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This video gives an overview of eSpark's Assignments feature.
What are assignments?
By default, eSpark always gives students something to work on through their individual learning pathways. As a teacher, you might want to assign something specific to your students. That's where assignments come in!
Each assignment based on a standard and is made up of a series of instructional videos, challenge questions, web activities, and a post-quiz that are directly related to that standard.
Teachers use assignments to reinforce what they're teaching or give students practice on skills they need more support in.
How to create assignments
1. Click Assignments > Create.
Note: if you don't have an Assignments tab but would like to use Assignments, send us a quick message, and we'll turn Assignments on for you!
2. Select a standard to assign to your students.
You can filter by grade level and subject.
The minutes listed next to each assignment is about how long we expect the assignment to take students to complete in total -- most of the time, assignments take students more than one sitting to complete.
3. Select the students you'd like to work on the assignment, and click Assign.
You can assign to just some students or your entire class.
4. Once you see the green confirmation, you're all set! Students will have an assignment waiting for them next time they log in.
When students log in, your assignments will be in the "From My Teacher" section.
How to monitor assignments
1. Click Assignments > Monitor.
2. On this page, you'll be able to see each of the assignments you have sent to your students.
In-progress assignments are at the top of the page.
Completed assignments are moved to the Complete Assignments section at the bottom of the page.
It's always a good idea to check this page for any duplicate assignments - students will have to re-do same assignment more than once if you send it multiple times!
3. Click an assignment title to see how far into the assignment each student is and their post-quiz score once they're done.
In this example, Price Charming has finished the Arrays assignment; Cinder Ella has completed 4 out of 11 activities; and Mister Incredible, Cruella de Vil, and Red Riding haven't started yet.
How to delete assignments
If you'd like, you can delete assignments for all students or for individual students.
To delete for all students, click the trash can to the left of the assignment title.
To delete for individual students, click the X next to their name.
How to preview assignments
1. Preview the post-quiz for an assignments by clicking the Preview Quiz button next to the assignment on the Create Assignments page.
The activities students will work on in the assignment will prepare them for success on the post-quiz.