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    imnoangel is offline Junior Member
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    Hello,

    Been trying to use the Odyssey writer for days now so my son can complete his English 1 assignments and move on to the next but it won't load which is putting him behind. He clicks on the assignment, the Odyssey page comes up with the editing menu but the only thing that happens is the loading symbol stays on it forever, never loads the assignment. Same thing just happened with his first Odyssey assignment in Earth/Space Science. We have tried it on 2 different laptops and 1 pc using chrome, firefox and explorer and nothing. Am I doing something wrong? If I could pull the assignments from somewhere and have him do them in Word I wouldn't mind, but the lesson plans don't specifically say what is to be done in the assignment.

    Thanks

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    imnoangel is offline Junior Member
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    No idea huh?

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    YennyT4L is offline Administrator
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    Odyssey Writer activities are located throughout the language arts lessons. When opening the activity, the instructions/writing prompts will appear. Before you can begin you will need to hit the Close button located in the lower right hand corner of your screen. If, by chance, you cannot see the Close icon, hit F11 on your keyboard.
    "Optional" Tools Available
    Note Cards
    The Note Card tool allows students to type "notes" for their project on electronic note cards. The note cards form an outline for students to use when writing their projects. Students can add their own note cards, manipulating and deleting them as desired.

    Graphic Organizer
    A graphic organizer is a prewriting tool that students may use to link ideas together. Students create and position idea boxes in a manner that will help them determine the flow of ideas for their writing project. Its contents are synchronized with the Note Card tool and are displayed in the Outline tab.

    Saving a File:
    A child can begin writing a document and come back to it at a later point to finish. In order to save a piece of writing, the child must click on file and then click save. When the save box appears, the child must type in a title for the writing sample and then click okay.

    Note: Saving a document does not make it mark as complete in the reports section. Students must "hand in" writing samples in order for them to mark as complete in "My Portfolio."
    Opening a Saved File:
    To open a saved file, click on file. Then, click on open in the drop down menu. Click on the title of the project, which will highlight it in green. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click open. This will open the document so that the child can add or make changes to what they already have.

    Handing in a File:
    In order for a writing assignment to mark as complete, it must be handed in. Students can hand in finished projects by clicking on the last icon in the orange toolbar that indicates a hand holding a piece of paper. A screen will appear that asks which teacher the child would like to hand the assignment into, please select "Assignment to Parent Administration Page". The child will scroll down and click send at the bottom of the screen. Grading is the responsibility of the parent.

    Exiting:
    To exit out of the Odyssey Writer activities correctly, click on the Exit icon located in the upper right hand corner. If the page appears as though it is loading and does not exit, try hitting your F5 key to refresh the page. This should bring you back to the launchpad. If that does not work, hit the Back Button. If all work was saved and handed in before exited, it will appear in the reports section as completed.

    Grading:
    Parents are responsible for the actual grading of a child's writing assignment. To access the finished, work go into the recent work of the progress reports and click on the hyper-linked N/A next to the name of the lesson. By clicking on the checkmark icon, a rubric will appear that gives descriptions of how to grade a sample, based on the areas of content, idea development, voice, and conventions.

    Parents can then print out the work and write the grade on it for keeping in your paper portfolio. Please note that you will not be able to save the grade in the online reports section.
    To see a video explanation of the above, please click here.
    Yenny



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    imnoangel is offline Junior Member
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    Yes I found most of the prompts in the lesson plans but not all so I have been having him do them in Word. I know that when you open Odyssey the instructions/writing prompts are supposed to appear, but they don't, it spins the Odyssey loading icon. Anything I click on in the editor while it's "loading" does not work. It's like the program is permanently stuck in loading mode. Not much of a problem now since I am having him do them in Word. Any idea how I can upload his work so it will show the assignment as completed? Mind you it can't be through Odyssey since it won't load. His assignment folder shows nothing.

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    YennyT4L is offline Administrator
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    We have tried contacting you and left you a voicemail in order to better assist you. What browser are you using? (IE, Google Chrome)

    There is no way to upload the work into our system once it has been completed. You'll want to grade it and keep it as part of your student's portfolio.

    The "Gradebook" is not a working function for individual homeschool families. The developer of the curriculum also develops the curriculum for teachers in a classroom. The "Gradebook" is for teachers using the curriculum in a classroom, there will never be courses assigned in the grade book.



    You may be interested in using our reports feature.
    Yenny



    http://www.Time4Learning.com
    - Online interactive curriculum for home use, PreK-8th Grade.
    http://www.Time4Writing.com - Online writing tutorials for high, middle, and elementary school students.
    https://www.time4learning.net - A forum to chat with parents online about kids, education, parenting and more...

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