How do I use the Activity Editor to manage activity settings?

Echo has a robust settings control panel that allows teacher to control numerous options. This panel is called the "Activity Editor" and it has several tabs that govern various elements of the activity.  To open the Activity Editor, double click the desired item in the Course Syllabus.  Each activity type can have more or fewer tabs depending on the needed controls.  The basic set of tabs includes:

  • Activity Tab - allows teacher to edit the title and content of the activity
  • Data Tab - allows teacher to create a thumbnail and enter meta-data
  • Objectives Tab - allows teacher to associate course activities with state or other standards
  • Gradebook Tab - allows the teacher to assign point values to activities and set a due date
  • Navigation Tab - allows the teacher to control whether the activity is visible to students and what measure the system will use to in determining if the assignment was completed.
  • History Tab - lists versions of the activity and indicates who made the changes.

 

 

Activity Tab

  1. The Title field holds the name of the assignment.  The title will be visible on the course syllabus.
  2. The Content field is a rich text field that can hold text, images, links and more.  The content is visible when the assignment is openned. Typically, this field holds the assignment instructions or a text resource the student will access.
  3. As an alternative to entering text into the Content field, teachers can reference a web page or upload a .pdf document.  Note that web pages must be on a secure server (identified by an https:// URL rather than an unsecured http:// URL)
  4. The Attachments feature allows teachers to attach files to an activity.
  5. The Instructor Notes to Students field allows teachers to enter instructions outside the content field.  This is especially handy if the option to replace the content field with a website or .pdf document.

Data Tab

  1. The Thumbnail feature allows you to add custom thumbnails to the item.  The thumbnail will appear in the course syllabus.
  2. The Metadata field allow teachers to add additional information about the assignment including a description and flagging activities that are either College Readiness Assessments or Individual Assessments of Knowlege and Thinking.

Objective Tab

If the course has a defined list of objectives, the teacher can use the check boxes on this panel to associate objectives with the assignment.  This allows teachers to track student performance against the objectives in the gradebook.  To learn more about associating activities with objectives, click here.

Gradebook Tab

  1. Any item can be made "Gradable", but depending on the activity type, the gradebook may not be enabled by default.  To make an item gradeable, check the "Enable gradebook settings" and "Gradable" check boxes.
  2. Optionally assign a category type for the activity (i.e. test, homework, etc).  This feature is typically not used by teachers using the MOS gradebook. Categories are defined in the Course Settings.
  3. To identify an item as "xtra credit check the "Extra credit" box.  Note that the teacher is still required to enter a points possible in the scoring section, but that those points are not added to the total points possible for grade calculation purposed.
  4. Enter the points possible for each course outcome.
  5. If the students will be submitting their work online using Echo, select the desired drop box option.
  6. To assign a due date for the assignment, check the due date box and enter the time and date of the due date.  Students will not be able to submit assignments after the due date unless the "Allow late submissions" box is checked.

Gradebook Tab Continued

  1. Activities can be designated group activities if groups have been defined in the course. When this option is selected, only one student in each group is required to submit activity and all students in the group will receive the same grade. Teacher can also create groups using the "Add" button.
  2. Echo tracks when students have completed and passed each assignment. The "Passing Score" field allows teachers to define the minimum score students must achieve in order to "pass" the assignment.
  3. The Minimum Points Possible field is not used with the MOS gradebook.
  4. Options:
    • Teachers can restrict student access to assignment scores by date
    • Teachers can allow or prevent scores from being dropped from final grade
    • Teachers can chose to include or not include the assignment scores in the final grade
    • Teacher can elect to make this a mandatory assignment for the course.  If a student doesn't receive a passing score on the assignment, their grade will go to 0% until a passing score is earned.  This option is only suitable for high stakes tasks that are absolutely necessary to assess student performance.
    • Teachers can chose to treat submitted but not scored assignments as either blank (doesn't effect grade) or zero (affects grade).

History Tab

The History tab provides a list of the versions of the activity.

 

 

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Documentation for Prior Interface

Each activity type has its own editor. Although many of the settings between types are similar, there are some notable differences. Each activity editor is described below.

 

Create assessments

The Assessment Editor is made up of eight tabs:

  • The Activity tab.
  • The Questions tab.
  • The Data tab.
  • The Objectives tab.
  • The Scores tab.
  • The Navigation tab.
  • The Assessment Settings tab.
  • The History tab.

The Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor remains onscreen for all tabs. Use it when you want to make edits to an assessment for only specific groups.

Assessment Activity tab

Use the Activity tab to:

  • Provide the assessment Title.
  • Create descriptive Content using the rich text editor. This content always appears at the top of the assessment.
  • Click Add attachment to provide files for students to review before starting the assessment. Select Course resource to use a resource that exists in the course or on your computer and Google document to use a file from your Google Drive.
  • Make a Basic, Standard, and/or Scientific calculator available to students while they complete the assessment.
  • Click Add under Companion Material to add resources that students can reference while they're taking the assessment.
  • Create Instructor Notes to Student using the rich text editor. Students can access this content by clicking a pencil icon at the top of the assessment.
Assessment Activity tab

Assessment Questions tab

Use the Questions tab to create, edit, and manage assessment questions.

Assessment Data tab

Use the Data tab to:

  • Provide a Thumbnail image to represent the activity.
    • Recommended file type: PNG or JPG (Echo converts all files into PNGs)
    • Ideal size: 400px x 400px (Echo automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  • Define Metadata, like:
    • An assessment Description for course authors.
    • An idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the Big Picture.
    • You can also add CRA and IAKT Activities

Assessment Objectives tab

Use the Objectives tab to review and align objectives with the activity:

  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.

Scores tab

Check the boxes to choose to make the activity Gradable and to set a Due date.

If you choose to make it Gradable, you are able to specify:

  • The Category you want the assessment to be a part of. ( you will ignore this part)
  • The assessment's numeric Weight in category; this number defines how much impact this assessment's grade has on the final grade, relative to the other gradable activities in the same category. ( ignore this as well)
  • Whether you want the assessment to be considered Extra credit.
  • The desired Score type (Points, Rubric, Percent (%), or Letter grade); if you choose Rubric, click Add Rubric to define it. ( At this time if you have enabled Multi-Outcome scoring the option of a rubric will not show up)
  • The minimum Passing score (%).
  • The Minimum points possible.
  • Whether you want to Restrict score visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the score becomes visible.
  • Whether the assessment's Score can be dropped.
  • Whether to Include in final grade.
  • Whether to make a Passing score required for course credit. ( Use this VERY sparingly....the entire course grade will show "0" if they don't pass)
  • Whether to Treat unscored as zero.

If you choose to set a Due date, you can specify:

  • The Due date and time.
  • Whether you want to Allow late submissions, and, if so, what the Late rule and Grace period rules are.

Learn more about grading periods here

Scores tab

Assessment Navigation tab

Use the Navigation tab to manage:

Visibility, specifying:

Whether the activity should be Visible to:

  • Students, teachers and observers: This is the default setting for activities intended for students to complete.
  • Teachers and observers: This setting works well for materials that observers like parents, mentors, etc. need access to. A map icon appears next to these activities in the Activities pages for teachers and observers.
  • Teachers only: This setting works well for Lesson Guide materials that only teachers need. A map icon appears next to these activities in the teacher Activities page.

Whether the activity should be Visible in table of contents and/or Visible to students.

Whether to Restrict visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the activity becomes visible.

Whether you want to Restrict visibility by mastery, and, if so, identify the Assignments and/or Objectives the student must successfully master before the activity is visible.

An activity Password that students must enter once to access the activity. This is different from assessment-specific passwords, which must be entered each time a student attempts the assessment. These are managed in the Advanced section of the Assessment Settings Tab

  • Completion requirements, like what the student must do to Mark as completed and whether the Student must complete before continuing.
  • Any Badge to assign student upon completion.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Changing the activity's Folder location using the dropdown.
    • Giving the activity a new activity ID in the ID field.
Assessment Navigation tab

Assessment Settings tab

Use the Assessment Settings tab to:

