https://www.duolingo.com/Alex.Papa

Removal of Course Progress feature

First off, let me tell you how wonderful this program is! I teach 6-8th grade Middle School Spanish, and my students use this program almost every day in my class and I can't imagine how I used to teach without it. One thing I noticed was removed was the "course progress" feature that I used to use to see where each student was at in the program. Is that feature coming back? Or maybe I just can't find it...I appreciate anybody's help.

Gracias!

12/16/2015, 5:32:20 PM

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/erdnuss
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Hi everyone, thank you for your feedback! As Vivisaurus said, no need to send emails since the team is reading every one of your posts here in the educators forum.

I am a developer on the schools team and am working on adding the Course progress view (aka the dots view) to the new design right now. It will live in the Students tab, just like the Activity Details view (aka the sortable table view). Here is a sneak preview of what it will look like: course progress

I am hoping to get this change out to you tomorrow morning! However, in case of grading emergencies that can't wait, please don't hesitate to reply to this post and I will be happy to switch you back to the old version that does not have assignments. I will post again when the Course Progress view is live. Thank you for your patience and your feedback, please keep it coming!

12/17/2015, 1:09:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Hi! Please read the description at the end of this post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12366637

In short, go to classroom>students>view activity details> and look under course progress.

12/16/2015, 6:34:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrs.FosterBMS

This only tells me how many skills they have, not which skills they have by a certain date.

12/17/2015, 12:45:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/erdnuss
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The Course progress view is back, thank you for your patience! Sorry for any delays this may have caused, and we hope you enjoy the new assignments feature! :)

12/17/2015, 4:55:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/herbcaudill
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I happened to have the course progress page bookmarked, and it's still around even though it's not accessible through the menus. Just edit the URL manually so that it looks like this: https://schools.duolingo.com/classroom/000000/course_progress (with your classroom ID instead of the zeroes).

12/17/2015, 12:34:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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It's back, everyone. Check end of this post for updates: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12366637

12/17/2015, 5:32:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex.Papa

I see that the feature has been restored under the "Students" > "More Details" tab. ¡Mutes gracias! You guys are the best :)

12/18/2015, 12:07:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/idigaray

I agree. This is preposterous. I did really like that feature as well. I'll be sending an e-mail to Anonymous asap.

12/16/2015, 6:18:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/aschwalen
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even if I go to class progress, it still doesn't show me the skill tree pictures, only the lessons. It helps to have the visuals for each skill in chronological order.

12/16/2015, 7:24:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ethan595761

thats a bit to far i think

12/17/2015, 4:40:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/lbSpanish2

I am shocked that the "Course Progress" feature has disappeared! This was the way I determined whether or not my students earned their minimum of 50XP each week for Participation Points. With the C.P. feature I was able to quickly determine their progress. Now, I don't have any idea how I'm going to track that without going individually to each of my 80 students names. Why in the world would Duolingo drop that great feature? Help!

12/16/2015, 5:49:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Please take a look at my responses below, and also this post. :]

12/16/2015, 6:37:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrs.FosterBMS

ME too!!! please I hope someone from duolingo is reading these posts. Teachers are not happy.

12/17/2015, 12:40:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ethan595761

50 xp a week!? wow.... i usually go for 100 xp a day for myself...i dont teach it i am learning russian but i usually do atleast 10 lessons and often go over a lesson 2-3 times

12/17/2015, 4:39:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/aschwalen
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Same with me. I promised extra credit for reaching a certain level, no it's gone from one day to the next. I would appreciate it if they brought it back. I cannot understand either why they would drop that feature. Please email them and complain!!!!

12/16/2015, 5:57:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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No need to email, we are in the forums all the time. :]

Now you can also use assignments to encourage students to reach a certain level

12/16/2015, 6:35:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrs.FosterBMS

There is no email address I can find. No phone number either. I want to call someone. The end of the quarter is Friday and grades are due!

12/17/2015, 12:41:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrs.FosterBMS

I really need this feature too! I will have to discontinue using duolingo with my students if they don't put this back. I do not have enough time in my day to click individually on each student to see how much they did. Today the course progress feature was gone!! I want my old version restored PLEASE. It is the end of the grading period and this is not helping.

12/17/2015, 12:40:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JodiGilber

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one panicking at the new format!!! :/ I can see that the changes might offer new possibilities, but this is the END of the semester and many of us are busy trying to wrap up grading - really bad timing to throw a change at us like this IMHO!!! PLEASE change my account back to the old course progress format if possible ASAP. I need to finalize grades tomorrow, and my students are counting on this one last homework grade. They need to finish the Dates/Times skill by tonight, but right now I can't even see how I can tell if they've completed it!!

12/17/2015, 3:09:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JodiGilber

I don't want to seem ungrateful, by the way! :) Duolingo has been a great supplement to my curriculum this year and I know it's a huge privilege to have this all for FREE!

12/17/2015, 3:35:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JodiGilber

herbcaudill - MIL GRACIAS!! Hallelujah - I got it :)

12/17/2015, 3:42:09 PM
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