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How to Send a Quiz To Your Students

How to Send a Quiz To Your Students *Introduction So you’ve built your quiz, and you want to assign it to students.   In this article, we’ll cover how to publish a quiz for students to see, as well as how to create an easy invite link for students to take a quiz without needing an account.   *Setup On your dashboard, you will see the “Arlinear 101” classroom already created for you. This is a good environment to experiment with the features Arlinear provides. Once in your classroom, navigate to the Assignment hub.     The Assignment Hub is where you manage all of your assignments. On the left you can keep track of your published and unpublished quizzes.     If you have nothing in the left column, that means you haven’t created a quiz yet. Click ‘Build a Quiz’ and follow our introductory guide. Once you’ve done that you can come back here to see how to publish it.   Select one of your quizzes. To modify the questions in your quiz, click “Edit Questions”.     *Publishing your quiz Students will not see your quiz until you have checked “Publish Assignment”.    Click “Publish Assignment” to begin the process of publishing your quiz. You can always make changes or unpublish your assignment after its been published.     Click “Publish assignment” and select an open and due date. After that, the “Schedule Assignment” button will appear. Click it and all students in your classroom will be notified about the quiz. From there students will be able to take your quiz.   *Invite Link Recommended for those trying out Arlinear, creating a public invite link allows you to assign quizzes to your student without them needing an account. Click “Public Invite Link” and a link will be generated. To collect grade data from your students, you must select some required fields for them to fill out. For example, with the settings above, students will have to input their first and last name before starting.   *Collecting & Exporting Grades All grades are automatically calculated and stored in the Grade Book.   To import your grades into Brightspace, see: Import Grades into BrightSpace  

Arlinear Connects with Edusity at Collision 2022

*Arlinear Connects with Edusity at Collision 2022  As 2022 comes to an end, we’d like to take a look back at some exciting moments that Arlinear has had in the EdTech space. After the official launch of our Quiz Builder in February 2022, it was a very eventful year for the company. Arlinear attended and was featured as an ALPHA startup at the “Olympics of Tech”, Collision Conference. Collision 2022 took place in Toronto, Ontario at the Enercare Center in June. The innovative startup focused event featured over 1000 tech startups and companies from over 130 countries around the world. Major brands such as AWS, AirBnb, Uber, & more also attended the event.   Arlinear was pleased to meet a fellow ALPHA startup in the EdTech space, Edusity. Founded in 2018, edusity.com is a full fledged LMS (learning management system) that offers online courses on Language, Business, Software, & more. Edusity allows teachers to create and post their courses. Students are able to purchase the course, watch course content, and take quizzes to complete the course.   Edusity has one of the largest pools of language courses on the market, making them a great resource for students to learn a new language.   Arlinear and Edusity are currently in talks of integrating Arlinear’s math question engine into Edusity’s quizzes… Now adding math support for all Edusity courses! This would make Mathematics courses available for educators to offer on the Edusity platform. The news is unconfirmed but we are looking forward to the potential partnership.   Feel free to check out edusity.com to learn more or sign up for a free Edusity account  

How to Import Grades from Arlinear to Brightspace

How to Import Grades from Arlinear to Brightspace So your students’ grades have been collected on the Arlinear platform, and now you want to move them into a different learning management system such as Brightspace.   In this article, we’ll cover how to take grades from the Arlinear grade book and move them to Brightspace. This works for grades taken through a classroom or an invite link.   *Export Your Grades as a CSV File First, navigate to the Grade Book by clicking “Grades” in the navbar   You should see your classroom listed under “Active Classrooms”. Navigate to it by double clicking. Click on the assignment that you want to export, then click “Download Grades as CSV” In the Downloads folder on your computer, you will see a grades.csv with all of your students data. In the next section, we’ll discuss uploading that to Brightspace.   *Uploading Grades to Brightspace Process of importing grades is also detailed here: https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/semester_start/-/instructor/import_grades.htm   On the course home page, click Grades. On the Enter Grades page, click Import. Click Browse. Locate the file you want to import and click Open. Select Create new grade item when an unrecognized item is referenced if you want to be able to create new grade items from the import file. If you are creating new grade items: Select the Create New Grade Item check box beside each of the items you want to create. Select a grade item Type. Click Continue. Fill in the grade items' properties. Click Continue.      7.  View error and warning messages associated with the import, and click Continue.           Note: Fields with errors are not imported.      8.  Preview your import and click Import.   *All Done! A+ And that’s how your export your Arlinear grades as a CSV and import them into another LMS system like Brightspace.  