  • Manage the students' Assessment experience by:
    • Specifying the allowed Number of attempts a student can complete.
    • Indicating whether you want to Allow save and continue for the assessment.
    • Indicating whether you want to Require answers.
    • Specifying the total Questions per page you want your students to see.
    • Indicating whether you want to Randomize question order and/or Randomize response order.
  • Manage what students see when they Review their performance on the assessment by indicating when to display the:
    • Question results
    • Student answers
    • Question score
    • Correct questions
    • Correct choices
    • Feedback
  • Manage how question pools are managed by indicating the overall Desired number of questions for the assessment, and then how you like that number broken up:
    • By groups. If you check this box, you must provide the question group Name and the number of questions you'd like chosen from this group.
    • By learning objectives. If you check this box, complete the Select at least this many questions per learning objective field. Echo ensures the guideline is followed; if there aren't enough questions aligned with the objective, Echo just uses all of the available questions.
    • By question type. If you check this box, you must indicate how many of each question type you want represented in the assessment by completing the fields below it.
  • Manage Advanced settings, like:
    • Setting a Time limit in minutes.
    • Indicating whether you want to Allow printing, Hide question "Back" button, and/or Show question review flags.
    • Specifying a Default question score. You can assign each question a specific point value; if you don't, Echo uses this default value.
    • Indicating whether you want the assessment to be a Formative assessment and/or a Remediation assessment and, if you make it a formative assessment, whether you want to Include formative in final grade.
    • Specifying an Attempt minimum for the assessment.
    • Indicating which Scored attempt you want recorded (Last, First, Highest, or Average).
    • Indicating whether you want Echo to Start assessment automatically upon selecting it in, or if you want to give users a Start button.
    • Uploading or selecting an Exam template.
    • Choosing which Security level you want applied to the assessment (Normal, Password, or Proctored), and providing a Password where necessary.
Assessment Settings tab

Assessment History tab

The History tab records changes made to the activity and allows you to retrieve previous versions of the questions, content, and rubrics:

  1. Click the version you want to restore.
  2. Preview the content.
  3. ClickRestore.

Echo does not itemize changes to all settings, but does track them. Users can access them by clicking the Data Changes link that appears at the bottom of the history table.

 

Create blogs

The Blog Editor is made up of following tabs:

  • The Activity tab.
  • The Data tab.
  • The Objectives tab.
  • The Gradebook tab.
  • The Navigation tab.
  • The Blog Settings tab.
  • The History tab.

The Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor remains onscreen for all tabs. Use it when you want to make edits to the activity for only specific groups.

Blog Activity tab

Use the Activity tab to:

  • Provide the activity Title.
  • Create descriptive Content using the rich text editor.
  • Click Add attachment to provide additional files. Select Course resource to use a resource that exists in the course or on your computer and Google document to use a file from your Google Drive.
  • Create Instructor Notes to Student using the rich text editor. Students can access this content by clicking a pencil icon at the top of the blog.

Blog Data tab

Use the Data tab to:

  • Provide a Thumbnail image to represent the activity.
    • Recommended file type: PNG or JPG (Echo converts all files into PNGs)
    • Ideal size: 400px x 400px (Echo automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  • Define Metadata, like:
    • An activity Description for course authors.
    • An idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the Big Picture.
    • Essential Questions that should be answered by the activity or that students should keep in mind as they complete it.
    • Any associated Vocabulary.
    • Associated Resources
  • Add if it is a CRA or IAKT activity

Blog Objectives tab

Use the Objectives tab to review and align objectives with the activity:

  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.

Blog Scores tab

Check the boxes to choose to make the activity Gradable and to set a Due date.

If you choose to make it Gradable, you are able to specify:

  • The Category you want the activity to be a part of.
  • The activity's numeric Weight in category; this number defines how much impact this activity's grade has on the final grade, relative to the other gradable activities in the same category.
  • Whether you want the activity to be considered Extra credit.
  • The desired Score entry type (Points, Rubric, Percent (%), or Letter grade); if you choose Rubric, click Add rubric to define it.  ( At this time if you have enabled Multi-Outcome scoring the option of a rubric will not show up)
  • The minimum Passing score (%).
  • The Minimum points possible.
  • Whether you want to Restrict score visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the score becomes visible.
  • Whether the activity's Score can be dropped.
  • Whether to Include in final grade.
  • Whether to make a Passing score required for course credit.
  • Whether to Treat unscored as zero.

If you choose to set a Due date, you can specify:

  • The Due date and time.
  • Whether you want to Allow late submissions, and, if so, what the Late rule and Grace period rules are.

Blog Navigation tab

Use the Navigation tab to manage:

Visibility, specifying:

Whether the activity should be Visible to:

  • Students, teachers and observers: This is the default setting for activities intended for students to complete.
  • Teachers and observers: This setting works well for materials that observers like parents, mentors, etc. need access to. A map icon appears next to these activities in the Activities pages for teachers and observers.
  • Teachers only: This setting works well for Lesson Guide materials that only teachers need. A map icon appears next to these activities in the teacher Activities page.

