What happens when you clone an assessment?
It will make an exact, editable copy of that assessment.
The clone will have the same title as the original but with the word Copy at the end (which can be changed).
Edits made to the clone will not affect the original (and vice versa).
Student data from the original assessment will not aggregate with student data from the cloned assessment.
Simple, rubric and advanced assessments can be cloned. Plus assessments cannot be cloned.
Since plus assessments are never actually in draft form, they are unable to be cloned. Creating a plus assessment is a quick and easy process, so making a new plus assessment with the same settings won't take long at all. Reach out to us in the chat feature if you have questions.
How to Clone an Assessment
Step 1: Navigate to your Assessments Drafts.
Step 2: Select the ellipsis on the right of the assessment title row.
Step 3: Select Clone.
Step 4: Edit clone information.
➡️ Name - The cloned title will be appended with the word "Copy," but this is editable.
➡️ Type (category) - By default, it will stay the current type or category, but any other type can be selected.
➡️ Grading Scale - This can be changed within certain parameters:
From one non-points to a different non-points based scale
From points to non-points
Cannot update from non-points to points
When the grading scale is changed to another non-points scale with fewer levels (in Rubric assessments, for example), levels will be eliminated from the bottom.
Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to clone a shared assessment to make modifications.
Cloning Assessments FAQ
If I clone an advanced assessment, does it clone the items and questions as well? Yes - cloning an advanced assessment will produce a clone of each item and question in the assessment. The title of the original item and cloned item will remain the same, so it is important to identify the clone and re-name it to avoid confusion.
When I click on the ellipsis, the option to clone isn't there. Why? The assessment may have been sent to you as a locked assessment. Does the assessment have a paper airplane padlock symbol next to it? If it has the padlock symbol, that means the assessment was sent to you from an administrator as a locked assessment and it cannot be cloned.
Can I clone assessments that have been shared with me? If it is sent to you by a teacher, yes. If it is sent to you from an administrator, they have the option to send it to you locked. If that is the case, you will be unable to clone the assessment. Look for the padlock symbol next to an assessment to determine if it is locked.
Can I clone assessments that are within folders that are shared with me? When an administrator shares a folder, they have the option to send it to you locked. If that is the case, you will be unable to clone the assessments. Look for the padlock symbol next to an assessment to determine if it is locked.
Can I clone the attachments for a rubric assessment? The attachments do remain with the cloned rubric. If there are Google attachments linked to your rubric, you'll need to remove them and then re-attach them in order to assign the rubric.