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.
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:
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!
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).
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.
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!!
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!
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