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Instructor: Create a Class: Davis Advantage with Davis Edge Quizzing
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STEP 1
Click the Add Class button.

Class Details

After you click the Add Class button, the Class Setup page will open.

STEP 2

Enter your class details.

Class Name

Enter the name of your course. This is a required field.

Class Description

Enter a description of your course for your students. This field is optional.

Class Start and End Dates

Enter the start and end dates for your class by selecting the calendar icon. These are required fields.

The Class Start Date is the first day on which your class will be available to your students. The Class End Date is the final day on which your students’ work will be accepted.

End Time and Time Zone

The End Time you select here will be the time by which all assignments must be submitted by your students in order for their work to be accepted. It will also be the ending time for your class on the End Date you have designated.

Select your Time Zone. Note: You can only select your time zone once.

Auto-Enroll

Auto-Enroll Students will be pre-selected so that your students are automatically enrolled in your class when they enter your Class ID. (See the section on Class ID.) If you do not opt to use the Auto-Enroll function, you will need to manually accept student requests to join your class. (See the section on Student Roster.)

Independent Study

Check the Include Independent Study box if you want students’ independent work (anything completed outside of a class) to be imported into your class upon enrollment. Work from other classes cannot be imported. Leave this un-checked if you want all students to begin with a “clean slate.” We recommend starting fresh.

Custom vs. Default Settings

You will be asked to choose whether you would like to customize your class settings (recommended) or use the default settings*. Once you have made your selection, select Next Step.

Please note you must select Next Stepto save and advance to the next section of class creation.

*If you have opted to keep the default settings, please skip to the Class ID section of this guide.*

Select Content Model

Please select a content model. There are two organizational models: (1) Traditional or (2) Concept Based.

All Davis Advantage topics as well as their videos, activities, and assessments are available in both models. Students will see only the view of the model that you have chosen.

The content model you select now cannot be changed later.

 

Select Next Step to confirm your selection. (The content model you select now cannot be changed later. However, you will have the option to re-order topics in the next step.)

Select Content

You have the option to customize the content to be covered in your course. By default, all topics are included, but you may remove any of them by clicking the button in the Status column to turn a topic from ON to OFF.

Preview Content

To view the content within any topic (video, activity) as well as the answer keys for the pre- and post-assessments, click on the Content, Pre-Assessment, and Post-Assessment links.

Reorder Topics

To change the order of the topics to match your course, click and drag the topic using the arrow icons in the right column on the page.

To save and continue, select Next Step at the bottom of the page.

Customize Experience

Each Davis Advantage topic includes a pre-assessment, video, activity, and post-assessment. On the Customize Experience tab, you will be able to choose the learning requirements and your post-assessment preferences. You will also be able to choose whether or not to add Davis Edge pre-set assignments. First, choose the learning requirements.

Learning Requirements

You have two options. Select the option that works best for your students by clicking the button next to the option.

Option 1

By default, if a student scores 80% or better on a pre-assessment (green thumbs-up), the student is not required to complete the video, activity, or post-assessment for that topic. Students who do not demonstrate competency on the pre-assessment are required to complete all four components to receive credit. This option is already selected for you.

Option 2

This option requires students to always complete all four components to receive full credit, regardless of their pre-assessment performance. If you prefer this option, click the button next to this option.

Post-Assessment Preference

You have two options. Select the option that works best for your students by clicking the button next to the option.

Option 1

By default, students have an unlimited number of attempts on their post-assessments, and they never see the answers. Students are encouraged to refer back to the videos and activities to find the answers themselves, rather than have the answers revealed to them. This option is already selected for you.

Option 2

The second option allows a maximum of three attempts on a post-assessment. After the third attempt, the correct answers will be revealed to the student, regardless of their performance. If you prefer this option, select the button next to this option.

Whether post-assessment attempts are limited or unlimited, students’ best attempts (by the due date) will be recorded.

Davis Edge Assignments

There is a Davis Edge pre-set quizzing assignment that corresponds with every Davis Advantage assignment. You have two options. Select the option that works best for your students by clicking the button next to the option.

