The Teacher Dashboard not only allows you to monitor your students' progress; support your students; and update your classes and teachers but is your go to place for help, support and resources to help you make the most out of Doodle within your school!
The first time you visit each page you will be greeted by a product tour for this specific page. This will walk you through the key features of that page.
If you wish to visit this again at any point, just click on the green 'i' button on that page and the tour will start again.
For more more information on each page of the Dashboard, click on the below buttons.
If you wish to search for a particular feature within the handbook, press 'ctrl f' and type in your search term.
On the homepage you will see the following:
Notifications - here we will keep you updated with our latest news from Doodle as well as notifications on your pupils' achievements. Click on the cog on the top right corner of the box to filter notifications for just your class.
Top Doodlers - here you can see the class with the highest percentage of students on target. We highly recommend rewarding the Top Doodling class each week during your celebration assembly. You can quickly toggle between the different apps by clicking on the corresponding icon.
Linked Students - when a student with a home user account has linked their account to your school it will appear here. This makes it really easy to verify them by clicking on the Verify them here link. A pop-up will then appear and you will be able to move the student into the appropriate Maths and/or English class, or remove them if they are not a student at your school. Once the class has been selected, be sure to select Update for this to save.
To toggle between DoodleMaths, DoodleTables, DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell, all you need to do is click on the corresponding icon. The selected programme will be indicated with a grey circle around the icon. For more information on how to do this, please see this article.
To return back to the homepage at any point, just click on the Doodle logo in the top left hand corner.
By using the drop down menu on Manage you can access your teachers, classes and students. You can also add any new teachers, classes and students in this section too.
Here you can view all the teachers linked with your school. To edit any of their details (e.g. name, email, teacher type or to delete them) just click on their name in the table and an Edit Teacher pop-up will appear. Be sure to press save for your changes to be made.
Here you can view all of your classes. You can see the class name, year, student count, subscription status and subscription end date. To switch between DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish classes, click on the DoodleMaths/DoodleTables or DoodleEnglish/DoodleSpell icon in the top right hand corner. The chosen subject will be indicated with a grey rectangle around the corresponding subject icons.
To add a class, click on the Add Maths/Tables Class or Add English/Spell Class button in the top right hand corner. Once the class has been added, you will need to contact your School Success Advisor to give you full access.
To edit a class, just click on the class and a pop-up will appear. Here you can edit the class name and year. As the work programmes are adaptive to each individual child, inputting the year group does not have an impact upon the work that is set. You can also see the class code, subscription status and subscription end date (this is uneditable). Again, be sure to press save to ensure changes are made. You then need to go into the class and select Add Students.
To update classes after the school holidays, please see this article.
Here you can see all of your students or select to see students in particular classes. You can also search for a particular student by typing in the search bar.
The table will show you which classes they are in, their username, whether there is parent account linked and their last login.
This is also where you can create new student accounts. Click on the Create student account(s) button and choose to either:
Create single student student account - an Add Student pop-up will appear. Here you will be able to add their name, username, password, date of birth, and class. Be sure to press Add to ensure the changes are made.
Create several student accounts - a Select a class to add student to pop-up will appear. Once you have chosen your DoodleMaths and/or DoodleEnglish class, press Add Students and you will be directed to Populate Class. Here you need to input the students' details. You can copy and paste their information from a spreadsheet to speed things up for you!
Be sure to have the spreadsheet in the format below:
If you would like Doodle to automatically generate the username or password for you, please leave the username/password column blank. You will then need to press the Check button. (Please note, these need to be unique for users across the whole Doodle platform, so you may need to try a few variations.)
Login slips will automatically download when you create the student accounts and you can send these home and save them somewhere safe for future reference. We highly recommend saving a copy as, due to GDPR, we are only able to store to passwords if they are encrypted on our database. If a child forgets their password, you will be unable access the old password and will have to create a new one.
To edit a student just click on their name in the table and an Edit Student pop-up will appear. Here you will be able to edit their name, username, password, date of birth and class. Be sure to press Save to ensure the changes are made. You will also be able to view the parent email linked to the account, but this is uneditable.
Analyse allows you to view a wealth of information to ensure you keep track of your pupils' progress. Within the Analyse section, you are able to view effort, progress and understanding.
We recommend that teachers check this page on a weekly basis to ensure that your students are using Doodle and are within their green target zone.
In order to view data for a particular class, make sure you select your class from the drop down at the top of the screen.
