M&W What is the Online Learning Environment?

The Online Learning Environment is designed for students to engage in the content being taught, complete activities and assignments, and use tools to practice and perform inside and outside of the ELA classroom. Students can access resources and complete a variety of assignment types using any type of electronic device with an internet connection.

Teachers are able to access resources, assign and evaluate student work, track student performance, and personalize the learning experience for their students. The variety of resources and tools allow teachers to design engaging and interactive lessons for their students, taking into account the students’ abilities and the technologies available.



eBook activities from the student edition, workbooks and other ancillaries, can be assigned to students for completion inside or outside of class. You control the work assigned, how many attempts the students are allowed, the start and due dates for assignments and grading. Many activities are automatically graded and students receive automatic feedback. Others are teacher-graded, but you can also set those to automatically grade for completion if you choose.
Microsoft Flipgrid is fully embedded in the Online Learning Environment, with all of the functionality, including student replies and moderation of responses. You can create a Microsoft Flipgrid activity and use that to spark a conversation amongst students, while they practice their interpersonal and presentational speaking skills.
Performance activities are also video responses, but those are shared only with the teacher. You control the prompt, the amount of time students have to prepare and record their response, as well as how many attempts they get for each. You have the ability to give written and/or video feedback to the students.
Custom activities can be added to the Online Learning Environment to include materials of your own, allow students to upload projects, or incorporate writing activities into your lessons. Student responses can be simply an acknowledgement that they received the resource, a short writing in a text box, or the uploading of a file. All work stays in the Online Learning Environment.
eReader libraries are available with World Language and ELA programs. Some eReaders have audio features and interactive activities to give students immediate feedback. Others include printable activities and vocabulary lists. Students have the ability to highlight, annotate and bookmark pages.
Bundles give you a way to pull together different activities and resources into a single grouping for students. You can include eBook activities, Microsoft Flipgrid or Performance activities, and your own Custom activities. You choose the activities, order of activities, total point value and due date.