Classroom User Guide

Welcome to Hooktheory Classroom. Let us show you around. This guide shows you how to set up your courses, add students, and get up and running with Hooktheory I, Hookpad, and Assessment Kit.

Contents

  1. Creating courses
  2. Adding students to a course
    1. Getting the signup code for a course
    2. Telling students to join a course
  3. Resetting a student's password
  4. Using Hooktheory I
  5. Using Hookpad
  6. Using Assessment Kit

Creating courses

To create a course:

  1. Click the account icon in the header of the website and select “My Courses”.
  2. On the “My Courses” page, click the plus icon to create a new course.
  3. Enter a course name and click “Save”.
  4. This process can be repeated to create more courses.

Adding students to a course

1. Getting the signup code for a course

  1. Log in by clicking the “Log In” button in the header of the website.
  2. After you log in, the user menu will appear in the top right of the website.
  3. Click the user menu and select “My Courses.”
  4. On the “My Courses” page, select a course and click “View Roster” (bottom right of the page).
  5. On the course detail page, click “Sign Up Instructions” on the top right of the page.
  6. The “Sign Up Instructions” overlay provides the sign up code for the course, e.g., jpgvjwgb and simple instructions for you to tell your students, also included below.

2. Telling students to join a course

  1. Tell your students to scroll to the bottom of the website and click “I am a student with a course code”, as shown below.
    The link is located near the bottom left of the website footer.
  2. On the course signup page, students enter the course code, a username, password, and their first and last name, as shown below.
    Students choose a username and a password when they sign up.
    If students visit this page while logged into an existing account, it only asks for the course sign up code.
  3. Once in your class, students gain access to our online music theory / songwriting book, Hooktheory I, our online musical sketchpad, Hookpad, (with Hookpad+ benefits) and you can assign them music theory and songwriting assignments with Assessment Kit.

Resetting a student's password

  1. Click the user menu in the header of the website and select “My Courses”.
  2. On the “My Courses” page, select a course and click “View Roster”.
  3. On the course detail page, select the student whose password you want to reset and click the “Reset Student Password” button on the bottom of the page.
  4. In the confirmation dialog, you can set the new password to anything you want (the default new password is “password”). Click “Reset” to reset the password.

Using Hooktheory I

To read Hooktheory I

  1. Login to www.hooktheory.com
  2. Click “Books” in the header of the website and select “Hooktheory I”.

Using Hookpad

To open Hookpad:

  1. Login to www.hooktheory.com
  2. Click “Software” in the header of the website and select “Hookpad”.

To load a saved project into Hookpad (there are two ways):

  1. From within Hookpad: click the “Open...” button located at the top right of the application.
    1. From outside Hookpad: click the account icon in the header of the website and select “My Songs”.
    2. On the “My Songs” page, select a song.

Additional resources:

  • The Hookpad User Guide describes the features and settings of Hookpad.
  • The Hookpad Keyboard Shortcuts page describes how to control Hookpad with a keyboard.
  • The Hookpad+ page lists the benefits that you and your students receive as part of Hooktheory Classroom.

Using Assessment Kit

The Assessment Kit User Guide provides detailed instructions for creating exercises, assigning exercises, completing exercises (what your students see and do), grading student work, editing grades, and viewing your gradebook.