The Tile Dashboard was designed to give users quick access to the parts of the system that matter most to them. Descriptions for each jump off tile can be found below. Please note that the time frame for all listed assessments (and notifications when applicable) is the past four weeks. Users must have “Can Administer” permission to all assessments. They can be customized per user.
Below is a short description of each tile, along with the features that each tile offers.
Note: You may not see every tile here on your Dashboard, they vary from District to District.
What Does Each Tile Do?
Below you will find descriptions of each available tile depending on the modules enabled within your site. There are two types of tiles: System Area tiles and BYO (Build-Your-Own) Tiles, which use web addresses or URLs of your choice, within Illuminate or outside of Illuminate.
View Favorites will display a pop-up window of reports and assessments that have been marked as Favorites. Similar to the Dashboard Favorites widget, it will display only reports and assessments shared to you or created by you with the Favorites medal enabled. There are two types of favorites: District Favorites or My Favorites. You can use the buttons like a light switch, turning on and off which favorites you want to see, then click to open. Mark a report or assessment as a Favorite by clicking on the silver or gold stars in the top right corner of the report or assessment.
Search for a Student
Search for a Student directs the user to Students > Student Search 2.0, to find a student. There are many ways to find a student to retrieve more information about them. The Student Search 2.0 tool is a great way to quickly find students, as well as begin learning how to create Custom Reports.
To learn more about searching for students, visit Search for a Student.
Create a New Assessment
Create a New Assessment takes you to the Assessments > Create a New Assessment screen. You can quickly select which assessment you want to create and get started with a single click from the tile!
To learn more about creating assessments, visit the Assessments Manual.
View Assessments takes you to Assessments > View Assessments, where by using the appropriate tags and filters, you can find the assessment you wish to open.
To learn more about how to view and find assessments, visit the Find An Assessment chapter of lessons and videos.
Grade with Camera
Grade with Scanner will take you to a list of your current non-web only assessments. You will click on the one you wish to grade, and will land on the Administration > Grade with Camera page. Scan away!
For more information on grading with a camera, see the help manual Assessment Scanning.
Grade with Scanner
Grade with Scanner will take you to a list of your current non-web only assessments. You will click on the one you wish to grade, and will land on the Administration > Grade with Scanner page. Here you will selet a file to import scores from.
For more information on grading with a scanner, see the help manual Assessment Scanning.
Enter/Edit Responses generates a list of all assessments. Clicking on the assessment takes the user to the Enter/Edit page.
For more information on manually entering scores, see the help document Enter/Edit Student Responses Manually.
Give Test Online
Give Test Online generates a list of assessments that can be administered online (non-print only). Clicking on the assessment takes the user to the online testing screen.
For more information on administering an assessment online, see the help document Enable Assessment for Online Testing.
Live Proctoring generates a list of assessments that have open rosters/windows. Clicking the assessment opens the “Live Proctoring” screen. If there is only one “notification”, you will be taken directly to that assessment.
For more information on Live Proctoring scores, see the help document Monitoring Progress on Online Assessments.
Do you see the little red notification bubble on the tile above? If you have assessments shared to you with administration rights, have visibility to the students within that assessment, and there is an open online testing roster, you will see a notification on the live proctoring tile (1 per assessment).
Constructed Responses generates a list of assessments containing student responses that have not yet been scored. Even if there is one student with one CR question that hasn’t been scored, the assessment will be included. If there is only one “notification”, you will be taken directly to that assessment. Once clicked, you will land on the Administration > Enter/Edit page.
For more information on grading constructed response items, see the help document Grading Constructed Response Items.
Do you see the little red notification bubble on the tile above? That means there are assessments have have Constructed Response items that need to be graded (1 per assessment).
View Reports will direct you to Reports > List Reports, to quickly find and select a prebuilt or custom report you wish to view. The Reports List will only show reports that have been created by or shared to you as the user.
To learn more about reports, visit the Reports: Prebuilt, Custom, Student Profile, and Labels manual for additional lessons and videos.
Create a Custom Report
The Create a Custom Report tile will direct you to Reports > Create a Custom Report. This path takes you to the very beginning of the custom report process, which tends to be for more advanced users. When using this tile, keep in mind that the next step after creating the title, tags, and a description, will be to Add Columns (aka adding data to the report). You must add Student ID's to see results in your report, or results will not display.
To learn more about using this Custom Report path, visit Create a Custom Report. You can also visit some beginner lessons on custom reporting by taking a look at VIDEO: Custom Report - Getting Started and Easy Report Building.
Push to Gradebook
Push to Gradebook takes you to the Push to Gradebook page for assessments that have student results, or have not yet been pushed to the gradebook. User must have permissions to gradebooks module.
For more information on pushing scores to a gradebook, see the help manual Student Response Data.
View Gradebooks will do one of two things:
- If you haven't created a Gradebook yet, it will direct you to Gradebook > Create a New Gradebook screen, prompting you to create a new gradebook. You can select Cancel and it will direct you to the My Gradebook list, which will show no gradebooks, but the Create a New Gradebook button will appear.
- If you have previously created Gradebooks, it will direct you to the Gradebook > My Gradebooks list.
If you need to learn more about using and creating Gradebooks, visit the GradeBook manual.
Take Attendance will direct a user to Attendance > By Class Roster, to quickly record students' attendance.
If you need to learn more about taking attendance, visit Attendance for Teachers.
Add a New Tile
Add a New Tile provides users the ability to create their own bookmark or quick link within Illuminate and to pages outside of Illuminate. Copy the URL or web address you wish to create a new tile for. Then you can customize the tile for your dashboard.
Learn more about creating your own tile by visiting our Customize Your Tile Dashboard lesson.
Although we provide most popular system area tiles, there may be specific reports, work flows, or areas we didn't provide that you may want. Does your workflow include a certain screen you visit often? Think about attendance procedures or reports, help documents, recording behavior incidents, report card entry, etc. This is a great tool to bookmark those common areas you visit daily or weekly.
Outside of Illuminate
We also provide the ability to build-your-own tile or the ability to bookmark sources outside of Illuminate. Does your daily or weekly workflow include accessing pages outside of Illuminate? Think about your school or district website, teacher resources, or even e-learning platforms. This is a great tool to bookmark those common areas you visit daily or weekly.
Need to refresh your Tile Dashboard knowledge? Visit Customize Your Tile Dashboard.