Teach new assessment

Once you have found a collection of questions you would like to use with your students, choose Ask students.

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You can now choose whether to start a brand new assessment, or whether to add these questions to the end of an existing assessment that students may already be working on.

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Clicking Continue will open the Imvoto teach tool. This will explain to students how to start answering your questions.

Joining instructions

Let’s get your students to start answering your questions.

When you start a new assessment, the first thing you’ll see are instructions for students. Clicking on the Join tab will get you back to this screen.

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In the case of this assessment, students should open a web browser and go to imvoto.com/138718. Your assessment will have a different 6 digit code at the end. Fuller instructions can be seen by clicking on the detailed instructions for students link.

If you want to test your questions for yourself, you can use the same method as a student would.

Assigning assessments to students

In some cases, students won’t be in front of you to read these instructions. In cases like these, you can assign the assessment to them. To be able to do this, your pupils will need accounts. How accounts are created is described in the groups section of our user guide.

Groups: in most cases, you will assign an assessment to one or more of your groups. Do this by selecting the groups from the select menu.

Students: if you wish to assign this assessment to particular students, start typing part of their name in the box. Select the student you want from the list that appears.You can remove groups or students by clicking on the × next to their name.

When can they join?

When you start an assessment, Imvoto initially makes it accessible for a month. Students will only see the assessment in their list between the dates shown.

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If you want to set a different deadline, type the due date in the box or use the calendar/time buttons to choose the new date.

Questions

Your assessment is planned and your students can join. Here’s how to teach using Imvoto.

Congratulations: you’re ready to start teaching using Imvoto. The Questions tab shows you the questions that students will answer.

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Each question appears on its own line:

  • The icon to the left tells you the type of question
  • Each question is given a letter and number. These are assigned from the first question in the lesson downwards. Students see these question numbers on their screen.
  • Hover over the title of the question for a detailed preview of the question
  • The coloured bar shows what proportion of the group have answered that question (either correctly or incorrectly).
  • The numbers show how many pupils have answered the question correctly and how many have answered it in total.
  • The red/green switch controls whether students will be assigned this question. If a red pause symbol shows, no student will be assigned this question.

The colours in the bar match those used in other parts of Imvoto Teach:

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You can inspect individual student responses to a question by clicking on its title, as described in the next section.

 

Individual question

The questions screen is useful to get an overview of how your group are getting on, but to look at their responses in detail click on the title of a question.

A new screen will open, initially showing the question on the left with the answer hidden to the right.

  • Status: the switch shows whether students can currently be assigned this question.
  • Answered: shows the proportion of the students working on this assessment who have answered it.
  • Correct: initially hidden

The Show button next to Correct allows you to see the correct answer and also what proportion of students got this question correct.

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The correct bar now shows that 4 students gave the correct answer of 134 on their first attempt. (Two or three more got it correct on a subsequent attempt. At least one student still has never got it correct.) The colours are as below:

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Visualisations

The View options buttons allow you to see student responses in a number of formats. Which buttons are shown will depend on the type of the question.

Responses: shows each response along with (optionally) the students’ name. Click the Show button to show student names.

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Bar chart: shows a bar chart featuring the most popular answers.

screenshot-www.imvoto.com 2014-10-31 00-36-41Carousel: for text answers, shows each response in a large font suitable for projection. Use the arrow buttons or the dots to navigate.

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Images: shows any photographs that students have submitted with their answer. Click on these to make them larger.

Some visualisations highlight which responses are correct using colour. If you want to discuss these visualisations without revealing which responses are correct, first use the Hide button next to Correct.

Future visualisations

We’ve got lots more visualisations of student responses in the pipeline. But do let us know if there’s a way of looking at student responses you’re keen to see. We’ll also be explaining soon how you can build your own by connecting to the Imvoto API (perhaps something for your ICT teachers to set students as a project?).

Moving between questions

The Previous and Next buttons can be used to move quickly to student responses to another question.

Note that the current visualisation will be automatically updated to show the responses to the new question. If you want to discuss the new question with a group before revealing their responses, click Clear first to hide the visualisation.

Students

As well as viewing how your class responded to a particular question, you can see how each student got on with the assessment as a whole.

The Students tab shows each student who has joined your assessment.

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Each student has a row showing:

  • Name: click on their name for a full listing of all the questions they’ve answered and whether they were correct or not.
  • Icons: if students use the feedback feature of the Imvoto learn app, you’ll get a red, amber or green face here to show how they are feeling. If they are currently not using the app (eg their device is locked or they are using another app like their web browser), you’ll see a pause sign.
  • Total time: how long they have been working on the questions in this assessment for.
  • Answers: bar showing the proportion of their answers that were correct first time, etc.

Then, on the right hand side, is a grid showing how each student performed on each question. You can read more about possible interpretations of the grid above on our blog posting announcing this feature.

 

Controlling how assessments are run

The control tab allows you to change how an assessment is run.

Two modes are currently available:

  • Formative: students will see whether they are correct immediately
  • Test mode: students do not see whether they are correct

Note that if you run an assessment in test mode and then change it to formative, students will be able to see whether they were correct for all questions (even those answered in test mode).