Creating and managing assessments shouldn't be hard, and it definitely shouldn't be boring. We've spent the last few months working on the Cadmus Teacher Environment, and we're excited to share some brand new changes with you today. They're designed to make your assessment experience a little bit nicer and a whole lot simpler. And the best part? It's all here in time for your pre-semester setup. Let's take a look at what's new:
We've updated the look and feel of the Teacher Environment, making things clearer and more accessible. With a smoother workflow and plenty of guidance along the way, you'll have your next assignment up and running in no time.
You can now get started with a template as you write your instructions. With the click of a button, you'll have a template ready to go — no more copying and pasting! It couldn't be easier to create learning centred instructions from the get-go. Learn more about Cadmus Templates.
We understand the challenges of managing special circumstances for students, which is why we've made it possible for you to grant individual student extensions within Cadmus. Learn more about how extensions work.
We've improved how you manage your class, with new features in the My Class page. Sync your LMS class list with Cadmus in seconds, quickly set up groups for marking, and easily edit assignment settings. And thanks to some valuable feedback from teachers, you can now download grades and submissions straight from Cadmus too.
You'll find brand new video guides in the Get Started section of our website. Our teacher series takes you through all there is to know about creating and managing assignments in Cadmus. It's the perfect place to start if you're using Cadmus for the first time (or if you need a refresher after the holidays). We've got a series for students as well, which is all you'll need when it's time to introduce your class to Cadmus.
It doesn't stop there. We know everyone looks forward to their weekly learning analytics reports via email, but soon you'll be able to find your assignment insights in-app. Access information about student engagement whenever you like, and take actions to better support your students. To find out when Insights goes live (and all our other exciting product news), you can subscribe to our email list below.
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We've put together a few ideas for ensuring your students have a successful experience using Cadmus in their upcoming exam alternatives and major assessments.
Deakin University academic Ross Monaghan shares some advice for fellow teachers considering exam alternatives in light of recent COVID-19 changes to teaching.