How to Manage Student Grades in Arlinear

How to Manage Student Grades in the Arlinear Grade Book You’ve finally completed your first quiz and want to view or manage your students’ grades. Here is a short article on how to: View Submissions  Release Grades to Students View Grades   Want to import your quiz grades into Brightspace? Click here to learn how.   *View Student Quiz Submissions Go to your Arlinear Dashboard. You’ll notice this section when your quiz due date has passed. That is your Quiz’s Release Grade Module. This let’s you view student submissions and finalize grades before sending them out to students.   Here you can see: Quiz Name How many submissions need grading A button to view the submissions Grades for this quiz   You can view student submissions by clicking “View Submissions”. From here you can view individual grades & how each question was marked. You’re also able to modify the final grades of auto-graded questions.   *Release Grades to Students From your Arlinear Dashboard or the Grade Book page, find the Release Grades Module for your quiz. Then click “Release Grades”.   Tip: If your quiz requires manual grading, you will need to finish grading first in order to release your grades.   Grades have now been released to your students! You can always undo this by clicking “Withdraw Grades”. Tip: For past quizzes, go to the Quiz Posting page to withdraw grades.   *View Classroom & Quiz Grades From your Arlinear Dashboard, click “Grades”.   Here you can see: Your standalone quizzes Active classrooms  Past classrooms   You can navigate through classrooms by double-clicking an item. By clicking a classroom, student, or quiz item, you can view grades associated with the item.   *Pro Tip: Download Grades as a CSV You can download quiz grades as a CSV file by clicking on the “Download as CSV” button on a quiz item.   Here is a blog post on how to import your grades into Brightspace.    Happy teaching! 😁    

How to Create (randomized) Math Questions - Quiz Builder Tutorial

  *Introduction So you’ve created a quiz, and you want to use Arlinear’s math suite in order to build math questions for your students.   In this article, we will cover building different math questions and using randomized variables within your questions   *Create a Math Question Start by creating a math question by hovering over “+ Add Question” and clicking “Math”     *Compute Operations  Compute Operations require the student to calculate the answer to the defined math question. Let's start with an elementary example problem, "what is 1+1".    Click on “+ Compute Operation” and type 1+1 in the box. Pro Tip: When interpreting math, Arlinear accepts a wide variety of inputs. Try typing “1 plus 1” or even “one plus one” .     *Solve for X The “Solve for x” problem type is very common for a variety of subjects. Let's start with a very simple example.    Click “+Solve For Variable”.   Type “x^2+5x+6” into the left side of the equality, and “0” into the right side. Hint: The “^” symbol means “to the power of”. So typing “x^2” will give the same results as typing “x squared”   We want students to find all values of x, so set the value of the drop-down to “equal to”     *Variables Defining variables in the quiz builder works the same as in mathematics.   Create a variable a by clicking “+ Variable”, then set its value to 2. The variable can be placed in any following math entry.     Click the “Random Integer” button to make your variable a random integer. For each student, your variable will take on a different value. Let's make a   random variable between 1 and 5. Pro tip: "RandomInteger[{1,5}]" gives a number between 1 and 5, try changing the 1 and 5 for different results.   *Previewing your quiz Set the value of “Check Answers Available” to 3, and click “Preview Quiz”     Now you can see your quiz as students would see it. Type in your answers and click “Check Answers” to see Arlinear’s auto-grading capabilities.   When you have a random variable in your question, refreshing the page will cause its value to change. *Conclusion And that’s it! That’s how you create and automatically randomize your math questions in the Arlinear Quiz Builder. Feel free to drop a comment with a question and we’ll happily answer it for you :)    

How to Add Captions to Videos: Free Teaching Hack (2022)

