The Much Anticipated Printing Quizzes Option

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The Much Anticipated Printing Quizzes Option

 

Printing options will be available in New Quizzes soon. We’re pretty clear on teacher needs and use cases thanks to the extensive feedback the community has provided. (We’re really focusing on high impact changes now!!)  Also, although it sounds like it isn’t as critical, we're hearing that a simplified workflow for students to print might be desirable -- assuming teachers have full control of such a tool’s availability.

See also: All about Printing New Quizzes (Prod 8/21)

TLDR: Printing For Teachers in August; Option to Allow for Student - Later?

  • Teachers will have the ability to print blank quizzes to take, a student completed quiz or a sample answer key for a quiz. 
  • Option to Allow Student Print? - Teachers may enable students to print a blank quiz or their completed quiz based upon the quiz settings and quiz answer display options. Students would be able to print a quiz when they need it without requiring others to print and pass along to them. 

 

Upcoming Feature Description

Printing for Teachers. The options to print a blank quiz or a sample answer key will be available from the New Quiz build page. After selecting the appropriate option from the actions kabob, teachers are presented with a font size selector. Once a choice has been made, a standard browser print dialog appears.  Teachers may select a printer or choose to download the file.

With these changes on the Build page, teachers will be able to:

  • support students with IEP or 504 plans by printing quizzes so that they are visually accommodating and possible to physically manipulate
  • provide students without access to technology; loss of power or of internet connectivity with the ability to take the same quiz as classmates
  • print a sample answer key for note taking so that they can further refine and improve curriculum development
  • print an answer key to provide as supporting evidence in their end of year evaluations, a record of assessment to division offices or accreditors

 

Teachers Print Blank Quiz or Sample Answer Key from Build PageTeachers Print Blank Quiz or Sample Answer Key from Build Page

 

 

Additionally, from the Moderate page, teachers may print a specific student’s completed quiz. Click on one of the quiz attempts from the student’s results, then print the completed quiz. From there, users see the familiar font size selection and browser print dialog. Printing from the Moderate page, teachers will be able to:

  • print a student completed quiz for external moderation
  • provide a sample of student completed quiz for evidence to accreditors 
  • retain a student completed quiz for archival purposes
  • enable teachers to grade non-automatic grading types offline to mark up



Randomization/Item Bank experience

If a teacher is looking to create unique quizzes using question/ answer randomization or pull random questions from an Item Bank they will need to select ‘print quiz’ for each unique quiz. There is no automatic randomization from the print preview. Increasing the number of copies to print will generate that number of quizzes in duplicate. The behavior applies for both a blank quiz and sample answer key printing.



LATER?

Option to Allow Student Print. Teachers can allow students to print their own blank quiz to take or allow printing their own completed quiz. Using the settings, teachers may choose, on a  quiz- by- quiz basis, to allow students the ability to self-service for printing. Completed quiz printing would match the ‘restrict student results’ settings which already apply for onscreen viewing.  The default setting for student printing would be to disallow.

If a teacher changes settings to make student printing available it would: 

  • provide an opportunity for students to make corrections so the teacher can review for possible grade adjustment
  • variety in opportunity for student study and learning by printing a previously graded quiz
  • print a blank quiz to complete offline to suit learning accommodations 

 

Not Included:

Printing an entire Item Bank

In-app emailing quiz for student to print

Downloading all student quizzes submitted at once

Print a 'one question at a time” experience



As early as 2015, there has been consistency in what teachers needed from quiz printing. 'The times they are a changin,' and in 2021 much of the world is in a blended learning environment. I’m interested to hear your thoughts regarding the value or concerns in adding teacher settings to allow students to print. Does blended make this more or less useful?

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