In the table that appears below, you will be able to see an overview of the stars earned for that class the colour of the circles indicate the number of stars earned that day. If you hover over the circles on the Dashboard you can see what the different colours correspond to. Hovering over the circle will also tell you exactly how that student earned their stars that day (e.g. in 'X-a-Day', 'Extras' or 'Games').
You can change the time period that the data displays for either 7 days, 14 days or select a custom time. To view data for different subjects, be sure to switch between the subjects by clicking on the corresponding icon at the top right of the dashboard. For more information on how to do this, please see this article.
You can also keep track of each child's streak. The streak is the number of consecutive days a student has completed exercises on Doodle.
We highly recommend checking this page to see whether your students are within their green target zone or not. Why not try rewarding each student within their target zone on a weekly basis, perhaps by rewarding them with a Doodle sticker or house point.
Doodle will automatically create a personalised goal for each child and suggest a recommended number of stars to earn. This is a number of stars that is achievable when a child Doodles for a few minutes a day.
Within the Progress page, you are able to see how your pupils’ Doodle Age has changed over time and also the % of End of Year objectives covered. A blue bar (or purple for DoodleEnglish) shows an increase whereas a red bar shows a decrease. This is because of reassessment.
You can choose the time period and which measure of progress (DoodleAge or EoY objectives covered) you want to view. In order to view data for a particular class, make sure you select your class at the top. Doodle will show you the data for the past month, however you can edit this time period by entering a different start and end date. To view data for different subjects, be sure to click on the corresponding icon at the top right of the dashboard. For more information on how to do this, please see this article.
Doodle Age is a way of measuring your student's overall level of understanding. If a child has a Doodle Age of 7.5, they will be working at the level of an average 7-and-a-half year old. We calculate this by looking at the point your child is in their work program in terms of the questions they are currently being asked. We then compare this to the average age of other children in our system who are at a similar point in their program. Click on a child’s bar, followed view, to see their progress compared to their age.
End of Year Objectives shows the percentage of end of year objectives which have been covered by each student. Click on a child’s bar, followed view, to see more information.
The Understanding page provides an in-depth snapshot of each child’s level of understanding by showing the results of the most recent baseline assessment they’ve completed.
When a child first starts using Doodle, they’ll be asked to complete a series of exercises to help Doodle determine their level and build them a personalised work programme. This is known as baseline assessment mode.
Following this initial assessment, teachers can start a new one at any point from this page, making it an ideal assessment tool. You can also compare the results of each child’s assessment with their current level of understanding.
Baseline assessment mode can also be used to ensure that every child is working at the correct level. Doodle will automatically recommend if any students should take an assessment if their work programme appears to be too easy or challenging.
To set an account to baseline assessment mode:
Select Analyse > Understanding
Select the class the student is in.
Click Start New Baseline with whole class and select the students you'd like to reassess.
OR, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'start new baseline assessment for X' to start baseline assessment for just that student
If you see a red exclamation mark next to a student's name it indicates that Doodle is recommending that you start a new baseline assessment for this student.
As children use Doodle more and more, the programme builds up a good understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. Understanding is arranged according to the national curriculum age-related expectations (AREs) and allows you to view your pupils’ understanding of each strand.
You can see a RAG rating in order to assess a child’s understanding and compare this to their baseline assessment understanding.
Green with a white plus sign shows they have mastered that particular area.
Don't be alarmed if your students are covering content below their year group. This is because Doodle works by filling in any gaps from previous learning to ensure that your teaching can build upon this. The most important thing is that the questions they are being asked are sufficiently challenging to them as an individual to ensure progress, without being excessively difficult and leaving them demoralised.
If you feel a child would benefit from extra practice in a particular area tap on the arrow to the left of the ARE to expand that topic, then click on the blue '+' sign in order to add an Extra.
Teachers can also view any questions pupils have marked as ‘Tricky’ on this page, making it easy to support pupils in the areas they’re finding challenging. Tricky questions are the number of questions a student has marked as 'tricky' to come back to later. This will be indicated with a red exclamation mark. Click on this to view the questions. We recommend that students don't have any more than 5-10 questions in their Tricky Questions folder. Once saved to Tricky Questions, this indicates to the app that the child is struggling with this particular topic and you can help the student with this question.
Again, you can download all of this data by pressing the Export button in the top right hand corner.
In order to support any areas of weakness and supplement learning you may wish to add Extras. These can be added to a whole class or to specific children. These will then appear on their home screen under Extras. The Extras are an additional feature and are not part of the adaptive, personalised learning programme. We therefore recommend only setting these occasionally (no more than twice per week). We also encourage you to check the Extra before you assign it to students so that you are sure it is something that is appropriate for them. The student will have to get an 75% accuracy before the app will move them on. If they have an accuracy of below this, they will have to repeat the extra.
