Guide to Online School Days
This article will help you set up an online class and assign work to students in minutes in case of school cancellations. Online School days can happen, but there is no reason that your students cannot continue to learn.
Albert makes it simple to create an online classroom, assign students relevant course material, and analyze student performance.
Practice on Albert
Once you have created a class and enrolled students, you are ready to assign practice to your students.
Quick Assign Method
This method allows you to make an assignment in under 5 minutes and provide clear direction on what topics your students should practice. You can start the process of assigning an entire topic or subtopic with the click of a button. After, you can use our assignment analytics to monitor progress.
How to Quick Assign:
Go to the subject that you would like to create an assignment for (e.g. AP Biology).
Click the three dots to the right of any topic or subtopic that you'd like to assign, and select the Quick Assign option as seen in the image above.
Select the appropriate classes or students who you want to assign questions. After doing so, click Next.
Fill out the required assignment options by creating a title and a due date, then click the green Submit button at the bottom of the page.
Tip: You can also click into any topic or subtopic to quickly assign select questions
This method allows you to direct students to particular questions without making an assignment. Students will then work through suggested questions at their own pace and get feedback. Students can always click on the subjects tab and practice particular topics and questions freely. To open a subject for independent practice, click here. However, if you wish to guide student practice follow the steps below:
Go to the Subjects tab and choose your course.
Search the guide by standard or/and tag to find aligned questions.
Copy the url of the search and share it with students.
Students will be able to freely practice the same questions your search returned.
Tip: Set a goal for students to answer a certain number of questions per week or month so that you can monitor their progress.
Analyzing Assignment-Level Data
After students complete your quick assignment, you can view the assignment-level data to see how students did by following these steps:
Click on the Classes tab and select a class.
Select the Assignments sub-tab.
You will see an Assignments list and from there, you can click on any assignment to be taken to its data report view. The assignment list is shown below.
Simply click on the row of any assignment to view more detailed data about student-level performance and question-level performance, aggregated across all your students. For instance, in the image below: if you wanted to view assignment data for the assignment "Potions 101 Intro Quiz" assignment, you would simply click on "Potions 101 Intro Quiz".
5. Click on the row associated with any student to view detailed information about their performance. Alternatively, you can click on the button labeled Questions (as seen in the image below) to view performance data that is aggregated by question.
Analyzing Subject-Level Data
If you choose to have students independently practice, you have the ability to monitor their performance through the Insights tab. To do this:
Click on the Classes tab and select a class.
Select the Insights sub-tab.
Filter by Guide Level to the subject students are practicing. To go more in-depth, you can also click the drop-down to select a particular unit.
Select students to see how all students are doing in that particular subject.
Select questions to see student performance on particular questions in the subject.
Select standards to see student performance on standards in the subject.
If you select find questions, you will be able to search for questions that relate to a standard that students are struggling with and assign those questions to students.
If you have time to try Albert’s more advanced features click on the links below :
To learn how to create folders: Folders allow you to make customizable assignments but take more time than the quick-assign method.
To learn how to assign assessments: Albert Assessments are great summative assessments or mock exams.
To learn how to use Albert for more in-depth data analysis: Albert’s data tools allow you to address gaps in student understanding in real-time.
Need help making Albert an online schooling solution for your students? Feel free to reach out to the team at email@example.com.