Instruction for Teachers

Chapter 2: Utilizing Feedback

Chalk Instruction connects you and your colleagues, allowing you to share lessons, assessments, and other resources. Create sharing groups and share across a department, grade level, or your entire school.

This learning guide will help familiarize you with the features of Chalk's Instruction solution for users with Teacher privileges.

The Instruction solution builds on existing features within the Planboard app. Before learning about the collaborative features of this solution, make sure to read through our Planboard Learning Guide.

While this guide will cover many of the features available, please refer to our extensive support articles for specific questions or reach out to us at support@chalk.com or through our in-app Live Chat service (available Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm EST).

The following chapter of our learning guide will go over how to:

  • Review lesson feedback that has been left for you
  • Manage notifications about feedback

How do I review past feedback that has been left for me?

This is part of our Instruction Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

This article will guide you on where you can review past feedback within Planboard, in order to review what has been said and implement it in your planning for the future! 

Step 1:

Navigate to your Feedback tab.

Step 2:

This will bring you to the Feedback page within Planboard. It will automatically have a feed of the most recent feedback left for you.

Step 3:

You may filter the feedback you're viewing on the side. The first dropdown option will show the semester you're viewing. If you select this, you will see the other Semesters in your Planboard account as well. You will also be able to filter by Section you teach. 

Step 4: 

You may also filter your feedback by a date range, or a specific admin who authored the feedback. 

Step 5: 

To view the specific lesson plan that an admin has reviewed, select the View Lesson button to open it within a pop-up window. 

This feature is not yet available on mobile.

This feature is not yet available on mobile.

How do I know if an Admin has left feedback for me?

This is part of our Instruction Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

In order to utilize the feedback given to them, teachers will be notified when an Admin has sent them feedback. This article is a quick overview on how you can see if an Admin has left feedback for you.

Email Notification

Step 1:

If your email preferences are set to allow Feedback notifications, you will receive an email notifying you of which lesson has been commented on by the Admin. As you can see below, William has commented on my lesson for September 4th. 

Note: You may edit your email preferences via your profile settings here. Remember you will not receive Feedback Notification emails if you have unsubscribed from them.

Step 2:

Click the View Lesson Feedback in Planboard button. This will take you directly to the feedback and the lesson associated with it. 

Notification Icon 

Step 1:

In the application, you will notice that the bell icon in the top right corner has changed to notify you.  

Step 2:

Clicking the icon will allow you to see the most recent notifications. Select View Feedback.

Step 3:

Here you will be taken directly to the feedback and the lesson associated to it.

This feature is not yet available on mobile.

This feature is not yet available on mobile.

How do I change my email notification settings?

You may receive emails for news, feature updates or notifications related to certain features of the Chalk apps. This article will show you how to manage which emails you receive from Chalk.

Step 1:

Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of any page within the Chalk apps.

Step 2:

Click Email Preferences on the menu that appears.

Step 3:

Edit your email preferences by clicking on the check-boxes to the left of the notification description, or click Unsubscribe From All to stop receiving all emails from Chalk. Click Save when done.

Note: Some of these options will only appear if your school is subscribed to Chalk's paid solutions.

Notifications on lesson feedback and shared resources are only available with the Instruction solution.
Notifications on conversations are only available with the Assessment solution.
Notifications on curriculum map comments are only available with the Curriculum solution

Unfortunately, you cannot currently edit your email notification settings on the mobile app.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently edit your email notification settings on the mobile app.