We’ve spent the past couple months working on enhancing the teacher experience on CodeHS. We’re hoping you’ve had a good start to the school year and have been finding the new teacher tools useful. We wanted to let you know about the new teacher navigation that we recently introduced and give you a run down of the key components and changes.
We’ve simplified the side navigation for you and it lives on both teacher resource pages and class pages. ‘Classes’ will take you to a list of all your classes. ‘Resources’ takes you to a portal showing all the teacher resources.
Underneath you’ll find the ‘Grade Mode’ button which allows you to grade your student’s programs one after the other. Entering grade mode from any of the resource pages will contain submissions from all your classes, while entering grade mode from a class page will just contain submissions from that class. In addition using the blue dropdown below your name, you can easily navigate to your profile page
We have two separate navbars for the resources section and the classes section. On each, you will find a settings icon on the far right. On resource pages this link will take you to your personal account settings page, while on class pages you will be taken to the class settings page.
Teacher Class Navigation
Your important class links live in the class navbar, which has been highlighted in the image below. You can easily switch between your different classes by using the class dropdown on the left. All class progress pages are now linked to within the ‘Class Progress’ dropdown menu. The blue box shows you the number of submissions and help questions there are for the class. We’ve also added a menu on the right with other links that we think might be useful.
We’d love to hear feedback on what you think works and what doesn’t work with the new teacher navigation. Feel free to use the ‘Feedback & Support’ link on the left or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; you can also click on the mail link at the bottom of the sidenav.
Hope these improvements help ease navigation through the teacher and class pages