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2020

Math teachers can now access and share Desmos activity links with students through Add to Clipboard or Share to Google Classroom.

To Add to Clipboard from the Desmos Activities tab:

  1. Make sure you’ve selected the appropriate Class and Program you want to share.
  2. Navigate to the Desmos Activities tab and choose an activity
  3. Click Add to Clipboard in the menu. A pop-up success message will open: Copying to clipboard was successful!
  4. Paste the link in an application of your choosing with students rostered in your class.

Note: Add to Clipboard links cannot be accessed by students not rostered in the class where the link was generated. 

Teachers can now share student-facing teacher resources links with students through Add to Clipboard or Share to Google Classroom.

Add to Clipboard from Teacher Resources:

  1. Make sure you’ve selected the appropriate Class and Program you want to share.
  2. Navigate to the Teacher Resources tab and choose any resource with “(student)” in the title.
  3. Click Add to Clipboard in the menu. A pop-up success message will open: Copying to clipboard was successful!
  4. Paste the link in an application of your choosing with students rostered in your class.

Note: Add to Clipboard links cannot be accessed by students not rostered in the class where the link was generated. 

To Share to Google Classroom from Teacher Resources:

  1. Make sure you’ve selected the appropriate Class and Program you want to share.
  2. Navigate to the Teacher Resources tab and choose any resource with “(student)” in the title.
  3. Click Share to Google Classroom in the menu. 
  4. In Google Classroom, choose your class. Then click Go.
  5. Select Create assignment, and then click Go.
  6. Add title and instructions to your assignment, select the students you are assigning a resource to. Then click Assign.
  7. The assignment appears in your Google Classroom dashboard.

Note: Make sure your students are rostered in Google Classroom and in SpringBoard Digital.

SpringBoard Digital ELA users can now access the teacher and student editions PDFs within their eBooks Table of Contents.

To view the ELA teacher and student PDFs of an eBook:

  1. Make sure you’ve selected the appropriate Class and Program you want to view.
  2. Open the eBook for the PDF you want to access.
  3. Click on the table of contents icon on the left-side panel.
  4. Go to Introduction or Resources within the eBook and click the books links at the bottom of the TOC.
  5.  Book PDFs will open in a new tab.

 Note: Student accounts have access to student editions and teacher accounts and other professional role accounts have access to the teacher and student edition PDFs.

Teachers can now share assessment assignment links with students to an application of their choice through Add to Clipboard.

Assessments: Add to Clipboard

Teacherscan now share assessment assignment links with students to an application of their choice through Add to Clipboard.

  1. To share SpringBoard content to any application, first make sure you’ve selected the appropriate Class and Program you want to share.
  2. Navigate to the Assessments tab and choose the appropriate assessment.
  3. Click Add to Clipboard in the menu. A pop-up success message will open: Copying to clipboard was successful!
  4. Paste the link in an application of your choosing with students rostered in your class.

Note:  Add to Clipboard links cannot be accessed by students not rostered in the class where the link was generated.

New resources to support our users with onboarding and use of SpringBoard Digital are now available.

SpringBoard users can now access online support resources in the SpringBoard Website under the new SpringBoard Digital Support section. 

Online Help Topics:

New SpringBoard Digital videos with an overview of the new experience for teachers and administrators are now available through the links below:

We have released numerous enhancements to support assignments within SpringBoard Digital through Google Classroom. Since July 1, SpringBoard Digital no longer supports assignments through the SBD platform. Moving forward, assignment of both assessments and eBook activities are provided through three LMSs: Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology.

Google Classroom – SpringBoard

All ELA and Math teachers can assign assessments and eBook content from Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a free LMS. Unique to Google Classroom, District- or Site- implementation is not required. As a result, it is often self-adopted by teachers and students, even when their district had access to other LMSs like Canvas and Schoology or has not adopted an LMS at all, because teachers and students prefer the familiar experience of Google.

If you’re a teacher, and you are looking for more support in how to use Google Classroom, please visit:https://support.google.com/edu/classroom

Canvas and Schoology

SpringBoard content can be assigned through Canvas or Schoology when used in combination withClever or Classlink rostering. Please, have your district technology administrator reach out to [email protected] for more information. 

If you’re a teacher, and you are looking for more support in how to use these applications, please visit these links:

SpringBoard is continually improving its experience, based on data and feedback from our teachers. For the 2020-21 academic year, we’ve made some improvements and modifications.

Revised Landing Page

The landing page now provides easy access to your eBook and a more intuitive way to move throughout the SpringBoard Digital program. With the improved user experience, teachers will be able to: 

  • Share SpringBoard content through Google Classroom, 
  • Better navigate from class to class, 
  • Get easier access to our partners' content, and much more. 

Improved Navigation

Throughout new SpringBoard Digital experience, teachers always maintain a simple way to access their eBook, Assessments, Professional Learning, and Additional Resources based upon their class and the class's corresponding entitled products.

