Odysseyware Student User Guide

Odysseyware Student User Guide

Odysseyware®

v2.23

Student User Guide

Released 12/2015

Odysseyware® v2.23 Student User Guide

Released 12/2015

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Odysseyware® v2.23 Student User Guide

Contents

What's New In This Release

Introduction

Logging in

Home page features and tools

View and open your assignments

Assignment type symbols

View details for your courses

Work On Lessons

Write and read notes for lessons

Print lesson notes

Hear pronunciation of vocabulary words

Use vocabulary and spelling activities

Print assignments

Hear audio version of assignment text

View and hear translation of assignment text

View reference information about assignments

Request help from teachers

View transcripts of multimedia in lessons

Work On Essays and Projects

Upload files

Use the Writer tools to check your work

Writer Spelling errors options and Grammar suggestions

What the Overall Score elements mean

Answer Questions And View Results

Question types

Matching questions

Multiple Choice

Multiple Select

Fill in the Blank / Unordered

Text Multiple Choice

True and False

Graphic Multiple Choice

Layered Text Boxes

Drag And Drop

Answer questions and turn in assignment for grading

Review results of answered questions

Take Quizzes And Tests

Request quiz or test unlock

Answer quiz and test questions

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Receive and Send Messages

View messages

Filter your messages list

Send messages to your teachers

Reply to messages

View sent messages

Archive messages

Forward messages

Other Resources and Help

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What's New In This Release

Odysseyware release v2.23 includes this new feature.

Use Single Sign-On (SSO) with Odysseyware

Odysseyware now provides the functionality required to support Single Sign-On (SSO) access from several, supported

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Microsoft® Azure™ Active Directory used with Office 365™ l

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Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) / Other Identity Provider (IDP)

When SSO is enabled and configured for a school, the Odysseyware Login page has a new " Sign in with [IDP Name]" button. The user clicks this button to go to their organization's IDP Login site and provide their credentials, or if already logged in to the organization's IDP site, Odysseyware immediately opens.

Tip: If a user cannot sign in to Odysseyware using their SSO credentials, a message appears informing them of the

issue and the school Admin gets a message in their Inbox so that he/she can quickly fix the issue.

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Introduction

Welcome to Odysseyware®! Your school should have provided you the Odysseyware URL When you enter the URL in a supported browser, the Odysseyware login page appears. How you log in depends on whether or not your school has enabled Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality with Odysseyware. Example A Login box appears for schools with enabled

SSO functionality. Example B Login box appears for schools without enabled SSO functionality. See

"Logging in" below .

Let’s get started!

Logging in

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If your school has enabled SSO, click the Sign In With [Azure][Google][Other IDP] button, enter the credentials for your school's site, and you are immediately logged in to Odysseyware.

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If your school has not enabled Single Sign-On (SSO), enter the Login ID and Password your school provided you, and then click the READY, SET, LEARN button.

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If your login was not successful, and depending on whether or not your school has enabled SSO functionality, you may see one of the following messages: l

"It looks like your Odysseyware account is currently disabled. Please contact your administrator for assistance." l

"Oops! It looks like we couldn't find you in our system. Contact your school's Odysseyware administrator for assistance."

Your school's Admin receives a System Support message in their Inbox to report user login issues.

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About - Click to see the About page where you find the active Odysseyware Version number. You may to provide this

version number to technical support if you are having technical issues.

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Terms of Use - Click to see a copy of the End User License Agreement (EULA). The first time you use Odysseyware,

you have to agree to the EULA terms.

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Home page features and tools

Home page features and tools

After you log in, the first page that appears is known as the Home page. What you also see on the Home page and every page in Odysseyware are: l

An identification bar and a toolbar (example A) that displays: l

Your school name in the upper left.

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Your name in the upper right.

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If you see a drop-down arrow next to your name, this means you have the "Change Password*" permission. You can click the drop-down arrow to enter and confirm a new Odysseyware password

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For schools with enabled Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality, the Change Password feature is hidden because these schools do not set their passwords in Odysseyware.

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A Learn button which takes you to your Assignments page.

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A Message button which takes you to your messaging Inbox so that you can send messages to and read messages from your teachers. A red circle beside the Message button tells you the number of unread messages in your Inbox. See

"Receive and Send Messages" on page 41 .

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A Help button which takes you to an FAQ page if you have questions about using Odysseyware. See

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Resources and Help" on page 47 .

