How to access your Groups
Once you've been assigned to a Group in the Mentor role, your Home page provides access to any Groups you are leading. Go to Home > People > Groups.
Your Mentor Groups will appear first, followed by any Cohorts you're teaching or moderating.
Manage your Group
Select the name of your Group to open it and manage all your members. Select any member to see more, select the "review" icon to jump to everything that needs review for that member, or select the three dots to the right of a members to see additional actions such as sending an email.
You'll also have the option to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the weekly digest email for this Group.
The weekly email digest includes:
Pending review: Every step that needs to be reviewed or graded along with how long it's been waiting. Use this to give timely feedback without letting anything slip through the cracks.
Progress last week: a snapshot of each group member's progress (or lack of progress) for every course path they've started. Use these snapshots to keep tabs on where learners are focused (or not focused), and intervene as necessary.
Start with a person
You can also put "people first" by selecting the profile picture or avatar of anyone in any of your Groups or Cohorts. This will open the Profile Card for that particular person.
From here, you can...
use the "Paths" tab to see all the courses that the learner is taking.
use the "Activity" tab to see all their recent activity across all courses.
use the "Review" tab to see any items that require your attention.
Review submitted work in the Inbox
While viewing the group or individual, select something to review. This will open the step completion in the Inbox where you can review any submitted work, discuss the step privately with the learner and any other staff with review access, and see any staff-only notes that have been added to the step.
Review tab — leave a review summary and manually assign a grade if points are available for the step.
Discuss tab — discuss the step privately with the learner and any other staff members with review access. Learners may also initiate feedback discussion, and if they do, you'll be notified.
Notes tab — view any staff-only notes that have been left on this step. Staff-only notes may be used to add a rubric or other grading guidelines.
Here's a quick walk-through of a mentor reviewing a PDF worksheet submitted by a learner that he mentors, starting from the Home > People page.
Mentors will receive in-app notifications when someone they are mentoring completes a step that is set up to require manual review.
Notifications can also be received by email as part of a weekly email digest.
You will be able to access completions by clicking on any notification that you receive in-app or in your email digest.