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A Common Assessment Bank is a special type of classroom in which users (typically teachers or heads of department) can create "common" assessments and push to several classes of a cohort. The purpose of the Common Assessment Banks is to push common assessments, hence, these Banks do not have other features such as Posts, or Lessons."
A cohort represents a set of students being taught the same materials and being assessed on the same assessments. On Teamie, a cohort will refer to a set of classrooms that have the same value for certain defined fields that define a cohort. This is typically the Academic year, Grade and Subject - though this can be configured based on the site.
A Common Assessment Bank member can push materials to other classrooms of the same cohort, but cannot delete a material from the Common Assessment Bank. Users with 'Common Assessment Bank administrator' role can delete a material from their Common Assessment Bank(s).
The users added to the common assessment bank will be able to create and edit any of the assessments there. Users will only be able to push the assessments to any of the cohorts they have access to, which is given by the respective cohort fields in the user's profile. For instance, taking a cohort defined by "Grade" and "Subject", a teacher with cohort access for grades 8 in subject Science will only be able to push to classrooms of that cohort, but a department head can be given access to grades 6, 7, 8 in Science and they can push to all three of these cohorts.
Note that the cohort access fields in the user's profile also give the user access to the Common Assessment Data Views for those cohorts.
The group type for a Common Assessment Bank is 'Common Assessment Bank', unlike a classroom whose group type is 'classroom'.
Common assessment bank members can only add assessments (assignments, quizzes and offline tests) in the Common Assessment Bank. No posts or lessons can be created in a Common Assessment Bank and no learners will be part of a Common Assessment Bank. These assignments can then be pushed to classrooms of same cohorts as that of the Common Assessment Bank and are known as 'common assessments'.
You need to be added as a Common Assessment Bank member / Common Assessment Bank administrator in a Common Assessment Bank to access them.
1. From the sidebar, click Common Assessments Banks.
2. You will be able to view all the Common Assessment Bank(s) in which you are added as a Common Assessment Bank member / Common Assessment Bank administrator. Click on the required Common Assessment Bank to access it.
3. All the assessments created in a Common Assessment Bank will be visible to you.
4. All your common assessment banks that you are part of, will be organized by the academic years. Categorization of common assessment banks makes it easier for teachers to find the common assessment banks from a specific academic year, whenever they need them. Plus, it improves overall cleanliness and orderliness - both of which can improve the efficiency and learning outcomes.
The latest/current academic year common assessment banks will be shown on top, followed by previous/older academic year(s) common assessment banks.
A common assessment is a type of assessment that is created in a Common Assessment Bank and then pushed to classrooms of same cohorts (same grade level, subject and campus) as that of the Common Assessment Bank. Once an assessment is pushed, a Pushed label will be present on the common assessment in the Common Assessment Bank and a Common label will be present on it in the classroom(s) in which it is pushed.
There are some key differences in the settings of a normal Teamie assessment and a common assessment pushed in a classroom:
1. Unlike normal assessment, you cannot edit the description or upload/delete any attachment in a common assessment.
2. You cannot change any Grading and Rubrics settings.
3. You cannot edit any Submission settings except Allow group submission.
4. You cannot share a common assessment to any other classroom or with the assessment bank. You can only share it with the teams (if any) and/or specific learners in that classroom
5. You cannot make a copy of a common assessment.
6. As a teacher you cannot delete a common assessment pushed to your classroom, until you also have the 'Common Assessment Bank administrator' role in the Common Assessment Bank from which the assessment is pushed. Whereas, you can delete a normal assignment from your classroom just with a teacher tole.
1. As a Common Assessment Bank member, access the required Common Assessment Bank.
2. In the Common Assessment Bank, you can add assessments similar to how you add assessments in a classroom. Hover over the required position where you wish to add an assessment and click +Add.
3. You will only have the option to add assessments, unlike the classrooms where you can add lessons as well, along with importing lessons and assessments. Click the required assessment to create; in this case we are creating a common assignment by clicking Create Assignment.
4. Name the assignment as per your requirement and then click Create Assignment. The assignment will be created.
5. Add the required description and attachments, if required.
6. Change the assignment settings as per your requirement.
There will be no publishing option, available and due date for a common assignment in a Common Assessment Bank. Also, no sharing settings will be present and you can only push the assessment to other classrooms of the same cohort as that of the Common Assessment Bank.
1. Access a Common Assessment Bank.
2. Click the required assessment.
3. Click Push to classrooms setting.
4. Click Push to classrooms.
5. You can pick the classrooms by selecting the cohort (campus, grade and subject). Classrooms of the selected cohort will be populated.
By default, classrooms of the cohort (campus, grade and subject) same as that of the current Common Assessment Banks will be populated.
6. Tick the required classroom(s) in which you wish to push the assessment.
You can also select all the classrooms by selecting the 'All' checkbox.
7. Click Yes, proceed to confirm.
8. The assignment will be pushed to the selected classroom(s) in some time. The time may vary based on the number of classrooms selected.
9. The pushed assessment will have a 'common' label in both the Common Assessment Bank from which it is pushed and the classrooms to which it is pushed.
Once pushed, common Assessments will be in "Draft" mode by default in the classroom. Teachers are expected to set the due date and allow late submission (if needed), and then Publish the assessment to make it available to the learners of that classroom.
You can also share the assessment (assignment and quiz) with teams and specific learners, if required.
1. As a Common Assessment Bank member, you will not have the option to delete any assessment created in a Common Assessment Bank.
2. As a Common Assessment Bank administrator, you will have the option to delete any assessment created in a Common Assessment Bank. Although, you will not be able to delete a common assessment if learner(s) have started making an attempt or have made an attempt to that common assessment.
3. If any assessment in a Common Assessment Bank that has been pushed to any classroom (i. e, common assessment), then deleting that common assessment will delete the common assessment from all the classroom(s) it is pushed to.
As a teacher you can only delete a common assessment pushed to your classroom if you also have the 'Common Assessment Bank administrator' role in the Common Assessment Bank from which the assessment is pushed. In this case, the pushed assessment will only get deleted from that classroom and not from the Common Assessment Bank or any other classroom that it is pushed to.
1. Visit Common Assessment Banks and then go to the previous academic year's common assessment bank.
2. All the assessments created in the selected Common Assessment Bank will be visible to you.
3. Click the Gear icon and then click Copy to... option from the resulting drop-down.
4. The classrooms selection pop up opens. Select the destination classroom.
In this case, the material will be copied to the common assessment bank named "Common Assessment Bank G8 - Music (2021) where you wish to copy the selected material).
5. Select a section where you wish to copy the selected material and then click Copy here.
6. You will see a success message stating that the assignment has been copied successfully.
7. Access the current year's Common Assessment Bank to see the copied material and push to it other classrooms.
8. Click the required assessment to expand it and then click "Push to classrooms".
9. Click "Push to Classrooms" button to see the list of classrooms and common assessment banks that you are part of. The classrooms and common assessment banks are categorized in respective section. Click to select the required common assessment bank from the list of your common assessment banks.
10. You can pick the classrooms by selecting the cohort (Grade and Subject) and then the system will populate the classrooms of the selected cohort.
By default, classrooms of the cohort (Grade and Subject) same as that of the current Common Assessment Banks will be populated.
Tick the required classroom(s) in which you wish to push the assessment.
11. Click Push to push the assessment to the selected classroom(s).
12. Click Yes, proceed to confirm.
13. The assessment will be copied to the selected classroom.
14. You will be able to view the copied assessment(s) from the required classroom of the current academic year.