One benefit to using Classroom is being able to create your own unique questions and gather those questions into assignments. With the built-in text and math editors, the advantages of your browser's copy and paste, and the ability to insert pictures and links into questions, Classroom can be a tidy repository for all of you current paper assignments and assessments.
You create the question and assignment templates in Classroom only once. They act as the foundation for other questions and assignments. They can be duplicated and modified, for instance an assignment template can be turned into both a pre and post quiz. Questions can be included in any number of other assignments, and assignments in any of your gradebooks. And you can use them over and over again, in any school year. Plus, the quality question and assignment templates you create can be shared with other educators in your district.
You can imagine that your list of question and assignment templates could get very long. However, like standards, your question and assignment templates can be browsed.
From the Classroom Home screen, select either the Questions or Assignments section from the directory tree to the left and then the My Question or My Assignment Templates link. However, it is easier to select these links directly from the Home screen under Browse.
You will be presented with a list of all the assignments or questions that you have created. They are owned by you and only you can access them, unless you choose to share them.
My Question and My Assignment Templates share features and functions, and can be filtered in the same fashion. For more information on filtering, read the article Using Filters to Browse Content.
The difference between them, of course, is that My Assignment Templates are a collection of My Question Templates.
So when creating new content in Classroom, always start with a My Question Template.
To quickly view the details of a question or assignment, including any attached standards, select the for information to the right of the question or assignment. For multiple choice and true/false questions the correct answer is highlighted in green.
There are also options to:
duplicate or clone a question or assignment,
edit a question or assignment, and
delete a question or assignment.
Assignments have one additional option, to preview the assignment in the same way a student would view it online.
[Updated: 12/31/14, prh]
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