About In-Class Assignments
In-class Assignments are ideal for synchronous course meetings. They can be used to check on student comprehension of subjects live while students are in a classroom or digital classroom space. In-class assignments can also be gated by attendance assignments, limiting the students that can complete them. For more information about attendance assignments, click here.
From your Chrome or Firefox Browser, navigate to our login page. Enter your credentials for your existing instructor account. Then select Launch Web App.
Navigate to the Assignments tab and Select New Activity. If you were already logged in, make sure you are on the In-Class section in the submenu.
Using the left side panel where it says Title of Activity, create a name for this activity. (If you skip this, the default will be the time and date the activity was created.)
At the top of the main panel, select Add problem(s) (or, if you'd like Problem Pools, see this article for more information on them.)
Use the Question Bank drop-down menu on the left side to filter the question bank to align with either a certain course type, or a specific textbook. This setting will become the default for your next assignment once published.
Click on the topics and subtopics to access the questions. The red finger-tap icon indicates that this topic/subtopic includes questions with interactive tools.
Note that the suggested time to answer the question is listed above the question text. This indicates how involved each question is for the student to answer.
To see the student's view of the question, click on the question text. Select an answer and click Show Answer to see the feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Click Done or the back arrow button to return to the question bank.
Add your desired question(s) by clicking on the green Add button. Continue selecting until you have the correct number of questions, removing any by pressing the red Remove from Activity button.
Click Done in the upper right to return to the activity settings page.
The settings area is subdivided into sections which can be seen on the far left side below the Title section. First, decide if you are doing Simultaneous questions, where all questions are live at once, or Staggered. For more on these options, see this article.
If you selected Simultaneous, within Mode & Time Limit you can select the Timed or Untimed option. If you choose Untimed you will be able to end the activity manually during class. (Note: an untimed assignment will remain open for 12 hours after it went live if not ended manually during class.)
For a Timed assignment, you will see a total suggested time for the whole activity based on the questions selected. Use the plus/minus buttons or click on the numbers and type in your desired length for the assignment.
Select the Pedagogy & Grading section next. Choose a number of attempts per problem, and toggle the option to show the correct answer BEFORE the assignment is finished if desired.
Save and Publish
In the upper left corner, click Save for Class to publish the assignment later or Start to begin the assignment right away.
When you are ready to publish a saved assignment, you can navigate to the Assignment tab, then In-Class assignments where you can click Start in the top right of the assignment.
If you need to delete, you can delete the assignment by navigating to the Assignments tab, finding the assignment, clicking Delete, and then the green OK to confirm your decision.
Congratulations! You have administered your first in-class assignment!
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