To login click the “Login” link in the upper right and corner of any page at www.cmiguitar.com. Enter your login id and password and click the button labeled “Login”. You will then be taken to the “Teacher Home Page.”
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. In the Class Codes table there is one row for each course that you can access. 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. On cmiguitar.com this will always equal the number of students who have registered for your class. The third column is labeled “Remaining Licenses”. On cmiguitar.com this number will always be zero.
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. On cmiguitar.com these codes basically never expire. 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 their account on cmiguitar.com. This value can assist you in determining how actively your students are using the site.
Student who have a subscription to cmiguitar.com may join your class. To do so they simply need to follow the instructions in the Study with a Private Teacher section of the Getting Started – Students page.
Managing Student Enrollment
Teachers may remove a student from their class. Removing a student from your class does not interrupt or alter their subscription in anyway. When you remove a student from your class it simply transitions the students subscription for this class back to it’s original self-study state. They are no longer linked to your class. They will not appear in the “Student” table nor in any of the progress reports or the practice log report.
To remove a student from your class first select the student by clicking on the row which contains that students information. This will enable the “Remove” button. Then click the “Remove” button.
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 Profile” menu option at the top of the page displays your username and current email address. You can change your email address, password, first or last name, or add biographical information about yourself. This biographical information is displayed to students whose subscriptions are associated with the same Affiliate Dealer as the teacher. 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.
You may also upload a profile picture at gravatar.com. This picture is part of the biographical information displayed to students as discussed above.