If you saw last week’s Edulastic updates post, you’ll know that this summer we’ve been working hard to release exciting new changes to you just in time for the new school year. These changes will improve your experience preparing classes, developing assessments, and viewing data on Edulastic!
With so many exciting new changes, we are announcing the updates in waves. In this second wave of announcements we are proud to share a way to create assessments that is a huge game changer! You’ll be able to upload and prepare pre-made assessments with celerity. This week’s new feature announcements focus on updates that will improve the way you can upload assessments, manage your class roster, and designate standards for classes or items.
We hope you enjoy the new changes to Edulastic!
We are thrilled to introduce a quick way to upload and assign assessments you already have on paper! With SnapQuiz you can take a scanned paper assessment or take any PDF or document and upload it to Edulastic. From there, snap on question-type widgets to each question and by denoting the answer, create autograded questions.
Once you upload your assessment through SnapQuiz you can use your collection throughout the year, save time grading, and take gain the major teaching advantage of digital assessment: intensive reports and data create SnapQuiz allows you to prepare and administer assessments faster than before. Educators who previewed the featured called it “a game changer”
Get started: Upload and annotate a PDF to turn it into an auto-graded digital assessment.
Check out this video tutorial to learn more.
Easier Class Management
The latest Edulastic update added new classroom management options for educators. These updates provide more options for uploading and managing your class roster. You’ll also have additional options for categorizing your class and question items by subject and grade.
Uploading( multiple) Students
There are now a number of easy ways to add multiple students at once. Multiple students can be added by clicking on this + Add Multiple Students button. You can then manually add student by their Google/Office 365 username, first name, last name, or last name, first name student.
If you choose to add students by their names, our system creates a unique username for them. The default password becomes the class code.
Copying and pasting names is one way to enter multiple students.
Copying and pasting Microsoft 360 usernames or Google Classroom usernames is another way to enter multiple students.
Print Class Roster
Need a physical copy of the class roster? Sort your student list by last name or username and then click on the print button to quickly and easily send your class roster to the printer.
Use the print button to create a physical copy of the class roster.
Find the print button at the top of the student list next to the add students and action button.
Flexible Grades and Standards
When setting up your class, you can now select multiple grade levels. This adjusts the default search in the Assessment Library. If you teach high school biology and want your default search to include 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade science assessments this update will allow you that flexibility. The same goes for other grades.
You can also select multiple standards. For example, now, if you teach science in Arizona, you can select NGSS and Arizona Science. In this case the default search when you go to the Assessment Library will be for any assessments that are tied to NGSS or Arizona Science standards for the grades that you’ve selected.
Assign to Courses
Create courses to assign assessments to all of the classes within that course. Or if you use SIS courses, align Edulastic to assign to the courses you choose.
Have a question item that applies to more than one standard? Now you can link multiple standards to a question item. This allows you to link to the more general common core standard or NGSS standard in addition to your local state standard.
A final note, users who have Premium will see upgrades to reports including the ability to see reports from select years.
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We’ll continue announce the next wave of updates over the next few weeks.