With the newly updated integration between ManageBac and AssessPrep, teachers can now create AssessPrep online assessments using ManageBac Tasks and link them together.
Creating a ManageBac Task in a Class
Adding Points-based DP and non-IB Task
Via Classes > Class > Tasks & Units
Teachers would need to first create a ManageBac task which can be then linked to the AssessPrep assessment.
Via the class Tasks & Units tab, teachers can create tasks by clicking on Add Task on the top-right.
Complete the following required fields. The fields marked with "*" asterisk are mandatory.
Tick Save as Draft to hide the task from students & parents.
Teachers can choose which group of students the task (online assessment in this case) is assigned to. This can be selected in the Student Differentiation section. They can choose to assign it based on the students’ level (HL or SL for IB DP for example) or they can choose a specific set of students to which to assign the task.
Only the assigned students will have access to the AssessPrep assessment on their accounts. The students that have not been assigned to the task will not see it, nor will teachers be able to grade these students for this Task.
Teachers must select a Point-based assessment and set the Max Points for each Task.
Teachers can also choose the option to Notify Students via E-mail and then click on Create Task to create the Task or Add Another Task which creates the Task and redirects to the Add New Task page.
Note: Dropbox can be left disabled if you are planning to link the ManageBac task with AssessPrep assessment.
Adding a Criteria-based MYP task
Via Classes > Class > Tasks & Units
Teachers can add tasks to classes via the MYP class' Tasks & Units tab and click Add Task. Task creation for the MYP task is similar to DP Tasks.
The only difference is that for MYP Assessments created via ManageBac, the teachers would need to select the criteria as the assessment medium. If the points-based assessment is selected while creating the task, it will be overridden by the criteria assessment once the task is linked with the AssessPrep assessment.
Linking AssessPrep Assessment with the ManageBac Task
Once a task is created, navigate to the Task in your ManageBac Class, click on Add Resources and select either Create Online Assessment or Link Online Assessment
Creating a new Online Assessment (Test)
If "Create Online Assessment" is selected, a pop-up as shown in the screenshot below will appear. You are required to fill up the Title, Start Date and Time and the mode of conducting the Online Assessment.
Any browser - Allows the students to write such assessments via any available browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc using active internet. Browser-based assessments are widely used for formative assessments, research work, online learning, etc. These assessments require less security and students are allowed to access other computer and internet resources during the exam.
Any browser with Security- Allows the students to write such assessments via any available browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc. using active internet, but with medium security. Once the student starts the online assessment, the browser will enter the full-screen mode. In this mode, the students will not be allowed access to any other web browser, tab or application during the online assessment.
Lockdown Application - Allows the teachers to deliver the exams via a highly secure application, which operates in lockdown mode i.e. high security. The application does not allow the students to copy-paste, take screenshots, access any other web browser during the online assessment. The application requires active internet to download the online assessment and submit the final responses online. However, during the online assessment, if the internet disconnects the students can still complete the online assessment without any interruptions and it will export the student responses in an encrypted format to the computer desktop.
Once the assessment is created, another pop-up will appear as a confirmation.
Clicking the "Open in AssessPrep" button will redirect you to your AssessPrep account where you can start adding the content to the online assessment, following the steps shown in Part II - Adding Content and Questions to your assessment of the guide Creating an Online Assessment via AssessPrep
AssessPrep Online Assessment will appear in the Resources section of the ManageBac Task. To easily access the AssessPrep Online Assessment, an Open in AssessPrep button has been added next to the Assessment.
Linking an Existing AssessPrep Online Assessment (Test):
Please refer to the guide here: Linking an Existing AssessPrep Online Assessment to ManageBac Task for the step by step guidance.
- Delivering AssessPrep Online Assessments
- AssessPrep Live Invigilation & Responses
- Grading an AssessPrep Online Assessment via the ManageBac Gradebook
Unable to Create/Link AssessPrep Online Assessment
The Create/Link Online Assessment option would be disabled in the following cases:
1) Incorrect Assessment Mode is selected - We need to make sure that we select the appropriate assessment mode when we are creating a task. Only the following assessment modes are currently supported:
For Middle Year Program -
- Criteria Only - Refers to Achievement Level Rubric on AssessPrep.
- Criteria + Local Points - Refers to Criteria with Points Rubric on AssessPrep.
For Diploma/Non-IB Program -
- Points + Comments - Refers to Points Rubric on AssessPrep.
Comments Only Assessment mode is not supported currently. If the "Comments Only" mode is selected, then the Create/Link Online Assessment option would be disabled and would display an error "The selected assessment model(s) are not currently supported". To rectify this issue, Click on Edit Task and Select a supported Assessment mode to create/link an assessment.
2) Google Docs Coursework template enabled for the task:
To rectify the issue, Click on Edit Task and deselect the "Google Docs Coursework Submission" checkbox under Additional Options.
3) An Online AssessPrep Assessment is linked to the Task:
Only one online assessment can be linked within a ManageBac Task. To rectify this, delete the already linked task and create/link the new task.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1) Who would be the author of the AssessPrep online assessment created via ManageBac?
All teachers who are members of the class under which the online assessment is created will be added as the authors of the online assessment in AssessPrep.
2) What if I create the ManageBac task with a maximum point of 60 but my linked AssessPrep online assessment is only 50 points in total or vice-versa. How will that affect my task in ManageBac?
Points added under ManageBac tasks will be overridden by the total points of the linked online assessment on AssessPrep.
3) Can I link multiple AssessPrep Online Assessments to one ManageBac task?
No, one ManageBac task can only be linked to one AssessPrep online assessment. If you wish to add multiple assessments, you would need to create multiple tasks on ManageBac.
4) How do you archive an online assessment on Assessprep that has already been linked to Managebac?
First, we have to unlink/delete the linked assessment from the ManageBac task and then it can be archived on AssessPrep.
5) How do I enable Turnitin to the task linked with AssessPrep Online Assessment?
At present 'Turnitin integration is not available with linked Online AssessPrep Assessment.