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This article shows how the Work To Do page works for you as a student. It explains the meaning of the icons on the page, how the various buttons and table cells work, what you see in the pop-up windows (called "modals") you can use to review and complete work, and how the table numbers and dots tell you what needs to be done.

If you are not yet familiar with what learning experiences are, or their individual parts - tasks, learning logs, journals, and evidence - you might want to review the article on Learning Experiences first (link pending).




Introductory Video

What You See

How it Works



Introductory Video >>>



What You See:

The Work-To-Do page is your main Foundry dashboard. It is the default landing page, and will be one of a handful of pages you will check most often (along with the Performance Page). Why? This is where you will see everything you have currently going on. The table shows all experiences that are not yet marked as 'Completed' or 'Canceled.' 


The Columns


The far left Experiences column lists your current learning experiences by name (experiences marked 'Completed' or 'Canceled' will not show on this page).

The Status column tells you where you are in the process (Planned, Returned, Active, or Submitted).

The next five columns - Tasks, Logs, Journals, Evidence, and Assessments - show how many items of each type that you need to do something about.

(If your school or organization does not use Assessments, they will not show on the table.)

The Due Date shows the expected due date for each experience.

The final column, Experience Actions, contains a menu of actions you can take specifically for that experience. The menu changes depending on the status of the experience. 


The Collection Buttons


Along the left side of the table, six buttons show the total number of items of each type - from every learning experience - that you need to do something about. In this example, Adelaide's table shows there are 10 total experiences with at least some action required, 7 total tasks to review, and 5 items she began working on but saved for later. At present, Adelaide has no logs, journals, or evidence uploads to worry about. 

Clicking any Collection button opens a modal which shows those items and what needs to be done. See the Pop-Ups ("Modals") section below for an illustration.



The Data

If any of the table cells has a number or colored dot inside, it means one of a few things about the learning experience in that row:

1) You have a task that is overdue or due soon. You can click on the cell number to see the tasks. Mouse over any task to see the due date.

2) You have a status update on one of your experiences. For example:

  • Your advisor has assigned a new experience or approved your experience request and it is now 'Active';
  • You have requested an experience but your advisor sent it back to you as 'Returned.' This means you need to fix some things about the request before it will be approved.
  • You have submitted an experience for evaluation and it has not yet been evaluated, or your advisor has evaluated part of the experience but has not yet marked it 'Complete.'

3) Your advisor has commented on a journal, learning log, or evidence, and they are waiting for you to view and respond. When this happens, you'll see both a number and a small colored dot.

The number means how many different items have a comment.

The color of the dot tells you who is waiting for a response - blue means your advisor is waiting for you, red means you are waiting for the advisor, and green means simply that a new comment is there, but a response is not needed.


How it Works


Like any page with a table, clicking the icons at the top will sort the table. Clicking the icon again will reverse the sort order.

  • Experiences and Status sort A-Z. 
  • Tasks, Logs, Journals, Evidence, and Assessments sort by number.
  • Due Date sorts by calendar date.
  • The Actions column is not sortable.



Clicking on the name of the experience will open the original experience page, which includes the plan, the final assessment, and the calendar of work as you complete it. Read here for a more in-depth look at the experience plan pages.


Pop-Ups ("Modals")

Clicking the numbers in the cells will open a pop-up window, often referred to as a modal in Foundry. The modal will show each piece of work on an active experience. For example, clicking the Experience Actions button will open your Experiences modal, and show experiences that need your attention to move to the next phase:



In the example above, the student has clicked the 'Experiences' button, and can view comments on 6 'active' experiences and 1 'returned' experience. There are also 3 'submitted' experiences, but no comments waiting for a response.


In another example (below), the task modal shows all the tasks in their most recent state, even if they are late. You can view and edit each task or even mark them as complete right in the window. 




When you mark a task as complete, the task will move from the 'Late' or 'To Do' list to the 'Completed' list. The number in the task cell for that experience will decrease by 1.  Your advisor will then see the completed task in their Work to Do table, and can then verify it. When your advisor verifies your task, the number in the cell will also drop by 1.


Experience Actions

For each experience, the Actions column is essentially a smaller, more specific version of the Quick Actions menu at top. You can send a message, add logs, journals, and evidence, edit the plan (if it has been returned to you for further work), add calendar items, or submit it for evaluation if you know you are finished:



The Table in Action

As you complete work (tasks & experience parts), the numbers will go down. For example, if the task column for an experience has a "5" in it, you have 5 tasks left to complete. If you complete one task, the number will drop to 4 when your advisor checks it. In a way, your goal is to have a completely blank table - this would mean your work is all done!

Watch this quick demo to see how the data changes when you turn in work and your advisor 'checks it in.'



The button at left indicates the number of experiences you started working on but saved for later. This can include experiences or journals. Click this button to open a window where you can see all your saved items, and open any to continue working.


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