How do I make a Scratchpad question?

Scratchpad questions are ideal for questions that involve the drawing of diagrams as well as questions that test students' ability to identify objects within an image.

Creating the question

Scratchpad questions can only be created within Smart Lessons and Assessments. For instructions on making a Smart Lesson, click here.

Select the Scratchpad extended response template.

Enter a question into the provided textbox.

Click on the Edit button for the Scratchpad component.

Select the tools (colour and brush type) that you'd like your students to draw with by default. They can change the colour and brush as they go. 

You can add a background image if you'd like your students to draw over the top of something. This can be useful if you want to ask them to identify something within an image or diagram.

You're able to add a model answer. Once your students submit an answer, they'll be shown the model answer alongside their own answer and will be given the chance to improve their own answer.

Optional Settings

You can add an explanation that will be shown alongside the model answer by clicking the Explanation tab at the top of the slide.

Peer Review

Extended response questions are compatible with Peer Review. If the work you're creating is suitable for Peer Review, you can click on the Student Marking Criteria tab at the top of the slide. 

From here you can set specific review and feedback criteria that will be used by students when Peer Reviewing this work. 

For full details on creating questions with Peer Review, refer to our article here.

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