" I have dozens of assessments that I have created and assigned. How can I access them easily without going through all of my assessments?"
Here are a couple of tricks for organizing your assessments using:
Using all three of these in combination is an excellent time saver.
1) Start with Tags
Fill in the "Tags" field when creating questions and assessments. The tags field allows you and other teachers to search on a key word or phrase and identify assessments quickly.
Choose phrases like "Semester 1 Quizzes" , "Fall Homework" etc. You can add multiple tags to include subject matter, chapter, even skill set.
You can also tag individual questions when you author your own, or duplicate questions from the Question Bank.
2) Use Filters in Assessment Library
When filtering in the Assessment Library, you can save your filters for quick access the next time you need similar assessments. This is where your Tags can be very helpful.
- In the library select "Entire Library", "Authored by me", or "Previously Used".
- Then, set the filters for grade, subject etc.
- Finally, enter the title of the tag in the search bar.
- The next step is to select "Apply Filters" to generate your assessments.
- Last, click on save the filter and give it a name.
When you are looking for the same assessment in the future, click on the filter name and all assessments that contain those filters and tags will will be generated by the search.
3) Create Folders on your My Assessments or Dashboard
Even if it is the beginning of the school year, a teacher's Assessment tab or an Admin's Dashboard can acquire quite a few entries making it painful to filter through. To help organize, use Folders.
- Teachers go to Assessments tab, then select My Assessments. Admins go to Dashboard and select and Select My Assessments.
- Click on New Folder to create one
- Name the folder
- Place a check mark next to the assessments that should go in the folder
- Select Move to Folder
You will be able to access the assessment and its data in the new folder, year after year.
Consider building folders chronologically, such as "Fall ELA Benchmarks Gr 5". Or, but subject matter "All ELA End of Semester".