Now that you have been granted Teacher status on DiscoverDesign...
You have access to teacher-specific features like:
- Managing Classes and Students
- Assigning Design Challenges and Setting Deadlines
- Modifying or "Cloning" Design Challenges
Below are some instructions to get you started. Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions.
Managing Classes and Students
From your dashboard (at the top of the window), select Design Challenges.
To add students to your classes, start by first setting up a class. Click on Active Classes > + Add Class.
Once you’ve clicked on + Add Class, you can Title your class and set start and end dates for your class.
To add Students, start typing their name in. If they already have an account, the form will auto-complete.
Make sure to click Save.
Assigning Design Challenges and Setting Deadlines
To assign a Design Challenge to your class, Click on Design Challenges in your dashboard.
This will take you to a list of all the official Design Challenges.
You can assign a design challenge by clicking on the Assign Button
After clicking on Assign you should be able to assign challenges to a whole class, individual students, and set deadlines for each step of the Design Challenge.
Modifying or "Cloning" Design Challenges
If you would like to modify an existing design challenge to better fit your students' needs, select Design Challenges from your dashboard.
A list of design challenges will appear. The challenges with the DD logo next to them are official DD design challenges, and those without were created by other teachers.
Find the name of the design challenge you would like to copy, or "clone." In the Operations column click the arrow next to Assign, and select Clone.
You will be asked if you would like to Duplicate the design challenge. Select Duplicate.
The cloned design challenge will appear at the top of the list of Design Challenges. In the Title column select your cloned design challenge to start making edits.
Your cloned design challenge will appear. Please select Edit to begin making changes.
Once your edits are complete, scroll to the bottom of the page to publish your design challenge. From the drop down menu you can choose to Save and keep unpublished. That means your work will be saved but the design challenge will not be made public until you select Save and keep published.
To view your challenge (published or unpublished) select Design Challenges from the Dashboard.