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As music educators, if we have the luxury of multiple teachers on a campus, we co-teach all our students, especially during marching season. Not having the ability to log in as ourselves and still access all the classes created for our program by one teacher is ridiculous, especially when we have administrative roles in SmartMusic. It's not very "smart".... Please make this fix a priority. 

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    John Gaertner
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    I agree.  I was shocked to find out I could not add another teacher to a class I created.  Why do we even need all the director accounts if they are just going to have to log in as me anyway.  And anyone that logs in as me has all the administrative control that I do.  This is not a good system.

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    Samantha Tribley
    7

    Agreed. My co-teacher should be able to see all my classes too -- just as you can in Google Classroom -- without having to login as me. We are co-teachers. He shouldn't have to have administrator access to see everything or assign anything.

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    Eric Ferguson
    7

    I have been asking for this for three years!  my co-teacher and I share all of our school grade books, so it would make perfect sense if we could share classes in Smartmusic!

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    Jim Jolley
    7

    Needed 

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    Laurie Underwood
    4

    ABSOLUTELY!  Especially now, with COVID-19 sweeping the nation, schools are being cancelled for the rest of the year.  It would be WONDERFUL if my colleague and I could co-teach our classrooms on here rather than have one person in charge of this, another in charge of that....

     

    Please help!  At least give me, the admin of the class, the ability to add my colleague so he can see what's going on.  

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    Kevin Fallon
    3

    Oh, so SmartMusic doesn't currently have this capability? I figured I must have been missing something. When I set up my account, I was able to "INVITE NEW ADMINISTRATOR" under the admin tab, and was able to add my associate director as a "TEACHER" rather than as a student. Why would the platform enable us to do these things but not give administrative access to add assignments or work in the Gradebook for classes they administrate? Am I missing something?

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    Laurie Underwood
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    Kevin, I used the wrong wording.  My "content facilitator," the person who oversees all of the Fine Arts in my District (22K+ students, etc.) is the ADMIN of the account for my district.  I can't add an admin because she's the only one who has control of our account in our district.  I am listed as a teacher in SmartMusic.  Apparently you can't have more than one TEACHER per class.  I'm contacting SmartMusic today to see if this can be changed.

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    Max Fulwider
    1

    Laurie, please let us know what you find out, because I am in the same boat. I have co-teachers that need access to our classes to help create, assign, and grade. Thank you. 

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    Laurie Underwood
    1

    Max, I talked to SmartMusic tech support today and they are aware of the request and have seen it frequently over the last few weeks. They are working on it. For now, share your credentials with whomever you want to do-teach the class with, and obviously make the password something that won’t compromise any other accounts you have anywhere else if there are community computers, etc. That’s what they told me.

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    Larry Moore
    1

    yep......

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    Courtney Lambert
    2

    Does anyone know if this has been resolved for Fall 2020???? This is so problematic. As I'm sure many are dealing with blended and remote start, this is going to really make things even more challenging for our band team. Frustrated. It seems like a straight forward option to include. 

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    John Barnes
    0

    Absolutely.

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    Deidra Denson
    1

    Same issue here. Very frustrating!

    I think Smartmusic needs some competition. 

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    Sandra Vandertulip
    1

    PLEASE fix this issue!!!!

    We have multiple teachers per class (co teaching) as our class size is large.  

    This need to be a priority.

     

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    Kimberly Bain
    1

    Dear SmartMusic,

    Something tells me that sales are way up due to Covid-19 online instruction needs.  Do your customers a favor and enable more than one teacher per class.  Or, do not charge for additional teachers for a school when only one teacher per class is allowed.  I have been with you guys since the early days when the focus was how your accompaniment tracks could follow a soloist; so I know how far this software has come.  I would seem a simple task for your programmers to create the ability to have more than one teacher per class.  Thanks so much for allowing this SmartMusic community rant.  I just hope someone reads it!!!

     

    Kim Bain

    Band Director

    Louis Pizitz Middle School

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    Nicole Mihalek
    1

    I absolutely agree that, especially in high school settings, the co-teach feature would be incredible. 

    To my colleagues on the board, the more we comment and "upvote," the more SmartMusic will look into adding this feature.

     

    All my best,

    Nicole Mihalek

    4-12 Bands, East Rockaway School District

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    Ralph Lange
    0

    We have got the same issue with our string classes. we need up to three teachers in one class

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    Tony Field
    0

    Our concert band uses SmartMusic for virtual rehearsals and virtual (asynchronous) performances. We have two musical directors who trade off leading half of a rehearsal each.  Today, to make this work without sharing accounts, we have to have all of our members join 2 classes.

    Furthermore, we also would like to be able to assign a "user" of some designation, the ability to download all of the recordings in a class. This person doesn't have to be the "teacher". Someone "like" an administrator would work.  Our musical directors take care of the live music rehearsals, but our "sound engineer" processes the recordings.  Right now we have to ask our musical directors to locate the music and upload it.

    Not ideal. Please!

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