In this guide you’ll find everything you need to get started with the new Learning Upgrade LMS as a teacher or admin.
You can learn all about the new LMS by joining one of our upcoming training sessions. In these sessions you’ll learn all about the new Learning Upgrade LMS functionality as a teacher or admin. We’ll cover new account creation, adding students, tracking progress, and more. Make sure to register even if you can’t join and we’ll send you a video recording link. Look forward to see you soon!
We’ve been hard at work over the past few months integrating key features requested by our teachers and admins for this new release, and we’re excited for everyone to see it. We’ve also refined our existing functionality to retain everything our users know and love, but with a more modern and feature rich tool set. You can login now to experience the Learning Upgrade LMS, or continue reading for a quick overview of all that is new.
The first thing you’ll notice when logging in to the new lms as a teacher is the redesigned main menu. At the top, we’ve simplified things with a simple Classes tab and Reports tab. The classes tab is the first thing you will see upon logging in.
We’ve brought your classes front and center to help you quickly access what matters most. You can quickly create or edit classes, and view the number of active students in each group.
The biggest updates to the Learning Upgrade LMS can be found on the Students page. Everything you used to do in the Students and Courses tab can now be done here on one page.
We’ve added the ability to select multiple (or all) students, and apply global actions like assigning courses, removing courses, printing report cards, and printing student login information. Just select a few students to get started, and click the grey ‘Perform Action’ button to view available actions.
Individual Student Actions:
All of the actions available in the ‘Perform Action’ menu are also available for individual students using the ‘⋮ ‘ button in each student row. Right next to the ‘⋮ ‘ action menu, you’ll find buttons to edit a student’s profile, open the student monitor report, or view the student activity log. You can also toggle your student to be ‘active’ or ‘inactive’ on your license to clear space.
Click ‘+Add Student’
To get started, click the blue ‘+Add Student’ button in the menu above your class list.
Select to ‘Add an Existing Student to Class’ or ‘+Add a New Student’ and follow the instructions below.
Add Existing Student to Class:
To add an existing student to your class, set your filters, select your students using check boxes, and then click the ‘add student(s)’ button.
+Add a New Student: Invite, Upload, Create Individual
If you select the ‘+Add a New Student’ option, you’ll be prompted to Invite Students, Upload Student Information, or Create New Student Account
If you would like to have students self enroll into Learning Upgrade and create their own accounts, you can invite your students with a class guide. First click the ‘Generate Code’ button, and then click the ‘Download Class Guide’ link.
Upload Student Information:
If you would like to upload students from a spreadsheet, you can download our template and then upload the file. After uploading the file, we will display your uploaded student accounts. You can add courses, select students, and edit fields using the pencil button. Click the ‘Submit’ button when you’re ready to upload students,
Once you’ve successfully uploaded your students, you can select them on the class/students page and use the ‘Show/Print Class Password’ in the ‘Perform Action Menu’.
Create a New Student Account:
If you would like to create a new student manually, you can click the ‘Create a New Student Account’ and fill out all fields in the form. After submitting the form, you will receive a sign-in sheet for the student.
For a detailed look at student accounts, you can view a student details screen by clicking on their name in your class. In Student Details, you can edit student account information, assign lessons, unlock a course, and view progress data in one spot.
To assign lessons or ‘unlock’ a course, click on the pencil button next to a course in Student Details. You will see a lesson menu pop up that will allow you to move your student ahead to any lesson.
Once your students have access to a Learning Upgrade account and begin completing lessons, it’s time to track and monitor their progress using the Reports Tab.
The first thing you notice is a handy dashboard that lets you track your students progress over time. This dashboard with show progress over the last month, but you can zoom in using the slider bar above the graph.
Below the dashboard, you’ll find a full progress summary, and customizable reports. We will have five reports live at the launch of our new LMS, with many more to come later. Each report has filters so that you can customize the data you wish to see.
We’re currently working on the functionality to allow teachers to launch their Learning Upgrade Teacher Whiteboard course from the new LMS. In the meantime, teachers can use the student app to login to their whiteboard course. To get started, locate your teacher whiteboard course in an existing class.
Logging In With Existing Teacher Whiteboard
Once you’ve located your teacher whiteboard in a class, click on the ‘⋮ ‘ icon in that row to find the Print Password action.
With your teacher whiteboard course username and password in hand, you can now launch the student app on your smartphone via the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store, or open the web app using a browser. Just click the green login button and enter your credentials.
Creating a New Teacher Whiteboard
To create a new teacher whiteboard course in a class, you can follow the instructions above for ‘+Add a New Student: Invite, Upload, Create Individual‘. When you’re creating the account, choose “Teacher” when assigning a grade and “Teacher Upgrade” when assigning a course.
One of the major updates coming to the new Learning Upgrade LMS is the ability to assign roles. At launch we’ll have two roles, Teacher and Org Admin. I’ve covered the scope of the Teacher role above and will be giving an introduction to the Org Admin role below. Keep an eye out for new features being added to the Org Admin role, we have a lot of updates planned for Fall 2021.
When you first login to your Org Admin role you’ll see a data visualization widget and widget with links to our most popular reports.
In the Teachers tab, you’ll find a list of all teachers registered on your license. You can remove teachers by making them inactive, edit their account information, assign org admin access to other teachers, and login to their accounts from this tab.
In the Reports tab, you’ll find links to our most popular reports under Student Reports. We will have five reports live at the launch of our new LMS, with many more to come later. Each report has filters so that you can customize the data you wish to see.
We have many exciting feature updates coming to the Org Admin role over the next few months. You’ll be able to monitor your license(s) from the Licenses tab, track multi-site deployments from the Organizations tab, monitor multiple schools using a license in the Schools tab, and monitor every student on your licenses from the Students tab.