Bullitt CountyPublic Schools A Guide for Parents/Guardians
Log In to Compass Learning OdysseyOpen the Internet, type the following address and click enter: http://odyssey.bullittschools.org • Username is your child’s computer login; typically – first name.last name • Password is typically your child’s lunch number / computer password. • School remains “Odyssey.” • Click Log In.
Student Launch Pad• An ORANGE circle around a subject area means there is an assignment waiting.• No CIRCLE around a subject allows • Student Odyssey Writing Tool the students to choose any activity in that • Math Resource Tools subject area.• Activity Finder
Math Resource Tools• Interactive MATH resource tools that can be used with the math assignments or straight from the launch pad as a learning tool.
Compass Learning Assignments• Assignments: Your child has folders assigned by a teacher or by his/her MAP results that contain learning activities or tutorials.• The various activities may be scored activities, quizzes, tests, or guided practice. Some may be quick, short activities while others may take your child more time to read passages or solve math problems. Click on the WORDS to see the topics or activities within the folder.
Compass Learning at Home • Follow the green or white flashing ARROW to guide the learning path. • A green checkmark means a “completed assignment” but doesn’t always mean a good score. Be sure to check the report for scores.
Learning Activities • You will need SOUND for all learning activities. • Before activities load, your child may answer multiple choice questions or play a short game. • Once the activity loads, your child will listen to the characters explain math concepts and procedures. Your child will see problems and concepts modeled. Sometimes, your child will interact with the characters by clicking and dragging or by typing numbers. • Children will advance to the next scene by clicking the blinking forward arrow.
Tutorials • You will need SOUND for all learning tutorials. • Your child should begin by listening to the text on the left side of the screen, then the directions in red text at the bottom of the screen. Your child should interact with the pictures on the screen. During each scene, your child should take notes about and/or discuss any math concepts. • Your child can advance or go back to any scenes by clicking the forward and backward arrows. The scenes are labeled with number blocks on the lower right side of the screen. When your child clicks exit, he/she completes the tutorial.
Student Launch Pad – My Portfolio Click the backpack icon on the upper left side of the Student Launch Pad. Click on a tab: • Recent Work • Assignments • Reports
Navigating the Backpack PageHome / Backto Launch Pad Click on a tab: • Recent Work • Assignments • Reports
Recent Work Tab Allows you to view what assignments your child began/completed today, in the past week, and in the past month. Details of the Recent Work tab include: Activity Name and Activity Number**If you would like to review Type of Activitythe activity, you may copythe activity number into the SubjectActivity Finder on the Launch DatePad to review with your Scorechild. Status
Assignments TabDetails of the Assignment tab include: Allows you to Assignment Name view your Details of each Assignment child’s Subject of the Assignment complete and Date/time assigned incomplete Compass Learning Grade Level assignments. Status Person assigned
Reports TabAllows you to view your child’s scores and times forall assignments. Details of the Reports tab include: Ability to Choose Subject Ability to Choose Activity Type Ability to Choose Dates
Other NOTES for Compass Learning Odyssey• Your child should practice Compass Learning Odyssey at least 60 minutes per week between home and school.• Your child may benefit from using headphones during Compass Learning Odyssey sessions so he/she may focus on the activities and tutorials and ignore other noises.• Your child should have scrap paper and pencil available during Compass Learning Odyssey sessions.• Questions about Compass Learning Odyssey can be sent to your child’s classroom teacher.
Other Computer NEEDS for Compass Learning Odyssey• Compass Learning requires Internet Access.• Adobe Flash Player will be required for Compass to run correctly. You can download Flash Player at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html• If your child wishes to print resource pages (PDF files), then your computer needs to have Adobe Reader. You can download Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/• Questions about Compass Learning Odyssey computer requirements can be sent to your child’s classroom teacher.