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Because Exploros is a collaborative environment, you need a good Internet connection for things to work properly. If you are using the HTML5 version of the app, open it with a Chrome or Safari browser.

If you need additional help along the way, you can chat live with the Exploros support team by clicking the chat icon in the lower right corner of the app home screen.

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In Exploros, everything is organized by the classes you create, so to see learning experiences in your app, you must create at least one class. For assistance, watch this video or follow these steps:

If this is the first time you have logged in to Exploros, the app will prompt you to create a class.

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If you have a Google Classroom account, choose “Import From Google Classroom.” Exploros and Google will do the work for you, creating student accounts and connecting them to a class.

If you do not use Google Classroom, name the class and choose “Create Class.”

Next set the class details:

  • Grade level
  • Subject
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If you have students connected to your account, you can add them to the class roster now. You can also skip this step for now and come back to it later (see the Managing Your Classes instructions below).

Preview gives you an advance look at the teacher view of the experience.

To get started previewing material, choose the class from the main menu. Then open your learning experience library by clicking the blue Add icon on the right.

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Any curriculum you have is arranged in collections. Browse through your library, opening collections to navigate to individual learning experiences. Roll-over an experience and click Preview.

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If you want to preview a learning experience from the student view, see "How do I review an experience from both the teacher and student view?"

You can connect students to a class in one of three ways:

  • Importing students from Google Classroom. If you used Google Classroom to create your class, you are already done. All student accounts were created and connected to the class automatically.
  • Using your private teacher code. Use this method in the classroom with students who have school-based gmail or email accounts.
  • Importing a student list. Use this method to connect students who do not have school-based email addresses.

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Connect Students with Gmail or Email

To connect students to a class using your private teacher code, watch this video or follow these steps:

  1. Access the menu to the right of your profile image to find your private teacher code. exploros-teacher-code
  2. Share this case-sensitive teacher code with your students.
  3. If students already have Exploros accounts connected to other teachers, tell them to log in to the app, access the menu to the right of their profile image, choose “Connect to teacher,” and enter your private teacher code. Connect-to-teacher-using-teacher-code
  4. If students do not yet have Exploros accounts, instruct them to launch the Exploros website (exploros.com) using a Chrome or Safari browser. They should click “I’m a Student,” enter your code, and then create their student accounts. If your students have gmail accounts, they should use the “Sign up with Google” option. By submitting the form, they are agreeing to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  5. Once students are connected to your account, you need to add them to the class. Choose “Roster.” In the blue menu on the left, choose “All Students” to see a list of all students connected to your teacher account. Select the students that you want to add to this class roster. From the Action menu, choose “Add to Class.” That’s it; your class roster is now set up. Adding-connected-students-to-a-class

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Import Usernames (Not for email or gmail)

To connect students to a class by importing a class list, watch this video or follow these steps:

  1. We recommend that you read "Student Single Sign-On Best Practices" before importing your students. Correctly setting up your student usernames can prevent future confusion for students.
  2. Choose the class from the main menu.
  3. Choose “Roster” from the class menu. importing-a-class-list
  4. Choose the Import Students tab.
  5. Cut and paste from a prepared list, or type each student’s first name, last name, username, and password. (Note that the email address is optional.) Ensure that:
    • the password contains at least six characters
    • the information for each student is on a separate line
    • the information is entered in order and separated by commas
    An alternate method is to download the CSV template, enter the class roster data, and upload the file.
  6. Click “Next.” Review the information you have entered and make any necessary edits. Confirm the class roster list.
  7. Email yourself a copy of the class information for safekeeping. Once you leave this screen, you will not be able to access the passwords you created for this class.
  8. The student accounts are created and connected to your teacher account. They are automatically added to the selected class roster. That’s it; your class roster is now set up.

Note: When you and your students interact within the Exploros app, it’s nice to put a face to a name! Before starting to teach a class new to Exploros, we recommend that you and your students upload a profile image:

