Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming when you first start using Quizster as it feels like there is so much to do and it isn't clear where to start. The following is an overview of the typical steps that most teachers and students take. It may seem like there are a lot of details, but we are confident that once you give it a try, you'll realize that the entire process is very easy and fast. Students that use Quizster on a regular basis can usually upload their work in a matter of seconds.
The one-time setup:
- The teacher creates a teacher account (if they haven't already) using the link at https://app.quizster.co
- The teacher creates a class (a four-digit class code is automatically generated)
- Students go to http://app.quizster.co on any device and create their own student account.
- Students enter the 4 digit class code from step 2 to join the class. It is often helpful if you take 5 minutes of a single class to help students create their accounts and join your class.
Teachers create assignments:
- Teachers log in at http://app.quizster.co, select the class and create an assignment with just a name
- Under each assignment you can create as many questions as you would like and you can be as detailed as you wish. You may want to actually specify question details and an image or you may just want something like "Show work here"
- As soon as the teacher creates the assignment, the students will be able to submit their work for that assignment. (Teachers can also keep assignments "Hidden from students" until the appropriate time)
Students submit work:
- Once they get the hang of it, a student should be able to upload their work in about 30 seconds (from start to finish).
- Many students upload work from home via their phones, tablets, laptops or desktops (basically, any device).
- For those students that don't have access to a device at home, if your school has a spare device, teachers have often found it effective to leave a couple of these devices at the front of the class and give those students a couple minutes to upload the work from the previous day via these devices.
- Students log in at http://app.quizster.co, select the class, assignment and then question.
- They click Add Image and click Snapshot
- A photo or two is usually enough, but you may also want them to type some description
- If available, a tablet can be a great device for grading as the combination of a larger screen and a touch screen can be very useful. A lot of other teachers also have great success grading on a laptop/desktop. And when you're on the go, phones can be very handy for some quick basic grading.
- The teacher logs in at http://app.quizster.co and sees notifications about the work recently submitted by students
- The teacher clicks the class, assignment and question. The teacher browses for the next student.
- The teacher clicks the "Annotate" button and circles things that need attention. (You can choose to write via the annotation feature, but writing is better with a stylus).
- The teacher can type any feedback in the text box.
- The teacher can also optionally score the work. Giving a partial score is usually a good incentive for students to submit revisions.
- Once the teacher grades the work, the notification is automatically cleared and this makes it easy for the teacher to track what remains to be graded
Students review feedback
- The student logs in at http://app.quizster.co and sees a notification about the feedback from the teacher. The notification is automatically cleared once the student views the feedback.
- If you allow for resubmissions, students who don't receive full credit, can add their revisions just below their original work. Work is tracked as a thread, similar to a messaging system, so it is easy to see the complete history of work.