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How to Navigate in Ogment

If you’re the kind of person who wants to poke around Ogment and find out what it can do, go for it! But if you’d like to read a little bit about how to navigate the program, here’s a short orientation that provides a “bird’s eye view” of the navigational elements and how things work.


My Stuff

Your Ogment home page will default to show everything you have in your Ogment account—lessons, assessments, resources, etc. This is called the “My Stuff” area. Of course, if you are just starting, you might not have anything in there yet! Don’t worry, you will fill it with great content soon enough.

Filtering My Stuff

Let’s say you’d only like to see all of the articles you have clipped from the web.

  1. Go to the dropdown in the top middle of the home page, and choose “My Articles”.

You can do the same for other resources such as videos and images, as well as lessons and assessments.

Sorting

You can also sort all of your content by date, title or type.

  1. Click the sort icon on the top right, below the black bar, and choose an option.

Tag View
Tagging is a very handy tool available in Ogment. It makes organizing and searching faster and easier. If you clip anything from the web—articles, videos, images, you can tag them. When you create a lesson or assessment, you can tag them. For more information on tagging, see the “How to Tag Resources, Lessons and Assessments” article.

Once you’ve tagged a few things, you’ll be able to see them organized by tags.


  1. Click the tag icon on the top right, below the black bar. The screen will change to the Tag View.

The Tag View shows all of your tags, how many items have that tag, and gives you n option to rename the tag or delete it from every item.


2. Click on a tag to see all content that matches that tag. This is a great way to limit your results to exactly what you are looking for.

Searching content

Ogment makes it easy to find the content you need.
  1. Click the search icon. It looks like a magnifying glass on the top right of the page, below the black bar.

2. Search by keyword and/or filter by resource type, tag, grade level or subject.

Left navigation bar
The left navigation is persistent throughout the program, except when you are in the lesson editor. Here is an overview of each navigational element in the order in which they appear.

My Stuff: Your home page and where all of your lessons and other content live.

Assignment Manager: Where you can manage assignments for your classes, preview or present assignments, and review student work in the Gradebook. For more information on the Gradebook, see articles titled “Tracking Student Progress on Assignments” and “Standards and Auto-Graded vs. Manually-Graded Items”.

Classes: Where you manage the students in your classes and which groups they are assigned to. See the following articles for more in-depth information on managing classes:

Reports: Reports are where you can view information on how your students are doing, including how your students are interacting with content, how many exposures they have to standards, and how they are performing overall. Reports can be viewed on your classes or individual students. District administrators can see district-level information as well.

Professional Learning Communities, PLC's: PLCs are designed to help you and your peers share resources, collaborate on course materials, and communicate about all things learning.

Stream: Represented by a fish, the Stream is where you can find content from other teachers who have published lessons and resources there. It works like social media sites. To learn how to set up your stream for the first time, read “How to set up your stream”. For directions on how to use the stream once you’ve set it up, check out “How to use your stream (searching, clipping)”.

Notifications: Clicking on the “inbox” icon will bring you to a page that shows you notifications from other colleagues you may be sharing files or collaborating with. If you have new notifications, a red circle with the number of new notifications will appear directly on the “inbox” icon.

Help: Clicking on the “question mark” icon brings you to the Ogment Help Site, which is where this article is! Remember to click here though for other information such as our customer service phone number and email and general FAQs.

Public profile: Clicking on the “gear” icon allows you to change your profile settings. For more information on changing profile settings, check out the article “How to edit your profile.”