After you have assigned a Quill diagnostic to your students, Quill will generate recommended activities individualized for each student based on their performance on their diagnostic. Below, you will find some tips and tricks for assigning diagnostic recommendations to your students and how you can best leverage these diagnostic recommendations.
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How to access the Practice recommendations report
Navigate to the My Reports tab and click the Diagnostics sub-tab.
On the Diagnostics page, you will see each Quill Diagnostic that has been assigned to your classes. Use the dropdown menu in the upper left corner to select a class and only see the Quill Diagnostics assigned to that class.
To view the reports for a specific Quill Diagnostic and specific class, click the View results and recommendations button for that Quill Diagnostic.
Click the Practice recommendations tab in the menu on the left side of the subsequent page.
Stagger the release of practice recommendation activities
When you are ready to assign practice recommendation activities to your students, you can either assign all of the recommended activity packs at once, or you can stagger the release of the recommended activity packs.
When you click the Assign activity packs button in the upper right corner of the Practice recommendations report, a menu prompting you to select a Release Method will pop up.
The left option, Staggered Release, assigns every recommended (checked) activity pack to students; however, students are only able to complete one activity pack at a time, and they must fully complete the open activity pack before unlocking the next activity pack. Students will see the currently unlocked activity pack in their Quill account and be able to start working on it right away, but will see locks next to each locked activity pack and not yet be able to interact with these locked activity packs.
The right option, Immediate Release, assigns every recommended (checked) activity pack to students, and students can immediately access every assigned activity pack. Activity packs will not be locked, and students can work on any assigned activity pack.
Preview practice recommendation activities
When assigning recommended activity packs to your students in the Practice recommendations report, you can preview any recommended activity pack to see which activities your students will be completing.
To preview a recommended activity pack before assigning it, click the question mark (?) icon next to the name of the skill set that the activity pack addresses.
Clicking this question mark icon will bring you to a page, where you can read a summary of the activity pack's content and the estimated time that it will take to complete. You can click the Preview hyperlink to the right of any activity in the activity pack to preview the activity and click through the prompts of that respective activity.
To assign this activity pack, you can return to the Practice recommendations report and assign the activity pack.
Number of practice recommendation activities students should complete per week
In general, we've found that students make progress when they are completing 2-4 activities on Quill per week. Since each activity takes approximately 10-15 minutes, and each recommended activity pack contains between 4 and 7 activities, teachers can generally expect a recommended activity pack to be completed in 1-2 weeks. Of course, students may need more or less time depending on the number of activities in the activity pack, the level of difficulty of the activities, and students' varying levels of proficiency.
Remove activities from practice recommendation activity packs
The number of activities in each practice recommendation activity pack differs per activity pack. Some activity packs have as few as two activities while others have more than ten. You can remove activities from an activity pack both before and after you have assigned the activity pack to students.
Remove activities from a practice recommendation activity pack before assigning it to students
Preview the activity pack from the Practice recommendations report by clicking the question mark (?) icon next to the name of the skill set that the activity pack addresses.
Click the Select pack button in the top right corner of the overview page of the activity pack.
On the subsequent Review and assign page, remove any activities you'd like to remove by clicking the X icon to the right of the activity in the Review activities and pick due dates section before choosing the students to whom you would like to assign this activity pack in the Choose classes or students section and clicking the Assign pack to classes button in the upper right corner of the page.
Remove an activity from a practice recommendation activity pack after assigning it to students
Navigate to the My Activities page.
Scroll to the activity pack from which you would like to remove an activity.
Click the X icon to the far right of any activity to remove it from the activity pack
Unassign practice recommendation activities
To unassign a recommended activity pack or activity...
Navigate to the My Activities page.
Scroll to find the activity pack or activity that you would like to unassign.
If you would like to unassign an activity pack from ALL students who have been assigned the activity pack, click the Delete activity pack hyperlink to the far right of the activity pack's name
If you would like to unassign the activity pack from only SOME students out of all of the students who have been assigned the activity pack, click the Add/remove students assigned button.
If you would like to unassign a single activity from ALL students who have been assigned the activity pack, click the X icon to the far right of the activity's name.
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