We have made our Assess platform simple to use to ensure you can create and issue your projects as easily as possible. 

Creating a new assessment

Once logged in, you are presented with your My Assess dashboard, where you can view existing activities, results and students, and either make a new project from scratch or choose from one of our existing templates. To make your own, click on the green 'New Activity' button.

This will load the Assess builder. Type to add an Assessment title, a description if wanted, and then click 'Add Question' to get started. You can preview your project as you go in the assessment preview section to the right.

You can also select to change the settings for the entire assessment by clicking the Settings tab in the righthand navigation. This will allow you to set whether students are awarded points, a grade, or if this will be an un-marked project, whether the student can check their work as they go, if all answers are required to be completed in order to submit, and also whether a theme will be associated with the project background.

Clicking on the Grade option in Student outcome will allow you to change the progress scale labels and range, creating your very own rubric!

When you click 'Add Question', a list of question types will appear. You can view more on each question type in our Question Type Support Article. Select your preferred question to begin. 

Once a question is selected, you can then use the builder to create your project. Add questions and answers, following the prompts for each question type. Once your question is complete, you can manage the points allocated to the question and whether it is auto-graded by clicking the three dots to the bottom of the questions, and selecting settings. 

This will pull up the question settings manager, and you can choose the points to be allocated, whether the student can check if their answer is correct while taking the assessment, if the question is required to be answered before submitting, and other question-specific settings. To view what each setting means, hover over the setting name to view an explanation. 

Previewing an assessment

Once you have completed your project, click Preview in the top right to test it out. 

This will display the project to you as your students will see it. You can either answer the questions, or simply click next to proceed through. 

Assigning an assessment

If everything looks good, click Assign to send the project off! You can choose to send to multiple classes, one class, all students, only some - whatever is needed! This makes it perfect for differentiation between students. Once you have selected your students, choose a date that the project will become available, and then choose an end date. Students will only be able to complete the project during that exact time, so you can make it available for only 30 minutes if you wish to control the time limit strictly, or make it available for a whole month if time is not a factor! 

Review the assignment rules, assign, and you're done! Once the assessment is open students will be notified to complete the task, and once closed they will no longer have access. You can share the assessment with another teacher via a link, and can also upload to Google Classroom! You can also choose to lock submissions at any time if you wish to shut off access early. 

Updating the Start/End Date

In some circumstances, you may need to update the activity start and end dates. To alter this, simply view the assigned activity and click the 'Edit' button on the far right of the activity dates to update them.

This will bring up the activity calendar, and you can select your updated dates and click the green 'Update date' button to save.

Viewing the results

Clicking the Results tab will allow you to view who has completed the project, when it happened, how long it took, and any grades that have been automatically applied. Once responses start rolling in, you can also manually grade the responses, add comments and more! Take a look at our results article for more information on how to navigate this section. 

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