1) You create your classes –
The Toolbox lets you create a new area, called a Site, for each class. You create and name your new Site, and can give it a nice description for students to see when they log in.
2) You add your students –
You have control over adding students for your class site. You can add students that have created accounts on the Toolbox, or for email access only you can add student emails that do not have accounts.
3) You create lessons and assignments –
You can put lesson material online (please make sure you obey all copyright restrictions) and you can create assignments with due dates, online assignment turn-in options, online grading with automatic entry to the grade book, and online and email feedback to students. Lessons and assignments tools let you connect your class to your students so they have access from all of their connected devices.
4) You create tests and quizzes –
The “Tests and Quizzes” tool is super powerful with options galore!
5) You communicate with your Students with Emails, Online Messages, Forums, Polls/Surveys, Feedback, Chat, Resources/Dropbox, Announcements, or Syllabus
Communication is 2-way with the Toolbox, and can be suited to your needs. See the Features (link) for short descriptions of each of these great communication options.
6) You keep up with grades or scores –
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes, and Forum Topics can link with the Gradebook for automatic grade posting. You can also create unlinked grade book items to keep up with grades for assignments or tests you grade outside the Toolbox. Students with Toolbox accounts can view their grades at any time online
7) You repeat each year –
You can create a new class site each semester or each year that copies all class information from a previous class you taught.