Wondering how to add captions to videos and elevate the student learning experience? Do it for free in five simple steps.    Are you one of the millions of educators creating powerful video content for your lectures or course materials? If so, you may be wondering how to add captions to videos to elevate the student learning experience.   Content delivery is more reliant than ever on video, so it is essential to understand how to caption them.    Don't worry — this guide has you covered whether you're a technical whiz or technically challenged. Adding captions to videos is easy and free. It can make your content more accessible to all students, and it helps get your videos in front of more learners. Best of all, it's simple and free.   *What Are Closed Captions in Videos? It's important to know what function captions serve before you learn how to add captions to videos. Closed captions are a text version of the spoken elements in a video, including dialogue and sound effects.    *Why Should I Add Captions to My Lecture Videos? Educators are increasingly using videos to supplement lectures and other course materials. Videos are an engaging and effective way to deliver content, but they can pose challenges for some students.    By learning how to add captions to videos, you're making your content delivery equitable for all learners and offering a chance for more students to benefit from your content.    Here's why:  Adding captions to your videos makes them more accessible to deaf or hard-of-hearing students.  Captions make following along easier for English language learners.  Some students prefer to read rather than listen.  Captions also make your videos more searchable. Search engines index the text in captions, making it easier for students to find them.    *How Do I Add Captions to My Lecture Video? If you're worried about how much time it will take to caption your videos, don't be! There are free and easy-to-use captioning tools available to make the process quick and painless. Here’s everything you need to know about how to add subtitles to YouTube videos and Google Drive videos.    *Method #1: Add captions to videos using Google Drive. (Not recommended) Google Drive is a relatively simple way to learn how to add captions to videos. With Google Drive, you can caption videos saved to your computer for free.    Sign in to your Gmail account. (Don't have one yet? Make one for free).  Open Google Drive. Drag the video file to your Google Drive.  Wait for the file to upload and process (this takes 10-30 minutes depending on file size). Click on the video to watch it, the click “cc” at the bottom right of the video to activate subtitles. Boom! You’ve officially learned how to add captions to videos and you're ready to share the video with students using a link to your drive video. Just be sure to change your file settings so that anyone with the link can view (Don’t know how? Click here).   *Method 2: Add captions to videos using YouTube. (Recommended) YouTube is another efficient way to learn how to add captions to videos. You can add YouTube subtitles to your videos for free using their built-in captioning tool.    Here's how it works: Open YouTube and sign in using your Gmail account. Upload your video by clicking the "upload video" icon in the top right of your screen. Then, drag your video file to the drop zone or upload it from your computer. Add a title that explains what the video is all about, and select "made for kids" if your students are under age 18 (you must do this if your primary audience is children). Once your video is uploaded and processed, click the video to watch and select "cc" in the bottom right of your video. You can allow the YouTube automatic subtitles algorithm to generate captions for you, or you can enter your own. As much as YouTube tries to get it right, the algorithm sometimes gets it wrong. So be sure to go back and edit the captions as needed to ensure your message is delivered loud and clear. Pro tip:Finally, save your students an extra step. To automatically display subtitles when students hit play, type "yt:cc=on"as a tag for your video.   Learning how to add captions to videos is much easier with YouTube, so it’s the recommended method for most educators.    *The Pros and Cons of YouTube vs. Google Drive Google Drive is a convenient way to privately store your videos alongside your other course content.    However, there's one major downside.   After uploading several videos, you may notice that your drive space fills up quickly. Once it reaches 100%, you will no longer be able to upload new videos. You can buy more space or switch to using YouTube to caption your videos instead.   Unlike Google Drive, YouTube allows you to upload as many videos as you want for free without purchasing additional space. Although it’s easier to learn how to add captions to videos using YouTube, one downside is that it's a less private platform.   If you're not comfortable with your videos being public, you can always set them to "unlisted" so that only viewers with the link can access them.   Sometimes the YouTube closed captioning algorithm doesn't correctly translate speech to text if the sound is not clear. If the YouTube captions don't quite line up the way you want them to, you can easily edit the captions manually by clicking "manage videos," "subtitles," and then editing captions for individual snippets of time.    *Final Thoughts No matter which route you choose, adding captions to your videos is a great way to increase accessibility and engagement in your course. Not to mention, it's pretty simple to do on your own if you let YouTube’s subtitle algorithm do it for you. So next time you make a video for your students, make it more engaging with captions! Do you have any questions or tips about how to caption videos? Share them in the comments below!