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Video: Creating an Assessment

In this video, we will show you how to create an assessment.

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Video Transcript

In this video, we’ll show you how to create an assessment.

The assessment tool allows you to explore our extensive question bank and create tailored assessments for your students. Once they are created, you can assign these to your students and, once the deadline has passed, receive detailed reports on their progress.

To create an assessment, you must be a portal educator and be signed in to educators.nagwa.com.

First, click on “Assignments” in the toolbar followed by “Assessments” and then “+ New Assessment”.

We now need to title our assessment, choose its subject (note that this is because there are multiple subjects available to portal subscribers), and determine the grade for which it is intended. By selecting the subject and grade, you will then see the associated resources for that stage, which will make finding the appropriate lessons and related questions much easier. Also, at the point of assigning the assessment, you will only be able to assign it to classes in the particular grade and subject that you have selected.

We are going to create an assessment with the title “Revision” in “Mathematics” for “Grade 12”.

Now, we need to search for the lessons that contain the appropriate questions for our assessment.

You’ll see, on the left-hand side of the page, a list of Nagwa courses appropriate for the grade for which you are creating the assessment. You can then expand one of the books, and more specifically, one of the chapters of the book, and you’ll be able to easily locate lessons at the appropriate level for the assessment that you are creating.

If you have created your own questions and added them to a new lesson in the grade and subject for which you are creating an assessment, you will find these under a section called “Portal Lessons”.

Here, if you expand one of the courses (either a Nagwa course or your portal lessons), you can easily navigate to the lessons that contain the questions that you are looking for, which you know are appropriate for the level.

Alternatively, you could search for a particular lesson (including your own portal lessons) by using the search box. If, for example, we searched for “Argand diagram”, this will then show the most relevant lessons related to this skill. Please do note that you will be able to find lessons linked to courses outside of the grade you are currently creating the assessment for. This can be a useful tool for discovering a broader range of content, allowing you to extend or provide extra support for your students.

Now, we’ll select the lesson called “Argand Diagram”, and we’ll see all the questions from this lesson. The green box highlights the answer for each question, and if the question has a set of arrows with “1/10” next to it, this means the question has multiple instances that you can use. If you click the arrows, you can toggle through the instances.

Look through the list of all the questions and choose those that you think are most appropriate for your students. It’s worth a noting here that if you have created new questions and added them to an existing Nagwa lesson, you’ll find these at the very bottom of the lesson questions: scroll down to the bottom of the page and, if necessary, select “Show More”.

We like this first example, so we’ll click “Add” and we’ll see the page update:

“Add” updates to “Remove” with a question counter on the left so that you can keep track of the number of questions in the assessment, and you’ll see “Lessons in Use” appear on the left-hand side with a question counter on the right showing you the number of questions chosen from this lesson.

Had you selected a question with multiple instances, the next instance will have appeared below the first, so you can then also add this.

We are not going to select the second instance, but we’re going to choose the fourth question by clicking “Add” again. This is a question with a single instance.

Continue choosing the questions that you like until you are happy. Please be aware that you can add up to 50 questions.

If you also decide that you would like to look at questions from a different lesson, scroll back to the top and you can always select or search for a different lesson.

For example, we could select “Tree Diagrams”.

If we add a question from this lesson, the question counter will increase as normal, but we’ll also see the new lesson appear under the “Lessons in Use” report.

If you change your mind, you can always remove any question by clicking “Remove”.

Once you have finalized the questions that you want to add, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Next Step”.

Now, at the top of the page, you’ll see all the summary information for the assessment, including the title, the number of questions, the students to which the assessment is being sent, and the subject.

You’ll also see a list of all the questions that you have chosen. If you want to make any adjustments to the order of the questions, you can do this by clicking the single up or down arrows; or if you want to change the order more significantly, you can pick up and drop the question using the blue set of arrows.

Once you are satisfied with the position of the questions, head to the bottom of the page. You can either go back to the question-adding stage by clicking “+ Add More Questions” and save the assessment by clicking “Create” (you would select this option if you want to come back to the assessment and assign it later), or save and assign the assessment by clicking “Create and Assign”.

We are going to send our assignment now by clicking “Create and Assign”.

Now, we need to choose the date and start time of the assessment; we’re going to leave this as the default so it will be live as soon as we send it. Note that it’s perfectly possible to schedule your assessments ahead of time, by adding a start date and time of your choosing. For the due date and time, we want our assessment to be live for a week, so we’ll adjust the date as required and leave the time as the default.

Now, we need to select the class to whom we want to send the assessment. We’re going to send the assessment to our “Algebra and Geometry” class, so we will select this. If you want to edit the students in your class, you can do this by deleting “All Students” and then individually selecting the students that you would like to send the assessment to.

You can also send the assessment to additional classes by clicking the “+” on the right-hand side. You can then select the second class as before, editing the students as required.

You also have the option of sending the assessment as a quiz, which means your students will have a time limit for completing it. For example, if you set the time limit to 60 minutes, once they open the assessment, a timer will start and the assessment will close after 60 minutes. We aren’t going to set this particular assessment as a quiz, so we will leave the box unchecked.

Once you’re happy that the information has been entered correctly, click “Send”.

You’ll now see a banner saying “You have assigned the assessment to the selected student(s) successfully” and note that the status of the assessment is now “In Progress”.

Note that if your students are using the Nagwa Study app, they will receive a notification that they have a new assessment as soon as a new assessment is live.

If you head back to the assessments page, you’ll see a complete list of all of your assessments including this new one. If you want to look at the status of any assessment, click “View Assignments” next to the one of interest.

From here, you can see the status of the assignments and view the assessment report by clicking “View Reports”. The completed assessment report will become available after the deadline of the assessment has been reached, but you can look at the progress of individual students as they complete the assessment.

Note that this will be empty until one of the students submits some questions from their assessment.

When the assessment deadline is reached, the status of the assessment will update to “Closed” and the assessment report will become available.

If we head over briefly to look at a student account, they will find their new assessment by clicking on “Assignments” in their toolbar and then “Assessments”; their most recent assessment will be found in this list.

To start answering the questions, they will need to click “Start” on the right-hand side of the table, and to submit their answers, they will need to select or submit their chosen answer and then click “Save”.

Before leaving this page, they should then always click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.

But please note that if the assessment deadline has not passed, they will always have the ability to continue working on it. Once the assessment deadline has been reached, the students will be able to access a report on their performance in the assessment, highlighting any correct and incorrect answers.

If we head back to the assessment page on educators.nagwa.com, it’s also worth noting two things concerning assessments. The first is that for an assessment that is in progress, you can easily extend its deadline by first clicking “View Assignment” next to the assessment, then clicking “Extend”, and then updating the assessment deadline.

The second is that you can also reassign an assessment to a different group of students by clicking on “Assign” and then repeating the above steps.

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