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Creating assignments on Khan Academy
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By using Khan Academy’s assignments, you can find content aligned to the lesson you’re teaching, help students fill gaps in their learning, facilitate the acquisition of new grade-level skills, and empower students to move on to more challenging concepts.
Why use assignments?
- Rigorous content — our content is designed to keep students as close to their learning edge as possible with a balance of procedural, application, and conceptual question types.
- Instant feedback— your students get instant feedback on every answer and you can keep track of their progress every step of the way using the assignment reports.
- Differentiate content — you can select videos, articles, single-skill practice, and mixed-skills practice to assign for an entire class or specific students based on their readiness level.
- Access anywhere — your students can access their assignments on their smartphones, computer, or tablet and our content is available in over 50 languages.
Option 1: Use the Assign tab to create an assignment
From the Teacher dashboard, select the class for which you want to create an assignment. From the class dashboard, go to the Assign tab and select the content you want the student(s) to work on using the checkboxes. Assignments can be made for specific students, for an entire class, or for multiple class periods all at once.
Use the Assign tab to create an assignment
Note: This method is recommended for teachers creating assignments aligned to a curriculum or course.
Option 2: Use the search bar to create an assignment
Type the skill or standard you would like to assign into the search bar at the top of any Khan Academy page and click the content item you want to assign. As long as you are logged into a Khan Academy account set up as a teacher, you will see a toolbar in the top-right corner that says assign.
Note: This method is recommended for teachers creating assignments for a specific skill or concept. It can be especially useful when adding content from other courses.
Use the Manage tab to edit assignments
From the Manage tab, you can edit assignments by selecting the Actions dropdown menu. Or, you can delete the assignment by selecting the checkbox to the right of the assignment and then selecting the red Delete button near the top of the page.
Note: The assignment deletion action is a permanent one and deleted data cannot be recovered.
Key things to know about assignments
- Students will see assignments listed in order by due date. If you would like to sequence assignments in a specific order, assign them with slightly different due dates.
- You can create assignments and save them for later or schedule assignments to go live for your classes on a specific date in the future.
- When new students join your class, they will automatically receive all assignments that are assigned but not yet due to the whole class.
- Students can engage in assignments in other languages (including, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, and more) by changing the default language in their settings.
- Most teachers recommend assigning three to five assignments per week, posted on the same day each week and due on the same date to provide a consistent learning experience.
Want to join the conversation?
- How do I delete an assigned assignment?(2 votes)
- To delete an assignment:
1. Go to the Assignments --> Manage tab in your class
2. Click the checkbox next to the assignments you want to delete
3. Click the Delete button towards the top of the page(1 vote)
- Is there any way to edit the number of questions for an assignment? Sometimes it seems like assignments are 4 questions long and others 7 or 10.(1 vote)
- No, unfortunately there's not a way for teachers to change how many questions are in an assignment.
However, when assigning content using the Assign tab in your class, you can see the number of questions in the assignment is listed beneath the name of the content item.
There's not a good way to require less practice, but one way you can assign students more practice is by asking them to complete an assignment more than once. As long as you select "Different question set for each student" when creating the assignment, students will get different questions on each attempt. You can then verify that the students completed the assignment more than once by going to Assignments --> Manage and clicking on the number under the "Completed" column.(1 vote)
- Should I give a pretest for each unit to access skill deficiency before assigning task in Khan Academy?(8 votes)
- Yes, both because it enhances subsequent learning, so long as you get feedback, and because you can do that on Khan Academy. Remember: Self-quizzing is the actual 'studying', even if it doesn't feel like it. Getting questions wrong, checking your answers, correcting mistakes—this accelerates learning.(1 vote)
- My students already have Khan Academy accounts. Our district just set them (& me) up with Clever accounts. When at Khan's log-in page, I tried the "Continue with Clever" button. However, I was sent to a page that said "Khan Academy would like to create accounts for you and your students." I do NOT want new accounts for them.
How do I link their current Khan account with their Clever account? *How do I link my Khan account with Clever?* (I have over 2,000,000 energy points and don't want to loose them.)(6 votes)
- you can also have them continue with their existing accounts, then log in with Google if your district has G-Suite. It will automatically connect with Clever(3 votes)
- Can a student access assignments after the due date?(3 votes)
- Yes, a student can access assignments after the due date, as long as the teacher has not deleted them. Students need to click on the Past tab when they are viewing assignments.(3 votes)
- Is there a way to assign assignments to all of of those have not yet practiced without having to go through and click each name (the way it was on the old Progress Reports)? The new way is not very user friendly... it's a pain to have to keep checking the list; mine also never scrolls all the way to the bottom of the class so the kids whose names begin with M-Z are never getting differentiated work. Thank you!!(4 votes)
- Do students receive an email notification when I have assigned them content? If so, is there a way for me to turn that off or dictate when it is sent?
(I want to be able to assign ahead of time, and at the same time, I do not want students to do the lessons before the scheduled day)(3 votes)
- Idk how to let students in!(3 votes)
- How? Do you help others with this?(3 votes)
- How can a parent see the assignments for their child?(3 votes)