• Working file workaround

    We received a great question around how to make 'live' documents or files that allow teachers and students to work simultaneously, without the need for re-submission every time there is an update to the work.

    On first glance, Class Notebook is a great solution as you can send a link to the Class Notebook via TD and then work on the file with your students. But what if you're not using Class Notebook? In that case, we have found that by using TD with OneDrive sharing, there is also a way to make other O365 files 'live' working files.

    The following video works through this, using a Word Online file as an example:

  • TDTips - Date, time and language settings

    Are the dates for your assignments displayed in the format you would like? Is Teacher Dashboard being displayed in your first language?

    If you have answered no to either of these questions, then this TDTip is for you.

    Please take a look at the following video, which demonstrates how language settings affect assignment date formats, and how to go about changing them. It also runs through changing OneDrive and Teacher Dashboard menu language settings:


    I hope that you have found this TDTip useful. If you have a question, or if there is something you would a TDTip to be made around, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • TDTips: Teacher Dashboard Classroom

    This week’s TD Tips are all about our main announcement from the BETT show: Teacher Dashboard Classroom.

    We are steadily sending out sign up codes and working through our waiting list for Classroom, so here is a sneak preview of what to expect from our new free version of Teacher Dashboard.

    In this Teacher Dashboard Classroom demo we have covered:

    • The new Classroom interface and navigating through your classes;
    • Browsing Students OneDrives;
    • Checking on Students Progress;
    • Understanding your assignments’ statuses;
    • Creating new assignment;
    • Grading, collecting and returning;
    • Student Dashboard – what student sees

  • TDTips - Syncing your AAD groups and classes with TD

    Your AAD (Azure Active Directory) groups can be synced into Teacher Dashboard, so that any changes in AAD automatically sync across.

    The following guide provides how Tenant Administrators can enable AAD sync, how the syncing process works, and how to change groups to classes and vice versa:

    Please don't hesitate to contact us on support@teacherdashboard.com if we can assist you with this process.


  • TDTips: No Files Found

    Welcome to another episode of TD Tips.

    In this week’s episode, we will show you what to do when you see the status “No Files Found” after collecting an assignment, and what it means.

    If you are just starting with Teacher Dashboard, seeing “No Files Found” next to your best students might be confusing. Did my student really not submit their work? Were there any technical difficulties? Do I put a bad mark against my student, or do I ask them whether they have submitted their work? Before panicking or blaming the student, let’s see different scenarios when this might happen.

    What does it mean?

  • TDTips: Closing Assignments

    Welcome to another episode of TD Tips.

    Our video this week presents how to close, find closed assignments and re-open them again in Teacher Dashboard. Closing assignments helps to keep your assignments list more relevant and easier to navigate.

    To close your overdue assignments in Teacher Dashboard, navigate to the Assignments list and click “List view” next to the Filters. You will see your assignments listed and new options like Close, Delete and Manage are available now on the right-hand side. Click “Close” next to the assignments you wish to close. Done!

    Don't worry when you see your assignments disappearing from the view. They are all still there, just not visible.

  • TDTips – Sending Parent Notifications

    Our video this week presents how to enable parent notifications and add parent details within Teacher Dashboard, so they will receive email notifications when teachers send out assignments and feedback.

    First, you will need to ask your school’s administrator to enable Parent Management for you. They can do this by logging into Teacher Dashboard and navigating to Parent Management from the School Settings menu.

    Second, as a Teacher you have to decide if you want to notify your parents when you send new assignments or when you return assignments with grades, feedback, or both. In Teacher Dashboard go to the Notifications menu and select your preferred options.

  • Teacher Dashboard TDTips
  • TDTips - Exporting Grades

    Our video this week presents how to export grades from Teacher Dashboard into a csv file; whether it be for an indivdual student, for all students part of an assignment, for multiple assignments, or all assignments across the entire school: 


    If you are using Class Notebook in either OneNote or in Teams, connecting it to Teacher Dashboard will upload grades given in your Class Notebook to Teacher Dashboard, which will also be included in your grade export. To learn how to connet your Class Notebook with Teacher Dashbaord, please see the following Mix:


    TDTips - Accessing and Navigating your Teacher and Student Dashboards

    If you are new to the Teacher Dashboard community, or looking for some pointers, then you've come to the right place!

    TDTips provides simple guides aimed at making your Teacher and Student Dashboard experience better.

    To get things rolling, I thought let's get back to the basics, starting with accessing Teacher and Student Dashboard, and then navigating through them.  

    You may already be familiar with some of the info presented in these videos's, but you may also pick a couple useful pointers up.

    Ok, let's get started. 

    The following video goes through the various ways of accessing Teacher and Student Dashboard, whether it be via your browser, or through our Windows 10 apps:

    This next video runs through navigating Teacher Dashboard: