Tutorial 10: How to use the Quiz Builder

If you have Author privileges* in Yacapaca, go to More -> My Quizzes. You can ignore search for now, and go straight to Build a New Quiz:

quiz1

This allows you to build a new quiz from scratch, drawing questions from the entire question bank (164,000 questions at time of writing). You can modify  Continue reading

Tutorial 9: How to preview quiz questions before you assign

Question stats

If you have been confirmed by your colleagues as a bona-fide member of teaching staff in your school, you can now see a list of all the questions in a quiz, together with the global response statistics for each question, before you assign it.

Why only for confirmed members of staff?¬†It’s just Continue reading

Tutorial 8: Quick Assignments

Suppose you want your students to complete a worksheet, and return their completed sheets to you for marking. Just a simple worksheet. How hard can that be? Well if you do it all by email, the answer is ‘quite hard’. Checking you’ve got them all, downloading (and printing?) each one separately – ugh!

Would you rather send all your worksheets out with just a few clicks, then get them back with just two clicks more?

Let me walk you through how to Continue reading

Tutorial 7: the Detail view

Detail view

If you want a per-student, per-question, per-attempt view of your results, come to

Assignments tab -> Results -> Results in Detail

You will see you have the traditional traffic-light colour-coding for correct, partial and incorrect answers.

Grey cells are questions that were not presented. The Yacapaca model is that each quiz is a randomised selection of questions from an underlying question bank. You choose how Continue reading

Tutorial 6: Get deep insights into your students with the Activity Log

Alog screenshot

As a teacher, you need to know things that raw scores won’t tell you. For example:

  • Which of your students really grasp the learning opportunity of formative assessment?
  • Which of your students are hopelessly optimistic (or pessimistic) about their chances in an exam?
  • Which concepts have they grasped, and in which do they need reinforcement?

The best way to discover this is through one-to-one conversation, and if you have the time, that’s what you should do. For when you don’t have the time, there’s Continue reading