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    kitty is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Why sign in as child to check out lessons and reports?

    Why can't you have the lessons and reports brought up under the parents login? I have not started my child as yet. I have been trying to read all the pages giving information plus now I am checking out the forum. I tried the child login by putting my child's name and password in and then placing an lesson number in. The lesson came up but it looks like something the child should be doing and getting graded on. So I just logged out. I did not want to mess up any of his work by me answering or moving around in the lesson. As much trouble as I am having getting my child started I am wondering if this program is a mistake. I am not even sure where I should start my child as far as grade level. He is ending the 3rd grade but he is a special needs child and is functioning at a 1st, 2nd, and 3 grade levels. I am surprised that there is not a pre test in-order to see the level and lessons the child should start at. I know I answered a few questions to start with but that would not have been enough to really see what he can and can not do. Since I have not had my child start the lessons I really can not say how things will go. All I know now is I am very confused about getting started and do not feel I know what I am doing.

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    Linn is offline Member Regular
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    Hello kitty and welcome to the parent forum! I am new here too.

    Don't be discouraged by the confusion getting started. We experienced that too. I kept trying to sign in under parent log in until I realized there was a separate log in for upper elementary and middle school, which is fine, but then there was still no parent log in. I did read the explaination about no need for a parent log in so I'm assuming there WAS a parent log in at one time? Maybe it could be brought back. I too would prefer to log in as a parent instead of logging in as my child. I am a working mother so my son does some of his work on T4L independently during the day (which is great!) but when I want to check to make sure he is doing the work, or that he has logged in for that matter, I have to log in "as him" which then shows that "he" logged in. Also, I'm not sure what occurs if I should happen to log in at the same time he is logged on, if that causes any problems. I think a separate parent log in would be better (and less confusing) but then I don't know the reason it was taken away.

    Grade level wasn't a problem for us since we knew (from testing at school and such) the proper grade level for our son. Hopefully someone else will be able to help you in that area.

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    mstori is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I just signed up and am still in the trial period, and this is definitely one of my major disappointments with the program so far.

    I do not want to login as the child in order to check on progress. As the original poster stated, it cancels out the last date and time logged in feature and is not convenient for other reasons.

    I want to login as a parent or teacher or admin and be able to see the progress report from MY login. This would be even more true if I signed up multiple students. I would want to view each student's progress from my own login.

    Also I definitely want to be able to assign work to do through an online interface. I would like to be able to login to my account and assign work to the students registered to me. I'd like to be able to assign certain specific lessons, or be able to assign a certain amount of time spent on a particular course of study. Even better I would like to be able to do that for advance dates, not just same day.

    The last program I was using allowed me to assign lessons to students through my login, but did not let me set it to, these lessons due on this date, these on another date. I found it frustrating to not have an online way to do a longer range online assignment schedule. However this program has even less of the features I want in terms of interactive tools for the parent or teacher.

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    KimberlyC is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    We are relatively new here also, since August. I agree that a different login area for parents/teachers would be helpful.

    As far as logging in while your child is logged on, it will kick each of you out of the program. We had numerous problems with this initially, since I would log in from work to check on if my daughter had logged in to begin or work on her studies. If she was on when I did this, she would get kicked from her lesson and have to begin again from the start of it. Needless to say, we now have a time structure worked out so that it doesn't happen, but it took a few weeks to get to that point.

    Good luck with T4L. It really is a good program! But small things such as the parent login would make it much better.

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    Carylin is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    We are really enjoying T4L! I also agree that signing in as a parent to view/print the progress reports would be more appropriate. I do like the format and ability to look at what your child has done on a daily- weekly- monthly or whatever date you want- basis.
    In addition, could there be an option to print the information in chronological date order from first completed to last (most recent)? That way the record would resemble the child's actual school day or weekly schedule. I would not need to re-write what was done on my lesson plan calendar- just keep the print outs.
    --Thanks for a great proram.
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    Linn is offline Member Regular
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    I am bumping this thread in hopes to get a response from T4L staff on this one.

    Specifically, what I want to know is...CAN YOU BRING BACK THE PARENT LOG IN?

    There seems to be a few parents, myself included, who would like a parent log in. Like KimberlyC, I want to be able to log in from another computer (example from work) and check my child's progress without disrupting his work or kicking him out. Also, to "preview" lessons I have to sign in as my child. The program doesn't know I am the parent just wanting to check out the lessons...how would it after all?

    My second question... CAN T4L MAKE THE "ASSIGNMENT" FEATURE (which is currently disabled) AVAILABLE TO THOSE PARENTS WHO WANT TO USE IT? Others, like myself, who don't, just wouldn't have to use it? I personally wouldn't utilize the feature because we are happy using the program in self-running mode BUT I can see why some parents would want this capability.

    I know it has been explained before why T4L isn't using the assignment feature but I was wondering, if enough parents really want it then maybe T4L could rethink their position on it? Or...maybe not, but it doesn't hurt to ask now does it, lol.

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    Yes, yes, and more yes! However, to add to these questions and requests, is there a way for me to print out the quizzes and tests my son has taken? Because he's in 7th grade, he does this mainly on his own and after just two days, I'm finding myself wondering exactly what it is he's learning. I see he's doing well, but is he doing well because the questions are very simple? Or because he's simply grasping the material? (Whatever the material may be.) Like others have said, I don't want to go in and mess things up for him, but then again, if he's having difficultly, I really need to know exactly what type of questions give him problems and be able to find him worksheets or further instruction on this type of thing to help him as well as have peace of mind that I am providing him with real work that he is learning.

    Thank you!

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    kconrad is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I have to agree with all of these postings....my question at this point is; why isn't it being addressed? there is no reason why checking on your childs progress or looking over your childs work for the next day should mess up the report......we need these reports to be accurate....

    is anyone at T4L looking into this problem?

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    Hi everyone,

    We hear you!

    We take our member feedback very seriously and we are working on adding a parent login so you won't have to log in as your child. Please try to be patient with us though, as it may take a couple of months to get it up and running.

    Thanks for all of your feedback.


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    That is wonderful news! Thank you Kris.

    Linn

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