Hey @new_members @informed_members
We’ve made a few key updates to the assign process so it’s easier to understand what students can and can’t do on their end (ex: see their scores, access the formative itself) when you assign a formative.
Read on below to learn about each update and why we made them! We’d also love to hear any feedback or follow-up questions you have!
#1: Clarified Un-Assign vs. Close
Over time, we’ve discovered that many teachers were confused by the “Un-Assign” button. They used it to make it so that students could not the view the formative, when in actuality, the close button should be used for that purpose (if you hit that button, it’ll make it so that students can no longer view the formative on their dashboard, unless you are currently returning scores or correct answers).
The only scenario where you should use the “Un-Assign” button is if you’ve mistakingly assigned a formative to a class or to guest students and you want to undo that so nothing shows up on the Live Responses page related to that class!
We’ve worked on clarifying this by putting the close/open toggle in place of where the “Un-Assign” button used to appear and changed the “Un-Assign” button into a trashcan icon:
#2: Updated Wording Of Options To Return Scores and Correct Answers
In the case where you don’t want to return scores or correct answers, you had the option of selecting “Decide Later” from menus. Many users have described this being confusing and so we switched up the wording to be, “Don’t show Answers” and “Don’t show scores” respectively:
Do show scores:
Don’t show answers:
You can always go back and choose to show scores or correct answers by picking one of the other options!
#3: You can now see if a formative is open or closed for a class
As shown below, the lightening bolt symbol signifies that the formative is open for that class and the lock symbol signifies that the formative is closed for the other one. If a formative has not been assigned, it will not show either symbol:
Shout-out to everyone whose given us feedback on the assign process in the past (including our @Certified_Educators)!
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