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Video: Creating an Assessment

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


Video Transcript

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

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 “+ New Assessment”.

We now need to title our assessment, choose its subject, and determine the year group for which it is intended.

We are going to create an assessment with the title “Adding and Subtracting Fractions” in “Mathematics” for “Year 4”.

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 year group in which you are creating an 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.

Here, if we expand the “Mathematics” course and then select the section on “Adding and Subtracting Fractions”, we can easily navigate to the lessons that contain the questions that we are looking for, that we know are appropriate for the level.

Alternatively, we could search for a particular lesson by using the search box. If, for example, we searched for “Adding Fractions”, this will then show you the most relevant lessons related to this skill. 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 “Adding Fractions with Like Denominators” and we’ll see all of 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 questions and choose those that you think are most appropriate for your students.

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.

Note that, with some of our lessons, you can reveal more questions by scrolling to the bottom and clicking “Show More”.

If you 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 “Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators”.

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 questions 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 the summary information for the assessment, including the title, the number of questions, 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 questions 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”, save the assessment by clicking “Create”, or save and assign the assessment by clicking “Create and Assign”.

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

Now, we need to choose the date and start time of the assessment; we are going to leave this as the default so it will be live as soon as we send it. 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 are going to send the assessment to our “Transfiguration-4” class, so we will select this. If you want to edit the students in the 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 “+” button 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”.

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”.

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”.

If we head over briefly to look at a student account, they will find their new assessment by clicking on “Assignments” in the 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 the 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.

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