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A Sign Out button which allows you to log off Odysseyware.

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A main navigation bar (navbar) with several tools (example B) : l

Assignments tab – shows you the next few assignments you have in each subject. See

"View and open your assignments" on the facing page .

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Courses tab – shows you a list of your courses, your score and progress in each subject. See

"View details for your courses" on page 8 .

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View and open your assignments

View and open your assignments

The Assignments page is the default page that you see when you log in. It shows you all of your Odysseyware subjects.

Below the subject name you see the next few assignments due in that subject. Other information shown includes: l

Due date (example A) for the assignments. If the assignment is past the due date, you see an Overdue notification in a different color.

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Assignment type symbol (example B). See

"Assignment type symbols" below .

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Assignment Title (example C).

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Score (example D), if you have attempted the assignment at least once already.

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Status of the assignment (example E), will be one of these: l

Assigned – you can work on these assignments.

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Graded – this assignment is done and fully graded.

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Complete – needs to be graded by your teacher.

To open an assignment and start work on it, click the Go To ( bar.

) arrow (example F) or click anywhere in the assignment

Assignment type symbols

Odysseyware uses symbols for each assignment type within an assignment unit so that you can easily identify the type of assignment.

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Symbol Assignment type

Alternate test (Pretest)

Symbol Assignment type

Quiz

Lesson Reference

Project Test

Final exam Semester exam

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View details for your courses

Assignment type

Alternate quiz

Alternate semester test

Alternate final test

View details for your courses

On the Courses page you see a list showing each course you are enrolled in as well as important details about each course. A course structure contains Units which contain Assignments that are types of Lessons, Projects, Quizzes, and

Tests. This means there are several levels to courses that you can view. You can also access your assignments from the

Courses level and view assignments already completed.

Note

Depending on how your school permissions to review graded quizzes and tests and see correct and incorrect answers is set up, completed questions may be color-coded, so you can see which questions you answered correctly, which were incorrect, and any questions you got partially correct.

At the Courses level, you see: l

Course Title (example A).

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Your current score in the course (example B).

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Your progress in the course indicated by a progress bar and a percent complete (example C).

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Info tool (example D) that displays the date you started this course and the name of the teacher assigned to it when you hover over the tool.

To see the units in a course, click the Forward arrow (example E) or click anywhere in the row.

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View details for your courses

The Units page for a course shows: l

Unit Title (example A).

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Your current score in the unit (example B).

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Your progress in the unit indicated by a progress bar and a percent complete (example C) or if the unit has been skipped, you see the Unit Skipped indicator. Hover over the Info tool to see details about the unit being skipped.

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The date you started working in this unit (example D).

To see the assignments in a unit, click the Forward arrow (example E) or click anywhere in the row.

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View details for your courses

The Assignments page for a course shows: l

Due Date (example A).

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Assignment type symbols (example B). See

"Assignment type symbols" on page 7 .

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Assignment Title (example C).

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Score (example D).

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Status (example E).

To open an assignment and start work, click the Go To ( ) arrow (example F) or click anywhere in the assignment bar.

You can only open your current assignments and already completed assignments. You can see all assignment titles. You just cannot open all of them.

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Work On Lessons

Once you open a lesson, some information about that assignment displays on the main nav bar, to the right of the Courses tab. You see the Assignment title, as well as Attempt count (#1), an Info tool (#2), Section number indicator/button (#3) and

Question number indicator/button (#4).

To see more information about the assignment, pause the cursor over the Info tool.

The lesson content appears in the center section of the page as shown in this example.

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Work On Lessons

To work on a lesson:

1. Read all sections of the lesson, view the videos, slide shows, and listen to the audio clips.

2. To move to the next section, click the Read Next Section button or the section numbers at the top of the page.

3. Do the practice exercises, including vocabulary practice. See

"Hear pronunciation of vocabulary words" on page 17 .

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To print this assignment, with or without your notes and the teacher's notes, click the Print tool. See

"Print assignments" on page 18 .

5. To hear an audio version of assignment text, highlight the text you want to hear, then click the Speak as tool. Select a person's voice. Use the audio Start and Pause tools. See

"Hear audio version of assignment text" on page 18 .

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Write and read notes for lessons

6. To translate assignment text to another language and hear an audio version of the translated text, highlight the text you want to translate, then click the Translate tool and select a language. The translated text appears in a separate page. See

"View and hear translation of assignment text" on page 18 .

