Here is what you need to do to have Yacapaca fully ready for the new school year.
1. Check your subscription
Click the yellow button at the top right of your screen once for the expiry date and twice for the number of credits left this month. Allow at least a week for your school purchasing process if placing an official purchase order; credit card orders are instant.
2. Update/rename current student sets
Students tab -> Student sets -> Action -> Edit student set
Typically last year’s set 7A will need renaming to 8A. Only takes a moment and saves so much confusion later on.
3. Delete old student sets
Last year’s set 11A probably isn’t much use to you now. Delete what you do not need.
4. Upload new students
Students tab -> Student sets -> New student set (at the bottom of the list)
As an absolute minimum, upload forename, surname and admission number. We use the admission number to de-duplicate student records when, inevitably, one of your colleagues uploads a different class with some or all of the same students.
5. Invite new members of your department
More tab -> Teachers in my school -> Invite colleagues
Help new colleagues integrate into your departmental workflow. By responding to an invite rather than signing up separately, you can make sure they get all the right permissions automatically.
6. Assign pre-tests to your students
Find out how ready they are for this year’s syllabus.
Where a particular quiz appears in the search rankings depends on a combination of relevance to the search and quality. If you improve the quality, your quiz will rise up the search rankings.
1. Here is where to see the quality ranking. Note that although we show popularity, it does not affect ranking.
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This guest post is by Jez Thompson, Strategic Lead IT at The Open Academy in Norwich
Jez blagged a free trial of our J276 OCR Computer Science Practice Exams in return for a promise to write up his experience.
After reading How we cracked the auto-marking of GCSE short-text responses I asked Yacapaca for a trial.
Our Year 11 learners were privileged to trial Yacapaca’s ‘short-text’ artificial intelligent question practice exam questions; feedback from our learners was incredibly Continue reading
I thought you might enjoy some of answers your student have been giving to the short-text questions in our J276 GCSE Practice Exam module.
Actually, I don’t know whose students these are. The students’ responses are completely anonymised when we see them. As the first results to each question come in, we analyse the performance of the auto-marking algorithm and tweak the scoring rubrics to improve performance. In the process, we discover that student humour is alive and well…
- Describe the features of RAM. (2)
It can breed with sheep, they are fluffy and have Continue reading
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The mainstay of most GCSE exams is the short-text question. For our new GCSE Practice Exams, we have developed a free-text marking engine that is robust enough to deal with real GCSE questions and, more importantly, real students. That system is now Continue reading