In addition to students' independent quizzing, Davis Edge allows you to assign particular questions for your students to take, so you can track completion and gauge understanding.
After you have created a class, click the "Assignments" dropdown menu (1) then choose "Create Assignment" (2).
After you choose "Create Assignment," the Assignment Builder will open.
Enter the name of the assignment you're creating. This is a required field.
Choose an assignment's Start Date, which is the date the Assignment will become available to your students. Students cannot begin working on an Assignment prior to the Start Date. This is a required field.
Choose an assignment Due Date. Any assignments completed by students after the Due Date will be marked as Late in the Gradebook. This is a required field.
Choose "Create Quick Assignment," "Create Custom Assignment," or "Access Pre-Set Assignments." Once you make your choice, the system will automatically move you forward to the next step of the Assignment creation process.
Questions included in Quick Assignments are chosen randomly (auto-generated) by the Assignment Builder, up to 25 questions.
There are a total of three steps when creating a Quick Assignment: (1) Assignment Details, (2) Define Assignment Parameters, and (3) Review Assignment.
Questions included in Custom Assignments are selected by the instructor. A Custom Assignment allows you to browse all available questions.
There are a total of four steps when creating a Custom Assignment: (1) Assignment Details, (2) Define Assignment Parameters, (3) Select Questions, and (4) Review Assignment.
Available for select titles only (see below for details).
In Step 2 of the Assignment Builder, you will choose the areas from which questions will be pulled. The options for filter parameters will vary by title.
You can choose to create an assignment based on Course Topics or Concepts. From the resulting list, you may select a single item, a combination, or all.
Users of select LPN/LVN titles (Fundamentals of Nursing Care, 3rd Edition or Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition ) may also select “Skills Video-Based” as a filter parameter. These are questions that pertain to Davis’s Nursing Skills Videos for LPN/LVN (which students purchase separately). Five questions are available per video.
For NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® versions of Davis Edge, the filter options are NCLEX Client Needs Category, Content Area, or Concept.
Davis Edge for Primary Care filters questions by Course Topic or Area of Practice:
Davis Edge for Medical Laboratory Science Review filters questions by MLS or MLT programs:
Question Type (Custom Assignment creation; for select titles)
If you have chosen to create a Custom Assignment, select titles will also allow you to choose question type(s).
Private Stock Questions
Davis Edge offers the option to create an assignment based on the private stock of questions, those being the questions found within test banks in your Instructor Resources (otherwise reserved solely for instructors, to create their own quizzes outside Davis Edge or otherwise). To create an assignment using the private stock, click the box next to “Only show instructor private stock questions” after you have chosen filter parameters.
Question Size (for Quick Assignments)
If you have chosen a Quick Assignment, select the number of questions to include in the assignment. After the assignment parameters are defined, click the “Continue” button to view an auto-generated list of questions.
For Custom Assignments (Step 3: Select Questions), choose the questions to include in the assignment by clicking the “Select” checkboxes. Note that you can “View Details” for each question, including answers, rationales, and page references (if applicable).
You can also search within the result set by entering a word or phrase into the open text box, then clicking the “Search Question” button.
You can search for an exact match of a word or phrase by clicking the "Exact Match" checkbox.
Click the X button to clear the search term(s).
We welcome your feedback! To send us feedback on a particular question, (1) click to “View Details” of a question; (2) check the box next to “Flag Question” at the bottom of the window; (3) add comments in the open text box; and (4) click “Submit.”
The final step in creating an assignment is “Review Assignment.” This will be displayed as “Step 3” in Quick Assignments and “Step 4” in Custom Assignments. Here, you can amend the assignment details, review assignment questions, and take advantage of additional features like time limits or randomizing questions.
Assignment Time Limit
Davis Edge offers an optional time limit feature. To use this, (1) check the box next to “Set Time Limit [minutes],” and (2) enter the time, in hours and/or minutes, using the dropdown boxes.
Randomize Question Order
Davis Edge also offers the option to randomize the question order for each student that takes the assignment. To use this feature, check the box next to “Randomize Question Order.”
Assignment Question Inclusion and Order
On the "Review Assignments" step, questions you have chosen for the assignment will be displayed. To access Actions for an individual question, click the menu button (=). To remove a question, click “Remove” and click “OK.” If you click “Replace,” a replacement question will be generated that you will either approve or reject for another new question.
To view question details, click the “View Details” button. This will open a window that displays the question details, including correct answer(s), rationales, and page references (if applicable).
To change the order of the questions, hover over the arrows located on the left of the question. Click and drag the questions into the order you'd like them to appear (if you have not chosen to randomize).
You may preview the assignment by clicking the "Assignment Preview" button on the right. (Note: If this feature is not working, check your browser settings and allow pop-ups from Davis Edge). After reviewing the assignment, click the “Save & Exit” button.
Certain titles within Davis Edge offer Pre-Set Assignments. On Step 1 of the Assignment Builder, click "Access Pre-Set Assignments."
You will be directed to the Pre-Made Assignments listing, where you can access assignments already compiled for you by F.A. Davis. Here, you can “Preview” the assignments or select an assignment.
After you select the assignment and click “Continue” at the bottom of the page, you can edit the assignment by replacing or removing questions. You can also adjust the Assignment Name, Start and Due Dates. You can set a time limit and/or randomize the questions. You can preview the assignment by clicking "Assignment Preview."
When finished, click the “Save & Exit” button at the bottom of the page to finalize.
Once an assignment is created, it will be displayed in the Assignment List for the class. To access, click "View Assignments" from the Assignments dropdown.
You can also click the "Assignment Grades" tab on your Success Center.
To amend or edit an assignment after it is created, navigate to the “View Assignments” page.
Then click “Edit” to make changes. You can also choose to “Copy” or duplicate an assignment for students to re-try, or “Delete” an assignment that is not needed.
The assigned Success Level Goal will display as a Class Assignment in the students’ view, with Due Date and Progress %.