The teacher app is what a user will see when they login to Echo and select teacher.
1. Main Navigation Menu: The three lines in the upper left corner open the main navigation menu that allows for navigation to tools and courses.
3. Announcements: This icon will display the number of unread announcements waiting to be read. Click the icon will take the user to the announcements page
4. Choose App: This button opens a drop down menu that allows a user to switch between teacher, student, admin, or observer applications. You can also access the community tool here as well. The Community tool connects you to other Echo users and gives you access to the library of shared projects and curriculum.
Note: A teacher will only have the teacher app if they have been given staff permissions. A user will only have the admin app if they are supporting their school's Echo use and have been given Echo admin permissions. Users will only have the observer app if they have been associated with a student as an observer.
5. Help: The help button knows where the user is in the application and will suggest topics that might answer a question the user has or problem the user is experiencing.
6. Needs Grading: This icon will display the number of student submissions that are waiting to be scored. Clicking the icon will take the user to a page where the submissions can be scored.
Once the user has created a course, or has been enrolled in a course as a teacher, the homepage will contain a course card for each course. Derivative courses (i.e. sections, or periods) are placed under each master.
The teacher app is made up of several tools or pages. You can quickly switch to different tools or to a course using the Main Navigation Menu.
- Home: The Home tool displays the course cards for any enrollments.
- Needs Grading: The Needs Grading tool lists the assignments submitted by students that are waiting to be scored.'
- Notes: Notes is a feature that must be turned on at the domain level by an Echo administrator. Notes allows student to take notes on course content.
- Communications: The Communication tool allows teachers to quickly email their students or the parents.
- Calendar: The Calendar tool allows you to see upcoming activities and due dates.
- People: The People tool displays all of the students enrolled in the user's course(s) and provides information on their performance.
- Clipboard: The Clipboard tool allows teachers to identify individuals or groups to target differentiated activities, award badges, and more.
- School Browser: The School Browser tool allows school staff to view student grades across all courses, see course agendas from all courses, print progress reports and export grade data.
- Echo Help Desk: The Echo Desk is full of resources that can support Echo users of all types with any questions they may have in relation to Echo. Echo administrators can submit help tickets and receive support from a member of the NTN Echo team.
- NTN Help Center: The NTN Help Center is full of resources that can support teachers and building leaders with all things PBL. Schools that joined the Network in 2019 have the ability to submit support tickets if they have a PBL related question. Sign in using your school email for access to all NTN Help Center articles.
Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date. If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.