7. To see more information about assignment text, highlight the text, and then click the Reference tool. See

"View reference information about assignments" on page 20 .

8. Click Work on Questions and answer each question at the bottom of the lesson. See

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Results" on page 31 .

a. Click Next Question or the question number at the top to move to the next question.

b. If you need assistance with a question, click Ask For Help to send a message to your teacher. See

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Lessons" on page 13 .

c. Click the section button at top of screen to return to the lesson.

d. Click the Turn It In button when finished with all questions in all sections, or on the main nav bar, click

Assignments or Courses to leave the lesson without completing it.

Write and read notes for lessons

If you have permission, you can enter notes while you are working on lessons. You can create multiple notes for each assignment. You are able to enter up to 1000 characters for each note. A good idea is to save a blank note as a tab to remind you of an important part of the lesson you need to study. Your teachers may leave notes for you to read for the lesson as well. The Notes area is to the left of the lesson content.

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Click the How To button to see an explanation of how to enter and save notes in your lesson.

To add a note to a lesson:

1. Under the How To button, move your mouse down until you see a blank gray box as shown here.

2. Click the gray box to enter your note.

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Write and read notes for lessons

You can choose to color-code your notes.

3. Click Save to save your note. Each note you enter appears as a note button below the How To button as shown in this example.

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If you see a red Teacher Note button, click it to read the note from the teacher.

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Print lesson notes

Print lesson notes

You can print all notes, including your teacher's and just your notes.

1. Click the Print ( ) tool on the toolbar located to the right of the lesson content.

2. Select to print All Notes or just your notes (My Notes).

Hear pronunciation of vocabulary words

You can hear the pronunciation of vocabulary words. The computer or device you are using needs to have audio capability, such as speakers.

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Click the Play tool located to the left of the vocabulary word.

Use vocabulary and spelling activities

1. Click the Vocab Arcade button located below the Vocabulary list to use the vocabulary and spelling activities of the Spelling Bee and Flash Cards.

2. A separate window opens on top of your lesson. Select the activity.

3. Click the X (Close button) when you are done and ready to return to your lesson.

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Print assignments

Print assignments

1. Click the Print ( ) tool on the toolbar located to the right of the lesson content.

2. Select Assignment - Print This Assignment.

3. The assignment content opens in a separate browser window. Use the browser's Print option to print the assignment.

Hear audio version of assignment text

1. To hear an audio version of assignment text, highlight the text you want to hear, then click the Speak as ( tool.

2. Select a person's voice.

3. Use the audio Start and Pause tools.

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View and hear translation of assignment text

You can view and hear a translation of selected text for assignments. 20 languages are available for the text translation.

The translated text appears in a separate window. You can click the Play tool in the window to hear the translated text being spoken in the selected language. Your computer must have speakers for you to hear the translated text being spoken in the selected language. For example, you can select the text of the lesson and view and hear the translation in Spanish.

1. Highlight the text you want to translate.

2. Click the Translate ( ) tool to open the language list. Scroll the list to select a language.

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The translated text appears in a separate page.

3. If necessary, use the window scroll bars to see the text.

4. To listen to an audio version of the translated text being spoken, click the Play tool located at the bottom left of the translated text window.

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For the Somali language, the audio translation feature does not apply.

This example shows the Spanish translation of the selected text as the audio plays. The words are highlighted and the current word being spoken is in bold text.

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View reference information about assignments

5. To stop the audio player, click the Stop tool.

6. You can continue selecting languages from the list and listening to the audio versions of the translated text.

7. To close the translation window, click the Close [X].

8. To exit the translation tool, click the Translate ( ) tool again.

View reference information about assignments

For some assignments, you may be able to see additional reference information.

1. Highlight the text, and then click the Reference ( ) tool.

2. If reference information is available it appears in a separate, small window.

3. To close the Reference window, click the Reference tool again.

Request help from teachers

While you are working on an assignment's questions, you can click the Ask For Help ( ) tool to send a message to the teacher assigned to the course. The teacher receives the message and can respond to it.

To send a help request message:

1. Click the Ask For Help ( ) tool.

2. In the What do you need help with page, in the Write message text box, type your message. As you start typing, the

Send button becomes active.

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View transcripts of multimedia in lessons

3. When finished with your message, click Send.

A Sent indicator next to the Ask for Help tool lets you know that the message has been sent to the assigned teacher as shown in this example.

