Once your students have accepted your invitation
, you can assign them homework to keep them motivated and engaged between classes.
Choose a student from the list on your teacher's dashboard, then click on the Actions button and select Assign homework. You can also assign homework by clicking on their name, and selecting Assignments and Assign homework.
You'll have three types of homework to choose from:
- Play songs,
- Collect stars and
- Master missions.
1. Play a song
With this homework, you are asking the student to practice a specific song.You can pick songs from the syllabus, Songs
tab, as well as songs and exercises you have created
Start typing the name of the song and the list will automatically update. Choose how many times you'd like the student to play it, and include an encouraging note. If you want to assign multiple songs, you can also search for another song and select it before confirming the assignment.
2. Collect stars
This homework allows you to set a target number of stars for the student to collect while practicing.This is useful in encouraging self-directed practice, i.e. the student needs to put in the effort to earn the stars. You can include an optional encouragement for your student in the Notes field and they will see the it alongside the assignment in Yousician.
Note that if you assign a mission the student has already previously completed (i.e. they already have at least three silver stars in all parts in all tasks), that will show as 100% complete. You can also assign more than one mission at once.
3. Master a mission
Here you are asking your student to collect all stars for all tasks in a mission. The student has to get at least three silver stars in all parts of the mission. This is great for encouraging a student to put in the effort and requires attention to detail to perfect a skill from the syllabus.
You can pick any mission that is within reach for your student, i.e. unlocked missions and skill tests. Once a student passes a skill test, all missions up to it are unlocked, and thus can be assigned as homework.
To assign a mission, first pick the category, e.g. knowledge, lead or rhythm in guitar. You can then choose the specific mission you'd like to assign. You can include an optional encouragement for your student in the Notes field and they will see the it alongside the assignment in Yousician.
When you assign homework to a student, it appears in their Yousician app and they will get a push notification on their mobile device if enabled.
You'll be able to track their progress, or even remove the assignment by clicking on the Trash icon. Please note that this will remove the assignment right away, without prompting a confirmation.