• How do I add personalized feedback for students?

    In Edpuzzle, you can comment on a student’s response to any question in order to provide the student with clarifying information, helpful tips, or encouragement.

    To post your comment:

      1. Choose a class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Select an assignment.
      3. Select a student from the “Students” tab on the assignment.
      4. Scroll through the questions and submitted responses to find the one you wish to comment on.
      5. Click the “Comment” button to the right of that question.
      6. Type your feedback in the pop-up window that appears and then click “Comment” to post it.

    For students to view your comment:

      1. Go to the assignment again.
        • If you’re using classic Edpuzzle classes or Google Classroom connected classes, students can log into their Edpuzzle account as usual, locate your class from the list of classes on the left-hand side of their page, go to the “Completed” tab, and then select the assignment in question.
        • If you’re using classes integrated with an LMS (like Canvas, Schoology, etc.) students should access the assignment again from your LMS, as they would normally.
      2. Click the blue “Show Results” button.
      3. Scroll down to view all questions and submitted responses.
      4. Your comment on a question will appear right below it with your name and a timestamp.
      5. Students can respond if necessary by clicking the word “Comment” below your feedback. Their comment will appear in the same location in your teacher account.

    Note: Comments cannot be edited or deleted, but you can add as many as you like. This is useful if you want to include more information or clarify something from your first comment.

    If you’re interested in providing immediate feedback for all students, check out this article.

  • How does the Gradebook work?

    Just like everything at Edpuzzle, we try to keep our Gradebook simple, powerful and useful. We'll explain the following sections in greater detail:

      1. Progress calculation
      2. Total score
      3. Total time spent
      4. Turned in "Late"
      5. Individual student report
      6. Range of dates
      7. Download progress

    Progress calculation 

    If you assigned video lessons with questions, you'll want to see the grade that each student got in each video, which is exactly what Edpuzzle shows.

    If an assignment still has open-ended questions pending to be graded, you'll see "..." Once you grade those questions, the Gradebook will automatically update that information.

    Under each grade, you'll see a thin line showing the percentage of the video watched by that student. This will also give you more information about the level of completion for the assignment.

    Total score 

    At the beginning of each student's row, you'll see the "Total score". This is an average of all the grades earned by that student for the displayed period of time.

    It's important to note that if a video doesn't have questions, it won't be included in the "Total score" calculation.

    If you're using Edpuzzle as a formative or summative assessment tool, this information is priceless!

    Total time spent 

    Next to the "Total score" you'll see the "Total time spent". This information shows how much time each student spent watching the videos.

    This information can help you analyze how much effort your student made. If a student is rewatching the lesson to get a better grade, the total time spent will be higher. We strongly recommend encouraging your students to rewatch certain parts of the video before responding to a question.

    Turned in "Late"

    If the video lesson has a due date and the student completed the video "Late", you'll see a red clock icon next to that grade. That grade will still count as part of the total score.

    Individual student report

    If you click on any student's name, you'll get an individual report. You'll see the total score, the total time spent and their progress for each assignment. This report is ideal if you want to have a one-on-one meeting with a student.

    Range of dates

    By default, you'll see the video lesson assignments from the past 30 days. If you want to change the date range, click on the "Start Date" box and enter the dates of your choice.

    Download progress

    If you want to download any information from the Gradebook to use in your school reports, simply click "Export Gradebook." You'll get a CSV file that you can open using Excel, Google Sheets, or even upload to your online School Gradebook.

  • How do I view students' progress and grade questions?

    There are four different options for seeing students' progress and answers:

    1. Student progress across multiple assignments
    2. Track entire classroom progress for one assignment
    3. Track individual student progress for one assignment
    4. Grade questions

    Student progress across multiple assignments

    If you use Edpuzzle as a formative or summative assessment tool, you'll be happy to hear that Edpuzzle has a "Gradebook" feature. If you want to check students' progress across all assignments in one place, follow these steps:

      1. Select the class you want to view from the “My Classes” list on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Choose the “Gradebook” tab towards the top of the page. Automatically, you'll see the results from the video lessons assigned over the last 30 days.
      3. If you want to change the date range, click on the "Start Date" and "Due Date" boxes to enter the dates of your choice. There are also several preset ranges that you can choose from. Be sure to click the blue "Save" button to make sure your date selection is applied.

    If you want to download these grades in a CSV file, click the "Download Gradebook" button.

    Track the progress of an entire class for one assignment

    If you want a general view of all your students' grades and progress for a specific video, follow these steps:

      1. Select the class you want to view from the “My Classes” list on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. You'll see a quick summary of the progress and grades for students in that class.

    If you're exploring your students' progress with the Gradebook, you can click on the title of the assignment to see the progress report for that specific video. 

    Track an individual student's progress

    To see one student report for a specific assignment, follow these steps:

      1. Select the class you want to view from the “My Classes” list on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Find and click on the student's name from the list under the “Students” tab.
      4. You'll see a full report of your student's progress and answers.


    Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above options for viewing student progress:

    Grade questions

    Here’s how to view student responses to the questions in an assignment:

      1. Select the class you want to view from the “My Classes” list on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Under the video preview, click the "Questions" tab.
      4. You'll see a summary of the number of successful answers for each question.
      5. Select any question to see all the students' responses to that specific question. 

    To learn more about grading student  responses, check out this quick tutorial:

    To quickly find which questions still need to be graded:

      1. Select the class you want to view from the “My Classes” list on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Towards the top of the page, you'll see a "Answers to grade" button (if you have ungraded responses). 
      4. Click this button to see a list of the open-ended questions for the video and the student's responses that still have to be graded. 
      5. Click "Show" at the bottom of the list to see the responses you've already corrected.
  • How do I reset an assignment for a student?

