When you first open up the COR Advantage app, you'll always see your Assessment Dashboard. To add a new observation, click the notepad (for text-only anecdotes) or the camera (for photos or videos) in the top right corner. This will allow you to directly enter an anecdote or take a photo or video.
Everything you initially capture will be stored in the "Drafts" section of the app, which is conveniently located at the top of the Menu. Your Drafts take up storage space on your account, so you'll want to publish or delete them regularly. To publish one observation at a time, simply tap on the observation. If you'd like to publish multiple observations as a group, tap on the bulk publish icon (see bottom right of image below).
On the next screen, you'll be able to fully annotate your observation. The first thing you'll want to do is tag the relevant student(s) in the observation. This is whose assessment the observation will be attached to, and whose families will receive the observation if you choose to share it. You'll notice each student has a number to the top right corner of the image. The number shows how many observations you've connected to the student's profile so far this week. You can also add a caption and/or note at this time to complete your evidence.
If you're ready ready to attach your observation to the appropriate COR item and indicator, you'll want to tap on the small tag in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then, click into the COR Advantage folder, click into the appropriate category, and choose the item you'd like. If you would like to score your observation, simply tap on the arrow to the right of the item and choose the appropriate score. This can always be done later on through the Assessment Dashboard though!
After you've attached all the additional information you'd like, your final step is to save the observation! This can be done in four ways:
- Save to Moments - If you have the digest turned off, you'll see a "Save to Moments" option at the bottom right corner. Clicking on this will add it to the appropriate students' assessment dashboards without sending it to families.
- Private - Clicking on Private and saving will allow you to privately store this observation in your account. If you know this is something you'll never want to share with families, this is a great option.
- Send Now - Sends the information immediately out to the families of the tagged student.
- Send in Digest - Sends the information out at the scheduled time. You can control when your digest goes out under Settings > Messaging.