Waypoint has provided your institution with a Waypoint URL - now what?
It all depends on your role at the institution and what your responsibilities will be. In Waypoint you would commonly find three different types of main users; Students, Instructors (or Assessors), and Administrators. In Waypoint determine which tasks (software features) are available to which users.
As a Waypoint administrator you have the ability to modify user roles for all users. By default Waypoint Instructors are able to assess student work because their role has the Perform Evaluations task associated with it. If all Instructors need access to creating rubrics, which is not a default setting, then as Waypoint administrator you will have to add the Design Rubrics task to the Instructor role. Another option would be to create a new role containing the Design Rubrics task - Rubric Designer for example - for those users who will create the rubrics.
An individual account can contain multiple user roles. This is helpful for distributing specific tasks to the appropriate users.
♦ After you've determined the tasks for users, a good next step is to add the user to the system so they can begin to build content. This content includes rubrics and competencies (if available).
- Log into Waypoint as the administrator
- Click on the Admin tab
- Under the Users list, click on Add...
- Fill in the basic information; First Name, Last Name, Username, and Email
- The Remote Id is not required if this user is logging into Waypoint directly
- Select the role which contains the Design Rubrics task
- Click on Save
Now have the user go to the Waypoint URL we provided to you (https://wp00.waypointoutcomes.com for example) and click on Log On in the top right. Next have them click on the Forgot password? link and enter their username. After clicking the Submit button, they will receive a link in their email to create the account's password and log into Waypoint. Once in Waypoint, they can begin creating rubrics and competencies.
♦ After rubrics have been published in Waypoint they can be connected to a course by creating a Waypoint Assignment.
Again, depending on how your institution approaches the scenarios found above, the work flow to follow may be slightly different:
→ If non-assessors created the rubrics, then they will not have the ability to create a Waypoint Assignment under Course Definitions. Instead, they will have to share the folder containing the rubric(s) to the course's Instructor.
- Log into Waypoint
- Click on Rubrics
- Locate the folder that contains the rubric(s) you want to share
- To the right of the folder, hover over Actions
- Select Share
- Locate the Instructor's name on the left and click on the right-facing arrow to add their name to the right
- You may add multiple users to a shared folder
- Click Update Members
Now the folder, and the rubrics it contains, are available for the Instructor(s). If the Instructor's name was not found in the list of names then it may because their Waypoint account was not yet created.
→ If Instructors created the rubrics or have had rubrics shared with them, then they will be able to create the Waypoint Assignment under Course Definitions.
- Detailed instructions for creating a course in Waypoint and attaching a rubric to an Assignment can be found here.
♦ Once a course and Waypoint Assignment has been built, instructors may begin student assessment.