Formative Educator Exclusive: Top 5 New Features & What's next

Top 5 features We've Added To Our new Version

1. New Upload & Transform format!

Now students can scroll through a document and associated questions independently. This way they can respond to questions without losing sight of what they are referencing!

Now students can scroll through a document and associated questions independently. This way they can respond to questions without losing sight of what they are referencing!

2. Math equation editor

Our new equation editor gives you the ability to create equations as part of questions. Hesitant about entering commands? Click here for a how-to guide! This is just the beginning and we plan to make it easier (button-based equation editor anyone?) and give students access to it too!

Our new equation editor gives you the ability to create equations as part of questions. Hesitant about entering commands? Click here for a how-to guide! This is just the beginning and we plan to make it easier (button-based equation editor anyone?) and give students access to it too!

3. Create student accounts, add them to classes, and reset passwords ALL from within your teacher account. 

Gone are the days where you have to contact us to create accounts, request student usernames and reset passwords! Now you can do it from your new Classes page!

Gone are the days where you have to contact us to create accounts, request student usernames and reset passwords! Now you can do it from your new Classes page!

4. See which classes you've assigned each of your formatives to from your dashboard

Say goodbye to clicking into each of your formatives to see who your formatives are assigned to! Now you can get a bird's eye view of all the action! Each badge shows represents a class you've assigned a formative to and if a badge has a "lock" icon next to it, it means you've closed it and students in that class can no longer respond!

Say goodbye to clicking into each of your formatives to see who your formatives are assigned to! Now you can get a bird's eye view of all the action! Each badge shows represents a class you've assigned a formative to and if a badge has a "lock" icon next to it, it means you've closed it and students in that class can no longer respond!

5. Automatically lock a formative as well as return scores and/or correct answers

Have students working on formatives at different paces? Want students who finish early to review their progress and move onto something else? Now you can automatically lock a formative as well as return scores/and or correct answers for it!

Have students working on formatives at different paces? Want students who finish early to review their progress and move onto something else? Now you can automatically lock a formative as well as return scores/and or correct answers for it!

Honorable Mentions:

  • import your classes from Google Classroom
  • change the type of question you are creating on the fly
  • duplicate questions
  • we've brought back the sliding bar for easy scoring!
  • hide names when viewing results
  • re-order questions by dragging and dropping
  • progress bar so students can see which questions they've responded to
  • updated show your work/view-only canvas (new colors, shape templates, eraser, undo button) 
  • clone, share, and delete multiple formatives

What's Next

Over the next few days, we are working on...

  • bringing back the ability to sort responses by things like recency/name/score
  • bringing back the ability to zoom in on responses
  • adding an even easier way to post a formative to Google Classroom

A little further down the line, we are going to work on...

  • changing the label of the button students use to enter a formative based on their progress
  • making it so that a student's name scroll with their progress on the summary view
  • improving the interface for mobile devices

Before we release our new version to the public, we are going to...

  • give you the ability to move formatives between folders and delete folders
  • bring over all the responses you've collected in our current version (goformative.com)
  • create a basic tracker for you to track student progress on standards/skills you've tagged
  • make a quicker way to score