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  1. Click the settings menu icon.
  2. Select “Take a photo” to use the device camera or “Choose from file” to select an image saved on the device.
  3. Select “Remove” to delete the current image.
  4. Save your changes before leaving this screen.
To assign a learning experience, follow these steps:
  1. Click the main menu icon and select the class you want to assign the experience to. Then click the blue Add icon to bring up your learning experience library and locate the desired experience.
  2. On the experience card, click “Assign.” how-to-assign-a-learning-experience
  3. On the Enter Details screen, accept the default start and end date. Enter something in the Note field if you want to distinguish this experience from others you might assign (e.g., “Differentiated, Advanced Group”). You can change the default start date and time for activating the experience, or the end date and time (the point when the experience will expire and students can no longer work on it). If you are not sure how long an experience will take to complete in your classroom, err on the side of overestimation. You can always change the end date and time later on. Assigning-an-experience-step1-details
  4. Next, choose the students. Choose “Entire Class.” Assigning-an-experience-step2 If you want to assign an experience to only a subset of your students, choose Entire Class and then delete the ones you do not want to invite. Before you move on to the Assign screen, you will be asked if you want to save the group you just created. If you do not, click “No.” If you do want to save it, give the group a name and click “Save.” If you want to create differentiated groups within a class, repeat this process for each group you want to make. Once you create and save these groups, they will always appear in the Step 2 drop-down menu. Saving-groups-in-class
  5. On the Assign screen, click the Assign button. The experience will be pushed to the assigned students’ apps. Assigning-an-experience-step3

To teach a learning experience, follow these steps:

  1. Open the experience from the Assigned list.
  2. The default pane is is the Dashboard, where you can see which students are logged in, and keep track of student progress. Navigate to the Activity pane to see the content and teach. Experience-activity-pane
  3. Lead your students through the scenes.
To assign and teach a learning experience with small groups, follow these steps:
  1. If the learning experience enables small-group work, a grid will appear when you assign students. You can adjust the number of small groups (minimum 2, maximum 10). Assign each student to a small group by clicking a group square beside his or her name. You will not be able to assign the experience until you have placed every student into a small group and ensure that every group has at least one member. How-to-assign-small-groups
  1. The teacher notes will instruct you when to divide the class into small groups and when to return to individual work.
  2. It is recommended that you assign a note taker for each small group or tell the students to choose their own. Each small group makes one post for all members.
When teaching a learning experience that has teacher-driven navigation, note these rules:
  1. Your students cannot change scenes by themselves. Every time you change a scene, student devices will be updated to that same scene.
  2. An “Eyes on Teacher” indicator means that your students should be watching you; there is no content on their devices. Eyes-on-teacher
  3. Students can navigate to the student dashboard and to the pack.
  4. If there is a link to an external site, your students will need to navigate back to Exploros on their own by clicking the browser tab or window containing the app. External windows and tabs are not controlled by Exploros.
  5. If you exit the experience, your students will also be forced to exit.

To create additional classes, follow these steps:

  1. Access the main menu and click the CLASSES Add icon. Adding-a-class
  2. Follow the steps for Creating Classes and Connecting Students to a Class.
To edit an existing class, follow these steps:
  1. Click the main menu icon and choose the class you want to update. Its name will appear at the top left.
  2. Click the class menu icon and choose “Roster” from the drop-down menu to edit the class student list.
  3. To add students, follow the instructions in Connecting Students to a Class. To delete students, select them from the list, and choose “Remove from Class” from the Action menu.
  4. To change class settings, choose “Settings” from the class menu. You can rename the class, change the grade or subject, and delete a class. Note that deleting a class will remove all data, all active experiences, and all ended experiences for this class. The students will remain connected to your teacher account.
If you want to add more learning experiences to your library, go to our website, click “Exchange” at the bottom of our home page, log in with your teacher account, and add as many learning experiences to your cart as you please. Most of them are free.

Access the Settings menu to the right of your profile image.

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There are three Account Settings tabs: Profile, School, and Credentials.

Profile: Choose a title to be displayed with your family name, and edit your name and profile image.

Follow these steps to add your picture:

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  1. Click the Edit icon.
  2. Select “Take a photo” to use the device camera or “Choose from file” to select an image saved on the device.
  3. Select “Remove” to delete the current image.
  4. Save your changes before leaving this screen.

School: Associate your teacher account with your school for reporting purposes.

  1. Enter your school’s zip code.
  2. Choose your school from the generated list.
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Credentials: Review information about your user name, password, and product licenses. Change your password here if your Exploros account is not linked to a Google account.

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What is student Single Sign On (SSO)?

Single sign on is a user authentication method that enables a student to have a single user name and password in order to access multiple applications. Examples of K-12 SSO systems are Google Classroom, Clever, and Microsoft Classroom.

The student logs into the SSO system. When apps are integrated with an SSO system, the student has a one-click process to log in to the app.

