Avenue Teacher Support - how-tos

Welcome to Avenue! In this section, you will learn the basics of using Avenue from the teacher side. We’ll walk you through each part of the application and you’ll be using Avenue with ease in no time!

Logging Into Avenue

  1. Enter your username. Your username is the email address you used to sign up for Avenue.
  2. Enter your password. Passwords are case sensitive, so make sure it’s entered exactly how you created it.
  3. Click the checkmark button and you’re good to go!
  4. Forget your password? If you forget your password, click the “Forgot Password” link at the bottom of the screen. You will be prompted to enter your email address/username. An email will be sent to you with directions on how to reset your password.

Using “My Dashboard”

In your dashboard you can:

  • View your classes and review or evaluate student tasks by clicking on Classes
  • Record, upload, and search for media by clicking on Media
  • Create, modify, and manage tasks by clicking on Tasks
  • Check your settings by clicking the Settings button in the footer menu
  • Link to the management system by clicking the Manage button in the footer menu
  • Contact our support staff by clicking on the Support button in the footer menu (before you do that, remember to check back here if you have any questions about using Avenue!)
  • View the video tutorials for each screen by clicking the Help button in the footer menu

Using “My Classes”

Under “My Classes” you can view your classes and review or evaluate student tasks. To evaluate a student’s task, first select the student’s name. The list of tasks assigned to the student will appear:

Selecting a completed task will take you to the student assessment screen:

Here, you can view the student’s performance and then score their performance by

  1. Using the sliders to give a numerical score
  2. Providing video feedback
  3. Providing comments in the text field

After you save the grade and return to the dashboard, select the data icon to get a visual display of the student’s progress:

The CSV icon allows you to export individual student performance data for review in programs like Excel:

Using “My Media”

Your media library is where you will create or pull in the media you want to use in the tasks you build:

Here, you can:

  1. Record a video
  2. Search Flickr for an image
  3. Add text media
  4. Upload media files from your computer

When creating a video, use the red recording button to start. You will have up to three minutes to record content. Once you’ve completed the recording, stop it, give the video a title and then save it to your library.

To search for images using the Flickr integration tool, type in a keyword to search for. The search will return images that fall under the Creative Commons license.

To create a story stimulus using the text media option, begin typing into the text field:

Uploading an image or video from your hard drive is easy. Just make sure the media file meets these requirements:

Anytime you want to edit the name of the media asset, complete these easy steps:

  1. Select one of the media assets in your library.
  2. A pop up will appear where you can edit the media name or delete the media item altogether.

Using “My Tasks”

Your task library archives all of the tasks you create in Avenue. Arranged by most recently created, you can see when the task was last modified and last assigned to your students.

Here, you can also:

  1. Create a new task
  2. Assign a selected task
  3. Edit a selected task
  4. Copy a selected task
  5. Delete a selected task

When you create a new task, you will be taken to the Avenue Task Builder where you will add all of the components to creating a task for your students. It is designed to simulate what the students will be seeing. Using the navigation bar at the top, you can create customized tasks however way you want it to look.

To assign a task to your students, select the task and click the calendar icon. Drag students over individually or as a whole class to the far right table.

You can set a due date for the entire class by clicking on the icon at the bottom, or individually set due dates by selecting the calendar icon next to each student’s name. The trash icons will clear any due date you’ve applied.

Saving the task by clicking on the checkmark icon will automatically notify your students that they have a task that is due.

Editing a selected task allows you to modify any part of the task. If students have been assigned the task but haven’t completed it, the changes you make will update and be reflected in the task.

To copy a task, select the task you’d like to make a duplicate of and click on the copy icon. Copying an already existing task saves you some time if you want to keep the technical components of the task but would like to change the media, for example.

Finally, if you have no use for a task and want to remove it from your task library, simply select the trash icon and it’s gone!

Providing Feedback

Providing feedback to your students is simple. Once your students have completed their assigned task, you will receive an email notification.

When you are in Avenue:

  1. Go to your “Classes” view either from the dashboard or from the footer menu
  2. Select a class
  3. Select a student
  4. Select the task the student just completed. It will always have a score labeled “Pending”

Once you select the task, you will be taken to the feedback screen where you can view the student’s performance and provide assessments.

You can score their performance by:

  1. Using the sliders to give a numerical score
  2. Providing video feedback
  3. Providing comments in the text field

Data Visualization

The interactive visualization tool in Avenue displays student performance and progress in an informational graph.

To review a student’s progress data:

  1. Go to your “Classes” view either from the dashboard or from the footer menu
  2. Select a class
  3. Select a student
  4. Click the data icon to view the student’s progress

The graph will display and you can compare and contrast individual student data with an entire class.