SNAP 2010 Instructor’s How To - how-tos

Instructor How-To

Getting Started

Creating and Scheduling Activities

Document Assessments

Course Management

 

Getting Started

How do I get started?

How do I create a Course & Section?

How do I organize Results/Students Grades?

Creating and Scheduling Activities

Overview of Scheduling

How do I schedule a Tutorial?

  • Here are the steps to schedule a Tutorial
    • Click the all tutorials link
    • Find the tutorial you want to schedule
    • Click on the tutorial you want to schedule
    • On the new screen, click the schedule tab
    • Select the desired scheduling options
    • Click the save changes button
    • On the new screen, click the activity page that contains the tutorial you just scheduled (i.e. current activities, future activities)
    • Drag and drop the tutorial into the desired location
    • Click the home tab
  • Here is a tutorial on how schedule a tutorial:

How do I create and schedule a Concept Exam?

  • Here are the steps to create and schedule a new concept exam:
    • Click the scheduling tab
    • Click the concept exams link
    • Click the new exam link
    • Enter a name for the new exam
    • Click on the concept question list control on the right
    • Select a textbook or textbook chapter from the concept question bank option menu
    • Questions can now be added to the exam using the add question icon (<<)
    • Reorder added questions using the up and down arrows
    • Enter a grade for the exam
    • Click save changes
    • Click the Schedule tab
    • Enter a description for the exam
    • Select timing and other options
    • Click save changes
  • Here is a tutorial on how to create and schedule a Concept exam:

How do I create and schedule a Skill Exam?

  • Here are the steps to create and schedule a new Skill exam:
    • Click the scheduling tab
    • Click the skill exams link
    • Click the new exam tab
    • Enter a name for the new exam
    • Select a textbook or textbook chapter from the concept question bank option menu
    • Select a textbook chapter from the dropdown list
    • Questions can now be added to the exam using the add question icon (<<)
    • Enter the maximum points available for the exam
    • Click save changes
    • Click the Schedule tab
    • Select the desired options
    • Click save changes
  • Here is a tutorial on how to create and schedule a Skill exam:

How do I schedule a Performance Evaluation?

  • Here are the steps to schedule a new Performance Evaluation:
    • Each chapter of a book in SNAP will have at least one performance evaluation
    • Select “always available” on the left
    • Click the performance evaluation you would like to schedule
    • Click the edit tab to change the points for each step of the evaluation
    • Click the scheduling tab
    • Select scheduling options
    • Click save changes
  • Here is a tutorial on how schedule a Performance Evaluation:

How do I Review a Performance Evaluation?

How do I create and schedule a Document Assessment?

  • Here are the steps to create and schedule a new Document Assessment?
    • Click the scheduling tab
    • Click the Document Assessments link
    • Click the new assessment tab
    • Enter a name for the new document assessment
    • Click the browse buttons to find and select the Base file, Answer file, and the optional Instruction and answer key files
    • Click the add assessment button
    • Click the scheduling tab to schedule the document assessment
    • Click the document assessments link
    • Click the “schedule this” link for the document you would like to schedule
    • Select desired scheduling options
    • Click the save changes button
  • Here is a tutorial on how to create and schedule a Document Assessment:

How do I see the student results for a Document Assessment?

How do I create and schedule my own Assignments?

  • Here are the steps on how to create your own Assignments:
    • Click the scheduling tab
    • Click the My Assignments link on the left
    • Click the new assignment tab
    • Enter a name for the assignment
    • Select desired options
    • Click save changes

How do I view and grade a custom assignment?

  • Here are the steps to view and grade a custom assignment:
  • Here is a tutorial on how to view and grade a custom assignment:
  • Grade custom assignments
  • Click the grades tab
  • Click the assignments link
  • Click the homework link
  • Click the reports tab
  • Click on the name of the submitted file and click open to view it
  • Once you determine the grade for the file, click the grade link
  • Select a grade and enter text
  • Click save changes
  • The assignment is now graded

How do I create a managed assignment in the gradebook?

  • Here are the steps on how to create a managed assignment in the gradebook:
  • Here is a tutorial on how to create a managed assignment in the gradebook:
  • Click the grades tab
  • Click the manage assignments tab
  • Click on the separate sections menu dropdown list
  • Select the appropriate section
  • Enter a name for the new assignment
  • Enter description, select options and grade points
  • Click add assignment
  • The new assignment will appear on the grades page
  • Click the assignment name if further edits are needed
  • Create a gradebook managed assignment

How do I schedule the length of time an activity is available to students?

  • Click the Schedule tab in the Activity screen.
  • On the Schedule screen, go to the Timing section.
  • In the Timing section, you have two options:
    • Always Available: If you would like the activity to be available throughout the entire course, select Always Available.
    • Available for a certain length of time: If you want the activity to be available for only a certain length of time, select the date and time you want SNAP to open the document, then select the date and time you want SNAP to close the document.
  • Complete the other fields in the Schedule screen. Then scroll down and click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen to apply all of your choices to this activity.

