When you open a project from the Projects screen, the Dashboard screen opens. The Dashboard includes a place to keep track of your research question and thesis statement, access to a 30-day project history, information detailing who the project is shared with, a to-do list, and a place to leave comments.
The Dashboard screen has three main sections: Project details, Sharing and collaboration, To-do list. If you are sharing your project with your teacher or collaborating on the project with your teammates, you will see a fourth section, Recent comments where you can view comments from your teacher and/or teammates.
Research question: After you have done some initial investigation and focused your research topic, express the topic in the form of a research question.
Links: After you share your project with the teacher, you may see links related to the project, e.g. a calendar, an assignment sheet, a pathfinder, blog, wiki, etc.
Sharing and collaboration
Public view: By default, no public access to your project is permitted. However, there are scenarios where you may want to set up partial or full public access (enabling other researchers to view your sources as examples, or permitting them to copy a template of the project into their own accounts). Click the question mark icon for more information.
To do list
The to do list enables you to keep track of tasks, assignments and project milestones. If you are collaborating with other students, this is a shared to do list.
NOTE: When you initially add a new item to the list, it will appear at the top. Reload the Dashboard screen to sort the items by due date.
The Recent comments area at the bottom of your project's Dashboard screen (below the "To-do list" section) displays all comments that have been written in your project to date. Learn more about using comments in NoodleTools in "How to write and respond to project comments (the basics)."
Teachers, see: "How to comment on projects shared with your assignment inbox."