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Instructor FAQs

What does it mean if one of my students is "struggling"?

Struggling, learning objective, doing poorly, difficulty
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can students attempt an assessment question more than once?

Multiple attempts, how to answer questions, retry, do over
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

How do I copy my course?

Copy course, clone course, duplicate, share
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

First Day of Class Presentation

Download a PowerPoint presentation to share with your class to help everyone get off to a smooth start!
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Written by Whitney Porter
Updated over a week ago

First Day of Class Presentation (LMS)

Download a PowerPoint presentation to share with your class to help everyone get off to a smooth start!
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Written by Whitney Porter
Updated over a week ago

Can I use a traditional textbook with alta?

Textbook
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Sample Email to Students

Sample email to send to students at the beginning of your semester. Help students join your course and begin working!
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Sample Email to Students (LMS)

Sample email to send to students at the beginning of your semester. Help students join your course and begin working! LMS version.
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Thinking of using Knewton in your traditional classroom?

Traditional classroom, traditional model, blended learning, pedagogical model
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Thinking of using Knewton in your ‘flipped’ classroom?

Flipped classroom, pedagogical model, flipped model
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Thinking of using Knewton in your ‘tipped’ classroom?

Tipped classroom, tipped model, pedagogical model
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

How can I invite another instructor to a Section or Course?

Section collaborator, TA, assistant, co-instructor
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated this week

How do I use the Students tab in my alta course?

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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can I copy a test?

Duplicate, copy, reuse, test token
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

What is the Review Center?

Test review, Review LTI
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I enable multiple attempts for my tests? How do these work?

Retake, reattempt, try again, view results, test graded, answers, graded questions
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Are students able to see results?

Test results, scores, grades, quiz results
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How can I monitor student progress?

Analytics, grades, progress
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can I email my students from inside alta?

email students, contact, learning objective, sort, message
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Can I reset my students’ assignments, quizzes, or tests?

Reset, multiple attempts, redo, do-over, quizzes, delete
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Where can I view a list of all the topics available for my course?

ISBN, choose, topics, view topics, courses, options
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can I post an announcement or links in alta?

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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can I rearrange my coursework?

Schedule, arrangement, adjust, order
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do students join my course?

Enroll, add students, sign up, begin work, invite students, remove/ unenroll/ delete students, drop
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

What are pool questions? How do I use them?

Pool questions, algorithmic questions, randomized questions
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Why am I receiving notifications?

Notifications, alerts, unsubscribe, email
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Can I use alta to grade students?

Grading
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Can I print out tests?

Offline test, paper, hand out, physical
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I create an extension?

Extension, more time, grant, extend, time limit, individual, create, extra time, due date time
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I change due dates?

edit, assignment, quiz, test, due date, deadline, bulk edit, multiple, available, group, mass, all, single
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

What should I do with my Section Creation Link?

Initialization link, Integration, first link in LMS
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Written by Sarah Viner
Updated over a week ago

Can I remove the timer on a timed test for an individual student? How?

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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can I set an extension after a due date has passed?

Due date, set extension, past, passed, late, retake
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

If a due date is extended, can students revise a test or quiz to improve scores?

Dolores Freeman avatar
Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I mark a student as "done?"

Done, complete, finished, satisfied, stop work
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I delete students from my section?

delete, remove, drop class, get rid of
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

If there are students with extensions after a due date, will the quiz and test answers be released?

Extensions, view results, graded questions, answers, test grade, show results
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago
Student FAQs

Getting Started with Knewton for Students

Learn how to join a course, pay for access to Knewton or enter an access code, and start an assignment.
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated this week

Getting Started with Knewton for Students Using an LMS

Learn how to join a course, pay for access to Knewton or enter an access code, and start an assignment in a class using an LMS.
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated this week

Knerd Tips for Students

Learn about adaptivity, answering questions effectively, getting help or submitting feedback, and account settings.
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Knerd Tips for Students Using an LMS

Learn how to change your account or billing information, get help or submit feedback, and learn how to answer questions effectively.
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

What is the cost of alta?

Price, cost, pay, how much, plan, payment, access code, courtesy, access code, free, monthly, two year, 2 year
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated this week

Can I work on multiple assignments simultaneously?

