Illinois Compass 2g, Using Section Information to Create Smart Views
A smart view allows you to arrange your Grade Center by roster sections or other roles to provide a more meaningful arrangement of the members of your course.
Follow the steps below to set up your Grade Center by Section, or view a video tutorial linked here: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_31b1ozp4
This is the initial roster. Note the Section column is populated with the course rubric, number, and section information.
Beginning to make the Smart View
The Smart View reduces the number of students displayed on the screen in the Grade Center.
Start by clicking on the Manage button and select Smart Views.
Smart Views Management
Click on the Create Smart View button.
Complete the forms with information that makes sense to you and the other instructors and teaching assistants in your course.
Select Performance as your Type of View in 2. Selection Criteria.
Under Select Criteria, choose Grade on Section (Text) from the dropdown menu. Set the Condition to Equal to and then type in the Discussion Section information as it is displayed in the Grade Center. Remember it takes your Course Rubric_###_SectionName.
At this point, click on the grayed out star to make it a favorite. This will make it display when anyone opens up the Grade Center in the Course Management menu. Click the OK button in lower right corner.
Your new Smart View should appear under the Grade Center options when it is open.
At this point, click on your Smart View.
The Smart View is now much shorter and contains only the students whose performance in Section matches the section data that was entered with the roster upload.
Common Questions about Smart Views
What happens if a student transfer to a different section?
The student will be moved to the smart view set up for his new discussion section.
What happens if another TA deletes a Smart View?
The student data is still there. However, you will have to make a new Smart View.
Is there any other way to add a Smart View?
You can also create a Smart View using group membership as criteria to be included in the Smart View.