Brain Bee FAQ 2020

We are excited to be hosting Round 1 of the Brain Bee Challenge in 2020! This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.

Setting up your class

  • Once you have registered your interest through our registration page here, our team will set up your Brain Bee class for you and you will receive an email from EP with a unique access code. 
  • In order to set up your Brain Bee class, provide students with this access code and they will automatically be able to join that class. 
  • You can see who has enrolled for this class via the ‘Classes & Students’ tab on your EP Control Panel. 
  • If students do not have an EP account, they will be prompted to create one when they try to log in and enter this code. 
If your students already have EP accounts, they will need to click on their name and then ‘Enter Access Code’ If your students do not have an EP account, they will need to click the link to create one and access the class

Finding & Assigning Content

  • The Content for Round 1 of the Brain Bee Challenge can be found in the ‘Brain Bee 2020’ folder that is in the Featured section of the Science Content Library.
  • This top level folder contains 4 sub-folders, each with a range of Smart Lessons that house all of the content the students should learn for the Round 1 Quiz.

  • Students can access this content at any time WITHOUT it being assigned by their teacher, however, if you wish to keep track that the students are working on these resources please assign it to them to complete. See the steps below on assigning a ‘Task & Homework’ activity. 
  • There are also practice assessments in these folders. These are NOT ABLE to be seen by students unless assigned to them by their teacher via the ‘Assessments’ portal - please see the steps below on assigning an Assessment.

Assigning a ‘Task & Homework’ Activity

  • Go to the ‘Tasks & Homework’ tab on your Control Panel
  • Click ‘Assign a new task’
  • Select ‘Smart Lesson’
  • For ‘Who’ - choose the 2020 Brain Bee class
  • For ‘What’ - navigate to the Brain Bee 2020 folder and select all of the Smart Lessons 
  • For ‘When’ - have the task open straight away and close on March 1st (or the date you are conducting the assessment)
  • The other sections are optional for you in this particular task
  • Click ‘Assign Task’

Assigning an ‘Assessment’

  • Go to the ‘Assessments’ tab on your Control Panel
  • Click ‘Assign a new assessment’
  • Select ‘Pre-built Assessment’
  • For ‘Who’ - choose the 2020 Brain Bee class
  • For ‘What’ - navigate to the Brain Bee 2020 folder and select one of the practice assessments 
  • For ‘When’ - have the task open straight away and close on March 1st (or the date you are conducting the assessment)
  • For ‘Assessment Conditions’ - 
    • Time Allowed - enter 40 minutes 
    • Number of attempts - decide whether you would like students to have a single or multiple attempts. Multiple attempts will allow them to redo the assessment and work towards improving their understanding 
    • Security - enable Full Screen Monitored Mode
  • For ‘Targeted Remediation’ - select ‘automatically assign’
  • Click ‘Set Assessment’
  • Repeat the above steps for all assessments as you can only assign one at a time 

Round 1 Assessment

  • Round 1 of the Brain Bee Challenge is conducted via a 40-minute online assessment that is hosted on the EP platform that can be sat any time between March 1st and March 31st. 
  • All students MUST sit this assessment at the same time and under exam conditions.
  • The assessment will be set up for you by the EP Team and go ‘live’ on March 1st. You will receive more information on this from the team closer to the date.
  • Students will need to select the ‘Brain Bee Round 1’ assessment from their Student Dashboard and enter an assessment access code (provided to the teacher only by the team in a future email) to access the assessment.

Round 1 Results

  • EP DOES NOT receive any information about the Round 1 results from the organisers of the Brain Bee Challenge. 
  • The BBC will contact schools where students have successfully advanced to Round 2 sometime after March 31st.
  • Schools will receive further information in regards to Round 2 and beyond if students are successful.

For more information on Brain Bee, you can find a collection of our help documentation here. You are also welcome to email us at brainbee@educationperfect.com and we'll get back to you within a few hours!

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