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Assignments are our bread and butter! For best results, use assignments to reinforce your daily instruction. Students can benefit from practicing with deep and rigorous content and using hints and videos along the way!
Tip: Be careful not to give too many assignments! We have found that when students have more than 3 assignments in their queue at a time, they can feel overwhelmed. Also, assignments are really designed to be given in line with what you’re teaching each week, so they should be aligned to current topics you are covering in class. Last, but certainly not least, giving too many assignments at once often results in late work and lots of zeros, which can be discouraging when students are working hard!
Tip#2: For Premium Classes, for teachers using Assessments and Personal Work, make sure to balance students’ time between whole-class assignments and individualized assignments--students will benefit from both!
Log into your teacher account at www.tenmarks.com/login/user.
Select your class from the drop-down menu in the upper, right corner of the page to specify which Curriculum you would like to view.
You can assign a track from the Curriculum page by hovering over the track tile with your cursor. When you do this, the tile will turn grey and the Assign menu will appear (i). If you click on this icon two options will appear (j): Assign Now and Advanced Options.
Assign Now is a simple way to create assignments with a single click. To enable this feature, you must set up default settings. To do this:
- Click Assign Now from the Assign menu options (i).
- Click Set Up “Assign Now” and enter your default options, which include number of problems per track (k), number of days students have to complete the assignment (l), and whether you want students to be able to submit the assignment after the due date (m). Teachers in Premium classrooms can also choose to assign the same questions to students and whether you want to allow students a second try on each incorrect answer.
- Click Save Settings.
Once you have saved your default settings, you will be able to create assignments with one-click!
If you want to customize an assignment, click Advanced Options (b). You will be taken to a new screen where you can customize the assignment.
Step 1: Select Students
In TenMarks, you can create an assignment for the entire class or for a select group of students. By default, the assignment will go to the whole class. If you want to send the assignment to a specific group of students:
- Click Choose Students (f). This will open up a menu listing all the students in your class.
- Click the check boxes next to the name(s) of the student(s) to whim you want to send the assignment.
- For Premium Users: An additional option of "Multiple Classes" is available to assign the same assignment to more that one classroom/section that you teach at the same time.
Step 2: Select Content and Question Types
The name of the tracks to be assigned will appear in a blue box (g). To search for a track:
- Click the Search link (h).
- Type in a standard or a key word to find tracks to assign to your students.
- Select a track to assign.
Note that each track to be assigned will have a separate blue box (g) that represents an individual assignment. Therefore, if there are two blue boxes, you are creating two assignments.
Tip #3: For Premium classes, you can also customize the questions types for the assignment(s) from this screen.
- Click on the blue box (g). You will be taken to a new screen (see below) where you can preview different question types in that track and select the ones you want to include in the assignment.
- The boxes at the top of the screen indicate how many question types are available for the assignment (in this example there are six question types available).
- Look though each of the question types by clicking on these boxes or using the Next Arrow (q).
- By default, all of the question types are included in the assignment. If you want to remove a question type from your assignment, uncheck the question type box (n).
- You must select at least two question types for each assignment. The question types you have included will have a checkmark next to the number (o), while the ones you have not selected will have an x (p).
- When you are finished selecting question types, click Save Changes (r).
You can adjust the number of questions per assignment (i) by selecting either 10 or 20 problems. As a premium customer, you can also specify 5- or 15-question assignments, whether you want all of your students to see the same problems, and if you want them to have a second try on a question they answer incorrectly (j).
The default is to give students the same types of questions but for not all students to receive the exact same questions. The questions will always be presented to each student in random order regardless of whether they get the same questions.
Step 3: Select Due Date
- Select the due date (k) for the assignment.
- Next you have the option to allow submission after the due date (l). Check the box if you want to allow students to turn the assignment in after the due date.
If the student submits the assignment after the due date he/she can still receive full credit but you will be able to see that it is late.
Step 4: Preview and Assign
You can preview the assignment by clicking Preview Questions (m), or you can send the assignment to students immediately by clicking Create.