4. To close the help requested page, click the Ask For Help tool again.

The sent message appears in the Sent box of your messages. See

"Receive and Send Messages" on page 41 .

When the teacher responds, you are notified of a new message.

5. To view the message, click Message.

6. Click the message to read the teacher's response.

View transcripts of multimedia in lessons

For some lessons, you have the option to read the text being spoken in much of the multimedia in the lesson.

1. Click the Show Transcript button located below the audio or video file.

The Transcript window opens showing the text of the multimedia file.

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2. To close the Transcript window, click the Show Transcript button again.

View transcripts of multimedia in lessons

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Work On Essays and Projects

For essays and projects, you are expected to develop a theme in paragraph or essay format. You should demonstrate mastery of the concept by stating a theme and appropriate supporting reasons.

Any time you do a project, unless your teacher has instructed you to use a specific application, it can be created using many different applications. Some examples include: all of the Microsoft® Office applications, Notepad, Wordpad, other spreadsheets, videos, and audio files. Once you create your file, you can upload the file to Odysseyware. If the essay or paragraph requires 125 words or more, and the Writer tools are available, you can use these Writer tools to check your work.

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Writer will not work for uploaded files. If you want to use Writer to check your work on an essay or paragraph, copy the text from the external application, and then paste the text into the text box.

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Writer Scoring elements are disabled for assignments that do not have a target word count and/or target grade level defined in the assignment. If the Writer tool looks like the example below, this means only the spelling and grammar tools will work.

Upload files

1. To upload a file while working on the project or essay, click the Choose a file button.

2. Click the Upload button to upload the file.

Use the Writer tools to check your work

For the student, using the Writer tools works like this:

1. The student types their essay or project in the text area, just below the Writer toolbar. Or, if the student has an external file that contains the essay or project text, the student can open that file, copy the text to the clipboard, and paste it (using CTRL + v) into the text area.

2. The student clicks the Refresh ( ) tool to retain their work and display the word count and the Overall Score indicator (if the assignment has the word count and/or target grade level defined).

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Writer Spelling errors options and Grammar suggestions

Refreshing does NOT submit the assignment for grading, but it does display spelling errors (in red text) and grammar suggestions (in blue text).

3. If spelling and grammar suggestions appear, to see the available options, the student right-clicks the red or blue text.

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"Writer Spelling errors options and Grammar suggestions" below .

4. To see the additional Overall Score indicators for Grade Level, Readability, Topic Agreement, and Writing (if available for the assignment), the student clicks the small arrow to the right of Overall Score indicator bar as shown in this example. Only the available indicators appear. See

"What the Overall Score elements mean" on page 27 .

The student can see if they are writing to the expected grade level and if the essay is readable. They can also see if what has been written is in agreement with the topic assigned and if the overall writing structure is appropriate to their grade level.

5. The student can edit their work and click the Refresh ( ) tool again as often as needed.

Each time the student clicks the Refresh ( ) tool, they can see if there has been any improvement in their scores based on their edits. They can do this as many times as necessary.

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To get feedback from the teacher while the assignment is in progress, the student can also click Submit Answer button (but not turn the assignment in just yet), and then click the Ask For Help button to ask the teacher to review what they have written before submitting it for a final score.

6. When the assignment is finished and ready to be graded by the teacher, the student clicks the Turn It In button.

Writer Spelling errors options and Grammar suggestions

Students are presented with several options for both spelling errors and grammar suggestions. Students should address all of the spelling errors and grammar suggestions before turning the assignment in.

Spelling errors options

Spelling errors appear in-line as red text. The student right-clicks the red text to see a list of suggested alternatives, such as suggested spellings of the word, and the option to ignore the suggestion as shown in this example.

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Writer Spelling errors options and Grammar suggestions

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Paste - Pastes text you enter or have copied to your clipboard in the text box to replace the word.

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Spelling - provides suggested words to replace the misspelled word. Select the word from the suggested list.

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Ignore and Ignore All - Keeps the word as spelled, removes the red in-line from the text, and does not check the word

again when the Refresh ( ) tool, is clicked unless another misspelled word is found.

To close the list, the student selects an option from the list.

Grammar suggestions

Several grammar suggestions are available based on rules of complexity, hidden verbs, and passive voice. Grammar suggestions appears in-line as blue text. The student right-clicks a blue grammar suggestion to display the grammar rule.

When the student selects the Explain option for the rule, an explanation of the rule and an example of a correction appears as shown in the following table.

