The Home Screen and Menu

Your school has chosen to use the itslearning platform. 

This is the very first page you will see - the log in page. 

screenshot log in page

When first logging into itslearning, your home screen will display recent updates from your courses, your tasks (or follow up tasks) and upcoming events

Home page: 

After you log in you will see the home page. Your teacher/school can decide what page will be the first page you see. Ideally, it should be the course cards homepage that displays recent updates from your courses, your tasks (or follow-up tasks), and upcoming events.

Main menu

The main menu bar provides multiple options for navigation.  

Home will take you back to the home page. 

Courses provides a dropdown list of your favorite courses. Click ‘all courses’ to view those that are not your favorites or those that were archived. 

You can favorite a course by clicking the star icon next to the course and turning it yellow. 

You can see when courses were last updated, visited, the status and your role in the course (student). The ‘show’ option will reveal active or archived courses. You can also enroll in community courses here. screenshot course list

Groups gives you access to your communities and organizational dashboards. Communities (US English, shows as Projects if your school is using UK English) are like courses, but are collaborative spaces in which you are a member. Dashboards can be enabled for schools/school networks/districts to use as informational spaces. 

screenshot dashboards communities

Calendar displays events scheduled in your courses or communities as well as an aggregated view of course planners.

Bell icon shows notifications from your courses or groups.

Speech bubble icon gives quick access to the internal messaging option.

Your photo and name gives you quick access to your personal settings menu. (see below)

Some other options may be available within your menu, depending on your school's profile settings. 

Mentor indicates that you have been assigned individuals or groups to mentor and develop individual learning plans. 

Apps and Tools provide resources, links or utilities specific to your school or district. 

Library free resources from itslearning, and access to shared resources from your school.

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