What is the Minutes feature?
- You can view how many minutes students spend on eSpark each day in your Weekly Activity Report.
- You can set a goal for how many minutes you want students to spend on eSpark daily.
Why did eSpark add Minutes?
- The Minutes feature was highly requested by teachers to monitor how much time students spent on eSpark!
How are minutes calculated?
- Minutes are separated out by Math and Reading on the Weekly Activity Report. The minutes on eSpark includes time spent working on quests, assignments, and mini-lessons.
- Students get credit for the minutes they spend in all activities eSpark sends them to, as long as they return to eSpark when they're done.
- Remember: When students return to eSpark, eSpark asks students whether or not they liked the activity. If students do not give the thumbs up or down, the activity will not be marked complete, and they won't get credit for the minutes they spent on the activity.
How can I view minutes?
1. Click on Activity tab on your dashboard.
2. There are 2 ways to view minutes:
- Hover over student icons.
- Toggle to minutes under the report title in your Activity report.
- Remember that the reporting here is separated out by math and reading, so in this example, the reports only show the minutes students have spent working on Mathematics.
💡 TIP: You can track the total number of minutes spent on eSpark in the week on the left-hand column.
How can I adjust the goal number of minutes for my class?
1. In the Minutes view in the Activity Report, click on the highlighted box.
2. You can enter in how many minutes a day you would like students to work on eSpark.
- Students with highlighted numbers spent less than the goal time you set. In this example, Keenan spent 20 or more minutes on eSpark on Thursday, but less than 20 minutes on Tuesday.
💡 TIP: Still have questions? Please reach out to our Support team by clicking the blue Intercom button on the bottom right side of your screen - we're here to help!