Whether the activity should be Visible in table of contents and/or Visible to students.

Whether to Restrict visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the activity becomes visible.

Whether you want to Restrict visibility by mastery, and, if so, identify the Assignments and/or Objectives the student must successfully master before the activity is visible.

An activity Password that students must enter once to access the activity. This is different from assessment-specific passwords, which must be entered each time a student attempts the assessment. These are managed in the Advanced section of the Assessment Settings Tab

  • Completion requirements, like what the student must do to Mark as completed and whether the Student must complete before continuing.
  • Any Badge to assign student upon completion.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Changing the activity's Folder location using the dropdown.
    • Giving the activity a new activity ID in the ID field.

Blog Settings tab

Use the Blog Settings tab to assign a group set to the activity and/or Add, Clone, or Edit new group sets.

Blog History tab

The History tab records changes made to the activity and allows you to retrieve previous versions.

Create discussions

The Discussion Editor is made up of following tabs:

  • The Activity tab.
  • The Data tab.
  • The Objectives tab.
  • The Gradebook tab.
  • The Navigation tab.
  • The Discussion Settings tab.
  • The History tab.

The Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor remains onscreen for all tabs. Use it when you want to make edits to the activity for only specific groups.

Discussion Activity tab

Use the Activity tab to:

  • Provide the activity Title.
  • Create descriptive Content using the rich text editor.
  • Click Add attachment to provide additional files. Select Course resource to use a resource that exists in the course or on your computer and Google document to use a file from your Google Drive.
  • Create Instructor Notes to Student using the rich text editor. Students can access this content by clicking a pencil icon at the top of the blog.

Discussion Data tab

Use the Data tab to:

  • Provide a Thumbnail image to represent the activity.
    • Recommended file type: PNG or JPG (Echo converts all files into PNGs)
    • Ideal size: 400px x 400px (Echo automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  • Define Metadata, like:
    • An activity Description for course authors.
    • An idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the Big Picture.
    • Essential Questions that should be answered by the activity or that students should keep in mind as they complete it.
    • Any associated Vocabulary.
    • Associated Resources
  • Add if it is a CRA or IAKT activity

Discussion Objectives tab

Use the Objectives tab to review and align objectives with the activity:

  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.

Discussion Scores tab

Check the boxes to choose to make the activity Gradable and to set a Due date.

If you choose to make it Gradable, you are able to specify:

  • The Category you want the activity to be a part of.
  • The activity's numeric Weight in category; this number defines how much impact this activity's grade has on the final grade, relative to the other gradable activities in the same category.
  • Whether you want the activity to be considered Extra credit.
  • The desired Score entry type (Points, Rubric, Percent (%), or Letter grade); if you choose Rubric, click Add rubric to define it.  ( At this time if you have enabled Multi-Outcome scoring the option of a rubric will not show up)
  • The minimum Passing score (%).
  • The Minimum points possible.
  • Whether you want to Restrict score visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the score becomes visible.
  • Whether the activity's Score can be dropped.
  • Whether to Include in final grade.
  • Whether to make a Passing score required for course credit.
  • Whether to Treat unscored as zero.

If you choose to set a Due date, you can specify:

  • The Due date and time.
  • Whether you want to Allow late submissions, and, if so, what the Late rule and Grace period rules are.

Discussion Navigation tab

Use the Navigation tab to manage:

Visibility, specifying:

Whether the activity should be Visible to:

  • Students, teachers and observers: This is the default setting for activities intended for students to complete.
  • Teachers and observers: This setting works well for materials that observers like parents, mentors, etc. need access to. A map icon appears next to these activities in the Activities pages for teachers and observers.
  • Teachers only: This setting works well for Lesson Guide materials that only teachers need. A map icon appears next to these activities in the teacher Activities page.

Whether the activity should be Visible in table of contents and/or Visible to students.

Whether to Restrict visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the activity becomes visible.

Whether you want to Restrict visibility by mastery, and, if so, identify the Assignments and/or Objectives the student must successfully master before the activity is visible.

An activity Password that students must enter once to access the activity. This is different from assessment-specific passwords, which must be entered each time a student attempts the assessment. These are managed in the Advanced section of the Assessment Settings Tab

  • Completion requirements, like what the student must do to Mark as completed and whether the Student must complete before continuing.
  • Any Badge to assign student upon completion.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Changing the activity's Folder location using the dropdown.
    • Giving the activity a new activity ID in the ID field.