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Complex expression

What the student sees...

Writer Spelling errors options and Grammar suggestions

Explanation and example

Hidden verbs

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Passive voice

What the student sees...

Explanation and example

The Paste, Ignore, and Ignore All options work the same way as the Spelling options as described in

"Spelling errors options" on page 24 . To close the list, the student selects an option from the list.

What the Overall Score elements mean

Several scoring elements are used in calculating the Overall Score: Grade Level, Readability, Topic Agreement, and

Writing. These scoring elements are represented as graphical, colored indicators to the student and teacher.

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Grade Level: For the student, the Actual grade level is calculated by measuring average sentence length (number of

words in the sentence) and average number of syllables per word to produce a score that roughly equates to a US grade level. The Target Grade Level is defined in the assignment. The color and position of the Grade Level arrow indicates the difference of the Actual Grade Level to the Target Grade Level.

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Super green arrow [ ] pointing upwards means the Actual Grade Level is at least Two grade levels above the

Target Grade Level.

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Green arrow [ ] pointing upwards means the Actual Grade Level is above the Target Grade Level.

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Yellow arrow [ ] pointing upwards means the Actual Grade Level is at the Target Grade Level.

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Red arrow [ ] pointing downwards means the Actual Grade Level is below the Target Grade Level.

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Readability: Is calculated by measuring how easy a text is to read using factors such as sentence length and number

of syllables per word and assigning numbers to the factors. The weighted ratios of these numbers are combined and then reduced to a single number in a 0.0 - 100.0 scale, with 100.0 being the highest possible readability score.

Colors in a progress bar meter are used to indicate the readability of the assignment based on the Readability score: l

Green indicates the score is between 65 to 100. This means the content is very easy to read and understand, average sentence < 15 words long, and the average word is two syllables or less.

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Yellow indicates the score is between 30 to 64. This means the content is a little hard to read and understand, average sentence = 25 words long, and the average word is two syllables or more.

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Red indicates the score is below 30. This means the content is very hard to read and understand, average sentence is > 30 words long, and the average word has more than two syllables.

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Topic Agreement: Checks the student’s writing assignment against the Topic Word List to compare words, word

stems, and word synonyms used in the essay. As each word, stem, and synonym is found, it is "checked off" the Topic

Word list as found. If 3 of 4 words are found in the Topic Word List, the Topic Agreement score would be 75%. The student does not see the topic word list (a check against their understanding of the material from which the list was gleaned); it is visible in the teacher view. The color and progress bar meter indicate the score level.

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Green indicates the score is between 75 and 100.

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Yellow indicates the score is between 50 to 74.

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Orange indicates the score is between 25 to 49.

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Red indicates the score is between 0 to 24.

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Writing: Based on the Readability metric and the Actual Grade Level metric. The result is a score generally between

0.0 and 100.0. This means, if the Readability score is higher and the Actual Grade Level metric is higher than the

Expected Grade Level metric, the Writing Score metric will be higher. The color and progress bar meter indicate the score level.

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Green indicates the score is between 75 and 100.

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Yellow indicates the score is between 50 to 74.

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Orange indicates the score is between 25 to 49.

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Red indicates the score is between 0 to 24.

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Overall Score: Computed as the average of the Writing Score plus a Spelling score that is not displayed to the user. If

the student corrects all perceived spelling errors (those indicated by the red text), typically the Spelling score would be 100. If the student does not correct perceived spelling errors, the Spelling score drops in value from 100. The color and progress bar meter indicate the score level.

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Green indicates the Overall score is 75 to 100.

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Yellow indicates the Overall score is 50 to 74.

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Orange indicates the Overall score is 25 to 49.

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Red indicates the Overall score is 0 to 24.

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Answer Questions And View Results

When you click the Work On Questions button, you see a page similar to the one below. Question numbers are displayed below the main nav bar. An arrow indicates which question is currently displayed.

You can return to the lesson content at any time by clicking the Section indicator/button on the main nav bar.

Question types

Odysseyware uses a variety of question types in your lessons, quizzes, and tests. Many question types are set up to be automatically graded by the system, but some require your teacher to grade them. Let’s start with the question types that can be automatically graded by the system.

Matching questions

In matching questions, you are given two columns of related information; for example, words in one column and definitions in the other. One column has empty boxes in front of each item, the other column has numbers. You place the number of an item in the box next to the corresponding item in the other column.

