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
First, click on “Assignments” in the toolbar followed by “Assessments” and then “+
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
Now, we need to search for the lessons that contain the appropriate questions for our
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.