Show My Homework (SMHW)

All of the work for students will be posted on ‘Show My Homework’ each day by the class teacher.  This work can be submitted online within Show My Homework.

Please click here to access Show My Homework.

The Show My Homework mobile app can be downloaded from your usual app store.

Student logins and passwords for Show My Homework are the same as those used to access the Academy network.

If you are unable to access SMHW, please contact the Academy on 01922 493910 or enquiries@walsallacademy.com

For any other queries about SMHW or resources required (eg art paper, exercise books etc. please contact your personal tutor or teacher through SMHW – see ‘Leaving Comments for My Teacher’ section below)

Submitting Work Online

Website instructions

To submit your work follow these steps:

  1. Go to Submit tab.
  2. You can type a message for your teacher or your full answer within the text box provided. You can then attach any files you need to, for example documents, pictures or presentations. You can choose files from your computer, Google Drive or Dropbox. Select the Add attachments button.
  3. Click on the ‘submit assignment to teacher’ button to send your work to your teacher.

App Instructions

On the app there is here no ‘submit’ button, but for online submissions you will see a paperclip next to your comment box where you can add attachments.

  1. Click on the paperclip 📎 next to the comment box
  2. Select the location for the file, e.g. your photo gallery, a file stored on your phone, Dropbox or Google drive that you want to upload
  3. Choose the correct file and then click on Upload

Leaving Comments for My Teacher

Website instructions

You can only leave comments on a homework task set, so your first job will be to locate the task set. You can either locate this within your ‘to do list’ or on the homework calendar.

Once you have found the piece of work where you would like to add a comment, click on the ‘results’ tab and type your comment in the text box provided. Once happy with what you have written click ‘post comment’.

App Instructions

You can also leave a comment for your teacher on the Show My Homework app by clicking the text box at the bottom of the homework description screen and press ‘Send’.

Reading Teacher Comments

When your teacher leaves a comment for you, you will be notified of this within your account. Click on the notification bell in the top-right of the page to view all of your notifications. When you click on a comment notice, you will be taken to the results page where the comment left by your teacher is displayed. You can reply to the comment by simply adding another comment if you so wish.

Using the Student Quizzes 

To take a Quiz, click on the Start Quiz button.

If you do not see the option Start quiz, then you may be accidentally logged into your parent or carers account. Quizzes can only be taken from your student account, so please check which account you are in.

Your teacher may have set a time limit for each question, you will need to select an answer within the time frame given. However if the time runs out before you make your choice, your answer will be marked as wrong and the answer options will appear in red. Click on the Continue button to move onto the next question.

Your results will be available immediately after the quiz has been taken. If you do not get 100% on your first attempt, you can take the quiz again up to 3 times if you need too.

Using the Student Gradebook

The Gradebook is where you can see your grades/statuses for the work you have submitted.

The Gradebook will display all your work tasks by default. You can use either the Homework search bar or you can use the filters at the top to narrow the homework tasks down by class, teacher, and submission status.

Homework

Click on the homework title for more details about the assignment including the issue date, a description what the task is, which teacher assigned it, and how you are supposed to submit it.

Status

The submissions status indicates whether or not the assignment was completed.

Grade

If a grade has been entered for a task, it will appear in the Grade column for the assignment.

Results

Click on the Results option for more information about your grade and submission status or to see any comments left about your task by the teacher.

Announcements/Events

To check on announcements and events online, log into your account and click the Notice board table on the left-hand menu. Notifications for any new announcements or events will also be displayed in the bell icon at the top-right of the page.

Announcements appear as blue dots and events appear as red dots on the notice board. Click on the dot to read more information about the event/announcement.

If you still have any questions please contact the academy on 01922 493910 or enquiries@walsallacademy.com.

Updated 1/4/2020