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Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

Multiple choice questions can have one or more choices per question. Click the radio button next to your answer choice.

Make sure you have read the question or instructions carefully.

Multiple Select

Multiple select questions offer a number of choices per question. Click the check box next to each answer you believe to be correct. The question will often tell you how many correct choices there are.

Fill in the Blank / Unordered

You are given a sentence with one or more words missing. You must select the correct word or words and type them into the field provided. All of the answers can be found in the text. Make sure you pay attention to capitalization, punctuation and spacing in your answers.

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Text Multiple Choice

Text Multiple Choice

In all text multiple choice questions, the answer box is highlighted in blue. Click the arrow beside the blue box and select the answer you believe is correct. Make sure it displays in the answer field.

True and False

True and False questions are one way of verifying that you have grasped the factual concepts present in the material. Select the radio button next to your choice.

Graphic Multiple Choice

Graphic Multiple Choice questions work like Text Multiple Choice questions except you see a series of images instead of words. Click through each one until you find the correct image. You may cycle through them multiple times. The one you display when you submit the assignment is the one that is graded.

Layered Text Boxes

Layered Text questions are much like Fill-in-the-Blank questions. Simply enter your answer in the green text box and tab to the next green text box. You most often see them in math problems, where tabbing to the next text box you should fill in, is helpful.

Drag And Drop

This type of question is used to label graphics or set up math equations. You click the item in the list below the graphic to select it, then holding your mouse button down, drag the item to the location where it is to be placed, and release your mouse button. To move an item already in place to another spot, just click and drag it from one location to the other. If you want to clear an item you have already placed, drag it to the Start Over trash can. You can also click the trash can to clear all of the items you already placed. To clear only one item, drag the new item over the one you want to replace.

Answer questions and turn in assignment for grading

The process to answer questions and turn in the assignment for grading is fairly easy.

1. When answering questions, click Submit Answer to save your answer and advance to the next question. When that next question is associated with a new section, you see a confirmation box.

2. Click Yes, Please to continue working, or to stay in the current section, click No, Thank You.

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When you click Yes, Please, the next section of the lesson content is displayed. When you are ready to answer the problems associated with this section, click the button. (Remember, the numbers vary depending on how

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If you have difficulty answering a question, click the Ask For Help button below each question. Send you teacher a message about the issue you are having. Be aware, though, this problem is graded as a zero until it is answered; and it is included in your overall score!

3. When you answer the last question, you are asked if you are ready to turn in the assignment for grading.

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Click Yes, Please to submit it.

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Click No, Thank You to review your answers before submitting the lesson.

You can also click the Turn It In button any time you are ready to submit the lesson for grading. Your score is displayed when you submit the lesson, unless there is a teacher-graded question in the assignment.

4. Click OK to return to your Assignments page.

Review results of answered questions

Depending on how your school permission to see correct and incorrect answers is set up, you may be able to review the results of answered questions.

1. On the main nav bar, click Courses.

2. For the course, click the Next arrow to proceed to the Units page.

3. For the unit, click the Next arrow to proceed to the Assignments page.

4. For the graded assignment, click the Go To arrow.

5. On the main nav bar, click the Question button.

Below the main nav bar, completed questions are color-coded so you can see which questions you answered correctly, which were incorrect, and any questions you got partially correct.

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Green check mark means the answer to this question is correct.

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Red X tells you the answer is incorrect or your teacher has not graded it yet.

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Gold line tells you the answer was partially correct.

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Gray arrow means the question was skipped. You do not need to answer it.

Questions that required teacher grading will not show any results until the teacher has manually graded it.

If your school has set up the permission, you may also see the answer key for completed assignments.

6. To see the answer key, click Show Answers.

The correct answer for each question is highlighted as shown in the example and the button/tool changes to Hide

Answers.

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7. Continue selecting questions to view the answers.

8. To hide the answer key, click Hide Answers.

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Take Quizzes And Tests

Quizzes and tests must be completed once started. You are notified of this requirement when you select the Quiz or Test in your current Assignments list.

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If you are ready and have the time to take the quiz or test, click I'm Ready To Start.

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Otherwise, if you do not have the time or are not ready, click Not At The Moment.

Request quiz or test unlock

If the quiz or test has already been attempted or requires that the teacher unlock it before you start, you may see a notification like the one below.

