Over the last year, we heard from several teachers who utilize Google Classroom. MYcaert.com has implemented a Google Single-Sign-On, SSO, option for students.
This is a secure authentication system that enables Google users to sign in with their Google account logins. Students will not have to remember their MYcaert.com logins and passwords. They will click the Google icon to log in.
When you add students to your account, you have an option to select Google Enable. Once you click "Yes" in that column, you will add the student's Google e-mail address. This can be their personal Gmail account, or their Google education account.
If students are already in your roster, you will select "Edit Students" underneath the "My Students" Tab. Click the student's name you wish to edit, and then you will have the option to enable the Google SSO.
Special Student Note:
When students login for the first time with this feature on a device they will have to click the Google G "Sign In" button. When returning to MYcaert.com, the browser will do a quick search to ensure they are logged in to their Google account.
The SSO will allow you to assign links to e-units and online assessments in Google Classroom. The students can click the links and be taken directly to those assignments. The SSO also removes inconvenient steps in assigning materials to students. Assessments and materials remain password protected, and you remain able to track student attainment via academic standards.
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A common practice that teachers use to maximize their subscription is reusing quizzes to make a pre-test, and a post-test for a particular unit, lesson plan, objective, or set of standards.
To create a pre-test you will add the questions that pertain the specific lessons you are teaching, from the CAERT Question Bank. To learn how to create a quiz, read our blog on creating and assigning quizzes. Most importantly, name your quiz "Pre-Test" Unit X or Pre-"Name of Unit X."
The post-test can be created using an existing quiz.
First, create a new quiz. Most importantly, name your quiz "Post-Test" Unit X or Post-"Name of X Unit." Upon creating the quiz, you will be directed to the page to select questions from your quiz. There, you will find the question menu on the right side of the screen. Click the first option “Select from Existing Quiz”. Next, use the drop down menu to select the name of the quiz from which you wish to add questions.
Finally, select the boxes next to each question, and then click the “Add Selected Questions to Quiz” button.
Utilizing the "Current School Year Report", you can view the students' scores from the quizzes/tests they have taken, between July 1 and June 30. The two most popular reports are:
Quiz Question Summaries- This report shows how frequently a question is answered correctly or incorrectly to demonstrate validity and reliability and to indicate what concepts might require additional reinforcement.
Quiz Scores - This report lists all of the individual quizzes you have given to your students. Clicking on the name of any quiz will bring up a page listing the student scores for that quiz. It will also show if a student has taken the quiz more than once.
You can click on the View Student Quiz Summary column to see each individual submission by a student.
At this point in the year, it is common to reuse your quizzes. Our last blog showed you how you can reuse quizzes for other classes; however this blog, will show you that you can create a semester exam re-using your quizzes from the semester. Follow these simple steps below.
3. On the next screen, use the drop down menu to select the name of the quiz below from which you wish to add questions.
4. Select the boxes next to each question, and then find the “Add Questions to Quiz” button.
5. If you wish to add more questions, you may do so following steps 2-4.
Please see this video for a quick tutorial, via a recording from Citrix Webex. You may need to download a simple player to view. Best wishes on a successful exam season!
Have you created a quiz for one class, that you would like to assign to another? For example, you may want a shop or lab safety test to be passed by all your students, not just the Mechanics students. Or maybe you are quizzing your students on a guest speaker that came to all of your classes. However you need this capability, it is a very easy process.
First, hover your mouse over the MyQuizzes tab, and click “Edit Quiz”. After selecting a quiz to edit, it will be displayed on the screen, and several sections of links will be available on the right side of the screen. Select “Edit Quiz Parameters.” This will be the third blue header on the right.
Once on the "Edit Quiz Parameters" page, you can select the course(s) you would like to assign the quiz to, by clicking the name. To select more than one course, hold the "Ctrl" key on PCs, and the "Command" key on Macs, while clicking the course names.
You may also notice on the "Edit Quiz Parameters page," the option for student views and submissions. If you have assigned this quiz to a class but would like to give them more opportunities at successful completion, you can increase the number of times the students can view and submit a quiz.
Last Monday we showed you how to:
1) Build a course outline- for your courses.
2) Add students- to utilize the student platform.
3) Manage course rosters- by organizing the added students to courses.
4) Assign & maintain assignments and e-units- to courses.
After you’ve assigned coursework, the next step is assessment. MYcaert has an online assessment tool, with a bank of pre-written test questions. Each question is aligned to Common Core, Next Generation Science, and/or National AFNR standards. You can create your assessment in "My Quizzes".
A lesson plan will have 10-15 questions in the CAERT question bank. To start, you will go to page 32 of the User’s Guide, and follow the simple steps. Then jump to pages 35-36, to "Add Questions from the CAERT Question Bank".
After the quiz, you can view the quiz results under My Quizzes → Current School Year Report.
Quiz Question Summaries This report shows how frequently a question is answered correctly or incorrectly to demonstrate validity and reliability and to indicate what concepts might require additional reinforcement. You can find this at the bottom of the "Current School Year Report Page."
Quiz Scores This report lists all of the individual quizzes you have given to your students. Clicking on the name of any quiz will bring up a page listing the student scores for that quiz. It will also show if a student has taken the quiz more than once. You can click on the View Student Quiz Summary column to see each individual submission by a student.
Additionally, pre-tests and post-tests have been a hot topic among teachers. A brief pre-test and post-test tutorial is available here, to show you how easy it is! Remember the “Edit Question” function. It enables you to create similar, not identical, questions for your post test!