    Resetting an assignment for an individual student is useful if you want them to try again or to review the material. 

    To reset an assignment for a student:

      1. Select the class where the assignment is located from the list under “My Classes” on the left-hand side of your screen.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Find the student’s name and click the ellipsis (...) to the right.
      4. Choose "Reset progress" from the drop-down menu.

    Keep in mind that when you reset a student’s progress this will delete their initial attempt at the assignment completely so that they can start fresh. Their original progress/grade cannot be recovered!

     

    You may also be interested in how to reset an assignment for the entire class.

  • How do I reset an assignment for an entire class?

    Resetting an entire assignment for the whole class can be helpful if you're reviewing material at the end of the year to prepare for a test.

    Here's how to do this:

      1. Select the class where the assignment is located from the list under “My Classes” on the left-hand side of your screen.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Click the ellipsis (...) towards the top of the page.
      4. Select "Reset student progress" from the drop-down menu.
      5. This will open a pop-up window where you can click "Yes, reset" to confirm your choice.


    Alternatively, you can take a look at our article on how to reset an assignment for an individual student.

  • Can I exempt a student from an assignment?

    If you'd like to exempt a student from a certain video lesson for whatever reason (if they've been absent, for example), you can do so in just a few simple steps:

      1. Choose the student’s class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Select the assignment in question.
      3. Find the student’s name and click the ellipsis (...) to the right. 
      4. Select "Unassign" from the drop-down menu.
      5. Click the "Yes, unassign" button in the pop-up window to confirm your choice.

     

    Note: This option is NOT available for LMS-integrated classes, like those from Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc.

    You might also be interested in our article on how to reset an assignment for a student.

  • How do I delete an assignment?

    To delete an assignment:

      1. Select the appropriate class from the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the assignment you want to delete.
      3. Click the ellipsis (...) at the top of the page.
      4. Choose “Delete assignment” from the drop-down menu.
      5. Confirm the deletion by clicking “Yes, Delete” in the pop-up window.

    Keep in mind that when you delete an assignment, you'll lose all associated student progress, responses, and grades. That assignment and the student data cannot be recovered so be sure of your choice before confirming the deletion!

     

    Note: This will only remove the assignment. The associated video lesson used for the assignment will still be available in your “My Content” library.

  • How can I organize my assignments?

    Your assignments will be automatically organized by due date, in ascending order.

    Reorganizing assignments

    To reorganize assignments, you can change their due dates. Selecting a date range in the pop-up calendar will set a start date and an end date. 

    Assignments due the soonest will appear at the top of the list. Changing the due dates will change this order.

    You might also be interested in our article about assigning a start/due date.

    No due date

    When you assign videos to your class without setting a due date, they’ll be placed under the “No Due Date” tab within that class. You can always go back and edit the due dates of these assignments!

    Due assignments

    You’ll notice three sections under the “Due Assignments” tab:

      • Assignments with start dates of today or before will be placed under the “In progress” tab.
      • Assignments with future start dates will be under “Upcoming assignments.” You can add or remove these date ranges to move an assignment from one section to another.
      • Assignments under the "Graded and completed" section are just that. See this section to review past assignments. 
  • How can I download my students' grades?

    You can export grades for all assignments in a class or for one assignment individually, depending on your needs.

    For multiple assignments

    You can easily download your students' grades by going to your Gradebook and clicking "Download Gradebook." This will download a CSV file with the grades for any assignments that fall within the date range you've selected.

    For a single assignment

    If you'd like to download a specific assignment's scores:

      1. Select the class where the assignment is located from the list under “My Classes” on the left-hand side of your screen.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Click the ellipsis (...) towards the top of the page.
      4. Select "Download grades" from the drop-down menu.
      5. To include the text from embedded questions and responses, check that box.
      6. Click "Download" to confirm your choice. This will download a CSV file of that specific assignment's scores.
  • What is the "Graded and completed" section?
    Wondering what happens to your assignments once your students have completed them?
     
    In the teacher accounts, the "Graded and completed" section automatically hides or archives completed assignments. After you've graded all the open-ended responses to an assigned video, it will be added to the section below "In progress" titled "Graded and completed". They'll be grayed out, but you can click the "Show all" button to view the videos that you've already graded.
     
    When a student submits new answers to that video, it will be removed from "Graded and completed" and brought back up into the "In progress" section to show you that you have new answers to review and/or grade.
  • How can I check my students' progress in real-time?

    To track your students' progress in real-time for a video assignment, follow these steps:

      1. Select the class where the assignment is located from the list under “My Classes” on the left-hand side of your screen.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Now you can look at the colored bars underneath "Watched" to see the students' progress – the page refreshes automatically.
      4. You can also see when students answer the questions by looking under the "Grade" column.
      5. To view one specific student's progress and responses for the assignment, click on their name!
  • How can I sort my students' progress reports?

    The default setting for sorting student progress reports is by grade. This way you can quickly see who in your class needs an additional challenge and who didn’t understand the video.

    To get find your student's progress on an assignment:

      1. Select the class where the assignment is located from the list under “My Classes” on the left-hand side of your screen.
      2. Click on the assignment.
      3. Then click on any of the labels to sort them in ascending or descending order.

    You can sort progress reports by:

      • Last name in alphabetical order
      • Whether your students have watched the video
      • Grade 
      • Date the students last watched the video
      • When students completed (turned in) the assignment