Discussion Settings tab

Use the Discussion Settings tab to:

  • Allow users to edit own posts.
  • Allow instructors to delete posts.
  • Indicate whether you want the activity to be a Non-threaded discussion, meaning it only has one thread and additional threads cannot be created.
  • Allow students to create new threads if you allow it to be a threaded discussion.

Discussion History tab

The History tab records changes made to the activity and allows you to retrieve previous versions.

Create journals

The Blog Editor is made up of following tabs:

  • The Activity tab.
  • The Data tab.
  • The Objectives tab.
  • The Gradebook tab.
  • The Navigation tab.
  • The Blog Settings tab.
  • The History tab.

The Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor remains onscreen for all tabs. Use it when you want to make edits to the activity for only specific groups.

Journal Activity tab

Use the Activity tab to:

  • Provide the activity Title.
  • Create descriptive Content using the rich text editor.
  • Click Add attachment to provide additional files. Select Course resource to use a resource that exists in the course or on your computer and Google document to use a file from your Google Drive.
  • Create Instructor Notes to Student using the rich text editor. Students can access this content by clicking a pencil icon at the top of the blog.

Journal Data tab

Use the Data tab to:

  • Provide a Thumbnail image to represent the activity.
    • Recommended file type: PNG or JPG (Echo converts all files into PNGs)
    • Ideal size: 400px x 400px (Echo automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  • Define Metadata, like:
    • An activity Description for course authors.
    • An idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the Big Picture.
    • Essential Questions that should be answered by the activity or that students should keep in mind as they complete it.
    • Any associated Vocabulary.
    • Associated Resources
  • Add if it is a CRA or IAKT activity

Journal Objectives tab

Use the Objectives tab to review and align objectives with the activity:

  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.

Journal Scores tab

Check the boxes to choose to make the activity Gradable and to set a Due date.

If you choose to make it Gradable, you are able to specify:

  • The Category you want the activity to be a part of.
  • The activity's numeric Weight in category; this number defines how much impact this activity's grade has on the final grade, relative to the other gradable activities in the same category.
  • Whether you want the activity to be considered Extra credit.
  • The desired Score entry type (Points, Rubric, Percent (%), or Letter grade); if you choose Rubric, click Add rubric to define it.  ( At this time if you have enabled Multi-Outcome scoring the option of a rubric will not show up)
  • The minimum Passing score (%).
  • The Minimum points possible.
  • Whether you want to Restrict score visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the score becomes visible.
  • Whether the activity's Score can be dropped.
  • Whether to Include in final grade.
  • Whether to make a Passing score required for course credit.
  • Whether to Treat unscored as zero.

If you choose to set a Due date, you can specify:

  • The Due date and time.
  • Whether you want to Allow late submissions, and, if so, what the Late rule and Grace period rules are.

Journal Navigation tab

Use the Navigation tab to manage:

Visibility, specifying:

Whether the activity should be Visible to:

  • Students, teachers and observers: This is the default setting for activities intended for students to complete.
  • Teachers and observers: This setting works well for materials that observers like parents, mentors, etc. need access to. A map icon appears next to these activities in the Activities pages for teachers and observers.
  • Teachers only: This setting works well for Lesson Guide materials that only teachers need. A map icon appears next to these activities in the teacher Activities page.

Whether the activity should be Visible in table of contents and/or Visible to students.

Whether to Restrict visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the activity becomes visible.

Whether you want to Restrict visibility by mastery, and, if so, identify the Assignments and/or Objectives the student must successfully master before the activity is visible.

An activity Password that students must enter once to access the activity. This is different from assessment-specific passwords, which must be entered each time a student attempts the assessment. These are managed in the Advanced section of the Assessment Settings Tab

  • Completion requirements, like what the student must do to Mark as completed and whether the Student must complete before continuing.
  • Any Badge to assign student upon completion.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Changing the activity's Folder location using the dropdown.
    • Giving the activity a new activity ID in the ID field.

Journal History tab

The History tab records changes made to the activity and allows you to retrieve previous versions.