1. To request that the teacher unlock the quiz, and you are ready to take the quiz or test once unlocked, click the

Request to Unlock button. If you are NOT ready to take the quiz or test and do not need it unlocked at this time, click

I'm Not Ready.

2. If you requested the unlock, you then get this confirmation message. Click OK to close the message.

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Answer quiz and test questions

The quiz or test may have an introduction page that explains something about the quiz or test.

1. When you are ready, click Work On Questions.

You answer the quiz or test questions just like with lesson questions.

2. To move to the next question, click the Question number at the top or click the Next Question button.

3. When you are finished, click Turn It In.

Review results of quizzes and tests

Depending on how your school permission to review graded quizzes and tests is set up, you may be able to review the results of quizzes and tests.

1. On the main nav bar, click Courses.

2. For the course, click the Next arrow to proceed to the Units page.

3. For the unit, click the Next arrow to proceed to the Assignments page.

4. For the graded quiz or test, click the Go To arrow.

5. On the main nav bar, click the Question button.

Below the main nav bar, completed quiz and test questions are color-coded so you can see which questions you answered correctly, which were incorrect, and any questions you got partially correct.

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Green check mark means the answer to this question is correct.

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Red X tells you the answer is incorrect.

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Gold line tells you the answer was partially correct.

If your school has set up the permission, you may also see the answer key for completed quiz and test questions.

6. To see the answer key, click Show Answers.

The correct answer for each question is highlighted as shown in the example and the button/tool changes to Hide

Answers.

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7. Continue selecting questions to view the answers.

8. To hide the answer key, click Hide Answers.

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Receive and Send Messages

Odysseyware has an internal messaging system that can be enabled by your Odysseyware administrator.

If you see a Message ( ) tool on the toolbar at the top of the Home page, your administrator has enabled messaging for you. This means you can receive messages from your teachers. If you also have permission to send messages to your teachers, when you click the Message tool, you see the Compose tool on the Messages toolbar

(example A).

View messages

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The number of Unread (New) messages in your Inbox (#1).

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Refresh tool (#2) to check for new messages.

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The message box (#3) you are currently viewing and the drop-down arrow to change to a different box (Inbox,

Archived, Sent). See

"View sent messages" on page 44 .

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Messages filter (#4) with the drop-down arrow to select a different group of messages (All Messages, Unread

Messages, Read Messages). See

"Filter your messages list" on the next page .

Just below the toolbar you see the Welcome Message and the Message of the Day (#5). This is a message posted by your

Odysseyware administrator at your school.

Messages are displayed with the most recent received items at the top. The right-facing arrows for a message (#6), let you move to the next page to read the message. You can also click anywhere on the message to read it.

While reading a message, several options appear so that you can take action. Click a button to take action:

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Forward the message to other teachers. See

"Forward messages" on page 45 .

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Reply to the message. See

"Reply to messages" on the facing page .

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Archive or file away the message. See

"Archive messages" on page 44 .

Filter your messages list

Filter your messages list

You can filter your Inbox to only see unread or read messages. By default, you see All Messages; this means both read and unread in the order of the date and time received.

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To see only unread messages, from the All Messages drop down, select Unread Messages.

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To see only read messages, from the All Messages drop down, select Read Messages.

Send messages to your teachers

As stated previously, if you have permission to send messages to your teachers, you will see the Compose tool on the

Messages toolbar.

1. On the Messages toolbar, click Compose.

2. To select the teacher or teachers to receive the message, from the Contacts Teachers list, select the check box next to name of the teacher or to select all your teachers, select the check box next to the Teachers list.

3. The selected teacher(s) appear in the To area. To remove a teacher from the To area, click the X next to their name.

4. Enter the topic of the message in the Subject box.

5. Tab to the body of the message and enter your text.

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6. You can use any of the formatting tools in the body of your message. Hold your mouse over an icon in the formatting bar to see a description of what that feature does. Any spelling mistakes are underlined in red for you as shown in this example. You can fix misspelled words.

7. When you are finished composing your message, click Send Message.

The message now appears in your Sent messages list. See

"View sent messages" on the next page .

Reply to messages

When you receive a message from one of your teachers, you can reply to it.

1. Open a message to read it.

2. Click the Reply button.

The teacher who sent you the message appears in the To area. You can remove that teacher by clicking the X next to their name, and select another teacher.

3. In the reply area above the original message, enter your reply. Use the formatting tools to bold, underline, change the text color, etc. for your message.

