Assessments: Adding Instructions

You can add instructions for students to read just before starting the assessment.

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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

One of the optional settings available for assigning assessments is to include instructions:

  • Instructions typed here will display when the student begins the assessment.

Student View:

Below are two examples of what the instructions will look like on the student's side. The size of the window may change depending on the number of characters typed in the instructions.

  • Example 1 - brief instructions:

  • Example 2 - longer instructions:

❗ Note that text may extend beyond the visible portion of the window, requiring students to scroll.

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  • Is there a character limit to the instructions? Yes - 5000 characters.

  • Can I add images to the instructions? No - images cannot be added to instructions.

  • What happens if I decide to add instructions after I've already assigned the assessment? That's ok! You can add instructions at any point. Any student that hasn't already started will see the instructions upon beginning the assessment.

  • Can a student go back to see the instructions once they've started the assessment? Yes, if the student saves and exits the assessment, the same instructions will appear when they resume the assessment.

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