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The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Session 4: Navigating the Digital Library. April 29, 2014. Agenda. Setting the Stage Logging into the Digital Library Completing Your Personal Profile Navigating the Digital Library to Find Resources Completing a Cover Profile for a New Resource. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>The Smarter Balanced Assessment ConsortiumSession 4: Navigating the Digital LibraryApril 29, 2014Welcome to Navigating the Digital Library.This tutorial is intended for members of State Leadership Teams and State Networks of Educators.1AgendaSetting the Stage</p> <p>Logging into the Digital Library</p> <p>Completing Your Personal Profile</p> <p>Navigating the Digital Library to Find Resources</p> <p>Completing a Cover Profile for a New Resource</p> <p>Page 2Our agenda today includes walking through the process of logging into the Digital Library and completing your Personal Profile. Well also learn about navigating the Digital Library Resources tab and completing a Cover Profile for a new resource. Lets start by discussing the learning goals and success criteria for today.</p> <p>2Educator Learning GoalsI understand the Digital Library Log In Procedure.</p> <p>I understand that the Digital Library search functionality facilitates finding resources.</p> <p>I understand the components of a Cover Profile and the steps needed to submit a resource.Page 3</p> <p>There are three learning goals for this tutorial:I understand the Digital Library Log In procedure.I understand that the Digital Library search functionality facilitates finding resources.I understand the components of a Cover Profile and the steps needed to submit a resource.3Educator Success CriteriaI can log into the Digital Library and complete my Personal Profile.</p> <p>I can use the Digital Library features to find resources.</p> <p>I can complete all of the Cover Profile fields required to submit a resource.Page 4</p> <p>Aligned to the learning goals, we have three success criteria:I can log into the Digital Library and complete my Personal Profile.I can use the Digital Library features to find resources.I can complete all of the Cover Profile fields required to submit a resource.4AgendaSetting the Stage</p> <p>Logging into the Digital Library</p> <p>Completing Your Personal Profile</p> <p>Navigating the Digital Library to Find Resources</p> <p>Completing a Cover Profile for a New Resource</p> <p>Page 5Now, lets log in to the Digital Library.</p> <p>5Navigate to the Digital Library</p> <p>Page 6https://beta.smarterbalancedlibrary.orgTo access the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Digital Library, type https://beta.smarterbalancedlibrary.org in your browser and press enter. This will take you directly to the Digital Library log in page.</p> <p>6Log into the Digital Library</p> <p>7This is the Digital Library Log In page.Enter your provided username and password and click Log into the Digital Library to continue. If you are a new State Leadership Team or State Network of Educators member, you will receive log in information via email.7Digital Library Resources Tab8</p> <p>After you log in, youll notice you are first presented with the Terms of Service page, followed by the Welcome Tutorial. Once you agree to the Terms of Service and view the Welcome Tutorial, which is optional, you will be directed to the Digital Library Resources tab. </p> <p>8AgendaSetting the Stage</p> <p>Logging into the Digital Library</p> <p>Completing Your Personal Profile</p> <p>Navigating the Digital Library to Find Resources</p> <p>Completing a Cover Profile for a New Resource</p> <p>Page 9The next step is to complete your Personal Profile.</p> <p>9Navigate to your Personal Profile</p> <p>10When you look at the top right corner of the screen, you will see five options in the navigation header. Your name will appear where you see Smarter Balanced in this example.Click your name and click Account. This will take you to your Personal Profile page.</p> <p>10Account</p> <p>11This is the Personal Profile page. This is where you provide information about yourself and decide what information will be visible to other users of the Digital Library. The software will also use this information to sort resources for you to review. It will provide materials that match the areas of expertise that you identify.</p> <p>11Personal Information</p> <p>12The first section under the Account tab is Personal Information.You will notice it has a red asterisk. You are required to complete every section, tab, and field with this symbol.On this page, you will enter your first name and last name, and then select your title from the drop-down menu. You will also have the option of uploading a profile picture and adding some background information in the About Me section. There is a green Save Changes button at the bottom right side of the screen. Click this button to save your personal information before moving to the next tab.