Why you should use SSO

  • Students do not need to remember multiple app-specific user names and passwords. Classroom time is therefore more efficient.
  • The student has a single identity within an app: if a student is using an app in multiple classes with different teachers, all student work and assignments will be collected in a single account.
  • When SSO is adopted at the school or district level, students can have a single user name for their entire K-12 career. School or district administrators can view data for a given student across multiple disciplines and classes, deriving a record of each student’s progress in all subjects and even across all grades.

Exploros and SSO

Google Classroom: Exploros currently supports SSO via Google Classroom. If your school is a Google Classroom school, use the Import from Google Classroom method of connecting your students.

Other SSO system: If your school uses a different SSO system, we recommend that the school Student Information System (SIS) coordinator sets up the Exploros student accounts using the usernames and passwords from that system.

  1. SIS coordinator imports all students via the Import CSV method.
  2. Teachers do a one-time connection process: students log into Exploros and enter the private teacher code.

No school/district SSO policy: If your school does not have a SSO system and has no policy on student accounts, we recommend:

  1. If your students have school gmail accounts: Your students should use their gmail accounts to sign into Exploros via the “Log in with Google” button.
  2. Otherwise: You should consult with your school Student Information System (SIS) coordinator before importing your class. The lack of a SSO policy can lead to multiple digital identities for students across apps, classes, and grades.

When you assign an experience to students, both you and your students will see it in the app, in either the Assigned or Scheduled list.

Assigned experiences are active during the dates and times indicated below the title. When the end date and time are reached, the learning experience becomes read-only and moves to the Ended list. If you want to extend or shorten the time of an experience while you are in it, go to the experience’s dashboard, click the calendar icon at the top far right corner, and reset the date or time. If you want to end the experience immediately, go to the home screen and click “End Now” on the experience card.

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Scheduled experiences have not yet begun, and therefore, your students cannot access them. As a teacher, you can edit their settings, such as the start and end dates and times or assigned students, and preview the scenes. When the scheduled time arrives, the learning experience moves to the Assigned list, where you and your students can begin participation.

Ended experiences have expired and become read-only, meaning students can no longer post, respond to one another, or enter information in any way. You and your students can view the content and posts in an ended experience.

When you open an ended experience and click the activity icon, you will see two links at the top left corner:

  • View as: “Experience” to see the experience as it appeared when it was active. View as “Student Work,” to strip out the static content so that you can focus solely on the student work posted to the input elements. When the view is set to “Student Work,” a Print link appears.
  • Student: “Summary,” shows you each input element and all student work per element. “Each Student” groups each student’s work for all input elements. Beneath those two options, you will see all students assigned to the experience. Choose a name to display just that student’s work.
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When you click an active experience, the toolbar at the bottom of the Exploros app will display these icons:

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The back arrow takes you to the home screen.

The dashboard icon takes you to the activity dashboard, which has three tabs:

  • Students— A list of all students who have been assigned the current experience. You can add and remove students from the experience.
  • Progress—Student progress through an active experience. Students who are currently logged in to Exploros appear in blue. The tab displays the progress and time spent on the experience as a class average and for each student. The progress bar indicates the locations of scenes and gates. You can sort the student list alphabetically by last name or by progress through the experience. If the experience is set for small-group work, you can sort students by the small group to which they have been assigned.
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  • Posts—A summary of the class posts you have or have not seen.

The activity icon takes you to the learning experience, where you can navigate through content and interact with students.

The pack icon leads to additional resources, such as website links, PDFs, and videos that give more background on the subject matter. Some pack items are visible to teachers only. Student pack items may be released to students only when they reach a particular scene.

The Skill Tracker icon appears in the toolbar only for learning experiences in which the feature has been enabled. The Skill Tracker lets you track pre-defined student skills (NGSS, Common Core, 21st Century Skills, etc.) over time across a series of experiences. The Skill Tracker screen (see top photo, below) displays the skills you can annotate in the columns. If the Skill Tracker is pre-set to track more than one set of skills (e.g., NGSS Science Practices and Crosscutting Concepts), the screens for each set can be accessed by clicking the corresponding tab at the top center of the Skill Tracker. To add a note for a student, click the square corresponding to the skill and the student. This action will open a pop-up window (see bottom photo, below) in which you can add a note, an image of the student’s work (by clicking the image icon), and/or a link to the student’s work (by clicking the link icon).

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A learning experience is divided into scenes. The length of a scene depends on the amount of content and discussion or interaction in it. As a teacher, you can freely navigate from scene to scene. However, in most cases, students cannot move on to the next scene until they have answered a certain number of input elements in the current scene.

