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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_JG

New dashboard format (11 Feb, skills "hidden") makes my life more difficult

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Until now, I could see my whole class at a glance (well, scrolling down the page), and easily notice who had completed what.

Now that the information per student has been reduced to numbers and that one has to click on each student to see the individual details, it makes my work much harder if I want to quickly see who in my class has not completed task X yet.

Is it not possible to give the option to see the information as it was until yesterday?

February 11, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Thanks for sharing this feedback. You will be happy to hear that we are working on better ways to visualize a students' progress and an entire class' or sections' progress.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_JG
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Thanks. That is great news!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuzminator

When do you think that the update will go live?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spangineer

When you say, "task X," what might that include? A particular lesson or skill? A certain number of skills?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_JG
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When I found in the previous format that I could see student A working 12 XP on "Adjectives 1/5" or "Adjectives Practice" or just plain "Practice", it meant I could set specific homework like "Complete and Strengthen all lessons in Adjectives by Friday", and the page showed me instantly who had already done it and who hadn't when the deadline was approaching because I saw the whole class on one page (I did not mind scrolling down if there was more data than a page would fit, because it was still better that having to go and check an individual student.)

I think both options should be available, because it is also good to talk to one student about his/her own progress while seeing only the details concerning him/her, but there are clear advantages in looking at the whole class in certain details as well, because you can also see from one week to the next where the strong and the weak students are, and you can target where you want to help next.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jairapetyan

I guess there will always be somebody who prefers the previous version of anything. This time, I'm not with you. I totally appreciate the new format because it includes a lot more information. Before, there was no timestamp so I couldn't determine if what my students did was fulfilling a given assignment on time or not. Also, I had to check their trees manually; now you can immediately see how many lessons and skills have been completed (I am familiar with the Spanish tree - give me the skill they're working on and I can show you where they are). Spangineer, I'd agree with you if my computer or internet was working slow... one day, every click would cause 30-60 seconds of waiting while the new page loaded. But otherwise, I really don't mind the extra click. By the way, I noticed to access a student's info I need to click on anything but their name... clicking on their name takes me to their profile (as it did on the first version of dashboard).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_JG
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I don't disagree with the improvements to the type of information provided, on the contrary. Basically, I would also like access to an "Expanded" view of the whole class for a quick glance that I can use "live" during lessons.

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