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					Creating a New Database (only do this once)
CPS allows you to create multiple CPS databases; however, eInstruction™ recommends only
creating a single database. Organizing the data collected by CPS is easy when you save multiple
classes and lessons to a single database. Follow the steps below to create a new CPS database.

To create a new database:

1. Select File > New Database.
2. In the New CPS File window, enter a name and a location to save the file on your computer.

   Note: The default database file location is eInstruction > CPS. You may change the default
   location.
3. Click Save. CPS opens to the Prepare > Lessons and Assessments tab.

    Note: CPS automatically opens the last used database each time it opens.


Prepare
Creating a K-12 class
A K-12 class is a roster of students using a numbered system of pads. You can link K-12 classes
to CPSOnline or keep them as stand-alone classes within CPS.

   1.    Click the Prepare > Classes and Students tab.
   2.    Click New in the Home group. A pop-up menu appears.
   3.    Select Class, the CPS New Class Wizard appears.
   4.    Select K-12 as the Institution Type. (NOTE: If you are a Higher Ed instructor but you do
         not want to create a CPSOnline class, please choose K-12 as your institution type.)
    5. Click Next to continue.
              If this is the first time creating a CPS class, enter your Contact Information and
                 click Next to continue.
              If you have previously created a CPS class, CPS stored your contact information.
                  You will automatically move to the Class Information page.
    6. Enter your Class Information.
a.       Class Name: This is the only required information for a class.
b.       Course Number: This is an optional course number assigned by your school.
c.       Section: This is the optional section number for your class.
d.       Period: This is the optional period in which you hold your class.
e.       Semester: This is the optional semester during which you teach your class.
f.       Campus: This is the optional building or campus name where you teach your class.
g.       Classroom Number: This is the optional room number for your class.
h.       Make this a CPSOnline class (An instructor Setup Code is required): Leave the check box
for this option blank.
i.       Attendance Options: This is the location where you store your attendance records in CPS.
                      Choose to view the attendance as a grade in the Assessments area of the
                         Report > Gradebook tab or
                      Choose to view the attendance as Absent/Present in the Class Info area of
                         the Report > Gradebook tab.
        Click Next to continue.
        Click Next to create your class or click Back to review your information.
        Click Done to close the CPS New Class Wizard and return to the Prepare > Classes and
Students tab, or create another class by clicking the box in front of the I want to make another
class option.


Adding Students to K-12 Class
Once you have created a class in the database, you can add students to that class. You can create
a class of default students or personalize the default student data to specifically fit your class
requirements.

To add students to a K-12 class:

     1. Click the Prepare > Classes and Students tab.
     2. Select a class name from the class side (left or top window) to which you wish to add
        students.
     3. Click New in the Home group..
     4. Select Student in the pop-up menu. CPS displays the default student information. CPS
        automatically saves the default student data row.
     5. Add personalized student information to a student data row by typing the student's first
        name,
     6. Press Tab on your keyboard, type the student's last name, press Enter on your keyboard.
     7. Click Enter on your keyboard saves the student's information and automatically moves
        you to the next student data row. CPS automatically assigns the next student a pad ID
        number in numeric order. You may change the student's pad ID number by clicking in
        the Pad ID data field and entering in a new pad ID. Data fields include the following:
a.      First name (required)
b.      Last name (required)
c.      Pad ID (required)
d.      Student ID (required for REAP)
e.      Gender (required for REAP)
f.      Ethnicity (required for REAP)
g.      Economically disadvantaged (not required)

     8. Click Save in the Home group when you have added all the students’ data. CPS
        automatically displays the students’ information in the student side (right or bottom
        window).


