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How do I print assessments for students to complete?

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Ryan Richins
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Buzz makes it easy to print and track unique assessments for students.

There are various reasons you may want to allow students to complete an assessment using paper, including meeting specific Accommodations like an Individualized Education Program (IEP) aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

With some systems, printing an assessment means losing the ability to track student attempts, randomize questions, and take advantage of automated test analytics that an LMS provides.

Buzz's assessments allow you to offer a printed option without losing these benefits.

Grade printed assessments

To grade printed assessments when they are returned:

  1. Open the Performance/Gradebook tool from the Main Menu and select the assessment you want to grade.
  2. Open the Tools menu [wrench icon] and select Enter printed-assessment answers.
Grade printed assessments
  1. Select the student you want to grade for and their assessment opens.
  2. Review the assessment to make sure the version number is correct, and enter the answers from the printed assessment into the appropriate fields.
  3. Click Submit, Buzz automatically grades the assessment, and a checkmark appears next to the student (if there is no printed assessment for a student, a checkmark automatically appears).

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  • As with assessments completed in Buzz, you must grade and score essay questions as part of the grading process.

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Gideon Seaman

Is it possible to use the grouping function to print an assessment? For example, if I have a group of IEP students who always have their tests printed as part of their accommodations, can the grouping function be used to quickly print just to this group every time (rather than having to select them every time I want to print)?

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Brian Williams
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Hi Gideon! That's a great idea! Unfortunately it is not supported in Buzz at this time. 

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Kim Gehring

In the current version of Buzz, is there a way to "submit answers" from a printed assessment?  Here is the inquiry I received:

Can you please tell me how to submit answers for a printed exam into Buzz so the exam is graded? In the previous version, we went to the Gradebook of the course, clicked on the exam, then clicked on Submit Answers and entered them in for the student with the printed exam. It does not appear that there is a Submit Answers option in the gradebook assessment any longer.

Thanks!

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Brian Williams
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Hello Kim!

I tested using the method described in this article and it did work for me. If you are selecting the individual activity, you will need to instead select the activity name at the column header, select the wrench "tools" button at the upper right hand side of the page, select "Enter printed-assessment answers". Then choose students that you want to grade. 

If this process is not working for you, I recommend that your organization submit a ticket to Agilix Support. 

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Kim Gehring

Thanks Brian!

We found the option as described -  within the wrench icon - and were able to access the area to enter assessment answers. 

Kim

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