Do my students need a Google email account to access an Easel Activity?
Yes, students need to log in using a Google email account before accessing an Easel Activity, even if they’re accessing the activity from a shareable link. Google’s identity provider service provides the largest coverage of student credentials, which allows us to bring Easel Activities to as many classrooms as possible.
How do I know what a student will see after being assigned an Easel Activity?
To view an Easel Activity from a student’s perspective, open the activity on the My Activities page and then click the “View as Student” tab at the top of the page.
This will show all of the tools a student will have access to, and how the activity will appear on their end.
Students will also have a ‘Turn In’ button that they can click when they have completed the activity.
You can learn more in our Getting Started Guide here.
Can I view in-progress work in the Easel Activity tool?
To view a student’s in-progress work, you can simply open the Easel Activity and click on the “Assign & Review” tab. You’ll see a list of student names, the status of their activity, and the option to “Review” or “View” a student’s activity. If the activity status shows “In Progress,” click the “View” button to assess a snapshot of how that particular student is doing at that moment in time. Click “Refresh” at any time to see the latest work from your students.
In addition to viewing in-progress work, the “View In-Progress” option also allows you to re-open any Easel Activity that you’ve graded and returned to your students.
Learn more about viewing in-progress and returned work here.
Is student work automatically saved when working on an Easel Activity?
Yes, as your students work on an Easel Activity, their progress will be automatically saved. However, once a student clicks the “Turn In” button, they will not be able to open the Easel Activity again until you return it to them. So, if a student would like to complete an activity at a different time, they can simply close the activity and return to it later.