Creating and delivering a formative assessment
Use the response 2 wizard to create actionable question sets. Focusing on formative assessments, this feature supports the need for educators to effectively assess students in order to guide learning. Students access assessments by navigating to hellosmart.com on their mobile devices.
To ensure the best possible user experience with assessments, see Browser, device operating system, and network recommendations.
To create an assessment
Click Assessments in the SMART Notebook toolbar.
The Response assessment Add Content dialog box opens.
Select the question type for the first question. You can choose multiple choice, true or false, multiple answer, poll/opinion or short answer.
The question type determines the answer format. For example, a multiple-choice quiz gives four potential answers from A through D, while a true or false quiz will give only True and False answers for students to select.
Enter a question and its answers. You can use up to 150 characters.
Each question requires at least two answers.
To add an image, tap .
Select the correct answer for the question you just added .
Use the Add Question button to continue adding questions. Above the Enter a question text box, you can change the question type for each question that you add. To go back and edit questions, use the Previous button.
When you’re done adding questions, click Next.
The Review Content dialog box opens. Here you can add a quiz title and instructions.
Click Save to save your question set so you can reuse it in other lessons or activities.
The assessment loads and then appears on a new lesson page.
To create a question set from a previously saved file
From the Notebook menu, tap Add Page.
A new Notebook page opens.
Tap Responsein the SMART Notebook toolbar.
Tap Activities in the SMART Notebook toolbar and then tap response 2.
The Add Content dialog box opens.
Tap Load to open a previously saved file.
The Load Content dialog box opens.
Select the file to load, then press Load.
The question set loads and appears in the Review Content dialog box. While in the Review Content dialog box, you can also delete questions from your quiz.
To delete a question, tap .
After a few moments the activity will load and will be ready to use.
Read the SMART response 2 FAQ for details about the differences between the newer assessment sets (response 2) and SMART Response.
To convert a question set
Previous versions of SMART Response files will be converted so that they open in SMART Notebook as a response 2 assessment. A dialog box appears when you attempt to open a file from a previous version of SMART Response:
Tap Convert to convert the old SMART Response questions. Each set of consecutive questions will be grouped into a new SMART response 2 assessment.
If you don’t want to group consecutive questions, select the Don’t group consecutive questions check box.
If you select the Don’t group consecutive questions check box, each SMART Response page in the file will get a new single-question response 2 activity inserted on a new page in front of it. You will see two pages for every SMART Response page in the original SMART Response file.
Tap Convert to confirm the file conversion.
The converted SMART Notebook file opens.
A banner appears indicating that the file has been converted. Select Learn More on the banner for additional information.
The conversion process does not capture certain pieces of information from SMART Response: pictures, annotations and cross references are not preserved;
Untranslated Yes/No and True/False labels will show as text questions A) True and B) False. If the file has been translated, the options will still be Yes/No and True/False.
Superscript and subscript will be formatted but no other text formatting will be converted
Number character references will not be maintained
Math question types will not be supported
Empty question titles will show the following default text: Incomplete question. Edit activity to complete
Once the assessment is running, it can be accessed on a mobile device if the device meets the necessary browser and connectivity requirements. See Browser, device operating system, and network recommendations.
To use a student device to complete an assessment
From the assessment page, tap the assessment icon .
The assessment panel opens providing the information students will need to join and complete the assessment from their own devices.
Direct students to hellosmart.com using their mobile device’s browsers. Students will need to enter the assessment’s ID in the Class ID field and then press Next.
Students need to enter their name and press Join to connect to the assessment.
Once the students have joined the assessment, tap Start to begin the assessment.
The assessment appears on students’ mobile devices showing the first question and the icon on the assessment page turns blue to indicate it is currently in progress.
Students select their answers to the quiz question and press the arrow key to advance to the next question.
When all questions have been answered, students press Submit all Answers and then press it again to confirm their submission.
To review results on the device
When the teacher presses review, the student gets instant feedback on the device for each question. Pressing a question on the final review pages takes the user to that question to see what selections are available
The percentage correct is indicated at the bottom of the device screen.
When the review is complete, press Sign Out. A prompt asking the student to confirm leaving the activity opens.
Tap Leave Activity. The activity closes and the student is returned to the initial hellosmart.com website.
Use the recommended web browsers, device requirements, operating systems and network capacity to ensure the best possible experience with assessments on hellosmart.com. Some websites must also be white listed before activities on hellosmart.com will work correctly.
When using assessments on hellosmart.com, students may check their website access at https://hellosmart.com/connection/check.html.
Web browser recommendations
The latest version of:
Windows 10 Edge
Android devices must use Chrome or Firefox.
Device operating system recommendations
Any computer running the latest version of Windows 10 or any Mac running OS X 10.13 or later
Any iPad or iPhone upgraded to the latest iOS
Any Android phone or tablet with Android version 8 or later
Any Google Chromebook upgraded to the latest Chrome OS
Mobile device-enabled activities are not currently supported on the first generation iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.
SMART Notebook assessments on hellosmart.com are designed to keep network requirements as low as possible while still supporting rich collaboration. A school that regularly uses other Web 2.0 tools should have enough network capacity to run SMART Notebook assessments on hellosmart.com. If assessments on hellosmart.com are used in conjunction with other online resources, such as streaming media, greater network capacity could be required, depending on the other resources being used.
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