How do I cheer my students on?

You can send a "cheer" to students, which shows up on their screen when they finish a test and gives them encouragement that their teacher is seeing the hard work they're doing. 

Click on  Cheer your students under the 'Other areas...' header on the left side of your Control Panel.

This will show you a list of students who are online. You are able to either cheer individual students on by clicking on the horn icon beside their names, or you can collectively cheer on all students currently logged in by clicking on Message  All Students! at the bottom of the page.

Cheers can only be received by students who are online and will appear to students when they complete a test. Students can cheer each other on as well; if you want to stop this during class you can disable cheers during a homework task

For students who are browsing, their cheers will not appear as a pop-up but will show up in the Achievements section on the sidebar of their student zone or when they enter a new activity.

Certain cheers are rewards for effort put in and in turn can only be earned by students. This means you will not be able to send your students the comet, dolphin, rainbow, or unicorn cheers.

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