How do I move an activity or activities from one week to another week?

  • Select the Scheduling tab above the viewing pane.
  • Select All Activities in the left-hand navigation pane, so that you can see all the activities in your course.
  • Select the Checkbox in the upper right-hand corner of the activity you wish to move. You may move multiple activities from one week to another at the same time. In this example, we will move two activities from Week 1 to Week 2.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the weekly activity list, click the Down arrow to expand the Change Week drop-down list, and select the week to which you are assigning the activities.
  • The activities move to the end of the activities list for the week you selected.
  • Note that when you move an activity from one week to another, the dates for that activity change to match the dates for the new week.

 

How do I change the schedule?

Snap operates on a weekly schedule that starts on the day of the week that your course start date falls on. To change this schedule:

 

 

 

Document Assessments

Word Results File – How do I interpret the Results File of a Word Document Assessment?

Here is the tutorial and the steps are below: Watch Tutorial

STEP 1: Download and Open Instruction file, Result file, Answer Key and Submitted file

  • On the Document Assessment Reports screen, in the Uploaded Files column, click the Document Assessment that you wish to review.
  • You will now see the Document Assessment Info screen. In the View column, clickInstructionsto display the Instructions that were to be followed in preparing the Submitted File. You may want to print the instructions for ease of reference.
  • In the Download column, right-clickResult and save the Results File on your computer desktop.
  • Also in the Download column, right-clickSubmitted File and save the Submitted File on your computer desktop.

STEP 2: Compare Results file and Submitted file

  • Open both the Results File and the Submitted File, and follow these instructions to view them side by side on your computer screen:
  • In the Results File, select the Viewtab and then theView Side by Sidebutton.
  • If you see this dialog box, select the Submitted File.
  • You should now see the Results File and Submitted File side by side.
  • In both the Results File and the Submitted File, select the Hometab and then select theShow/Hidebuttonin the Paragraph group. (This button is colored gold when it is selected.) Selecting the Show/Hide button will reveal nonprinting formatting characters that need to match those in the Model Answer.
  • The Results file shows the Model Answer with tracked changes and marginal notes indicating how the Model Answer differs from the Submitted File.
  • For each difference illustrated in the Results File, refer to the Instructions to see specifically what the student was supposed to do to make the Submitted File match the Model Answer.

STEP 3: Interpret the Results File, using the Answer Key and Model Answer

  • For more help interpreting the Results File, click the Answer Key in the Download column of SNAP’s Document Assessment Info screen.
  • The Answer Key provides a detailed markup of the Model Answer with annotations on each change requested by the Instructions.
  • To see the actual Model Answer with all its formatting and text settings, click the file link that follows the instruction “Download Model Answer:” You can then compare the Submitted File line by line against the Model Answer to see how the two documents differ. (NOTE: The Model Answer is available only when you have selected the Info tab for the Document Assessment.)

Excel Results File – How do I interpret the Results File of an Excel Document Assessment?

Here is the tutorial and the steps are below: Watch Tutorial

STEP 1: Download and Open Instruction file, Result file, Answer Key and Submitted file

  • On the Document Assessment Reports screen, in the Uploaded Files column, click the Document Assessment that you wish to review.
  • You will now see the Document Assessment Info screen. In the View column, click Instructionsto display the Instructions that were to be followed in preparing the Submitted File. You may want to print the instructions for ease of reference.
  • In the Download column, right-click Result and save the Results File on your computer desktop.
  • Also in the Download column, right-click Submitted File and save the Submitted File on your computer desktop.

STEP 2: Compare Results file and Submitted file

  • Open both the Results File and the Submitted File, and follow these instructions to view them both on your computer screen:
  • In the Results File, select the View tab and then the View Side by Side button.
  • If you see this dialog box, select the Submitted File.
  • You should now see the Results File and Submitted File on your screen..
  • The Results file shows pink highlightingon the cells in the Student File that are different from the Model Answer. The highlighted cells are not formatted. (NOTE: The Results File is not a version of the Student File and does not contain the formatting of the Student File; it simply shows which cells in the Student File are different from those same cells in the Model Answer.)
  • Clicking the Comment field labelfor a pink cell opens a yellow box that lists all the changes that the Instructions called for in that cell. (HINT: If you cannot see all the text in the yellow Comment box, click the Review tab, and then click the Edit Comment button.)
    If a step is listed in the Comment box, this does not necessarily mean the step was completed incorrectly. The Comment box lists all the steps required to modify the cell. Use the Comments box as a tool to help you determine which step or steps were completed incorrectly, and refer to the Instructions to see the requested changes in context.
    (NOTE: If a cell is highlighted in pink or green but does not have an accompanying yellow box, that means the Instructions did not call for a change in that cell but something was changed anyway.)