Create peer assessments

The Peer Assessment Editor allows you to:

  • Click Add Rubric to create a rubric for students to use in their evaluations. For instructions on creating rubrics with this button, click here.
  • Indicate whether you want to Allow self assessment for each student as part of the activity, and, if so, whether you want to Include self assessment in score calculations.
  • Indicate whether you want to Require student comments as part of the peer assessment.  
  • Indicate whether you want to Hide student feedback from their classmates; if you leave this box unchecked, students are able to see the scores and feedback provided by their peers. Either way, the activity includes a field where students can provide a private note for you.
  • Indicate whether you want to
Create peer assessments

Create wikis

The Wiki Editor is made up of following tabs:

  • The Activity tab.
  • The Data tab.
  • The Objectives tab.
  • The Gradebook tab.
  • The Navigation tab.
  • The Survey Settings tab.
  • The History tab.

The Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor remains onscreen for all tabs. Use it when you want to make edits to the activity for only specific groups.

Wiki Activity tab

Use the Activity tab to:

  • Provide the activity Title.
  • Create the initial wiki Content using the rich text editor. Because the Content represents the actual wiki content, you can set up a specific structure that you want students to follow and provide preliminary content. Click:
    • View to see what the content looks like to students.
    • Edit to make changes.
    • History to see all the edits that have been made and by whom.
  • Click Add attachment to provide additional files. Select Course resource to use a resource that exists in the course or on your computer and Google document to use a file from your Google Drive.
  • Create Instructor Notes to Student using the rich text editor. Students can access this content by clicking a pencil icon at the top of the blog.

Wiki Data tab

Use the Data tab to:

  • Provide a Thumbnail image to represent the activity.
    • Recommended file type: PNG or JPG (Echo converts all files into PNGs)
    • Ideal size: 400px x 400px (Echo automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  • Define Metadata, like:
    • An activity Description for course authors.
    • An idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the Big Picture.
    • Essential Questions that should be answered by the activity or that students should keep in mind as they complete it.
    • Any associated Vocabulary.
    • Associated Resources
  • Add if it is a CRA or IAKT activity

Wiki Objectives tab

Use the Objectives tab to review and align objectives with the activity:

  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.

Wiki Scores tab

Check the boxes to choose to make the activity Gradable and to set a Due date.

If you choose to make it Gradable, you are able to specify:

  • The Category you want the activity to be a part of.
  • The activity's numeric Weight in category; this number defines how much impact this activity's grade has on the final grade, relative to the other gradable activities in the same category.
  • Whether you want the activity to be considered Extra credit.
  • The desired Score entry type (Points, Rubric, Percent (%), or Letter grade); if you choose Rubric, click Add rubric to define it.  ( At this time if you have enabled Multi-Outcome scoring the option of a rubric will not show up)
  • The minimum Passing score (%).
  • The Minimum points possible.
  • Whether you want to Restrict score visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the score becomes visible.
  • Whether the activity's Score can be dropped.
  • Whether to Include in final grade.
  • Whether to make a Passing score required for course credit.
  • Whether to Treat unscored as zero.

If you choose to set a Due date, you can specify:

  • The Due date and time.
  • Whether you want to Allow late submissions, and, if so, what the Late rule and Grace period rules are.

Wiki Navigation tab

Use the Navigation tab to manage:

Visibility, specifying:

Whether the activity should be Visible to:

  • Students, teachers and observers: This is the default setting for activities intended for students to complete.
  • Teachers and observers: This setting works well for materials that observers like parents, mentors, etc. need access to. A map icon appears next to these activities in the Activities pages for teachers and observers.
  • Teachers only: This setting works well for Lesson Guide materials that only teachers need. A map icon appears next to these activities in the teacher Activities page.

Whether the activity should be Visible in table of contents and/or Visible to students.

Whether to Restrict visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the activity becomes visible.

Whether you want to Restrict visibility by mastery, and, if so, identify the Assignments and/or Objectives the student must successfully master before the activity is visible.

An activity Password that students must enter once to access the activity. This is different from assessment-specific passwords, which must be entered each time a student attempts the assessment. These are managed in the Advanced section of the Assessment Settings Tab.

  • Completion requirements, like what the student must do to Mark as completed and whether the Student must complete before continuing.
  • Any Badge to assign student upon completion.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Changing the activity's Folder location using the dropdown.
    • Giving the activity a new activity ID in the ID field.

Wiki Settings tab

Use the Wiki Settings tab to assign a group set to the activity and/or Add, Clone, or Edit new group sets.

Wiki History tab

The History tab records changes made to the activity and allows you to retrieve previous versions.

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