submitted.
  4. Hide/show option: Allows you to hide or reveal activities, which were previously hidden.
  5. Expand details: Allows you to view additional student information, such as number of attempts on activity,time spent on activities and number of completed activities.
  6. Data: Provides course scores and grades obtained by enrolled students.
  7. Diagnostics: Allows you to have an instant view of how the students in a course are progressing, both in scores and behaviors (time spent, number of attempts, etc.)
  8. Change view: Allows you to easily see the available views: Practice onlyAssignments onlyTests onlyPractice & Tests, and Assignments & Tests.
  9. Filtering: Allows you to filter activities by Last attempt, First attempt, Average score, or Highest score.
  10. Sorting: Allows you to sort the list of students based on their Score, Grade and number of Completed activities. By default, students are listed in alphabetical order.
  11. Export: Allows you to export your course Gradebook to Microsoft Excel or Moodle. You can also use the Export multiple gradebooks [A] option to export Gradebooks of multiple courses created for the same product.
  12. Student Management: Directs you to Manage Students screen in Settings. This section allows you to manage students, view access expiration date and time spent on task.
  13. Question mark: Click on this button to learn more about the grabook functionalities.

MESSAGES

The Messages tab allows you to communicate with both students and other instructors connected to the course.

  1. New message: Use to initiate email communication with students and other instructors connected to the course.
  2. Inbox: Keeps email you have received from other instructors and students.
  3. Sent messages: Keeps your previously sent emails.
  4. Contact List: Provides information of all the students and teachers you can communication with, allowing you to send messages to one or all students.

SETTINGS

The Settings tab allows you to select and manage an account and make changes to courses, groups, and personal information.

  1. Course Management: After a course is created, the course information appears here, including Name, Course ID,
    Product, Number of students, Course end date.
  2. My Groups: Allows you to join groups at the request of a Program Administrator. 
  3. Personal Profile: Allows you to change your account profile information, including Password, Country of Residence, Time Zone, Native language, Date Format, Email, Keyboard, etc. 
  4. Notifications: Allows you to be notified by email when students submit their teacher-graded assignments, before the end of course and before the expiration of the product.
  5. Analytics: Allows you to Export gradebooks from multiple products, courses and teachers.
  6. Join a Course: Allows you to join another course as an instructor.
  7. Create a new course:  Allows you to create a new course.
  8. Add product: Allows you to quickly add another product level to the account using an access code.
  9. Course Switch: Allows you to see all available courses, including expired courses, or just current courses.
  10. Product Search: Allows you to search for courses based on a specific product.
  11. Course Legend: Allows you to differentiate between owned courses, joined courses or other courses.
  12. Manage Icon: Allows you to manage the course.

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