EdgeEX — Course options overview

Use this page to learn about the course options for EdgeEX courses.

Overview

Course options can be configured for a district, school, section, or enrollment. 

 Note

Course options are different from student profile settings. Student profile settings are set for each student and they control the way all courses behave for a particular student. In both EdgeEX and heritage Imagine Edgenuity courses, the following features are controlled at the individual student level:

  • Translation
  • Text-to-speech
  • Orientation video 

In EdgeEX only, several features are controlled at the individual student level, including but not limited to:

  • Disable auto-play for videos
  • Reduce number of questions on assessments
  • Allow untimed assessments

EdgeEX course options 

This guide provides a description of all the course options available in EdgeEX courses and the differences between how they behave in heritage courses and EdgeEX courses. Click each option link below for details about that option, including default settings.

Option Description EdgeEX vs. heritage 
Grade weights

Allows educators to change the grade weights for different activities and assessments.

 

This option works the same way in EdgeEX courses as it does in heritage courses. However, the Additional category is not currently available.

Pretesting

Allows students to place out of each lesson with a 10-question quiz at the beginning of the lesson.

 Caution

If the Require Teachers to Unlock Pretests option is turned on, the course will be locked for students when it begins. Unlock the Assessments on the Educator Launchpad.

This option works the same way in EdgeEX courses as it does in heritage courses. However, two additional options are available in EdgeEX courses: 

  • Allow Save and Exit.
  • Require Teachers to Unlock Pretests (In heritage courses, this option is called Teacher Review and is not available for pretests.)
Basic assessment options

Governs the passing score and time that students have to complete assessments (quizzes, tests, and exams):

  • Passing thresholds: Control the score at which students pass an assessment.
  • Time limits: Control how long students have to complete assessments.

Basic Assessment Options (passing thresholds and time limits) work the same way in EdgeEX courses as in heritage courses.

 

 

Advanced assessment options

Helps to ensure academic integrity on each assessment type (quizzes, tests, and exams):

  • Require teachers to unlock assessment.
  • Allow students to save and exit.
  • Allow students to review completed attempts: Opt to allow students to review only their answers or to review their answers plus the correct answers.

Advanced Assessment Options work the same way in EdgeEX courses as heritage courses. However, they can all be set differently for quizzes, tests, and exams (this is not possible for heritage courses). Also, in EdgeEX courses, the Teacher Review option is renamed to Require Teachers to Unlock Assessments.

Assessment attempts

Controls the number of attempts a student has on each assessment type (quizzes, tests, and exams):

  • Initial allowed attempts: Controls the number of attempts required before the student is blocked from moving forward.
  • Max allowed attempts: Places a cap on the total number of attempts teachers can give students.

Assessment attempts options work differently in EdgeEX:

  • The number of attempts can be set differently for quizzes, tests, and exams.
  • Pretest attempts are not included in the number of quiz attempts.
  • There are 2 settings to control attempts:
    • Initial Allowed Attempts: This option is comparable to the Fail Attempts option in heritage courses.
    • Max Allowed Attempts: This option is new to EdgeEX.
Student resource availability

Allows educators to enable or disable the following options for student note-taking:

  • Display guided notes.
  • Allow eNotes on assessments.

This option works the same way in EdgeEX courses as it does in heritage courses.

Free movement

Controls how students move within the course:

  • Allow students to move freely within the course. If the option is not enabled, students must complete activities in sequential order.
  • Allow students to increase video playback speed up to two times the original video speed.

Options in this section are either only available in EdgeEX courses or work differently in EdgeEX courses than in heritage courses. 

  • Allow Students to Move Freely Within the Course: In EdgeEX courses, students can also move freely within a lesson.
  • Allow Students to Increase Video Playback Speed: This option is new to EdgeEX.
Start and target dates

Governs due dates and target progress:

  • Term type: Choose between fixed term or rolling enrollment.
  • Lock course before start date.
  • Lock course after target date.

Start dates and target dates work the same way in EdgeEX as they do in heritage Edgenuity. However, EdgeEX has additional options related to locking courses before and after the Start and Target Dates.

  • Lock course before start date.
  • Lock course after target date
Display pacing to students

Controls where and how pacing-related information is displayed to students:

  • Show pacing on homepage and course map.
  • Show estimated completion time on course map.
  • Show due dates on course map.
  • Show activities on course map.

This option group is new in EdgeEX courses.

How modifications to course options cascade down

Modifications to any course option made at a higher level are applied to all lower levels unless it would override a change that was made to that specific course option already made at the enrollment level.

 Example

Imagine a scenario where an enrollment has the Free Movement option turned on for a course. If an educator turns Free Movement off for the course at the school level, the option will still be on for that student at the enrollment level.

If an enrollment already has the Free Movement option turned on and an educator modifies the course at the school level to allow students to increase video playback speed but not to have Free Movement, the student who has Free Movement turned on at the enrollment level will have both options turned on.