</p> <p>12Expertise</p> <p>13After entering personal information, click the Expertise tab on the left side of the screen to add information about your professional background. Select the appropriate subject(s), grade(s), and student population(s) that apply to you. When you click in each box, a drop-down menu of choices will appear for each field. The Student Population(s) field is shown as an example.The Expertise tab is important because the information you provide here determines the resources that the software will recommend for you to review later. This tab also has a green Save Changes button at the bottom right side of the screen. Click this button to save information on your expertise.13Privacy</p> <p>14After entering your expertise, you may want to click the Privacy tab on the left side to specify what personal information you would like to make visible to other educators in the Digital Library.Please note that users cannot access your full account and no information will be displayed publicly outside of the Digital Library.Click the Save Changes button on the bottom right side of the screen to save your privacy choices.14Return to your Personal Profile</p> <p>15You can return to your personalized profile page from anywhere in the site by clicking on your name in the header at the top of the screen and selecting Account. </p> <p>15AgendaSetting the Stage</p> <p>Logging into the Digital Library</p> <p>Completing Your Personal Profile</p> <p>Navigating the Digital Library to Find Resources</p> <p>Completing a Cover Profile for a New Resource</p> <p>Page 16Now that youve seen how to personalize your profile, lets learn how to navigate the Digital Library Resources Tab to find materials.</p> <p>16Navigate to the Digital Library Resources</p> <p>17You will notice that there are some tabs located in the top left corner of the screen.To find Digital Library resources, click the Digital Library Resources button located in the top left corner of the screen. </p> <p>17Finding Digital Library Resources</p> <p>18This is where you can see all of the resources that have been posted to the Digital Library.Youll notice that resources are displayed as cards. By default, 12 cards are displayed. 18Show More Resources</p> <p>Page 19To see more resources, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Show More Resources. The next 12 resources will be displayed.When you click on the title of a resource, you will be able to view its Cover Profile. </p> <p>19View Options</p> <p>20You can also change the way resources appear by choosing grid view or list view on the right of the window under the filter categories. This example shows list view. You can return to the resource cards, seen in the previous slide, by clicking Grid View. 20Filter Digital Library Resources</p> <p>Page 21There are three ways you can search for resources.First, you can filter using as many as eleven categories that are displayed above the resource cards.If you do not want to use the filters, you can hide the categories by clicking Hide Categories in the top right of the filter section.</p> <p>21Filter Digital Library Resources</p> <p>22When you click on a filter category, a separate drop-down menu appears, allowing you to customize your search. This example shows the drop-down box for Resource Type.22Filter Digital Library Resources</p> <p>23Once you have selected your filters, click Apply Filters. You may also clear your filter choices by clicking Reset Filters.</p> <p>23Filter Digital Library Resources</p> <p>24</p> <p>After applying your selected filters, you may also edit those filters by clicking Edit Filters.24Search Digital Library Resources</p> <p>25The second way to search for resources is to use the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.Type key words in the oval next to the magnifying glass.Press the enter or return key to complete your search.Resource containing these words will be displayed25Sort Digital Library Resources</p> <p>26Finally, you can change the way resources are listed using the sort box on the left side of the screen under the filter categories. By default, resources are listed with the newest showing first. 26Sort Digital Library Resources</p> <p>Page 27When you click on Sort by: Newest, a drop-down menu appears that allows you to sort by Most Viewed or Highest Rated.27AgendaSetting the Stage</p> <p>Logging into the Digital Library</p> <p>Completing Your Personal Profile</p> <p>Navigating the Digital Library to Find Resources</p> <p>Completing a Cover Profile for a New Resource</p> <p>Page 28Now that youve seen different ways to find Digital Library Resources, lets take a look at how to complete the Cover Profile for a resource and how to submit a resource to the Digital Library.</p> <p>28Complete a Cover Profile</p> <p>29To complete a Cover Profile, click on the My Resources tab.29Create a New Resource</p> <p>30This is the My Resources page. Here you will see all of your resources. This includes your resources in draft, submitted, posted, and returned status. Notice that you also have the option to filter your resources using four categories: Resource State, Grades, Resource Type, and Subjects. When you are ready to create a resource, click Create New Resource to the right of the sort box.