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View sent messages

4. When finished, click Send Message.

The message now appears in your Sent messages list. See

"View sent messages" below .

View sent messages

Your Sent messages list contains all the messages you sent to your teachers, including those messages sent while working on a lesson and asking for help.

1. From the Inbox drop down, select Sent.

Your Sent messages list contains all sent messages in order of the date and time sent, with the most recent ones at the top.

2. To read a sent message, click it.

While viewing a sent message, you can forward it to another teacher. See

"Forward messages" on the facing page .

Archive messages

Because you cannot delete your Odysseyware messages, you can file away (archive) messages to a different list so that your Inbox list is easier to view.

1. From your Inbox list, select a message you want to remove from the list and file it away to the Archived list.

2. On the View page for the message, click the Archive button.

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The message is removed from the Inbox messages list and now appears in the Archived messages list.

3. To see your archived messages, from the Inbox drop down, select Archived.

4. To go back to your Inbox, from the Archived drop down, select Inbox.

Forward messages

You can forward received and sent messages to other teachers. While you are reading a message, if the Forward button appears, you can forward that message to another teacher.

1. From either the Inbox list or Sent list, click a message to read it.

2. Click the Forward button.

3. From the Contacts Teachers list, select one or more teachers by clicking the check box next to their name (A), or to select all teachers for the message, click the check box (B) next to the Teachers list.

4. To let the teacher(s) know why you are forwarding the message to them, enter an explanation (C).

5. Click Send Message (D).

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The message now appears in your Sent messages box. See

"View sent messages" on page 44 .

Forward messages

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Other Resources and Help

Other resources and Help are available to you: l

To view the FAQ page which provides helpful information, click the Help tool. The FAQ page also has the

Odysseyware Technical Support phone number and availability details.

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To see a list of new features and improvements, click the Help tool, and then on the main nav bar, click What's New.

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To access a copy of the Student User Guide or the Student Quick Start Guide, go directly to the Odysseyware web site training resources page at: https://www.odysseyware.com/training-resources . Guides are located under the

Documents section of the page.

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Index

A

About page access user guides adding notes to lessons answer key viewing answering questions archiving messages

Ask For Help assignment text hearing audio versions assignment type symbols assignments opening reading reference information text viewing and hearing translation of viewing

Assignments page audio version

C

Change Password completing essays and projects courses viewing details of

Courses page

E

End User License Agreement (EULA) essays completing essays and projects using Writer tools

F

FAQ page files uploading flash cards forwarding messages

H

Help help request

Home page

6

23

8

8

5

23

23

23

7

20

18

7

7

18

33

44

20

18

7

5

47

15

34

47

23

17

45

47

20

6

L

lessons asking for help notes printing writing questions reviewing results text viewing and hearing translation of transcripts viewing vocabulary words hearing pronunciation of listening to audio of assignment text logging in logging out

M

messages archiving forwarding sending viewing viewing read messages viewing unread messages

Messages toolbar messages, read viewing messages, unread viewing multimedia transcripts viewing

N

notes adding reading writing

O

opening assignments

Other resources

P

passwords changing printing lesson notes projects completing

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15

16

15

7

47

6

17

23

44

45

42

41

42

42

41

42

42

21

34

18

21

20

17

15

17

18

5

6

Q

question types questions answering results reviewing viewing and hearing translated text viewing answers quizzes requesting unlock by teacher results reviewing

R

reading reference information teacher notes

Reference tool requesting help from teachers test or quiz unlock by teacher reviewing answers quizzes tests results questions quizzes reviewing results tests

S

sending messages signing out

Single Sign-On (SSO) schools differences logging in new features spelling bee symbols assignment type

T

Teacher Assignment view assignments viewing and hearing translation of lessons viewing and hearing translation of questions viewing and hearing translation of tests answer key reviewing

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18

18

38

31

33

34

18

34

37

38

20

16

20

20

37

38

38

34

38

38

42

6

3

17

6

5

7

questions reviewing answers requesting unlock by teacher results reviewing transcripts translating text in assignments

U

unlock test request uploading files

V

version number viewing answers assignments courses details messages transcripts of multimedia

Vocab Arcade vocabulary activities vocabulary words hearing pronunciation of

W

Work On Questions

Writer essays and projects grammar suggestions scoring elements

Spelling errors options tools question types – Writer

38

37

38

21

18

37

23

5

34

7

8

41

21

17

17

17

31

23

24

27

24

23

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