Creating Lessons
To create a new lesson:

     1. Open the database in which you want to create a lesson.
     2. Click the Prepare > Lessons and Assessments tab.
            a. To create a parent-level lesson, highlight the database name, which is listed first
                on the lesson side.
            b. To create a child-level lesson, highlight a lesson name. CPS will list the new
                lesson beneath the lesson name you highlighted.
                       Please refer to the Create Questions in a Parent-level or Child-level lesson
                        section for information about parent-level lessons and child-level lessons.
   3.   Click New in the Home group. A menu appears.
   4.   Click the Lesson menu item.
   5.   The CPS Lesson Attributes window appears.
   6.   Type in the title of your lesson. Optionally, you can add a description, unique identifier,
        or associate a picture file that you can view in There It Is! mode.
   7.   Click OK.


Creating Questions in a Parent-Level or Child-
Level Lesson
To create questions in a parent-level or child-level lesson:

   1.  Select the Prepare > Lessons and Assessments tab.
   2.  Select the check box next to the desired lesson.
   3.  Click New in the Home group. A menu appears.
   4.  Select the Question menu item. The CPS Question Author window appears.
   5.  Click Template in the Format group. Select the template style to apply to the question.
        Choices are: Chalkboard, No Graphics, Add Graphics
   6. Click the blue arrow in the drop-down box in the Format group. A list of question
       templates appears. These question templates are associated with the template style you
       selected in step 5.
   7. Type the question in the question box of the question template you selected.
   8. Type answers in the answer boxes of the question template you selected.
   9. Select a correct answer by clicking in the check box beside that answer.
   10. Click Save in the Navigate group to save the question.
   11. Repeat steps 5-10 to add additional questions to the lesson.
   12. When you finish adding questions, click the Close in the Navigate group. All questions
       appear in the question side of the Prepare > Lessons and Assessments tab.


Creating Lesson Questions with Graphics
Graphics files can sometimes enhance questions and can be added in the Prepare Phase. The
smaller files are usually better, and range from .jpg or .gif as the smallest to .bmp as the largest.
 All question templates with graphics include the pixel size of the graphic area. Changes to the
Question/Answer template can be made either at the time a question is added, or before any
questions exist.

To create a question with a graphic:

   1. Open the Prepare > Lessons and Assessments tab.
   2. Select the check box next to the lesson containing the question to have a graphic added.
       The questions in that lesson will display on the question side of the screen.
   3. Double-click on the question that is to have a graphic added or if no question exists,
      right-click in the question pane and select New > Question.
   4. In the Question Author box that opens, click Template in the Format group.
   5. Click Add Graphics, and select the graphic style.
   6. Right-click inside the graphic area. A shortcut menu appears.
   7. Click Browse to open a Set Image File window.
   8. Locate the desired graphic file by selecting the correct folder location.
   9. Select the desired graphic file.
   10. Click Open. The graphic appears in the graphic area of the question or answer option you
       selected.
   11. Click Save in the Navigate group to associate the graphic with this question.
   12. Click Close in the Navigate group to return to the Prepare > Lessons and Assessments
       tab.


Engaging a Lesson
You can deliver lessons to students in a mode that requires their feedback via the CPS response
system. CPS saves this feedback, or performance data, in the open database so it can be
evaluated later.


Lessons may be engaged in the following delivery modes:

      Standard mode
      Student Paced mode
      Student Practice mode
      Teacher Led mode
      Homework Mode

To engage a lesson:

   1. Click the Engage > Lessons and Assessments tab.
   2. Select the lesson from the lesson side (left or top window) you want to engage.
   3. To engage the lesson in Standard mode, click Engage in the Teach group.
          a. If the CPS Engage tool bar appears, skip to step 7.
          b. To engage the lesson in Student Paced mode, Student Practice mode, or Teacher
              Led mode, click Assessment Setup in the Engage Options group. A list of
              delivery modes appears.
   4. Select the delivery mode for the lesson.
   5. Click Engage in the Assessment group. The Feedback Grid window, Instructor
      Feedback window, or Content Delivery window opens. Which window opens is
      dependent upon the chosen delivery mode and the settings selected for the lesson.
   6. Click Start. The response cycle begins.

				
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