Lisa wants to measure her students’ entrepreneurial skills. For that purpose, Lisa has decided to use the professional tool OctoSkills.
Lisa now only has to follow a simple step by step practice, then she is good to go.
The first step is for Lisa to use her smartphone to download OctoSkills. Lisa uses a iPhone and therefore she downloads from AppStore completely for free. The app is also available for free in Google Play.
Lisa searches for OctoSkills in AppStore, finds the app, and downloads it to her iPhone..
Now that Lisa has successfully downloaded the newest version of OctoSkills, she must create a teacher profile.
She clicks "create teacher" and registers all her information including – and this is very important! – her login and password (it is recommended that the teacher uses an email she or he often uses).
When the profile has been created, Lisa is automatically logged in to her new user profile. She can now log in and out of her profile as she pleases.
When Lisa has created her own teacher profile, she must create the class(es) she wants to test.
To do this, Lisa clicks “create class”. Then she is asked to name the class. In order that she can later easily identify the class, Lisa chooses a name that clearly indicates which is the specific class in question (for example ”5th grade 2017”).
When Lisa has chosen a name for the class, she is automatically sent to ”List of my classes”. The list gives Lisa an overview of all created classes including ”class name” and ”class id” (unique class id is automatically generated). From the list she can also manage the tests she sends, she can view which tests she has sent, and she can see the time schedule for each of them.
Please note that - in the free app version - Lisa has only access to a limited standard test. If she wants to customize her own tests, she must be invited by someone to OctoDash. Read more in the scenario for OctoDash below or via the above link.
When a test has been sent to a class and the students start to answer the pre, mid and post tests, the results will gradually show in Lisa’s app.
They can be found under ”Class results” and ”Individual results”. “Class results” shows the aggregated class result. “Individual results” shows each student’s result skill by skill.
Paul is an administrator working at the same institution as the teacher Lisa.
Paul has heard from a friend that OctoDash is a great way for the school to offer Lisa and her students a customised option for building and sending tests.
On top of that, OctoDash will allow him to segment the teachers into departments for a better structure of data. This is a big advantage for Paul in his administrative work. At the same time, through the OctoDash solution, Lisa and her students are provided with better and more flexible solutions for testing education outcomes through custom-made test. And this gives more precise test results in the end.
The first step is for Paul to use his iPad and go to App Store to download OctoDash (please note OctoDash is only available for iPad users).
When Paul has downloaded OctoDash, he must set up a user account. This can be done in two ways:
#1 In App Store, it is possible to subscribe for a single user through an Apple id (this is the plug and play method). It will cost Paul € 10 each month and is a fast way to get started.
#2 Paul also has the possibility to request a sign-up package through the OctoSkills website. See more about packages under Dashboard pricing.
Paul has decided to choose a single user account with the auto-renewable subscription through App Store.
Paul now registers all the necessary information, and his account is created.
After Paul's account has been created, he can use all the features in OctoDash.
He can create as many departments as he needs, he can add specific custom-made test to those departments, and he can invite teachers to the individual departments.
It is recommended that Paul gives the individual department and tests names that are meaningful to the teachers of that department. It is essential that everyone can easily identify a specific department or test. An example could be to name the department according to subject matter and year, etc.