Navigating Odyssey An Odyssey icon should be on your desktop, but if it isnâ€™t you can still get there by typing in the address http://odyssey.wood.k12.wv.us in the address bar. You should then see the following screen.
Enter your username and password here: first initial and last name (jstewart) Password: first and last initials and a three digit room number (jsi10)
A new screen will open that looks like this:
If this is your first time here, you will probably need to set up your class(es). To do this, click on “Setup” and a new screen will appear.
If you click on “My Classes”, you will be taken to a page where your name appears.
On the “My Classes” page, click on the New Class button to create your class and name it. It has to be in this format: last name, grade, and year (stewart 2nd grade 09-10). Click the Save button.
You can then click on the EDIT button to customize settings for your class. Be sure to save any changes you make. Once you are satisfied with those settings and are ready to add students, first check the box in front of your class name, then find the tab at the top that is labeled “Student Index” and click on it. On the index page, you want to search for students to add by choosing the grade level that you want and clicking “search” at the bottom. Once you have the list of names, click on the empty box to the left of the name to select it. When you have finished selecting all of the students for this class, click on the Add to Class button in the upper left of the page, and you will be prompted to select a class. Select yours from the pulldown menu and click Save. NOTE: You will return to this area to add new students to your class(es) as necessary. When adding new students, first check to make sure their username and password doesn’t work. If it does work, that means they are in the county system already and just need to be transferred. If it does not work, you will need to click on “add new student” and only enter in the students first name, last name, grade level, student number for their username, and the letter “p” for their password. You are now ready to make assignments. Click on the “Assignments” tab at the top of the page and choose “Assignment Archive” from the selections that will appear at the left.
At this screen, select a subject and a grade level to see the next screen, or you can search by keyword to locate lessons on a particular topic. When the results of your query appear, you will see a screen that lists the Odyssey lessons that meet your criteria. NOTICE that there are choices near the top of the screen for “Sequences,” “Skills,” and “Standards.” If you leave it set on sequences, you will be given a list of Odyssey lessons in the sequence they recommend. Choosing standards allows you to see Odyssey lessons correlated to the old WV CSOs. On the left of the “sequences” screen (Figure 1 on the next page) is an expandable list of topics. Click on the folder or the + sign to see specifics about this lesson. If you click on the name of the folder as it appears in the box in the middle of the page, you will be taken to a new screen that shows the subfolders for that lesson. You can choose any of those subfolders, one at a time, if you desire. To return to the previous screen, click on the folder at the top of the list on the far left. To select a lesson, click in the empty checkbox to the left of the lesson name. When you have finished selecting lessons, click on “Add Selected Tasks” at the bottom. Figure 1: Sequences
Your selected tasks will then appear on a new screen that allows you to name the lesson, choose an order in which to present it, add additional curriculum, etc. The lessons you have selected will show up on the left of the screen under the “Assignment Outline.” To add more lessons to this assignment, choose “Add Curriculum” at the bottom of the screen. To determine order of presentation, click on “Sequential” so that the lessons are done in a prescribed order, click on “Self-Select” to allow students to choose which lesson to complete next, or click on “Auto-Launch” to allow the computer to decide the order.
When you have made these decisions, click on “Complete Assignment” at the bottom of the page.
At this screen you can again make choices about order, name, etc. You must decide whether or not to assign the lesson to students now. If you want to build your entire Odyssey curriculum for the year, but do not want students to work on the lessons until you have covered the basics in class, you can choose the “No, I’ll assign it later.” If you choose to assign it now, you will receive the following screen. Click on the empty box beside your class’s name (this assigns it to ALL of your students in your class) and click “Finish” to complete the process.
If you choose to assign the lessons later, you will need to open Odyssey and on the home page, click on “Assignments.” Then choose “Assignment Status” on the left of the screen. Your screen will look like this:
Simply click on “Search” and all of your lessons will appear. Click the circle to the left of the one that you want to assign and then click “View Status.” You will then see this screen.
Click on “Edit Assignment” at the top of the screen and a popup screen will appear. Make your selection based on what you want to do.
You will then see this screen which is familiar. Follow the previous directions from this point forward to make your assignment.