Other assessment platforms immediately put the assessment into google classroom, but as a scheduled draft for the time the assessment opens. This allows me to either change that to a draft and then post it at the appropriate time (ie snow day/sub day, 10 minutes later than I thought), rather than the test posting exactly at the open testing time. This would be especially helpful when there is a fire drill or an AP test takes out half of my class unexpectedly.
No problem! I tried to check out Illuminate but it doesn't look like they have an option for a free account. My assumption is that they don't base assignment availability for students on the start date the same way that we do. If they don't, I could see how that would work with what you described since changing the date in GC would make the link available to students where for us, the start date determines when students are even allowed to see the content.
In theory, we could do something similar and while I see the pro in what you're mentioning, I also see some cons with this as it would require more manual updating opposed to being able to schedule the date as you can now.
I appreciate the dialog about this as it's good for us to be aware of. I would like to see if others agree with this before we choose to prioritize it as there is definitely more than meets the eye if we'd need to change the way assessments get assigned.
Hello, again, Sam!
Thanks for the quick response. YES, this is what I mean. It makes total sense that it's currently a "one-way street" and that google classroom can't adjust the opening time for an assessment in extempore. Usually my "end date" doesn't change, but sometimes I need to tweak something on the front end due to a fire drill, etc. It's generally a bit faster to do that in google classroom before students can access something too early. Then, I can make adjustments in extempore after class, if necessary. I hope that makes sense?
The other testing platform at my school is called "Illuminate." Honestly, it is probably also a "one-way sync," but again, the due dates generally don't change and can be modified after the fact, if that makes sense.
Thanks so very much!
Thanks for clarifying and I think we're getting closer to being on the same page.
I just created a scheduled assessment in Extempore and the assessment displays in the Classwork tab on Google Classroom BEFORE the scheduled time. This is what you're referring to in your first comment, correct? This is before the start date/time has been reached.
While you can edit the dates in Google Classroom by clicking the 3-dot menu within Classwork, that date only relates to when the assessment will be posted on Google Classroom. Since students can't access the assessment on Extempore until the start date, this is why it is required to edit the dates on Extempore to update the assessment in Google Classroom. It's a "one way sync" in that sense where we're pushing changes to Google Classroom but changes in Google Classroom aren't pushed to Extempore.
Could you please tell me the name of the other testing platform you're using that handles this differently so that I can check it out? I'm going to set this to "Future Consideration" for now and if this starts to receive more votes we will consider prioritizing this. Everything you're mentioning is possible but it's the difference of updating the date from Extempore instead of Google Classroom based on the current functionality.
Hi, Sam and thanks for your reply, but this is not what I mean. I want to be able to see the assessment and its scheduled date/time in the classwork portion of google classroom BEFORE the scheduled time. When I schedule something, or when I schedule something from another testing platform, I can see the scheduled post as a gray "inactive" post. I know that they display when the start date/time has been reached. However, unless I go into extempore, I cannot change the scheduled date/time for them to display. Sometimes, in that moment in the class period, I'd like to be able to just change that in google classroom. Maybe post it 10 minutes earlier, or postpone it till the next day. However, I cannot do this in classroom, since the assignment/post immediately goes live instead of letting me view the "scheduled" draft. I hope that helps clarify. So, this feature does NOT already exist.
Scheduled assessments will display in Google Classroom when the start date is reached. Teachers will be able to see the scheduled assessment in the "Classwork" tab in Google Classroom and it will be posted to the "Stream" once the date/time is reached.