Using the Quick Grade Mode

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  • Grading any multiple choice, T/F, Yes/No, short fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Grading assigned math problems from the textbook.
  • Grading a math worksheet.
  • Grading questions about a reading passage.


1. Open Smart Notebook
2. Click on the top menu bar Response > Create An Answer Key
Quick Mode

Note: If you select the Text question type, after typing in the correct answer, you click Add.
Note: Enter the title that reflects the actual assignment in your grade book.

(Remember: Maximum # of questions is 40)

8. Once finished with selection of questions types and selection of answers, click the Create button in the bottom right hand corner.
9. This will create your full assessment in Smart.
10. Click on the Title page in the Page Sorter.
11. Click the Response Tab on the left hand side of your Smart Notebook screen.
12. Fill in the Assessment description.
13. Select the choice of Feedback to the students.
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14. Select File > Save As, navigate to the appropriate location for saving.
15. Name the file assessmentname_p0 for a master copy of your assessment. *(p for period; 0 for master)
16. Double check your answers by clicking Response on the Menu Bar at the top of your window, select Set All Answers. Change any answers necessary and click Done.
17. Note: If you teach multiple classes of the same subject, while the master assessment is open, you may want to save the assessment for each class.
  • Select File> Save As.
  • Name the file assessmentname_p1 for your first period class;
  • Do File> Save As again. Name the file assessmentname_p2 for your second period class.
  • Continue for each class period.
  • This gives you a clean assessment for each period.

Starting an Assessment

1. Locate your assessment and double click to open in Smart Notebook
2. Select Response on the top menu bar > Start Class > Select Class
3. Have students power up their clickers and join the designated class. If necessary, they may have to selectFind a class. (Remember to press the arrows to move up or down and then press Enter to select.)
4. In the Page Sorter, click on the Title Page
5. Click the Response Tab on the left side of your Smart Notebook window.
6. Click Start this assessment now link.
7. Students enter the answer to the questions on their clicker & press Enter to submit the answer.
8. You can tell how many students are not finished by clicking the link Show beside Who are we waiting for?
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8. Once all students are finished, click Response on the top menu bar and click Stop Assessment.

Note: If you selected “Show results to students after you stop collecting responses” under Feedback, allow students to view their results on their clickers at this point.

7. Click Response on the top menu bar and click Stop Class. (This process turns off all clickers.)
8. If you close the Smart Notebook Assessment, choose YES to save results with assessment.

(To avoid problems, only open/close one assessment file at a time.)

Viewing Assessment Scores

1. After the assessment is completed, Stop the Assessment, and Stop Class.

To view students full questions, answers, and assement scores:

2. Select Response on the top menu bar > Export Results > Microsoft Excel.
3. When it opens you should see:
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4. Name the results file and select the location to save the results file.
5. Close

2. Locate your Teacher Tool File (the yellow icon on the desktop) and double click. 3. When Teacher Tools opens, you want to be in Gradebook view to select your class results.

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4. Select the class.

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5. Click on the Students tab at the top. 6. You should see your assessment and their total score. If the scores are blurred, click once on the Privacy eye .

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