</p> <p>30Create a Resource Confirmation</p> <p>31Read through the overview on how to create a resource for the Digital Library. If you want to read more, click the gray arrows to the right and left of the screen.Click Continue to begin creating the Cover Profile for your resource.Click Cancel to return to the My Resources page.31Complete the Cover Profile</p> <p>32The first step in submitting a resource is to complete the Cover Profile. It is an important part of a resource because it provides information for reviewers and Digital Library users. The Cover Profile contains four sections: General, Materials, Details, and Tags. A red asterisk indicates the mandatory fields. Lets begin by looking at the General tab of the Cover Profile.32General Tab</p> <p>33In the General tab of the Cover Profile, enter a descriptive and unique title. This will help Digital Library users quickly and easily get a sense of whether the resource might fit their needs.Be sure to remove unnecessary words and information from your title, and keep in mind that the best titles are often not file names. Next, select the Resource Type. Identify the resource as an Instructional Resource, a Professional Learning Resource, or a combination. Your designation will determine the Quality Criteria that reviewers will use. Select Instructional Resource if the resources primary use is for K-12 classroom instruction utilizing at least one attribute of the formative assessment process to implement the Common Core State Standards. Learning goals and success criteria for these types of resources generally are written for students. Select Professional Learning Resource if the resource builds educator understanding of at least one or more of the following: at the least one attribute of the formative assessment process; the Common Core State Standards; or any of the three components of a balanced assessment system. Learning goals and success criteria for these types of resources are generally written for educators.Select Combination of Instructional and Professional Learning Resource if the resource fits both descriptions above. This type of resource can be used to enhance educator and student learning of the Common Core State Standards and the formative assessment process. Learning goals and success criteria for combination resources are generally written for both educators and students. Next, select the Intended End User(s) for this resource. When you click the box, you are presented with a drop-down menu of choices. Choose all that apply.33General Tab</p> <p>34As you scroll down the page, you will see 3 fields related to the Formative Assessment Process.In the first, select one or more attributes of the Formative Assessment Process that the resource includes. In this next field, describe how the resource explains, models, or highlights the Formative Assessment Process. If a resource includes explicit connections, it should be fairly easy to complete this field. If the resource does not include explicit connections, its important that you make this evident for Digital Library users. In the third field, describe how the resource enables students to actively engage in the Formative Assessment Process. 34General Tab</p> <p>35The final field in the General tab is the Resource Summary. Write a summary that is clear, descriptive, and engaging. Include the resource topic and suggestions for how to use the materials.Avoid jargon that may be specific to your school, district, or state. Remember, users will see only the first 140 characters of the summary when they are browsing for resources. They only view the entire 1000-character description after they click on the resource. So, make sure the first 140 characters draw the users attention.</p> <p>Click Close to discard information that has not been saved and return to the My Resources page. Click Save at any time to save your work on this page.Click Continue to continue to the next section of the Cover Profile. Your work is saved automatically.35Materials Tab</p> <p>36Now lets look at the Materials tab of the Cover Profile.This is where you upload all of the files for the resource.The Digital Library now accepts links to materials from Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and the Teaching Channel. To include materials from these sources, click the MARS link or the Teaching Channel link in the box at the top of the materials tab.You can learn specific details about how to include materials from MARS and the Teaching Channel in the Cover Profile Guide.If you are going to embed a video from an approved hosting site, type the video URL in the box and click Add Embedded Video. To upload files from your hard drive or flash drive, click Browse. Find and select the correct file and click Upload.Keep in mind that there is a 100mb upload limit for each file. You may add multiple materials to a single resource.To add additional files, repeat the process for an embedded video and/or a file upload until all the materials for the resource are uploaded. 36Materials Tab</p> <p>37This is what it looks like when materials have been uploaded.The primary material is the file that the software will use as a visual in the Digital Library, so its the first thing reviewers, and later educators, will see. You can only have one file as primary material. In this example, it is a v...</p>

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