Rather than sending a locked copy, administrators have the ability to assign an assessment right from within their account.
What is the benefit of Administrators assigning the assessment?
It essentially takes out the middle step of teachers assigning the assessment. If an administrator assigns the assessment, it is guaranteed that all data from that assessment will aggregate into Assessment Analytics.
Teachers are still able to grade the assessment.
Teachers are still able to control assessment settings (such as due dates, availability windows, start dates...).
This is best used for benchmark assessments and the like.
Article Table of Contents:
How to Assign an Assessment
Step 1: Select Assessments from the left-hand menu. Make sure you are in your draft assessments.
Step 2: Locate the assessment and select the ellipsis, then choose Assign.
Step 3: Choose the assign settings.
➡️ Section 1: Students
In this section, you will choose which students to assign the assessment to.
💡 Tip from the Otus Team: If you only need to assign the assessment to specific students, it might be easier to click the Deselect All button, then click on the students you'd like to assign the assessment to.
➡️ Section 2: Dates and Availability
In this section, you will determine due dates, start dates, and availability windows. All of these components are optional and not required to assign an assessment.
➡️ Section 3: Instructions
This is where you can give brief instructions for the students to see before they take the assessment.
➡️ Section 4: Settings
Once you have completed all of the above, you are ready to assign!
Assigning Assessments FAQ
Can I unassign an assessment from an entire class? Yes. This can be done by following the steps outlined in this article.
Can I unassign an assessment from individual students? Yes. This is done through the Manage Assignees section. For more information, check out this article.
What happens to the student scores if an assessment is unassigned? Student scores will be deleted. There is a warning presented when an assessment is selected to be unassigned. Please unassign assessments with extreme caution, as the student data attached to that assessment is not able to be retrieved.
What if students need to be able to take the assessment more than once, do I have to assign it multiple times? No. You can use the Allow Multiple Attempts setting. For more information, check out this article.
Can I assign the same assessment twice? Yes. A tip from the Otus Team - if you are assigning the same assessment twice, you may want to clone and re-name the assessment so you can distinguish between the two in the gradebook and in your list of assessments.
Can I make edits to the assessment questions or answers after it has been assigned? You can make edits to any draft assessment at any time, but whether or not it will appear on the already assigned version depends on the type of assessment. Click HERE for more information (link coming soon).
Can I change the settings as mentioned above in Step 4 after the assessment has been assigned? Yes. For more information on adjusting those settings, check out this article.
What is the difference between deleting an assessment and unassigning an assessment? Deleting an assessment will remove the assessment from your drafts completely, along with all student scores attached to that assessment. Unassigning an assessment will remove student scores, but the assessment will remain in your drafts for you to use in the future.