Biology - How To for Students
You will log into the COE system at https://apps.coe.k12.wa.us/coestudent. Your teacher can give you your username - it can be found listed under your name in the "Manage Groups" section. Your username is not case-sensitive. Your default password will be coestudent (all one word, all lowercase). Once you log in for the first time you will be prompted to change your password to something you can remember.
Using the Online System
When you first log in, check to make sure that the information listed after "Account Summary for" is correct. If your name or birthdate are not correct, alert your teacher right away. Your teacher should give COE tech support a call at (360) 464-6708 to get the issue sorted out. When you're ready to begin working, click on "View Submission." If you get a message that says "Access to your collection is currently not available" that means that your teacher needs to open group access.
If this is the first time you're accessing this content area, you will be required to read through the student declaration and click the "I agree" button.
This is what the student dashboard looks like. To begin working, click on any task with a hyperlink. You will not be able to open up your on-demand assignments until your teacher has opened on-demand access for you.
Read through the question and click the "Respond" button when you are ready to begin typing your answer.
A text box will come up for you to type your response in. There will be a checkbox below the text box for you to check if you would like to include a diagram. Please ask your teacher to give you a COE biology diagram form if you would like to include one. If you are going to show all your work on your diagram, please type "Diagram included" in the textbox.
You will see the question on the left side of the page, along any responses you have written for other parts of the same questions. Your work will auto-save three seconds after you stop typing. When you are finished typing, click the Save button. If you need to go back and edit your response later, you will be able to click on the Edit button, unless it is an on-demand task.
Mark Task as Complete
If you have completely finished your response to this prompt, click the "Mark Task as Complete" button. If you decide you need to go back in after all, click the "Reset Task to Incomplete" button.
You will not have the option to mark on-demand tasks as complete. These tasks will be marked as complete in an automatic overnight process once you've answered all questions.
Submitting for Teacher Approval
When you're finished with all your tasks, and each one is marked Complete (green circle icon), and the submission window is open, the "Submit for Teacher Approval" button will become clickable. Click on this task and your work will be sent to your teacher for his or her approval. Your teacher may ask you to revise your non-on-demand tasks, so be sure to ask him or her if any additional work is necessary on your end.