This is the Home page for teachers. At the top of the page, you will see your name.
If you have more than one role in the program, you can switch roles by selecting your user name at the top of the page and choosing Change Role in the menu that opens; then, select the role and select Done. For example, if you are both a teacher and a school administrator, you can use this option to choose between working in the software as a teacher and working in the software as an administrator. When you change roles, you can also switch schools if you have a school-level role at more than one school. The role or school you choose may affect the links you can see in the program.
On the Home page, you will see the following:
Select a product name to see its links:
If you have a Renaissance-U icon, you can select it to access professional development through self-paced online tutorials and activities.
Dashboards and Reporting
These include the Reading and Maths Dashboards (if available), the Summary Dashboard and Consolidated Reports. Select one to see the links. The Reading Dashboard shows your students' progress in reading based on Star Reading and Accelerated Reader data. The Maths Dashboard shows student progress based on Star Maths data. The Summary Dashboard and Consolidated Reports give you information about student performance across many Renaissance Learning products.
Renaissance Place Management Links
Click this link if you want to view student information or clear locks for student accounts.
Click this link if you want to work with data from a different school year, view marking periods or view non-teaching days.
Click this link if you want to download client programs or supporting software that you need to use with your Renaissance Place software.
Renaissance Home Connect
Teachers can select Renaissance Home Connect to generate Informational Letters to send home with students or to get a report on usage of Renaissance Home Connect.
If Renaissance Home Connect is available for your school network or school, students can log in from home to view their progress for Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths Live. For Accelerated Reader, they can also view books read. For Accelerated Maths Live, they can complete practice assignments from home (but not tests).
When there is new information about your software, or if it needs administrative attention (for example, a subscription renewal), alerts will be posted in the bottom-left section of the page. There are three types of alerts:
General product information alerts: Inform you of new product features or other changes to your software. For example, if the server hosting Renaissance Place for you will be undergoing maintenance, you would be notified in an alert.
Action necessary: You must take specific action in the software. For example, if your product subscription is going to expire in the next 30-90 days, this type of alert will remind you to renew it.
Immediate attention: You must take immediate action. For example, if the terms of the Renaissance Place Licence Agreement change, you will need to agree to the new terms before you can use the software.
Alerts will have whatever links are necessary for you to take action, view more information, or dismiss the alert. Licence agreement alerts and subscription alerts require special attention:
- Licence agreement alerts: School network and school administrators will be presented with a notice that they must view and accept the terms of the Renaissance Place Licence Agreement. They will see a link to view the licence; on the licence page, they can choose to accept or not accept the agreement. If an administrator-level user does not accept the agreement within 30 days after the alert first appears, the alert will appear on the Home pages for school network staff, school staff and teachers. At least one user per site must agree to the licence agreement.
- Subscription alerts: When 90 days remain before your subscription runs out, an alert appears to remind you. This alert can be dismissed, but it will reappear when the subscription is down to 60 days, then 30 days, then 15. During this time frame, if your subscription is renewed, Renaissance Learning will enter the new subscription code, and this alert will not reappear until 90 days before the end date of the new code (next year).
Did You Know Articles
These articles provide information about product functions and resources to help you use the software more effectively. The software will automatically cycle from one topic to the next each time the Home page is refreshed. You can also use the arrows to move through the topics at your own pace, or click View All to go to a new page that lists all the current topics. For each topic, you can click Learn more to get more in-depth information about that feature.
Header Links and Buttons
In the dark grey bar at the top of the page, you will see your name and buttons as shown below.
When you select your name, you can choose to log out; if you have more than one role in the software (such as teacher and school administrator), you can also select Change Role and choose a different role or a different school.
When you select the help button as shown below, you can choose whether to see help for the software or a list of available manuals.
To open a chat with a Renaissance Learning representative, click the icon. If this link shows that chat support is unavailable (), this means no representatives are available to chat right now; refresh your browser to see if it becomes available. School network (RP) administrators can set a preference to make chat available from the Home page only or to turn this option off.
To go back to this Home page at any time, select the Home icon.