Wednesday, 19 August 2015

What’s New in ProMonitor Version 10.1 / ProPortal 3

Chesterfield College ILP/Markbook Upgrade Summer 2015

Introduction

Summer 2015 has brought the usual annual release of the ProMonitor and ProPortal software which provide a number of noticeable enhancements and slight changes to functionality.

This year there are only minor changes to functionality within ProMonitor which provides the staff view of all student ILP and markbook pages.

The most significant changes are to the student view of their individual ILP and markbook from within ProPortal.


ProMonitor

SMART Targets attached to Markbook

ProMonitor now has a clear indication if SMART Targets are attached or not within the markbook, by providing a tick on the SMART Target dartboard icon on each of the tabs.

Enhancement to the Unit Core Summary on the markbook to cater for different combinations of units (only used for certain L1/L2 makbook types)

The Maintain Units page now has two sets of subgroupings. This is used for NQF Level 1 and 2 qualifications. There is a flag for the Student Group Type called “Show Unit Core” which must be switched on to display this – (Note that a Student Group of a type with this flag set must be related to the Course in order for this to display). Each sub grouping is separated by an 'OR':


  • You can have Unit 1 and Unit 2 on the left and Unit 3 on the right.
  • This will mean either Unit 1 or Unit 2 combined must be over the minimum score or Unit 3 must be over the minimum score.
This is then reflected in the core unit summary overview in the markbook by student and the academic information page.

Please contact LT@chesterfield.ac.uk if your team delivers this type of qualification at College and would like assistance in setting it up on markbook.

Meeting Circulation List

A ‘Send Notification Email’ button has been added to Meetings Circulation List. 

  • This will send notification emails of the meeting to all Staff and Students within the circulation list with an email address.
  • Note that sending emails will not update the ‘Informed’ flag against a member of the circulation list.

Clearer indications that markbook rules are applied or not

Knowing if there are any markbook rules associated with the Student Group Type can be ambiguous. On the Markbook pages you will now see the markbook rules hyperlink, which displays:

‘There are markbook rules’ highlighted in green font

‘There are NO markbook rules’



New markbook rule

'When all L tasks completed, grade the assessment PL1 (Pass at Level 1)' to cater for NQF Level2 course which can be passed at level 1. This is an addition to the existing markbook rule to award a PL1 grade at unit level.

Please contact LT@chesterfield.ac.uk if your team delivers this type of qualification at College and would like assistance in setting it up on markbook.


ProPortal

A new website has been created with a more mobile-responsive design

  • Mobile and Tablet Friendly
  • Fresh new look
  • Collapsible Navigation Menu
  • New Dashboard (set to default home page for all permission groups)

Navigation Panel differences

A fresh new look for the Menu (Navigation Panel), this is a responsive view which will shrink according to the size of the screen.

This is how the desktop menu appears. Large screen size:


Smaller screen size (e.g. tablet):



Even smaller screen such as a small tablet or a mobile device:

New ProPortal Student Dashboard

The Dashboard gives an overview of the individual student ILP in one place (similar to that seen by staff within ProMonitor):



The Upcoming Assessments will look at the Assessment Schedule and list the first five assessments due prior to date.


The Upcoming SMART Targets will look at the SMART Targets created against the student and list the first five due prior to date.


The Recent Comments will look at the Comments created against the student and list the first five due prior to date.


The Upcoming Meetings will look at the Meetings created against the student and list the first five due prior to date.


The Diary will look at all events (Meetings, Comments, SMART Targets, Upcoming Assessments & Personal Diary Items) created against the student and list the first five due prior to date.

The Attendance & Punctuality will look at the latest Attendance & Punctuality in the system and display the % marks.


The Academic Information will be re-labeled as Markbook Information & Progress, and is the same graph used in the Markbook Information & Progress Summary page informing the student of their % of completion from the Markbook.

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