Task Tracker - Directions


If you are a teacher subscribed to use Minds On Physics or Concept Builders, then you have access to Task Tracker - our system that tracks student progress on Minds On Physics (and Concept Builders). Task Tracker allows teachers to create classes, populate the classes with students, make assignments for students to access, and view student progress reports and scores on those assignments. Directions for using Task Tracker with Minds On Physics can be found on this page. This will be the home base for directions, PDFs that can be distributed to students, and video walk-throughs. Directions specific to Concept Builders are found elsewhere.


 

Purchasing and Subscription Topics


Purchasing a Subscription
The use of Task Tracker begins with the purchase of a subscription. But before you pull the trigger, find out what you're shooting at. Read these directions for ...
 

Purchasing a Subscription.




Assigning Teachers to a Subscription
So you bought a subscription. Thanks. But slow down. There's one more step. Now you have to designate a teacher to be the user of that subscription. Find out how with this page of directions:
 

Assigning Teachers to a Subscription.




Renewing a Subscription
If you had a subscription last year, then renewing the subscription for this subscription season is easy. Take a minute to learn how and avoid common pitfalls that can stall the process.
 

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Upgrading or Purchasing Additional Seats
Run out of seats? No problem. Purchasing more seats is easy. Learn how.
 

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Adding Minds On Physics to Concept Builders
So you started with a Concept Builder account. And then you learned how much fun the cross-town teachers were having using  Minds On Physics and you didn't want to be left out. We don't blame you. And we made it easy for you to not be left out. Learn how to add MOPs to a Concept Builder subscription.
 

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Directions for Teachers and Students

Once a teacher is assigned to a subscription, the fun can begin. It's time to learn how to use your account and to get your students signed up for your classes. Some parts of our system have a very shallow learning curve. In fact, you probably don't need directions. But we are going to write them anyways. Other parts are a little more complicated; we have already written directions for many of those parts. You will find those directions below.


Overview of Task Tracker for Teachers
Now that I have an account, what can I do with it?  And how should I get started?  Don't miss this page. It's our insider tips to getting started on the right track.
 

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Creating Classes
How do I create classes, view classes, and edit classes? How do I add a feature like Minds On Physics or Concept Builders to an existing feature? How can I control the course end date or over-ride the data and account deletion dates.
 

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Adding Students to Classes:
How can I get students into my classes? Learn three easy methods to populate your classes with students.
 

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Student Registration Directions:
What are the directions that students must follow to register for my class? Download 1-page, illustrated PDF to distribute to students.
 

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Student Use Directions for Basic Usage:
What do students need to know to use Minds On Physics? This instructive page also includes a 1-page PDF that is distributable to students.
 

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Changing a Student Password:
It's gonna happen. A students going to forget their password. Here's some recovery tricks ... even a teacher-to-the-rescue plan.
 

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Previewing and Customizing Missions:
We have opinions about Minds On Physics. Our strongest opinion is that the local teacher is the best person to decide how to use it in their classroom. After all, you know your students and your curriculum  better than we do.  So we have given you the ability to customize missions. Learn what you can and cannot customize.
 

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Creating an Assignment:
How do I assign Minds On Physics missions to my classes? And how can I edit an already assigned Minds On Physics task? Learn how to assign a MOP mission, customize the mission, and  set scoring rules (including rules for partial credit).
 

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Viewing and Exporting Scores and Records
 

Task Tracker allows for a variety of ways to view scores and records of student performance on Minds On Physics.  Learn the ins and outs with this instruction page.

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The Health Bar, the Health Penalty, Healthy Learning, and Mental Health:
Minds On Physics can be a powerful learning tool - an exercise in careful reading, logical thinking, and conceptual reasoning. But we will be the first to admit that it can just as easily be an exercise in frustration. And if frustration is allowed to run its course without the teacher's insightful intervention, it could lead to mutiny. So before you find yourself walking the plank, read this critical discussion about what makes MOPs succeed and what makes MOPs fail. This is an eventual must read for every Minds On Physics teacher. It's better to learn it here than in the classroom.
 

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Navigating Task Tracker:
What does a teacher need to know to effectively use Task Tracker?
 

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