My Account within the StartingPoint courseware
Can I modify and add a picture in my profile account?
No. In order to limit the privacy of students, no personal information can be entered in the learning management system (LMS).
Courses, interactive content, supporting documents
Where do I go to start my first lesson?
When you login to the Animation StartingPoint courseware, you will find in the menu on your left, the course module(s). Once you click on the courses icon, it will bring you to the Intro to animation course and/or Intro to storyboarding course depending on the course you registered for. Click on the course you are being taught and follow the instructions.
How do I know which lesson I have reached?
You will be able to follow your progress and see where you are by looking at the progress dial on the right of the first page of the course.
What are interactive activities?
Interactive activities are different activities such as fun videos, slide decks, and quizzes that you will find in each lesson.
What happens if I don’t complete all the interactive activities?
If you do not complete all interactive activities, the lesson will not be marked as completed. You can always go back and complete them but we recommend you always try and keep up with your class.
Where or how do students submit their homework?
Students will submit their homework through the school portal, email or other chosen by the school and/or teacher.
Where do I retrieve the lessons files and links to complete the given learning module(s)?
Each lesson has supporting documentation that is located on the bottom right side of each lesson page.
What is included in the lesson files and links?
The lessons files will provide additional information on the lesson topic, rubrics and links to online resources.
Where does a teacher find the teaching material?
A teacher will have access to the teaching materials by clicking on the Course button on the left menu bar. The teaching material courses are only available and visible to teachers in their instances of the courseware.
As a teacher, where can I see the progress of my students?
When the teacher logs in to the courseware, they see the Teacher’s dashboard with the list of their students.
If a teacher is in charge of more than one class, their classes are separated into different dashboards. They can be accessed via the dropdown menu.
There are 3 ways to view the progress and overall activity of the students.
1 - The Dashboard: You can view a student's personal Dashboards for a quick glance at Progress percentage.
2 - The Activity Report: Activity gives you an even more granular view of how much time your student(s) are spending on each lesson and what they have and have not interacted with.
3 - The Transcript: The transcript gives a more detailed look at how many lessons your student has completed, their quiz scores, and whether or not they’ve completed the interactive content in the lesson.
What does the progress dial, on the course page, indicate?
The progress dial shows the total completion percentage for the course based on the number of lessons that have been completed.
Which lessons have review quizzes in the Intro to animation course?
Lessons 5, 10, 15 and 24 have summary quizzes.
Which lessons have review quizzes in the Intro to storyboarding course?
Lessons 5, 10, 15 and 24 have summary quizzes.
What is the pass rate of the quizzes?
To pass a quiz you need a 70%
What happens if a student doesn’t have a 70%?
A student has 3 attempts to obtain the 70% and pass the quizz. If they do not succeed, the student will be shown the score of their last attempt.
How can a teacher view the students results for the summary quizzes?
The last Thursday of every month, the teacher will receive a report containing their students' answers to the summary quizzes.
Multiple attempts will be listed consecutively on the report.
“How to Videos” for the Courseware
Where can I find the “How to Videos” for students and teachers?
You can find both videos within the LMS / StartingPoint courseware in the left menu bar or through this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK9S2UOwD12qebxg-xEZDVKsoNMgsxIX-
Change/reset your password
What can I do if I forgot my password?
If you forget your password, you can reset your password from the login page.
How can I retrieve or modify my password?
You can reset your password from the login page or by clicking on the Change Password in the left menu bar when you are already logged in to the courseware.
What is the associate certification?
The associate certification for either Harmony Premium or Storyboard Pro is a multiple-choice exam that confirms the student's learnings/proficiency with the software and is recognized by the industry.
How can the student have access to the associate certification?
If a school purchased the associate certification product from Toon Boom Animation Inc., the school can either have the student do the certification in school or online virtually.
SUPPORT CENTER / CONTACT US
How can I reach the courseware administrator to answer my questions?
You can reach the courseware administrator by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-490-6493.