Guest Students
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Written by Rebecca Worden
Updated over a week ago


We do not encourage the use of Guest logins on a regular basis for students. If students already have a Formative account, please have them sign in using their appropriate log in credentials to ensure their responses and scores are saved correctly.

Guest logins are temporary, single-use accounts that students may use to take a formative. However, when using Guest logins, students will NOT be able to log back into those accounts to see their previous work or their scores. Additionally, Guest student scores will not appear on the Tracker (they will appear only on the Responses tab).

Assign to Guests?

Note: only the owner of a formative can assign it to Guest Students. If you are a collaborator on a formative but not the owner, you will not be able to assign it to Guest Students nor view their scores.

Click here to learn how to assign a formative to Guest Students.

When should I use guest students?

**"Guest Students" are best used with students/teachers that DO NOT have a formative account.

Guest students are best used for but not limited to:

  • Placement testing/pre-grade testing (with students that do not have Formative accounts)

  • Admins giving teachers formatives

  • Teachers taking formatives as example students

  • Giving formatives for polls, for fun or games in which you need quick data/information, etc.

When should I NOT use guest students?

**If students/teachers already have an account in Formative, we advise them to log in or take their formatives using their account and NOT log in as a guest student.

  • If students/teachers already have a Formative account and they choose to login as guest student, they must make sure to completely log out of the guest student session immediately after taking the formative. This is to ensure that on their next login they enter using their account credentials and not as guest students again.

Why can't I assign to guest students?

Please note, that the option to assign to "Guest Students" won't be there if you're a collaborator on a formative. Only the original owner can assign to Guests.

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