To add Extras you need to hover over Extras and select Assign. You can either search for the relevant ARE or scroll through. Click on the ARE title to view the exact questions that will appear so that you can feel confident that the student can complete them. Click Add to assign.
Select when the extra will become available and which pupils you would like to receive the extra.
Be sure to click Add once you have finished. For more information on Added Extras, please see here.
Here you can view how well your pupils have done on any Extras assigned in the previous four weeks. If a student has not completed an Extra within two weeks of the date it was set for, it will be deleted to ensure their programme is up to date.
In Analyse, you can select your class and the subject for which you want to view the results.
You will see an overview of all Extras added for that class and you will be able to see if they have completed the extra and how well they have done by hovering over the circle.
You can go into the Extra and look at how well that child has understood each question by clicking on the name of the extra added which appears at the top of the table. This will show you which questions a child answered correctly or incorrectly. Hover over the star to see what the specific question was.
If an Extra has been assigned to multiple pupils, they will receive the questions in the same order, helping to identify areas of weakness within your class.
You can also delete assigned Extras from here by clicking on Remove All or the bin icon next to a specific student's name.
If you'd like to create your own Extras, you can!
To create a Custom Extra, click on the Create An Extra button.
Insert a lesson title, year group and description, then start adding your questions. Always put the correct answer in answer A. Once published, this will be randomised.
Once you have finished, save your extra. Click on the extra to either assign the lesson, delete the lesson or share it with your colleagues.
Lift-Off is a cost-effective and affordable intervention solution, giving schools all of the tools needed to provide empowering, impactful and innovative intervention. As well as boosting attainment in maths and English, Lift-Off is designed to support children in developing the growth mindset required to become better all-round learners. Empowering children to become confident, resilient learners is central to the programme, and is what makes Lift-Off so distinctive and unlike other intervention solutions.
As part of Lift-Off, teachers can set personalised goals for each pupil and view their progress towards that goal. Goals are a great way for teachers to help pupils who are working below national expectations to achieve key learning objectives, such as completing a percentage of their year’s AREs.
If you are interested in accessing Lift-Off you will find more information about it and how to get started here.
The resources tab at the top of the page contains everything you will need to make the most out of Doodle at your school. This is your 'go-to' page for all the resources you will need to launch Doodle at your school and implement it successfully, and to help you make the most out of Doodle as the year goes on. Simply click on Resources and you will find:
The Teacher Handbook - this will link you directly to this article giving you all the information you need on using the Teacher Dashboard.
Webinars - we have a range of webinars that you can access at your convenience. These are short, 10 minute, webinars running through key features of Doodle and how you can make the most of it in your school.
'How to' Videos - these short videos will give you step by step demos of some of the key functionalities of the Teacher Dashboard. Therefore, if you are not sure how to do something this is a great page to check!
Launch Resources - all the resources you'll need for a great Doodle launch are available here and our launch checklist will ensure you've covered everything.
- Teacher launch resources: here you will also find our welcome booklet with lots of ideas for rewarding your Top Doodlers.
- Parent launch resources: here you will find a recently recorded parent launch video which you can share with your parents so that they feel confident with supporting their children at home. There are also lots of letter templates you can send out to parents informing them of how Doodle works, how they can get support, and what to do when their child leaves the school.
- Pupil launch resources: running a children's assembly to launch or relaunch Doodle is fantastic for increasing engagement and getting the students excited about using Doodle! Here you will find a children's assembly along with a guide for teachers leading the presentation with the key points to include.
Doodle Brochures: here you will find lots of downloadable leaflets to send to teachers and parents informing them of how Doodle works, along with our University of Bath study that found children who use DoodleMaths are four times less likely to experience learning loss.
Certificates: all of our certificates can be downloaded for free and printed to award children in celebration assemblies.
Doodle Shop: here you can order Doodle goodies for rewarding your Top Doodlers for their hard work. From stickers, to pencils, to bags to wristbands - we've got lots of goodies to help keep your Doodlers motivated!
Teaching resources: we have a range of starters, classroom displays and our challenge sheets which are all free for you to download and can be used to support your teaching in class.
To view your teacher account information click on your name which will appear in the top right hand corner of the dashboard and select My Account. Here you will be able to change your password. Just make sure you press Update to ensure all changes are saved.
In the bottom right hand corner of the dashboard you will see a green chat bubble. If you need any assistance, please just click on that and one of our friendly team will be happy to assist you!