Popular screencasts

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We release frequent updates and screencasts that focus on particular areas of interest. Here are some of the most popular of those. Most are about 5 minutes long.

  • 5-minute (max) screencasts to guide you through key processes
    • Uploading a new student set: Follow this procedure and it will take no more than 90 seconds to upload your class.
    • The Whiteboard: A great tool for showing the class an analysis of their results in realtime.
    • Results filters: Now your students have finished a set of quizzes, how can you see exactly the marking data you need?
    • Progress Charts: See, and share, how each student, or the whole class, are progressing through interactive graphs.
    • Question Creatr: A short tour of our new question-creation tool. Includes images, sounds and tagging, but not Glyphs. They were added after this video was made.
    • The Quiz Statistics page: To the a serious quiz author, this is the single most useful page in Yacapaca. Yet, hardly anyone knows about it.
    • Tagging across multiple pages: Advanced techniques for compiling quizzes from very large (100+) question banks.
    • Adding videos to quizzes: Create complete learning resources by embedding videos, slideshows and more into any type of assessment.
    • Fuzzy-match cloze questions: Write Cloze (aka "Type your answer") questions that are tolerant of students' poor spelling.
    • Teams increase student motivation: One click to to harness the power of teams in your classroom.
    • Quick Assignments: An end to the chaos of emailed assignment with this organisational feature.
    • Tagging Quizzes: You can get very sophisticated analytics on quizzes that have appropriately-tagged questions. You can now add those tags at any time after creating the quiz, rather than having to have planned them at the time of authoring the individual questions.
    • Advanced Assignment Setting: About half the "how do I..." questions we get relate to the assigning process. This short screencast answers most of those questions.
    • Managing Student Sets: How many teachers can teach many students via many sets, all with just one login each.
    • Edit a quiz direct from the Resources page: As an author, you get complete question-by-question statistics to help you spot and correct problems in each question of a quiz.
    • How to set up teams: Get walked through the team setup process by PE teacher Julia Breen.
    • Using teams to motivate students: Follow-on from Julia Breen. Using the whiteboard to tap into positive peer pressure.
    • Converting from NC Levels to GCSE 9-1: The essential tool for Progress 8 reporting. The screencast shows "Pixl Bands" but this has now been changed to "GCSE 9-1"
    • Managing a Department subscription: How to add a teacher to your Department subscription.