After you have assigned a diagnostic assessment 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.

For information on accessing the report of diagnostic recommendations, check out this article.

Table of Contents

  1. Stagger the release of Quill's diagnostic recommendations

  2. Preview a diagnostic/survey’s recommended activity packs

  3. Number of diagnostic recommendations students should complete per week

  4. Remove activities from a recommended activity pack

  5. Un-assign diagnostic recommendations


How can I stagger the release of Quill's diagnostic recommendations?

When you are ready to assign the diagnostic recommended activities to your students, you can either assign all of the recommendations at once or you can stagger the release of the recommendations.

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 leftmost option, Staggered Release, assigns every recommended (checked) activity pack to students; however, students are only able to complete one pack at a time. They must fully complete one pack before unlocking the next.

Students can see the activity pack on their dashboard and start working on it right away.

The rightmost option, Immediate Release, assigns every recommended (checked) activity pack to students, and students can immediately access every activity pack assigned. Activity packs will not be locked, and students can work on any recommended concept.



How can I preview a recommended activity pack?

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 will bring you to an overview page of the activity pack, where you can read a summary of the activity pack's content and the estimated time that it will take to complete. You can then click the Preview hyperlink to the right of any activity to click through the prompts of that respective activity.

You can then return to the Practice recommendations report to assign the activity pack.


How many recommended packs should students 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 each, and each recommended activity pack contains (on average) 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 pack, the level of difficulty of the activities, and students' varying levels of proficiency.



How do I remove an activity from a diagnostic recommended activity pack?

The number of activities in each diagnostic recommended activity pack differs per pack. Some 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.

To remove activities from a recommended 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

  • Remove any activities you'd like by clicking the "X" icon to the right of the activity before assigning the activity pack to your students

To remove an activity from a recommended activity pack after assigning it to students:

  • Click the My Activities tab

  • Scroll to the activity pack that you would like to adjust

  • Click the X icon next to any specific activity to remove it from the pack

Once it is removed from your dashboard, it will also be removed from the students' dashboards.


How do I un-assign diagnostic recommendations?

If you need to un-assign a recommended activity pack, you can do so in your My Activities tab.

To un-assign diagnostic recommended activity packs:

  • Click the My Activities tab

  • Scroll to find the activity you would like to un-assign

  • If you would like to un-assign the activity from ALL students in ALL classes, click the Delete activity pack hyperlink

OR

  • If you would like to un-assign the activity from only SOME students or SOME classes, click the Add/remove students assigned button

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