The Teacher Home Page
The Teacher Home Page contains a collection of teacher development videos and tools to help you manage your account and your classes. Each area of the Teacher Home Page is discussed in detail below.
Teacher Development Videos
At the top of the main area of the Teacher Home Page is a collection of teacher development videos. Select a video by clicking on the video name in the right hand portion of the box. To view the video click the “play” button on the video. New videos will be added from time to time so be sure to check back regularly.
Class Code Table
Directly below the Teacher Development Videos is the “Codes” Table. When you purchase a CMI Course, one of the items you receive is a 12-digit Access Code for this class. This code comes loaded with a certain number of licenses to the CMI Online Learning Site. The number of licenses associated with your code depends on how many Courseware units you purchased. There is one license for each Courseware unit that you purchased. One student can register for the CMI Online Learning Site for each license that you have purchased.
In the Class Codes table there is one row for each course that you have purchased. Each column of the Codes table will now be explained. The first column contains the name of the course. The second column is labeled “Orig Licenses”. This column displays the number of licenses that this access code has been loaded with. The third column is labeled “Remaining Licenses”. As mentioned previously each time a student is registered for your class one license is consumed. The “Remaining Licenses” column displays how many licenses remain unused for this access code. Thus this column displays how many more students may be enrolled in this class.
The fourth column is labeled “Expires”. This column displays the date the code expires. When a code expires, the teacher, and all students associated with this code will still be able to login. However they will no longer be able to access this course. License renewals can be purchased which will extend the expiration date if needed. The fifth column is labeled “Access Code”. This column displays the actual 12 digit code for this class. Students can use this code to register for your class as explained below in the section titled “Registering Students.”
The table labeled “Students” contains one row for each student registered in any class you teach. By default only the first 10 rows are shown. You can use the “Previous” and “Next” links in the lower right hand corner of the table to navigate forward or backward to see all the students in all of your classes. Alternatively you can use the drop down selector in the upper left hand corner of the table to display 10, 25, 50, or 100 rows in this table. The table can be sorted based on the Name, Period or Course columns of the table. To do so click the small triangle just to the right of the column header label. When the triangle is active and pointing up the table is sorted on that column in ascending order. When it is active and pointing down the table is sorted on that column in descending order. Each column of this table will now be explained.
The first column contains the full name of the student contained in this row. The second column displays the class period to which the student is assigned. When a student is registered, if a value for the period is not entered this defaults to Period 1. You can change the period for any student. How to do so is explained in the section titled “Managing Student Information” below.
The third column, labeled “Email” contains the email address for the student. The fourth column, labeled “Course”, lists the course for which the student is registered. The fifth column, labeled “%”, displays the percentage of the videos this student has watched for this course. This number is calculated as the percent of video time watched by the student of the video time in all lessons of the course shown in the “Course” column. In order for this number to be accurate students need to watch to the very end of each video. If a student stops watching the video before it completely ends the amount of time watched for this video remains zero.
The last column, labeled “Last Login”, records the date and time this student last logged into the CMI Online Learn Site. This value can assist you in determining how actively your students are using the site.
There are two ways for students who do not already have an account with the CMI Online Learning Site to register.
1. They can register themselves.
You can distribute the access code to your students. They can then go to www.cmiguitar.com. In the upper right hand corner of the site is a link called “Register”. Your students can click this link, fill out the form, and they will be registered for your class. They will need the access code in order to fill out the form.
2. You can register them.
Below the “Students” table is a button called “Register New Student”. Click on this button and fill out the registration form. This button should be used only for students who do not already have an account on the site.
Registering students who already have an account on the CMI Online Learning Site
To register students who already have an account on the site simply give them the Access Code. The student can then login to their account. Below the box titled “My Courses” on the Student Home Page is a button labeled “Add Class.” The student can click this button, enter the Access Code and they will be registered for your class.
Managing Student Information
Below the “Classes” table are three buttons that allow you to manage student information. These buttons are labeled “Edit”, “Remove”, and “Reset Password”. To edit, remove or reset the password of a student first select the student by clicking on the row which contains that students information. This will enable these three buttons.
The Edit button allows you to change the students first name, last name, email address and class period. Simply click the Edit button, fill out the form and click “Done.” The “Remove” button will remove this student from your class. This does not remove the students account from the CMI Online Learning Site. The student will still be able to login to the site. However, they will no longer be able to access the class they were removed from. Removing a student from your class allows you to “reclaim” the license they were using. You can then use this license to add another student to your class. When you remove a student you will see the number in the “Remaining Licenses” column of the Codes table increment by one. The “Reset Password” button allows you to enter a new password for a student account.
Courses I Teach
The first box in the sidebar to the right is titled “Courses I Teach”. This box contains a link to each course that you have purchased. Click the link with the name of the course to go to that course. Below the course link is a link to a downloadable PDF file of the lesson plans for this course. There is a lesson plan link for each course you have purchased.
The “My Account” box displays your username and current email address. You can change your email address, password, first or last name, or add biographical information about yourself by clicking on the link labeled “Edit Profile”. To change your password enter a new password in the field labeled “New Password”, then re-enter the new password in the field labeled “Repeat Password”, then click the orange button labeled “Update”. You can change any of the other fields on this page in the same manner.