Webinar: New TCI Features

Couldn’t make our recent webinar? We’ve got you covered. Here’s what we shared and how we answered our participants’ burning questions.

Feature 1: Highlighter Tool

Available for students in all TCI programs, the Highlighter Tool allows students to identify the main ideas in the text. Adding the tool to our teacher subscriptions is on our product roadmap.

Protip from Account Manager Brian Thomas: Using the Highlighter Tool in conjunction with the Main Idea Viewer lets students determine if they’ve identified the key concepts in the reading correctly.

Protip from Customer Success Manager Tom McClellan: Have students take advantage of the different colors in the tool–they can use blue for people, orange for places, for example. 

Burning question: My students use iPads. Will the Highlighter Tool work for them? 

Absolutely. In fact, the tool is available for iPads, Chromebooks, and desktops.

Feature 2: Multiple Assessments

Teachers can now create more than one assessment per lesson and track student results in their gradebook. You can assign by individual or class and even give the same assessment twice (think: pre- and post-test). We think it’s a pretty cool feature (and practical). 

Protip from Account Manager Brian Thomas: You know that pesky problem of students being absent on test day? Now you can create a second version of an assessment so absent students get a different test than in-class students. We feel better already.

Protip from Customer Success Manager Tom McClellan: This feature allows you to differentiate your students. You may create an assessment for English language learners and another for a student with an IEP, for example. The sky’s the limit. 

Burning question: Can students take multiple tests?

Yes! You can see the tests you’ve assigned in the assessments view.

Finally, we reminded everyone that our Help Center is loaded with great information on current and upcoming features. To access the Help Center:

  • Log in to your account
  • Click on your account name in the upper right-hand corner
  • Select “Help”

And that’s a webinar wrap!