SAGE amp

SAGE amp is a focused online study environment where students can learn key concepts then apply what they have learned, master core concepts through repeated practice, and perform better in their course. Students can read text content, view videos, and complete assignable homework practice on their computer, phone, or tablet – any iOS or Android device connected to the Internet – allowing them the ability to study anytime, anywhere.

Instructor-Side Technical Support

Here you will find technical support for instructors using SAGE amp. For student-side Course Navigation Help, click here.

Download a PDF copy of these User Getting Started Guides:
PDF iconsage_amp_student_getting_started_guide_v1.pdf
PDF iconsage_amp_instructor_getting_started_guide_v1.pdf

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How do I log in and access my sample course?

  1. Go to the SAGE amp URL: https://sagepub.mapleserver.com/sagepub/
  2. Log in with your instructor user login and password. Your user login and password are sent to you via email within 24 hours of requesting trial access. Please check your spam folder if you have not received this information.
  3. Click on the course name that you would like to access.

How do I show or hide assignments? 

For information on how to show or hide assignments, download the following instructions: PDF iconassignment_visibility.pdf

Can I edit assignment policies?

Yes. Instructors can change the number of attempts, time limits, and/or start and end dates for assignments. Assignment policies can be changed through the Content Respository.

Download a PDF of these instructions: PDF iconsetting_assignment_policies_v2.pdf

How can I edit a question in an assignment? 

Instructors can edit a question, its hint, and the question feedback in the Question Editor from the Content Repository. Additionally, instructors can add or edit information fields (e.g. learning objective, level of difficulty, or other metadata). The information field values allow sorting and filtering in the Content Repository and during assignment creation, and they facilitate performance reporting by the information field category. 

For more information on the Question Editor and its features, download this document: PDF iconfeatures_of_the_question_editor.pdf

How do I see my students' progress and results?

The SAGE amp system will automatically store assignment session scores in the Gradebook. The Gradebook can be accessed via the top menu bar of the Class Homepage

In the left-hand column of the Gradebook, select the proper Unit (or Chapter) under All Lessons and Assignments. To the right, all the items for the corresponding unit will be shown. Select the quiz or assignment you would like to view. To select multiple assignments or lessons, hold down the Ctrl key (Command, on Mac) to select more than one assignment at a time. 

What is the Content Repository? 

The Content Repository provides instructors a central location for creating, organizing, finding, and sharing course content with students. Through the repository, you can create and organize the content for your class, including questions and assignments. The default source selected in the Content Repository is your current class. You can also view questions and assignments in all of your classes. The Content Repository can be accessed via the top menu bar of the Class Homepage. 

What are the questions types available in SAGE amp?

There is a variety of question types available in SAGE amp.

For more details of each question type, download this document: PDF iconquestion_types.pdf

How do I access and work with the Gradebook?

The Gradebook allows instructors to (1) view and analyze scores and statistics for students and question items in assignments, (2) review student results, (3) create customized grade reports that reflect your grading policy, (4) export grades to a file, and (5) use customized rubrics to assign grades to students. In addition, from the Gradebook you can grade essay questions, add feedback, create rubrics, and adjust grades. 

Viewing Student Attempts on Assignments

To view student grades and assignment results, click Gradebook at the top of the screen then select Class Grades.

Download a PDF of these instructions: PDF iconviewing_student_attempts_on_assignments_v2.pdf

Modifying Grades or Grading an Assignment

From the Gradebook, instructors can grade essay questions, change a student's grade on an individual question, and/or leave feedback or a comment for the student.

Download a PDF of these instructions: PDF icongrading_an_assignmentv2.pdf

Viewing Class Performance Reports

To gain further insight into class performance and to pinpoint what concepts students may be struggling with, instructors can generate and view helpful reports. Click Gradebook at the top of the screen, then select Item Statistics. Select the chapter to view. Next, select the assignments to view. To select multiple items, click, hold, and drag the cursor over multiple items. Then, to view results for all the students in the class, check that the list field is set to All students. Finally, use Search to generate a report below. This report shows every question in the asasignment along with some key information:

  • Count = Number of students who submitted the assignment
  • Correct = Number of students who answered this question correctly
  • Partial = Number of students who answered parts of this question correctly
  • Incorrect = Number of students who did NOT answer this question correctly

Download a PDF of these instructions: PDF iconclass_performance_reports_v2.pdf

What other tools are available to me as an instructor to customize my course?

The calendar feature is available for you to view and schedule appointments and activities. You can also use privacy controls to decide how your scheduled event is shared.

For more details, download this document: PDF icon calendar_feature_help.pdf

As an instructor, you can edit the information your class sees on its homepage. By doing this, you can display any messages, links, or reminders for your students.

For more details, download this document: PDF icon editing_class_info_and_posting_class_messages.pdf

Who can I contact if I have other questions not answered here?

If you have trouble accessing your sample course, have any questions about the course content, or would like to learn more about digital resources for your course, please contact your sales representative directly.