Keyboarding Keying Drills Assignment and Scheduling Options and Preferences

Instructors can edit these options for Keyboarding Keying Drills assignments by clicking the Gear icon:

Note  
  • Different assignment types have different assignment options available.
  • You cannot enter an available or due date if Always Available is ON.

Scheduling Options: Dates/Times and Security

Option

Details if selected

Specify when the assignment is available

Select dates from the calendar when students can take the assignment.

Options are as follows:

  • Select the Select Available / Due dates option box.
  • On the calendar, click the available date and navigate on the calendar to the due date. Click the due date to select the range.
  • Select the Select Available Date only option box.
  • On the calendar, click specific date(s).
Note Click Next or Prev on the calendar to display the calendar for the next month or the previous month.

Default: Assignment is always available.

Specify password for student access

Set a password that students must enter in order to start work.

Important Passwords are optional. If used, provide them to students.

Default: No password

Available after Due Date

If you have specified a due date for the assignment, you can select whether or not the assignment will still be available to students after that date.

Default: Not selected

Assignment Options: Scoring and Delivery Options

Option

Details if selected

Allow Assignment to be retaken (number of attempts)

Enter the number of attempts (maximum 50).

Default: ON (5 times)

Note The retakes are represented by:
  • SAM exam can be retaken #
  • SAM exam retakes allowed #
  • SAM exam retakes remaining #

Display Result at end of assignment

Students can see their results when they submit the assignment.

Default: ON

Assignment Instructions

Enter the Assignment Instructions.

Default: No Assignment Instructions

Assignment Options: Tasks/Questions tab

Option

Details if selected

Specify incorrect actions per task

Enter the number of times a student can attempt to answer a question. (Select a value between 1 and 10.).

Default: ON (3 incorrect actions)

Note This option is represented by the number of attempts remaining shown in the content player.

Assignment Options: Grading Options

Option

Details if selected

Weights

Timed Writings Outside the Lesson are graded by weighting: GWAM, Errors, and Accuracy. The combined weighted value of all three categories has to equal to 100%. You can adjust the weighted value of the three categories by moving the sliders.

The assignment grade is then calculated using the following formula:

(Weighted GWAM percentage x GWAM Grade) + (Weighted Errors percentage x Errors Grade) + (Weighted Accuracy percentage x Accuracy Grade) = Assignment Grade

You can also exclude a category from weighted calculation by moving the slider so the weighted value is 0%. The pie graph below the sliders displays the weighted values of all three categories.

Note You can reset to the default values at any time by clicking Defaults in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Default: GWAM 34%, Errors 33%, Accuracy 33%

GWAM

Gross Words a Minute or GWAM is the overall typing speed regardless of how many errors you make. In SAM, GWAM is graded based on 6 adjustable ranges across a 70-20 GWAM scale. You can change the ranges by moving the sliders across the scale.

Above each range area is the grade given to that specific range. You can change the grade

by clicking on the grade and using the plus and minus toggles. If a GWAM is greater than 70 the grade given will be the 70 GWAM range grade. If a GWAM is less than 20 the grade given will be the 20 GWAM range grade.

Errors

Errors are graded based on 6 adjustable ranges across a 0-10+ scale. You can change the ranges by moving the sliders across the scale.

Above each range area is the grade given to that specific range. You can change the grade by clicking on the grade and using the plus and minus toggles.

Accuracy

Accuracy is graded based on 6 adjustable ranges across a 100-50 scale. You can change the ranges by moving the sliders across the scale.

Above each range area is the grade given to that specific range. You can change the grade by clicking on the grade and using the plus and minus toggles.

Grade Calculation

The assignment grade is then calculated using the following formula:

(Weighted GWAM percentage x GWAM Grade) +

(Weighted Errors percentage x Errors Grade) +

(Weighted Accuracy percentage x Accuracy Grade) = Assignment Grade

Preferences

If assignment preferences are set it overrides section preferences.