The Home Page serves as your dashboard and allows quick access to your most recent items and classes, as well as quick navigation to other pages on your account!

Recent Formatives

The recent formatives will include the formatives that were most recently updated.

On each tile you can find the following information:

  • Open / Close status of the formative

  • Title

  • The icons of the classes the formative is currently assigned to

  • Quick link to view responses, with an indication of the total amount of responses submitted.

Clicking the tile will take you directly into the formative.

Clicking the quick link to responses will take you directly into the formative's "Responses" tab:

Clicking "See All" on the far right will re-direct you to the Formatives page where you will be able to see the full list of formatives and folders you have saved to your account.

Clicking the 3-dot expansion menu on any given formative tile, will allow teachers to access edit links for a variety of formative actions including changing assignment status, viewing responses, and sharing.

Classes

Here also, the classes that were most recently interacted with will appear as tiles.

Each tile will offer the following information:

  • Class title and thumbnail (including a co-teaching icon and/or a roster-sync icon where applicable)

  • The amount of students in the class

  • The amount of formatives assigned to the class

  • The overall performance of the class

Clicking "See All" on the far right will re-direct you to your Classes page where you could see the full list of active classes and the student details in each of them.

Quick Links

Quick Links give you the ability to quickly access your most important sites or Formative pages with a single click from within your Home page. You can have up to 8 Quick Links on your Home page at a time.

You can add either external sites, such as your Google Classroom or another instructional site you are using, or pages within Formative itself, for example a report you'd like to follow up on frequently.

You can also add Quick Links to specific formatives or folders in your account, for example a common assessment you'd like to have quick access to, a folder containing your most used formatives.

Note: If you add a quick link to the tracker or progress reports, the quick link will even save your filters as you've set them at that time so you don't need to re-set them when accessing via the Quick Link!

If you have not added any quick links yet, you will see the view presented below.

Simply click the blue "Add Quick Links" button to get started.

Once you've added your first Quick Links, you can add more by clicking on the Add+ button at the far-right of the Quick Links section.

To add a Quick Link to an external site:

  • Navigate to the external site and location within it you'd like to set as a Quick Link and copy the full URL from the browser's URL bar

  • Navigate to the Home page in Formative

  • Click on the Add button in the Quick Links section

  • Choose the tab "Custom Link"

  • Enter a name of your choice to identify the link in the top field

  • Enter/Paste the URL (link) you've copied from the external site in the bottom field

  • Click the button "Add" to confirm

If you change your mind about adding the link prior to clicking the Add button, you can click "Cancel" or "Reset" to abort the action of adding the Quick Link.

Once the Quick Link has been added you can click the 3 dots menu on it to either edit the information or delete it from your Home page.

To add a Quick Link to internal Formative pages

  • Navigate to the internal page in Formative you would like to save as a Quick Link, adjust any filters you'd like, and then copy the full URL from the browser's URL bar

  • Navigate back to the Home page

  • Click on the Add button in the Quick Links section

  • Choose the tab "Custom Link" tab

  • Enter a name of your choice to identify the link in the top field

  • Enter/Paste the URL (link) you've copied into the bottom field

  • Click the button "Add" to confirm

If you change your mind about adding the link prior to clicking the Add button, you can click "Cancel" or "Reset" to abort the action of adding the Quick Link.

Once the Quick Link has been added you can click the 3 dots menu on it to either edit the information or delete it from your Home page.

To add a Quick Link to a formative or a folder

  • Click on the Add button in the Quick Links section

  • Choose the tab "Formative or Folder"

  • Start typing in the title of the formative or folder and locate it in the dropdown list that will appear

  • Click on the title of the formative or folder of your choice and it will be added as a tile inside the window

  • If you've accidentally chosen the wrong formative or folder you can click the X on the tile to remove it and make a different selection, or you can begin to type the title again and choose another formative or folder to replace the tile with

  • When you are ready, click "Add" to confirm

If you change your mind about adding the link prior to clicking the Add button, you can click "Cancel" or "Reset" to abort the action of adding the Quick Link.

Once the Quick Link has been added you can click the 3 dots menu on it to either edit the information or delete it from your Home page.

Add + (New Formative / New Class)

The Add + button in its' normal location at the top right corner of the Home Page provides the option to create new formatives, or add a new class. Simply click on this button and you will be presented with the different options in a dropdown menu.

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