The Assignment Center under the Faculty persona allows teachers to quickly create exams and tests for students to take. These assessments are customizable, letting teachers schedule a future publish date, let students retake the assessment multiple times, and allow students to save the assessment for later, which is great for open book style exams.
From the persona menu, select Faculty
Select My Day, then Assignment Center
From the Assignment Center, select + Assessment and a modal window will appear allowing you to customize the assessment.
After the assessment is created, you are then able to edit the assessment by adding an option introduction message that will appear on the first page before students select Begin. Assessments can also be previewed by selecting Preview Assessment which will display the assessment from the student's perspective.
Teachers are able to add four types of questions to the assessment:
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Adding these is as simple as dragging and dropping each question type onto the assessment. There is no limit to the amount of questions that you can add and teachers also have the ability to add audio files, photos, or embed code from third party sites such as YouTube, to be inserted into each question.
Upon the initial creation of the Assessment you can choose if points will be divided equally across each question or if you want to manually assign them. A tally of the total points will appear at the bottom of the Assessment editor to help you keep track of your total out of the max points you initially assigned. You’ll want to make sure these points are equal before your publish the assessment to students so that the assessment gets graded correctly.
After all the questions have been added, the result options allow you to determine how much you want the student to see after the assessment has been submitted. If results are enabled, you can enable the following options:
Display the results page only after all students in the class have submitted the assessment at least once.
Show assessment questions.
Reveal the number of points students earned for each question.
Show the correct answer for each question.
Reveal the amount of time it took students to complete the assessment.
Enable the Take Again option letting students attempt the assessment another time.
Note: If the results page is not enabled, students will automatically return to the Assignment Center once the assessment is submitted.
Warning: Once a student has submitted an attempt, assessment questions and answers can no longer be modified.
Teachers can select assessment title in the Assignment Center to see a list of student submissions.
For each student, teachers can select the Results button to view and print the responses, the score, and the amount of time each student took to complete the assessment.
Teachers can also enter comments for any of the responses, which will be visible to students who have access to the results page.
Additionally, teachers can use Allow Retake to give individual students the ability to retake the assessment. Additionally, when a student uses the Save for Later option while taking an assessment, Teachers will see a status of Paused. If a problem arises during the assessment process, which causes the student to become disconnected due to an internet connection problem, teachers will see a status of Incomplete and be able to allow those students to continue taking the assessment either individually or in bulk. The student’s work will also be saved so they do not need to start over. The Retake option still resets the Assessment and clears out answers.
Once the assessment has been added to the Grade Book, teachers will first need to commit students' grades before they will appear in the Grade Book. To add grades, teachers need to select Commit to Grade Book when viewing an individual students results. If an assessment has been created and uses only question types that can be autoscored based on an answer key (Multiple Choice, True/False, Fill in the Blank) then teachers can use the Bulk Commit option to commit all the grades to the grade book without having to review individual result screens for each student. If the Essay question type has been used then the Bulk Commit option will be disabled and grayed out