The Assignment Center under the Faculty persona allows
Previously created Assessments appear in the list style format where you can also select the trashcan to delete it or the pencil to edit it. Select the title to open the Assessment Detail page.
From the Assignment Center or Section Assignments for your course, select +Assessment to add a new Assessment. There are three different sections that will need to be completed in order to set up your Assessment:
Under General, the Name and Maximum points fields are required and will need to be filled in order for you to create your Assessment. You will also want to select if the points for the Assessment should be Divided equally by question or Assigned per question.
You can set a Time to complete which will make this a timed Assessment for your students. Once a Time to complete has been entered and a Section has been selected under Sections, you will be able to use the Adjust individual student times link. This link allows you to assign different times to individual students which will give them extra time to complete their Assessment. This can be used for students that have IEP or 504 plans that require them to have extra time on tests. Once you have entered in individual student times, the students with their times will appear under the Time to complete field.
Additional settings under General are:
Questions appear on screen: Select One at a time or Listed all together
Allow save for later: this allows students to save and exit the Assessment without losing any of their answers.
Under Gradebook, you will need to provide an Abbreviation for the Assessment, Max points(this field will pull from Maximum points above), as well as a factor. You can also elect to Add to Gradebook, Add to Cum. Grade, and Publish grade. Mark the applicable box for Extra credit to make this Assessment count as extra credit.
Finally, you'll need to select the sections the Assessment should publish to. Add an Assigned date/time and a Due date/time as well to dictate when the Assessment will be available for students to complete.
Please remember to use the Publish drop down to select when the Assessment should publish to Students. If Now is selected the Assessment will be made available to students as soon as Save and Add Questions is selected.
When you are finished setting up your Assessment, select Save and Add Questions to build your Assessment.
Once your Assessment Settings have been completed, you can move onto building your Assessment. You can use Preview Assessment to preview your Assessment as you are building it. After you have built your Assessment, it can be edited at any time until a student has started the Assessment. There are three parts to building an Assessment:
Introduction is the spot to create a message that students see on the first page before beginning the assessment. A maximum of 2000 characters can be entered here and a full WYSIWYG editor is also available.
There are four different question types available for Assessments. You can use Add Media for each question type to add Audio files, Embeds, and/or Photos. As you drag and drop questions into your Assessment, the system keeps track of Total questions at the bottom of the editor:
Tip: For Math and Science teachers, they can use LaTex to include mathematical equations in questions and/or answers.
Essay – Can be used for open-ended answers. Teachers can provide a character limit for students as well as select if they'd like them to use Plain text or HTML.
Fill in the Blank – If there is a specific answer you would like the student to provide, use Fill in the Blank questions. The first text box can be used to enter in your question. You can then use the second smaller Answers text box to input the correct answer. If there is more than one acceptable answers, use a comma to separate potential responses.
Note: Answers are not case sensitive.
Multiple Choice – Add a question and provide multiple answers. By default, the system gives you three choice but you can add additional choices by using Add Answer. Select Correct for any answer that is considered accurate, you can have multiple correct answers.
True/False – The final Question Type is True/False, letting you provide a statement and have the student try to determine if this is a true or false statement. You can change True and False to different values if needed. Select Correct for the answer that is accurate.
Under Results, you can select what students will see once they have submitted their assessment. If you select No for Allow students to view results page, all other questions will be locked with No selected. If the results page is not enabled, students will return to the Assignment Center once the assessment has been submitted.
Note: Students will only see their own results page. They will not see other student results.
As a teacher, you can select the Assessment title from your Assignment Center or from the Assignments tab in your class to view a list of student submissions. Select Results for a student to see an individual student's answers. Multiple choice, True/False, and Fill in the blank question types will be automatically scored, but the scores can be overwritten if needed. Any Essay questions will be listed as Awaiting and you will need to add a score for those question types. You can also use Add Comment to add a comment for a specific question.
Note: Students will be able to see any Comment you add for a question.
When you are finished grading the you can select Commit to Gradebook to commit the student's grade to your Gradebook. Additionally, you can use Print to print a student's answers.
At the top, you have the ability to add a status to a student's Assessment. Assessments can be marked Exempt, Incomplete, or Missing. You can also Extend or Allow Retake for an Assessment from here, you can see how these features work in the drop down below.
Detailed Question Breakdown
You can use Detailed Question Breakdown to view all of the questions for your assessment and the corresponding student answers. Select the question to see all provided answers and the percentage of students that provided each answer.
Student view of assessment results
Once you have graded an Assessment, students can view their results from the Assignment center by selecting the title of the Assessment. This will bring them to the Assessment details page where they can view a breakdown of their provided answers and their grade.
On the Assessment details page, there are a few options teachers have to provide additional time or allow a student to retake an Assessment. The Assessment detail page can be accessed by selecting the name of your Assessment either from the Assignment Center or from your course's Assignments tab. Your options include:
Allow Continue will allow you to let a student back into an Assessment if they have lost connection to the Assessment due to losing internet, the system crashing or timing out. Unlike Allow Retake or Extend, the Allow Continue will allow the student to pick up the Assessment where they left off and any answers they have saved will still be completed.
From Assessment details, Allow Continue will be listed under the Student's name with their Assessment status of Incomplete. Further, if multiple students have lost connection to an Assessment, use Allow incomplete students to continue at the top of the Assessment details screen to allow any student with an Incomplete status to continue their Assessment.
Allow Retake allows a student to go in and complete a blank version of the Assessment. Any answers the student has submitted will be erased from the system. Allow Retake can be found under Results for a Student. You simply need to select Allow Retake then Save and the Student will be able to reenter and resubmit the Assessment.
Note: Allow Retake is only available once a student has submitted their assessment.
Finally, teachers can also Extend the due date of an Assessment for a student. This is typically used for students that may have missed the Assessment for any reason but can also be used in conjunction with Allow Retake to allow a student to retake an Assessment for the Assessment due date.
Tip: If you need to use Extend in conjunction with Allow Retake, we recommend extending the Assessment first and then selecting Allow Retake.
To Extend an Assessment, under Results for a Student, select Extend and then enter in the number of days as an integer in the available text box beside the Extend option.
Assessments can be edited or deleted from the Assignment center using the available context menu for the Assessment. From there, select either Edit or Delete.
Note: Once a student has submitted an Assessment, it can no longer be deleted.