Assigning Activities, Assessments & Gradebook

Teachers want to use the Learning Management System (LMS) supported by their district. To streamline this process, SpringBoard Digital supports sharing activities and assessments through Google Classroom, and integrating with Schoology and Canvas. We are currently working on functionality to provide a sharable link to access assessments, which can be used with any LMS. A notification will be posted in SpringBoard Digital when this functionality is available. 

Activities:
Teachers can assign an activity through sharing a link to that activity directly through Google Classroom, or through Schoology/Canvas. If you do not use any of those LMS, students are still able to access and respond to eBook questions without an assignment, and teachers can view those student responses by accessing that student’s eBook through the dropdown menu available. 

Assessments:
Teachers can assign an assessment through sharing a link to that assessment directly through Google Classroom, or through Schoology/Canvas. We are currently working on functionality to provide a sharable link to access assessments, which can be used with any LMS. A notification will be posted in SpringBoard Digital when this functionality is available. 

Gradebook:
As we are now integrating with district LMS, we’ve removed the Gradebook within SpringBoard Digital. 

Teachers can see the results from specific assessments within the Progress Reports area of SpringBoard Digital. If using Google Classroom, teachers can release results to students by accessing the Progress Report for an assessment and clicking on the button “Release Grades”.

In order to provide feedback to students on a given lesson, teachers are encouraged to add annotations within SpringBoard Digital and to utilize other LMSs for scoring/assignment flows. Teachers can no longer provide an overall score for an activity within SpringBoard Digital; this approach aligns with our pedagogical approach that activities are not a means for measuring student performance, but an opportunity for learning and formative assessment.

Access Teacher Resources for the Courses Above and Below your Course

Teacher accounts now have a “Sample Class” which allow teachers access to all books within their district. Teachers can also add above and below grade-level books to their class to provide access to their students. Depending on the district set-up of SpringBoard, you may need to contact your District Administrator in order to add these resources to your class.

Community

The majority of our teachers were accessing the Community in order to use support resources for SpringBoard Digital. However, to access those support resources, you had to be logged into SpringBoard Digital. 

We have moved our SpringBoard Digital Support to https://springboard.collegeboard.org/springboard-digital/support - our SpringBoard public website. This allows all teachers to access support for SpringBoard Digital. Additionally, we’ve improved the support provided, making it more intuitive to use.

We have removed the Community from SpringBoard Digital.

English Language Arts-Specific Updates

Teacher and Student Books-PDF:
Teacher and student copies of the books will be available as PDFs within the Table of Contents in the eBook. 

Math-Specific Updates

Math eBook Tools:
SpringBoard now provides access to Desmos Geometry Tools and the Desmos Graphing Calculator directly from the landing page. Desmos Calculators (four-function, scientific, and graphing) are also available within the math eBook and are the primary set of math tools now available there. 

We have transitioned away from Geogebra Tools as Desmos Geometry provides the most utilized resources from Geogebra as well as a consistent experience for teachers and students. 

Desmos Activity Tab:
Coming soon! Desmos Classroom Activities will be available to teachers on the landing page as a tab in their top navigation. Activities will be assignable within SpringBoard Digital through "Share to Google Classroom" or "Copy Link to Clipboard", which can be shared via any LMS. Students will need to be logged in to SpringBoard Digital to access the Desmos Activity assignment.

We are excited to release a new SpringBoard digital experience for the upcoming school year!

New SpringBoard Digital Home Page Coming July 1st

ALL MODULES | ORG ADMINISTRATOR, INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, STUDENT, TEACHER, TRAINER | ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (TN), WORKSHOPS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (CA), ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS, MATHEMATICS, READING, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (TX), WRITING

We are excited to release a new SpringBoard digital experience for the upcoming school year! Beginning July 1, you will have a new digital experience that is easier to use and offers a variety of tools, including a new ebook for ELA users. As part of the transition to the new experience, please download any reports or teacher notes you wish to save by June 30. With the improved user experience, teachers will be able to: Share SpringBoard content through Google Classroom, Better navigate from class to class, Get easier access to our partners' content, and much more.

Teachers can now share Math eBook content from Math eBooks into their Google Classroom classes to create and grade assignments and communicate with students.

New Share Math eBook Content to Google Classroom

EBOOKS | ORG ADMINISTRATOR, TEACHER, TRAINER | MATHEMATICS

Teachers can now share Math eBook content from Math eBooks into their Google Classroom classes to create and grade assignments and communicate with students. This is a comparable experience to the Share to Google Classroom experience in the new eBook for ELA programs.

Teachers and Administrators have access to new eLearning Modules aligned to the latest SpringBoard Program features.

New Professional eLearning Modules

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING | ADMINISTRATOR, ORG ADMINISTRATOR, INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, TEACHER, TRAINER | ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS

Teachers and Administrators have access to new eLearning Modules aligned to the latest SpringBoard Program features. Completion of these eLearning modules will generate Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificates.