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Ability to provide comments for each question in new Assessments

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Currently, I believe we cannot provide comments to individual questions on the new assessments. This is critical to provide students feedback for particular items.

 

Old test/quizzes has this feature. Can we bring this to the new assessments too?

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    Mr. Coffie

    I was just wondering about this feature myself!! Thank you, Richard!!

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    Cindi Koudelka

    Yes, I would like to be able to leave feedback/make comments. (especially for each question)

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    Mrs. Allen

    Any update on the ability for teachers to give feedback on the new assessment type questions?

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    Charles Black

    Hello Mrs. Allen,

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    Thank you!

    Charles
    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

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    Jeanette Carlson

    This feature (the ability to add comments in the new assessments)  is highly important to quality, multi-modal feedback to students in a blended learning classroom. This is what makes feedback more meaningful for the students and actually helps them learn from their mistakes. 

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    RUBEN RODRIGUEZ

    Yes, This is very important for our teachers. Any timeline when this will become available? Thanks. 

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    Joy Bess

    I'm so frustrated.  I made an "assessment" and had 115 kids take it.  Now, I have no way of writing feedback on the question I asked.  Wish I'd known this ahead of time and I would have put this in as  'test or quiz' where I have the ability to do that.  Seems very silly not to have this option in both places.  What's the point of having a separate assessment selection?

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    Charles Black

    Hi Joy,

    Very sorry to hear that you've run into a snag while using Assessments.

    I'm happy to say that the ability to view/grade by question is currently on our Product Roadmap! We encourage you to click Follow at the top of these sections of the Product Roadmap:

     Thanks for sharing your feedback!

    Charles
    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

    Edited by Charles Black
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    Emily Dougherty-Samowitz

     

    The feature of view/grade by question is wonderful, but not what we are requesting. Why would assessments be created without the ability to provide feedback to questions? It seems that a teacher was not consulted when creating assessments. Assessments has way more question features then test/quiz, but is lacking in the ability to provide feedback. When is providing feedback going to be added into production? This should be an easy feature to work on as it is already a part of test/quiz.

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    Charles Black

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you for your questions!

    In order to provide the ability to comment on Assessment questions, there first must be a view of individual assessment questions, which doesn't currently exist in Schoology Assessments. That is what is currently being developed: question view along with grading. Once that's complete, then we can start to plan commenting, which is a very popular feature for Test/Quizzes and is highly requested for Assessments. 

    Test/Quizzes will be available while we continuously improve Assessments to surpass the abilities of Test/Quizzes.

    We recommend that Schoologites click Follow on each section of our Product Roadmap to stay up to date on other key features we're building for Assessments:

    Thanks again for your questions!

    - Charles

    Edited by Charles Black
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    Dianne Krause

    I just created a course for new students to our school who I will not see face to face.  They have small assessments at the end of each module and a large one at the end.  I did NOT know that we couldn't comment or I would have used the old quiz feature.  This needs to programmed ASAP so I can give specific and timely feedback to these students!

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    Mr. Rich

    Dianne (et. al.) I agree that this feature will be incredibly powerful and useful!  As both a teacher and as an administrator, I see the Assessments in Schoology as a sorely-needed upgrade to Test/Quiz materials. The technology-enhanced items replicate Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium features like drag-and-drop, highlighting text, manipulating graphs... and in my eyes, the inability to comment on them makes it even more like the big, important, end-of-year state tests that they resemble. :)

    For assignments where I wish to offer a great deal of written feedback, I use (and highly recommend!) Google Drive Assignments. This embeds a Google Doc in the assignment, automagically makes copies for all students (so they don't wreck your template or waste time making their own copy), and allows you to interact with the Google Docs from within Schoology. The commenting features already available in Google Docs are there for you to highlight and margin-note to your heart's content!

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    Señora Luna

    Included in the plans for comments, please allow for teachers to give audio feedback as well as written - and the ability to record directly within the comment, rather than having to record outside of Schoology, and then upload the audio as currently is the case for all questions. As a language teacher, this is very important for students to be able to hear the language spoken whenever possible.

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