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Adding Groups

The first thing you'll need to do after signing up is add Groups to organize your Learners.  You can create an unlimited number of groups.  You'll want to give some thought to what will work best for you.  Should your Groups match your class periods?  Small groups within your classes?  Your Dashboard will list your Groups alphabetically, so consider how your Group names will affect the listing order.

To add a Group:

  1. Go to Groups in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. On the Groups page, click "Add New" on the upper right in the green bar.
  3. Name your Group.
  4. Add a level and description if you wish.
  5. Scroll down and click "Add Course".
  6. Choose your Course options and click "Add".
  7. Click "Add Learner" if you already created Learners but haven't added them to a Group.  The pop-up will show "No Learners Available" if all of your Learners are already in a Group.
  8. Click "Save".
  9. Repeat steps 2-8 for each Group you want to create.

Editing Groups

You might need to edit a Group to add additional Courses, remove a Learner, add or change the name, level, or description, or deactivate the Group.  Removing a Learner from the Group does not delete that Learner's account or progress.

  1. Go to Groups in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. On the Groups page, click the name of the Group you wish to edit.
  3. Make your changes.
  4. Click "Update".

Deactivated Groups

Deactivating a Group disables the Group Join Code.  It does not prevent learning activity for the Learner in the Group, or remove the Group from your Dashboard.

Adding Learners

After adding Groups, you're ready to add your Learners.  There is no limit to how many Learners you can have.  Creating a Learner account using a Group Code means an email address is not required.  There are two options for adding Learners:

  1. Share the Groups Codes with your students for them to either create their own Learner accounts or update their existing Learner accounts, or
  2. Create the Learner accounts yourself.

Option 1

Share the Group Codes with your students and have them go to https://neuhausacademy.org/lms/user/register-learner to Sign Up. Students won't need to use an email address when they use a Group Code, and using the Group Code will add your students right into the Groups you created.  Remind your students to choose their usernames carefully - they can't be changed.  All other information in the profile can be changed later.

Option 2

To create Learner accounts as an Instructor:

  1. Go to Groups in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. Make note of the Group Code(s) for the Learner(s) you are about to create.
  3. Go to Learners in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  4. On the Learners page, click "Add New" on the upper right in the green bar.
  5. Fill in the Full Name and Username.  Choose usernames carefully - they can't be changed.
  6. Skip Email.
  7. Fill in Password twice.
  8. Fill in the Group Code.
  9. Click "Join".  The Group Name will appear below the Group Code.
  10. Choose the Time Zone.
  11. Click "Create".
  12. Repeat steps 4-11 as many times as necessary.

Learner Reports

Individual Learner Report Cards are available in PDF, CSV, and HTML formats.  You'll find them on the Learners page in the Export Quizzes column.  Each Learner's report shows every attempt for every attempted Word.

Resetting Learner Passwords

If your Learners did not include an email address when signing up, they cannot reset their own passwords.  To reset a Learners password from the Instructor account:

  1. Go to Learners in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. Click the Username of the Learner.
  3. Click "Change Password".
  4. Fill in the new password twice.
  5. Click "Update".

Posing as a Learner

Sometimes, you just have to see what your student sees.  Or, you've created a Learner account for yourself and don't want to log out of your Instructor account.  To pose as one of your Learners:

  1. Go to Learners in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. Find the Learner you need to pose as.
  3. Click "Login" on that Learner's row.
  4. Enter your password (not the Learner's password).
  5. Click "Confirm".
  6. When you're ready to return to your Instructor view, click "Stop Posing" at the top of the page.

Messaging Learners

Your Learners can message you and you can message them.  You cannot message any Learners that have not joined your groups.  You cannot message other Instructors unless your Instructor account is part of an Organization account.

To send a message to a Learner

  1. Go to Learners in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. Find the Learner you wish to message.
  3. Click "Send Message" in their row.
  4. Additional recipients can be added.
  5. Fill in Subject and Message.
  6. Designate whether or not this Message is an Assigment.
  7. Click "Send".

--OR--

  1. Go to Messages in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. Click "New Message" on the upper right in the green bar.
  3. Click "Add Recipients".
  4. Fill in Subject and Message.
  5. Designate whether or not this Message is an Assigment.
  6. Click "Send".

Messaging Support

To send a message to Support:

  1. Go to Messages in the left pop-out navigation menu.
  2. Click "Contact Support" on the upper right in the green bar.
  3. Fill in Subject and Message.
  4. Click "Send".