Sapling Learning - Organic Chemistry Question Sets - INSTRUCTOR
Here's some info to help acclimate you with the course management system and
deliver assignments to your students:
Activity Editor page - clicking on an assignment hotlink will take one
to a one-stop spot for setting assignment due dates & points, visibility,
and refining the questions in the assignment.
=> For editing assignments, the Activity Editor features multi-item selections
(via shift or ctrl/cmd), drag-and-drop repositioning of questions, question
descriptions and difficulty, an undo button, and the ability to select an
entire library (e.g., Organic) or any subset of chapters or sections. (Click
on the blue arrow next to a title to access the subfolders.)
=> Due dates may be set, and changed, at any time during the term. Simply
changing the due date will re-open an assignment to the class.
=> Extensions may be granted to individuals.
=> NEW! Question Pools allow for: 1) different questions to be presented to
different students (e.g., assign any 2 of these 5 questions to a particular
student, plus randomize the presented sequence); 2) randomizing the presented
sequence of a group of questions (e.g., assign all 5 of 5 questions in any
order) for a portion of an assignment. Several of the provided assignments
are already enhanced with questions pools, and it's easy to tweak them to
best serve your class's needs...just ask if you need help.
=> Need to kill a question from a live assignment? Simply remove the question
from the list; automatically, scores will update and students will no longer
see the culled question.
Activities and Due Dates page - bulk actions pertaining to due dates,
extensions, points possible, grading policy, and visibility for assignments
may be set/changed on one page, accessed via the Activities and Due Dates
button near the top left of main course page.
Scoring, Grades, and Statistics
=> By default, the assignments are each worth 100 points, evenly divided by the
number of questions, and there is a 5% penalty per wrong attempt on a
question (i.e., up to 20 attempts, for credit, on a question). Scoring
=> The % penalty and number of attempts are adjustable in the Activity Editor.
=> Each student's score will update every time Check Answer is clicked. As such,
one submits responses rather than assignments; an assignment is over when all
questions are either answered correctly, given up (or attempts exhausted), or
the due date passes
=> Grade book and assignment status information:
=> Individual question and student statistics are available by clicking on an
assignment title from within the grade book or via the bar graph icon in the
NOTE: assignments are currently hidden from students; once you've taken a
look and finalized the question list, the assignment may be opened to
students via the Show button at the top of the Activity Editor (or unwink the
eye on the Activities and Due Dates page). In the meantime, students may
begin working on the training materials (strongly recommended).