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Many scenes contain a gate that enables you to control the pace. You will need to unlock the gate before students can progress to the next scene.

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If an experience is designed as teacher-controlled navigation, students cannot move to a different scene on their own. Each time you change scenes on your device, all student devices are moved to the new scene as well.

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When you or your students post to an input element, Exploros identifies who submitted the post with a thumbnail containing a profile image (if uploaded), student initials, or the small group’s number.

For elements that “grow” with each post—the discussion wall and the table—the thumbnail displays to the left of each specific post. For all other elements, the thumbnails are placed along the top of the element. Click a thumbnail to view that student or small group’s post or to access its edit menu.

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When students submit a post to an input element, they always have the option to edit or delete the post. You as teacher can edit or delete any student post, with the exception of drag-and-drop element posts.

Click the thumbnail of the post you want to edit or delete. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose the desired action.

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Notes:

  • The discussion wall also enables you to change the share settings of a specific post.
  • A post submitted on behalf of a small group can be edited by any member of the small group.

Elements that require student input have different possible share settings:

  • From student: posted by each individual student
  • From small group (for small-group enabled experiences): posted by a single student on behalf of a small group; any small group member may edit the post
  • To teacher: post is visible to the teacher only
  • To group: post is visible to all invited students

The circle around the indicator represents the percentage of students who have posted to that element.

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Exploros is collaborative, but participants may or may not be working through a learning experience at the same time. If a student is the first to participate in a learning experience, he or she likely won’t see what his or her peers have posted to input elements. Therefore, you should remind students to check back at a later time to review and respond to posts they have not yet seen in the learning experience.

If you see an orange numbered square next to a discussion wall element, the number within the square indicates how many of the discussion wall’s posts you have not yet viewed. To see those posts, click the indicator and they will appear in the discussion pane with the students’ names briefly highlighted in orange. For gated input elements set to share with the group, students must post an answer before they can view the posts other students have uploaded.

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Input elements used for formative assessment questions that have a discrete correct answer—for example, a multiple choice question—may have been authored to auto-assess the students’ answers. Students are not shown the auto-assessment in the active experience.

Multiple choice: Click the distribution bars to see who submitted an answer.

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Drag-and-drop: Click your profile thumbnail to see the correct answers. The thumbnail of each student who has submitted an answer indicates their auto-score:

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Exploros also supports summative assessment built from test items that send data to a report for later viewing.

As a teacher, click the assessment element to display the status of each student assigned the experience: not started, started, or completed the assessment. If you wish to view the test items, click “View” in the bottom right corner.

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Students can skip questions and come back to them later. If they leave the element before they complete it, upon re-entry the test automatically displays the item they were viewing. When they click the End Test button on the final item, their final answers are submitted and they cannot reopen the element.

You and your students can view the assessment results once the learning experience expires. If all your students have completed the assessment and you want to view their results immediately, go to the home screen and click “End Now” on the experience’s card.

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Expand the Ended list to locate the experience, which will likely be near the top since it recently expired. Open it and navigate to the scene that contains the assessment. When you click it, a heat map of student results displays.

Click an item number below the heat map to view the item, the correct answer, and each student’s response.

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Some of the Exploros curriculum content is customizable. If you want to adapt an experience for your classroom, consult the Authoring Guide and the Best Practices document.

An Exploros experience is made up of various elements: display (e.g., text, notes), media (e.g., images, video), functional (e.g., gates), and input (e.g., word clouds, discussion walls, graphic organizers).

This section gives an overview of each input element and help for specific functionality. For general functionality, see the sections:

  • Entering, Editing, and Deleting Posts
  • Recognizing Share Settings
  • New Posts Indicators

You can interact with your students via the discussion wall. Students can post text, images, and links to the wall. If the wall is set to “Share with Group,” students can reply to one another. As a teacher, you can reply to students’ posts regardless of the Share setting.

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Students can edit and delete their own posts. As a teacher, you can edit or delete any student’s post.

If in the course of an experience you notice a post to a discussion wall that was shared only with you, but you would like to share it with the class, you can click the wall’s menu and choose the option “Share with group” (see image below). When you change the share setting, the post will appear in every student’s discussion wall.

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Likewise, if you notice a post that was shared with the class, but you feel it should not be visible to all students, change the setting to “Share with teacher only” (see image above). The post will remain visible for you and the student who uploaded it; it will disappear from all other students’ discussion walls.

