Within the Great Minds in Sync™ platform, there are two locations where students are able to access work that is assigned to them, the To Do tab and the Find tab.
In the To Do section of Great Minds in Sync™ students will find assessments, videos, and PDFs that have been assigned by the student's teacher. For more information on completing assessments, please click here.
Find - All Assignments
All videos and PDFs available for students to complete within the Great Minds in Sync™ platform can be located in the Find tab. Students can switch between subjects, grade level content, and module by utilizing the tab and arrow navigation at the top of the screen. They can also drill down into each module by opening the Module and Day level dropdowns to access relevant videos and assignments.
Direct Link - All Assignments
As an alternative to searching for student work in the Find tab, teachers may also choose to send a direct link to a PDF or video through email or post a link in their Learning Management System (LMS) for students to complete.
In order to access the link, students will need to be logged into the platform, either using their SSO method (Clever or Google) or through an email address and password at digital.greatminds.org.
*Please note that once students have been inactive in the platform for more than one hour, they will be required to log in again. If your student is seeing an error message, please have them repeat the login process and re-select the link.
Completing and Submitting Assignments
Within Great Minds in Sync™, students will watch videos, complete assessments, and download and fill out PDFs to submit back to their teacher.
Videos can be viewed directly in the platform and are not meant to be downloaded. Students can toggle between English and Spanish versions when available in the top right corner.
Students also have the option to turn on closed captioning, make the video full screen, adjust the volume, and pause or play the video from any point.
To begin an assessment assigned by the teacher, the student must click on the assessment tile in the To Do section of Great Minds in Sync™.
Completing and Submitting PDF Assignments
To utilize the fillable PDFs in Great Minds in Sync™, students must download the PDF files from Great Minds in Sync™, save them to their devices, and then upload them back into the Great Minds in Sync™ assignment submission tool.
Below is a step by step guide to using the Great Minds in Sync™ fillable PDFs. Please note the student must be logged in prior to accessing a direct link or locating an assignment in the Find tab (see above).
- Download the PDF and save the file to your computer
- Fill out the PDF using the fillable boxes and/or external annotation tools
- Save changes made to your file
- Upload your completed file using the assignment submissions tool to submit it to your teacher
- Once the file has been uploaded, click the Done button and the assignment will be removed from your To Do page
*Please note that all assignments must be downloaded before they can be edited. If students complete the fillable PDF prior to downloading, work will not be saved.