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The Home Page serves as your dashboard and allows quick access to your most recent items and classes, as well as quick navigation to other pages on your account or even to external web pages!

You can customize the order of the sections of the Home page to your liking. Click on the "Settings" icon, drag the sections titles to re-order them and click to save your new layout!

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The recent formatives will include the formatives that were most recently updated.

Clicking the tile will take you directly into the formative.

If the formative is nested within a folder, the title of the folder will appear on the tile as well, and clicking on it will take you into the folder's view.

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Clicking "See All" on the far right will re-direct you to the Formatives page where you will be able to see the full list of formatives and folders you have saved to your account.

Clicking the 3-dot expansion menu on any given formative tile, will display when the formative was last updated, and allow teachers quick access to the Responses tab of the formative and to the Share modal. It will also allow teachers quick access to assign the formative to classes.

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Here also, the classes that were most recently interacted with will appear as tiles.

Each tile will offer the following information:

Clicking "See All" on the far right will re-direct you to your Classes page where you could see the full list of active classes and the student details in each of them.

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The formatives presented on the Classes tiles will present the following information:

  • Title of the formative

  • Open / Close status of the formative

  • Amount of submissions

  • Final average grade (if grading has not been completed, N/A will display instead)

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Clicking on the formative's mini-tile will take you directly into the formative's "Responses" tab.

Quick Links give you the ability to quickly access your most important sites or Formative pages with a single click from within your Home page. You can have up to 8 Quick Links on your Home page at a time.

You can add either external sites, such as your Google Classroom or another instructional site you are using, or pages within Formative itself, for example a report you'd like to follow up on frequently.

You can also add Quick Links to specific formatives or folders in your account, for example a common assessment you'd like to have quick access to, a folder containing your most used formatives.

Note: If you add a quick link to the tracker or progress reports, the quick link will even save your filters as you've set them at that time so you don't need to re-set them when accessing via the Quick Link!

If you have not added any quick links yet, you will see the view presented below.

Simply click the blue "Add Quick Links" button to get started.

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Once you've added your first Quick Links, you can add more by clicking on the Add+ button at the far-right of the Quick Links section.

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To add a Quick Link to an external site:

  • Navigate to the external site and location within it you'd like to set as a Quick Link and copy the full URL from the browser's URL bar

  • Navigate to the Home page in Formative

  • Click on the Add button in the Quick Links section

  • Choose the tab "Custom Link"

  • Enter a name of your choice to identify the link in the top field

  • Enter/Paste the URL (link) you've copied from the external site in the bottom field

  • Click the button "Add" to confirm

If you change your mind about adding the link prior to clicking the Add button, you can click "Cancel" or "Reset" to abort the action of adding the Quick Link.

Once the Quick Link has been added you can click the 3 dots menu on it to either edit the information or delete it from your Home page.

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To add a Quick Link to a formative or a folder

  • Click on the Add button in the Quick Links section

  • Choose the tab "Formative or Folder"

  • Start typing in the title of the formative or folder and locate it in the dropdown list that will appear

  • Click on the title of the formative or folder of your choice and it will be added as a tile inside the window

  • If you've accidentally chosen the wrong formative or folder you can click the X on the tile to remove it and make a different selection, or you can begin to type the title again and choose another formative or folder to replace the tile with

  • When you are ready, click "Add" to confirm

If you change your mind about adding the link prior to clicking the Add button, you can click "Cancel" or "Reset" to abort the action of adding the Quick Link.

Once the Quick Link has been added you can click the 3 dots menu on it to either edit the information or delete it from your Home page.

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Edit a Quick Link

If you need to edit the Quick Link you previously saved, or switch it out, click on the triple dots within the Quick Link tile and select either "Delete" or "Edit Link" at your preference.

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The Add + button in its' normal location at the top right corner of the Home Page provides the option to create new formatives, or add a new class. Simply click on this button and you will be presented with the different options in a dropdown menu.

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FAQs

Does Formative detect cheating? ›

Formative lets you know when students have copied and pasted parts of their responses to questions.

How to see go formative answers? ›

From the Fromatives page
  1. Locate the formative on the Formatives page.
  2. On the grid of classes, click on the cell that corresponds with your class.
  3. Choose "View Responses"

How to find the join code on Formative? ›

Your teacher may send you an invitation email containing a Join Link to join their class or. Your teacher may provide you with a 6 characters Join Code to join their class.

Can teachers see if you cheat on a test? ›

Absolutely! Online exam systems often come equipped with built-in data forensics tools that act like detectives, analyzing test-taking patterns for any suspicious behavior. Frequent switching between tabs, accessing unauthorized websites, or unusual activity flags, all raise red flags for teachers.

What can teachers see on Goformative? ›

Formative offers teachers the ability to view students' activity within the last 90 days. Teachers can view general student activity (across all formatives), or activity that is specific to an individual formative assignment.

Can teachers see if you copy and paste on go formative? ›

At this time, Formative shows this alert as a way to make you aware that students used this function. The only question type that will actually show you what was copied and pasted is Short Answer. You can click on the small “i” icon in the alert to view what was copied and pasted into the student response.

Is a Formative quiz graded? ›

A formative assessment is like a pop quiz, or a optional project. It's something that does not affect your final grade in the module, but is only a means of giving feedback to the student.

Who created Goformative? ›

Craig Jones and Kevin McFarland co-founded Formative while attending graduate school at UCLA. From the beginning, they looked for every opportunity to learn more about how educators were utilizing technology in the classroom.

Is Goformative free? ›

Formative is completely free to use at the Bronze plan level!

How do I delete an assigned Formative? ›

Delete a formative
  1. Check mark the box to the left of a formative on the "Formatives" tab.
  2. Click on the delete icon at the bottom of the page.
  3. Confirm the deletion request.

How does Goformative detect cheating? ›

An additional layer of security comes in the form of the Multiple Presence Indicator. This multiple-devices icon will appear next to a student's name on the teacher's Responses tab, if our system detects the student's presence *within* this specific formative from different devices simultaneously.

How do you solve formative assessment? ›

So, it is critical to implement formative assessments in the correct order in your class, such as:
  1. Define Performance Criteria. ...
  2. Boost Students' Self-Evaluation. ...
  3. Provide Comprehensive Feedback. ...
  4. Encourage Peer Discussions. ...
  5. Collect Constant Data.
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Do you get marked on formative assessment? ›

Formative assessments have low stakes and usually carry no grade, which in some instances may discourage the students from doing the task or fully engaging with it. The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

What do formative assessments show? ›

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. More specifically, formative assessments: help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.

Can teachers see if you cheat on forms? ›

Google Forms does not have any cheating prevention/detection functionality of its own. However, teachers can use a cheating prevention software like MonitorExam on top of Google Forms.

Can online assessments detect cheating? ›

To prevent and detect cheating in online proctored exams, various strategies and technologies are available. These include AI-based proctoring algorithms that monitor students' behaviour, detecting suspicious activities like unusual eye movements or excessive screen switching.

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