You can submit example posts for your students to discussion walls that are set to “Share with Group.” However, if a wall is set to “Share with Teacher,” you cannot initiate a new wall post.

The word cloud displays students’ posts, and the size of a given post reflects its relative frequency. A word or phrase that has been submitted by many students will be larger than the other posts.

For best results, students should limit their posts to a word or short phrase. To add more than one entry to a word cloud, separate entries with a comma, for example: George Washington, John Adams.

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You can click a thumbnail profile image to identify what words or phrases a specific student posted, or click a word in the cloud to see which students posted the word.

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The table element is designed for collaborative tables. Generally, students will be able to post a single row, which may be shared with the group or just you as teacher. If the table has been pre-set for multiple posts per student, each time the student submits a row a new empty row will be added at the bottom of the table.

To edit or delete a row after submission, click the thumbnail profile image beside the row and then access the drop-down menu.

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You can alphanumerically sort the display of data in a table by clicking the corresponding column header. You can click above the thumbnail images to sort the display by poster (students or small groups).

You can post examples for your students to a table regardless of its share setting.

The choice element is a multiple choice element that is shared with teacher only. Students do not see the answer distributions. The choice element may be authored to enable students to choose a single answer or multiple answers, and auto-assessment may be enabled. A student can edit or delete his or her post.

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Click an answer distribution bar to see which of your students selected a specific answer.

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The poll element is a multiple choice element that is shared with the entire group. Students also see the answer distributions.

The draw element provides a canvas with various tools, which are configured for the specific experience. The element may also display a pre-loaded background image that students are asked to annotate.

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Students can use the image picker to upload a stored image to the canvas, or they can use the device camera to take an image for upload. Once they have uploaded the image, they click where they want to position its top left corner and then drag to size the image within the window. They should deselect the tool before clicking the canvas to perform other operations.

If you have zoomed in the canvas, use the Pan tool to drag the image and bring a different section of it into view.

The draw element contains basic draw tools for adding lines, rectangles, and ellipses, and for setting colors:

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To change the color of text, a line, or the border of a shape, click “Stroke” and select a color before you enter the text or create the shape. To change the color within a shape, click “Fill” before you create the shape.

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When using the text tool to annotate the drawing, you must click outside the text field to “enter” the text before navigating away; otherwise, the text will not be saved.

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To undo the last thing you added to the window, click the undo icon; to restore it, click the redo icon. To clear the entire window and start over, click “Clear.” To edit or delete an image you already posted, click your profile image to access the menu at the upper right corner of the element.

The draw element may be configured to include stamps. The actual stamps available are specific to the given experience. To use a stamp, click the Stamp icon and then choose the desired stamp below the canvas. Click anywhere on the canvas to place a stamp, or click and drag to stretch the stamp.

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A drag-and-drop element presents students with a bank of tiles containing text, and a set of targets for placing the tiles. The targets may be within a text passage or placed on a background image.

Students click a tile, drag it to the desired target, hover until they see a green plus sign, and then drop the tile onto the target. If students change their minds before submitting their work, they can drag a tile from one target to another.

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In teacher view, click your profile image to view the correct answer.

The drag-and-drop elements are shared with teacher only. They optionally may be pre-set to auto-assess the student work.

The fill-in-the-blanks element presents students with text that includes blanks. The student types short text answers into each blank.

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There may be optional hints that the student displays by clicking the ? icon.

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The fill-in-the-blank element is shared with teacher only. It may optionally be pre-set to auto-assess the student answers. The assessment is NOT case sensitive; e.g., John Adams, john adams, and jOHN aDAMS may all be assessed as correct. A student can delete or edit her answers after submission.

This element has a variety of graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and concept maps. Students can post any amount of text to a graphic organizer’s input fields. If the text overfills the field, click “Read More” to display the full entry.

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In some cases, students will also be able to upload a picture of a graphic organizer they filled out on paper; this option is indicated by a camera icon at the bottom left of the element.

The teacher view shows suggested answers. If you want to model for students how to fill out the graphic organizer, you can choose “Hide suggested answers” from the element menu and then choose “Edit” to enable text entry.

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Your teacher code is an alphanumeric ID that is linked to your account. You will find it in the menu to the right of your profile image.