Multiple assignments, schedule, order
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

How do I correct the information in my alta course?

Wrong grade, wrong score, correct account
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

I see the error, “You need instructor privileges to access Knewton.” What’s going on?

Privileges, error, homework, can't, blocked, broken, complete
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I look at my progress?

Progress, mastery, grade, score, activity
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I answer graphing questions?

Graph, plot, point, shade, shading, shady, dotted line, inequalities, linear, desmos, line,
Dolores Freeman avatar
Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Do questions have to be answered in a specific format?

Question format, case-sensitive, symbols, keyboard, solution, answers
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Do I have to "take a break" as advised?

instructions, rules, pause, gimme a break
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

How do I practice on my own?

Practice, on my own, not assignment, review assignment, Review Center study guide
Sara Erstad avatar
Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Can I retake quizzes and tests?

Retake, reattempt, redo, retry
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can my Instructor see the work I complete in an Assignment?

Professor, instructor, view, see my work,
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Will my classmates see the same content as me in an Assignment?

Same content, classmates, experience, personalized
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

Why is my progress bar moving backwards or not moving?

progress, mastery, performance, backwards, remediation
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How can I get help answering a question?

More help, confused, don't understand, instruction, help me, more instruction
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How long are assignments?

Assignment Length
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

How do I cancel my monthly subscription?

Cancel subscription, billing, cancel
Dolores Freeman avatar
Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

How can I delete my account?

Delete, unsubscribe, cancel
Whitney Porter avatar
Written by Whitney Porter
Updated over a week ago
General FAQs

How do I change my email address?

Change, email, typo, new email, wrong, account, school, personal
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Can I move the chat icon?

Chat, support, move, adjust, block, close, Intercom
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

Is there a maximum number of students I can have in one section?

Maximum number, course size, class size
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

How can an instructor or student view instructional or assessment content associated with a topic outside of an Assignment?

Instruction, extra
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

How can I contact Knewton?

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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

What does the mastery bar in alta represent?

Mastery bar, progress
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

What is the difference between a quiz and a test?

Quiz and test, topics, test features, scores, choose question, pool, timer, shuffle, lockdown
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Written by Dolores Freeman
Updated over a week ago

What is a Booster Assignment?

Booster assignment, need a boost, boost me, review material
Whitney Porter avatar
Written by Whitney Porter
Updated over a week ago

What is Knewton's approach to adaptive learning and how is it unique?

Adaptive learning
Whitney Porter avatar
Written by Whitney Porter
Updated over a week ago

Where does Knewton get the content for its alta courses?

Open Educational Resources
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

How is alta different from non-adaptive learning products and other digital learning tools?

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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

What is Knewton and Mastery Learning?

Mastery, adaptive, adaptivity, instruction, learning
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

How does alta decide which question is next?

How it works, decide, technology, questions
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Written by Sara Erstad
Updated over a week ago

How do I reset my password?

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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Which web browser should I use to access alta?

Browsers, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Devices, Desktop, Mobile
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

How do I report feedback or issues?

Content feedback, report, issues, chat, wrong answer, correct, incorrect, marked wrong, right, not true
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago
Using Statistical Software with Knewton

Find a Linear Regression Equation

How to Find a Linear Regression Equation in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Find Sums from Frequency Tables

How to Find Sums from Frequency Tables in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Calculate a Chi-square Test Statistic for a Two-Way Table

How to Calculate a Chi-square Test Statistic for a Two-Way Table in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Find the Mean and Standard Deviation from a One-Way Table

How to Find the Mean and Standard Deviation from a One-Way Table in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Calculate a Chi-square Test Statistic for a One-Way Table

How to Calculate a Chi-square Test Statistic for a One-Way Table in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Construct a Histogram

How to Construct a Histogram in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Percentiles in Google Sheets

How to Find Percentiles in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Autofill in Google Sheets

Using the Autofill Feature in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Relative Frequency Distribution in Google Sheets

How to Construct a Relative Frequency Distribution and a Cumulative Relative Frequency Distribution in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Construct a Scatter Plot

How to Construct a Scatter Plot in Google Sheets
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago

Cell References and Using the Dollar Sign

Cell References in Google Sheets and Using the Dollar Sign
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Written by Michael Mancuso
Updated over a week ago