The Teacher Dashboard is a private view that gives you more insight into each student's progress. While the Projector View displays answers anonymously by default and is what you will put up on the class projector screen, the Teacher Dashboard shows you more confidential information about each student and can be opened on private screen or separate tablet. Please note: The Teacher Dashboard is a Premium Feature.
1. Launch your Presentation. When you launch a Pear Deck presentation, the Projector View will open immediately.
Optional: You may open the Dashboard right away by clicking Open Teacher Dashboard. It will open for you in a separate window. If you are working with two devices, turn off mirroring on your display monitor, then move the Dashboard window to a private device. Learn about mirroring.
2. Click on the More Actions (three-dots) Menu on the Navigation Bar on any slide and open the Dashboard. The Dashboard View will open in a separate window.
Here's a quick tour of the Dashboard.
In the Dashboard, you get to control which responses are visible on the projector view. You can change the response layout, curate which responses to display, and sort responses.
Change the Response Layout
Most response types have 3 layout choices: List view, Grid view, and Overlay. There are a few limitations to this (for example, text responses cannot be overlaid).
Here is what the three layouts look like on a Drawing slide. These images are taken from the Projector View, so no student names are showing.
Highlight good examples or common misconceptions with the star button.
For example, Naomi and Mackenzie's responses are starred in this image. Now, when I project responses, only their answers will display on the Projector View. You can star multiple responses. Click Clear Stars to display all responses on the Projector View again.
Hide a response from the Projector View by clicking the More Actions (3-dot) button next to the student's name and select Hide Response. This is helpful when a student has submitted an inappropriate or distracting response, when you want to hide a deleted response, or simply focus the discussion. All answers are automatically saved in Pear Deck, so hiding only removes them from the Projector View!
Use the Sort by filter at the top of the Dashboard to sort answers by:
On a Text Response question students can enter multiple answers, which is great for brainstorming or adding additional thoughts. By default, those answers will display in order of time received. But any time a student has entered multiple responses, you'll see a little indication in the corner beneath the answer. When you click on it, you will be taken to the other answer.
Scrolling in the Dashboard does not sync up to the Projector View - this way, your scrolling action can be private. But you can click or tab on a response in the Dashboard, and the Projector View will highlight that response!