Option 1

By default, Davis Edge’s pre-set quizzing assignments are turned ON. (See Select Content.) Davis Edge assignments offer a broader and deeper assessment of student understanding. Davis Advantage assignments are often used as pre-class work; Davis Edge assignments are often used as post-class work.

If you choose this option, you will be able to edit or delete assignments within your Class Assignments dashboard. (See View Class.) This option is already selected for you.

Option 2

This option does not add Davis Edge pre-set assignments to your course. However, you will be able to create Quick or Custom assignments within your Class Assignments dashboard. (See View Class.) If you prefer this option, select the button next to this option.

To save and continue, please select Next Step at the bottom of the page.

Schedule Content

Next, you will be asked to schedule the course content. Your two options are outlined in this section.

Set dates

If you choose to set dates, you will be able to manually enter start and end dates for each Davis Advantage assignment and Davis Edge pre-set assignment. This allows you to control the pacing of your course. This option is already selected for you.

Click the calendar icon to adjust the date. The Start Date is the date on which students can begin working on their assignment. (The start time is 12:00 am.) The End Date is the final day that students can submit their work for it to be considered on-time. (The end time was selected on your Create Class screen.)

End Date selections may reorder the content if they do not match the sequence on the Select Content page. (For example, assignments are shown to students based on which assignment is due next.)

Work submitted after the End Date will be marked Late in the Gradebook. (See Accept Late Work).

Keep assignments open for the duration

If you instead choose to keep assignments open for the duration of the class, all modules will be open as of the class start date, and will remain open until the end of the course. (For example, if your course ends on 12/31/2020, all assignments are due on 12/31/2020.)

Once you’ve made your selections, please select Next Step at the bottom of the page to proceed.

Grading Options

Next, you will choose the grading style. The Grading Option determines what will be recorded in both the Instructor and Student Gradebooks.

Davis Advantage Assignments

Participation approach

By default, Davis Advantage is graded for percentage of work completed: participation. The Participation approach (recommended) is already selected for you.

The Participation approach is defined below:

Students will earn a participation grade based on the amount of work they have completed within the topic, regardless of their score. For example, if they have only finished half of the content by the due date, they will receive a 50%. If they have completed all of the content by the due date, they will receive 100% for that topic.

Points approach

If you would instead like to use the points approach, click the bubble to select Points approach. Set the desired point value by entering the number or clicking the up/down controls.

ThePoints approach is defined below:

Students will be awarded points based on the amount of work they have completed within the topic, regardless of their score. For example, if each topic is worth ten points, and a student completes 50% of the content, they would receive five points for that topic.

Davis Edge Assignments

Traditional approach

Davis Edge assignments allow for the same grading options as Davis Advantage assignments, with the addition of the Traditional approach. The Traditional approach is already selected for you.

The Traditional approach is defined below:

The traditional approach scores each component based on a total of 100 percentage points and reflects the percentage of questions the student has answered correctly.

Click the button next to the option that you prefer, either Traditional, Participation or Points approach.

After you’ve made your selection, please select Next Step at the bottom of the page to proceed.

View Summary

You must provide the unique Class ID to your students in order for them to access your Davis Advantage class, take assignments, and submit their scores to your Gradebook.

The last step of class setup provides a Summary of all content you have chosen to include in the class. Please take a moment to note your Class ID.

Class ID

Each class created within Davis Advantage will have a unique Class ID. It is recommended that you paste your Class ID into your syllabus or learning management system, or send in an email to your students.

The Class ID will remain on your Classes page for future reference. It will also be sent to the e-mail address associated with your account.

Finalize the Class

In the Class Setup Summary tab, you may make changes to the course Content, Dates, Experience, or Grading by clicking the Edit buttons, which will direct you back to the appropriate tab.

Print Summary Outline

To print the Summary Outline of your course (to distribute to the class as a syllabus, for example,) click on the Print Summary button at the bottom. Complete the Class Creation process by clicking Go to Dashboard at the bottom of the page.

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