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When preparing to teach an experience, we recommend viewing it not only from your teacher account but also from a student account. And to get a feel for how the experience would work in real time, you should use two devices or two independent browsers (e.g., teacher logged in to the app in Chrome and the student logged in to the app in Safari). To do preview as teacher and student:

  1. Use a different email address to create your student account and follow the steps outlined in Connecting students to a class. Then add your student account to one of your classes or create a unique class.
  2. Log in to Exploros with your teacher account and follow the steps outlined in Assigning and teaching a learning experience. Assign the experience only to your student account. You may want to create a group just for your student account by clicking “Yes” when the pop-up window asks you if you want to save the group you created for future use.
  3. Work through the experience as a student.
  4. Monitor the experience as a teacher. Some experiences contain teacher gates that allow you to control the pace of student progress. If you come across one, you will need to unlock it from the teacher view so that you can continue through the experience as a student.

Click the link next to “Forgot your password?” on the app’s login screen, and you will receive a new temporary password via email.

Access Account Settings in the menu to the right of your profile image. Then click Credentials. Note that if you log in with Google, you do not have a separate Exploros password. You cannot reset a Google password from within Exploros.

To change a student’s password:

  1. From the main menu, choose a class.
  2. From the class menu, choose “Roster.”
  3. Locate the student in the All Students or Class list. Click the student’s username.
  4. Enter a new password. Then alert the student to the change.
  5. Note that if your students log in with Google, you will not be able to reset their passwords from within Exploros.

Importing a class from Google Classroom is a one-way, one-time action. Any updates you make in Google Classroom will not appear in the app and vice versa. You will need to make your updates in Exploros manually.

To add or delete a student from an active experience:

  1. Go to the Students tab of the dashboard.
  2. If you want to add a student, click “Add Student” and select the student from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you want to delete a student, which you can do only before a student starts participating, click the x to the far right of his or her name.

To assign an experience to a class, you must have students in the class:

If you do not have any students connected to your account, see Connecting Students to a Class.

If you do have students connected to your account, you need to add them to the class roster.

  1. Choose “Roster” from the class menu.
  2. In the blue menu on the left, choose “All Students” to see a list of all students connected to your teacher account.
  3. Select the students that you want to add to this class roster.
  4. From the Action menu, choose “Add to Class.”
  5. Now you can advance to step 2 to choose students when assigning an experience.

To change the duration of an experience:

  1. From the experience dashboard, click the calendar icon in the upper far right corner.
  2. Set a new date and/or time and click “Done.”
  3. If you want to end an experience immediately, go to the home screen and click “End Now” on the experience card.

If your students encounter problems moving on to the next scene:

  • make sure they have answered all the input elements in the current scene, and
  • if there are teacher gates, check that you have unlocked them.

First, check to ensure that you are connected to the Internet at or near full-signal strength. Then make sure you are using a Chrome or Safari browser. If you still experience issues, clear the browsing data and relaunch the app.

Make sure the student or students are connected not only to your account but also to the class to which you assigned the experience. If not, follow the instructions in Connecting students to a class.

Then go to the dashboard of the learning experience, click the Students tab, and add the student to the assignment list.

If you are a new user, see Creating Classes for instructions on how to create a class. If you have already created classes, click the menu icon, select a class, and a large blue icon will appear on the right. Click it to access your learning experience library.

Accessing-the-experience-liberary

This message appears when the Exploros app has lost its connection to the Exploros server because you don’t have solid Internet access. Check that your device is connected to the Internet at or near full-signal strength.

You may also get this message when you reenter the app after not using it for a while. Usually, Exploros will find the server on its own, but if you continue to receive this message, refresh your browser tab. If this action does not fix the issue and you know your device is connected to the Internet at or near full-signal strength, quit the browser and reload the Exploros app.

When learning experiences reach their end date and time, they move to the Ended list. By default, the list is collapsed, so you need to expand it by clicking “Ended.” You can then locate and open up an expired experience and see your students’ work, but students can no longer add posts or comments to that experience.

If you recently purchased a learning experience on the Exchange, you may need to refresh the home screen to get it to appear in your library. If you are using the iPad version of the app, pull down on the home screen; if you are using the HTML5 version, just refresh your browser tab.

The video below contains a condensed version of our Exploros OER teacher training. In it, we show you how to assign experiences, teach them, and review results. The video is loaded with teaching tips to ensure classroom success. We invite you to watch the whole video or choose specific sections using the left-hand navigation.




The video also contains instructions on how to teach with small groups, get help within the app or by chatting with Exploros, use Google Translate to assist ELL students, and how to use browser-based text to speech.

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