How can I preview activities?

Learn how to preview a Quill activity before assigning it.

Updated over a week ago

You can preview a Quill activity to view the prompts and feedback that students will see when completing the activity.

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Preview an activity from the activity library

To preview an activity from the activity library, navigate to the Assign Activities tab.

Then, click the Explore activities in our activity library card.

Then, search for activities by typing a writing skill in the Search for concepts, activities, and more field or by using the filters on the left side of the activity library.

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Click here to learn more about searching for activities on Quill's activity library.

To preview an activity for before selecting it, click the Preview hyperlink to the far right of the activity's name.

Preview an activity that you have assigned

To preview an activity that you have assigned, navigate to the My Activities tab.

Then, find the activity that you would like to preview and click on the name of the activity to preview it.

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To preview the activity in a separate tab, right-click the name of the activity and click the Open Link in New Tab option. This allows you to preview an activity while still being able to easily return to the My Activities page.

How does preview mode work?

When previewing any Quill Diagnostic, Quill Grammar, Quill Connect, or Quill Reading for Evidence activity, you will see a Preview Menu on the left side of the page that allows you to toggle between the prompts rather than sequentially progress through them. When students complete an activity, they will not see the Preview Menu and will have to sequentially progress through the prompts.


โ€‹When previewing a Quill Lesson, our whole-class interactive slides, you will see a blue banner at the top of the screen indicating that you are previewing the teacher's view of the Quill Lesson. To the far right of this banner, you will see an Open Student View hyperlink so that you can preview what students will see when completing the Quill Lesson.

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Any responses that you submit while previewing an activity will not be saved in your data reports. Students' responses will only be saved in your data reports if they are completing activities that you have assigned to them in their Quill accounts.

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