When students log in, they can see on their dashboards all the assessments available to them during the open testing window. However, the District Test Coordinator (DTC) can allow teachers and administrators to control whether assessments are visible during the open testing window. To do this, the DTC enables the "classroom switch" and chooses whether assessments are hidden or visible by default. Administrators and teachers can then control assessment visibility for each assessment and class.
Enabling the Classroom Switch
To enable the classroom switch for a district, a DTC should follow these steps:
- From the top menu, click Manage Schools. This opens the Manage Schools page with a "Manage Classroom Switch" section at the top of the page.
- Check the box next to "Enable classroom switch for [the District]". A saving operation occurs automatically, and you see a message indicating that data was saved. An OFF/ON switch now appears on the screen.
The DTC has two choices for default test visibility:
OFF = hide assessments on student dashboards during the open testing window unless a teacher marks it as visible.
ON = show assessments on student dashboards during the open testing window unless a teacher marks it as hidden.
- Set the switch to OFF to hide assessments from students by default. Teachers or administrators must mark an assessments as visible to students, class by class and assessment by assessment, as needed.
- Set the switch to ON to make assessments visible by default. Teachers or administrators can mark them as hidden if needed, class by class and assessment by assessment.
Controlling Individual Assessment Visibility
After the DTC enables the classroom switch, each assessment can then be turned ON (visible) or OFF (hidden) by a teacher or administrator. In assessment lists on the teacher and administrator dashboards, the ON-OFF switch is available for each assessment and class block.
Note: You can also access the assessment ON-OFF switch when searching for a specific assessment schedule using Assessments > Schedules.