STEP 3: Interpret the Results File, using the Answer Key and Model Answer

  • For more help interpreting the Results File, click the Answer Key in the Download column of SNAP’s Document Assessment Info screen.
  • The Answer Key provides a detailed markup of the Model Answer with annotations on each change requested by the Instructions.
  • To see the actual Model Answer with all its formatting and text settings, click the file link that follows the instruction “Download Model Answer:” You can then compare the Submitted File line by line against the Model Answer to see how the two documents differ. (NOTE: The Model Answer is available only when you have selected the Info tab for the Document Assessment.)

PowerPoint Results File – How do I interpret the Results File of a PowerPoint Document Assessment?

Here is the tutorial and the steps are below: Watch Tutorial

STEP 1: Download and Open Instruction file, Result file, Answer Key and Submitted file

  • On the Document Assessment Reports screen, in the Uploaded Files column, click the Document Assessment that you wish to review.
  • You will now see the Document Assessment Info screen. In the View column, click Instructionsto display the Instructions that were to be followed in preparing the Submitted File. You may want to print the instructions for ease of reference.
  • In the Download column, right-click Result and save the Results File on your computer desktop.
  • Also in the Download column, right-click Submitted File and save the Submitted File on your computer desktop.

STEP 2: Compare Results file and Submitted file

STEP 3: Interpret the Results File, using the Answer Key and Model Answer

  • For more help interpreting the Results File, click the Answer Key in the Download column of SNAP’s Document Assessment Info screen.
  • The Answer Key provides a detailed markup of the Model Answer with annotations on each change requested by the Instructions.
  • To see the actual Model Answer with all its formatting and text settings, click the file link that follows the instruction “Download Model Answer:” You can then compare the Submitted File line by line against the Model Answer to see how the two documents differ. (NOTE: The Model Answer is available only when you have selected the Info tab for the Document Assessment.)

 

Course Management

How do I change a student password?

  • Here are the steps to change a student’s password:
  • Here is a tutorial on how to change a student’s password:
  • Change student passwords
  • Log in as instructor
  • Click Grades tab
  • Click students name
  • Click students name again
  • Click Change password at bottom
  • Enter new password for student
  • No confirmation email will be sent to student, please email student yourself the new login credentials

 

How do I move students between sections?

  • To move a student from one section to another, follow these steps:
  • Here is a tutorial on how to move student’s between sections
  • Click the administration tab
  • Click the sections link
  • The sections for the course are displayed
  • Click the students link for the section in which the student is currently enrolled
  • Drag and drop the student name from the section column to the available student column to remove the student from the section
  • Click the sections link again
  • Now click the students link for the section you would like to move the student to
  • Now drag and drop the student name from the available column to the section

 

How do I recover a Deleted Section in SNAP 2010?

  • To recover a deleted section in SNAP 2010 do the following:

How do I copy and share a course with another instructor?

  • Here is the steps to copy and share a course with another instructor:
  • Here is a tutorial on how to copy and share a course with another instructor:
  • Select the course to copy in the left column
  • Click the administration tab
  • Click the copy tab
  • Select the course components to include in the new course
  • Click Continue
  • Enter a name for the course and specify the start date
  • Click Continue
  • Be patient. Creating a course can take a while. When successfully created, you will see a message saying the course was successfully created.
  • Click continue
  • To assign the course to another instructor, click the administration tab
  • Click Participants in the left column
  • Click the Instructor link
  • Remove the current instructor name by dragging into the available instructor column, and drag the new instructor’s name into the course.

How do I disable Click-Image Tracking?

SNAP 2010 Skill Exams and Performance Evaluations include a feature that saves a small screen shot (click-image) for each click that occurs during the Exam/Evaluation. This gives Instructors a click-by-click view of the student’s attempt, which can help determine the Student’s grade.

Click-images are uploaded directly from the student’s computer to the SNAP server. While each individual image is small in file size, it can be taxing to a network bandwidth.

The click-image feature will disable automatically if the SnapPlayer determines the network bandwidth would be negatively affected. As an Instructor, you can also choose to disable this feature permanently for each course.

  • If you are teaching multiple courses, select the appropriate course on the left pane.
  • Click the Administration tab on the top right.
  • Click on the course title, which is a blue link.
  • Your Course Settings page will load. The last line is Enable Click Tracking. By default, this feature is turned on. To turn it off, uncheck the box and click Save Changes.

Message Students Based on Reports

SNAP has a messaging feature that allows the Instructor to see a list of students who have or have not viewed or attempted an activity, then select a subset of the group (i.e. Those who have not attempted it) and send them a message.