Live-in-the-application cases in Microsoft® Office 2007 Word Excel PowerPoint Access Content from select end-of-chapter material Shelly/Cashman Series Illustrated Series New Perspectives Series
Instructor benefits: Automatically graded Content from the end of chapter material Consistency in grading Anti-cheating detection The next few screens walk you through the instructor workflow.
Notice the addition of PROJECTS Here is the Welcome Screen; the first point of entry after logging in to SAM.
1. Filter based on the subject/series/book in use. 2. Then click Search.
This screen is a sample of Projects available after a search. You may wish to preview a project prior to assigning it. Click the radio button next to the Project, then the Preview button.
From this screen you can View Skill Sets (what students should know prior to completing a Project), and you can download the Instruction File and Starting Document to see exactly what steps your students will follow. The Solution Files will show you what the document/spreadsheet/presentation would look like if it were completed 100% correctly. If you are satisfied with this, you will click the Schedule button above.
You are on the Properties tab (you could also have gotten here by clicking SAM ASSIGNMENTS in the left nav.) You will name the assignment, select the book for the Student Study Guide page numbers and select the section this assignment will be available for. Click the Project Options tab next for other scheduling options. (next slide)
The Project Options tab is pretty self-explanatory. You may wish to set weights and other scoring via the link at the bottom of the page. Once you’ve set all of your options, be sure to click Save and Close in the bottom right corner.
To be sure your assignments are scheduled for students, click SAM Assignments (left nav) then use the filters then Search button at the top.
After students complete their projects, you will visit the Reports area. User the dropdown menus at the top to indicate SAM Project, then the dropdown to select whether you view an entire section or per student record. Select the Project you assigned, check the section and then click Generate Report.
This report shows all of my student results. I can print this or export it (above). Note the Submission Status column. By clicking on the Attention link, you will see results of files which may have been compromised (file sharing detection)….More on the next screen…
By clicking on the Attention link on the Section Results by Project report, you will be given details on the submitting student and from whom they received the file.
Student benefits: Instantly graded (within 3-5 minutes, often faster) Strong tie to end of chapter material, reinforcing concepts/skills they’ve learned in the chapter Real-world experience with business documents Embedded comments The next few screens walk you through the student workflow.
Students see this initial Welcome screen. To enroll in a section, they must do so by clicking Sections in the left nav or the “My Sections” link in the center pane. (ONLY ONCE) When ready to complete their assignment(s), they click SAM Assignments in the left nav or “My Assignments” (I have17 to complete).
Students see their list of assignments, and will click on the link to launch it. They will click OK after reading the assignment specifics set by their instructor. (screen not pictured)
1. 2. 3. Students will (1) download their Instructions and (2) their customized Start File. After completing their assignment, they will revisit this site to (3) submit their work by browsing for their file and clicking Submit.
NOTE: this file is MEANT to be blank. Several Projects will require the student to start from scratch while others may be “partially completed.” It’s important to mention that each.docx,.xlsx, or.pptx Start File is personalized for each student. Each file also contains both visible and hidden encrypted keys to ensure document integrity.
To see how they did on their Project, students visit Reports. They select the Project from the list, click the radio button, then click Generate Report. Here is a sample of what a student Study Guide report looks like w/skill information as well as the page numbers to refer back to.
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