Smart Tasks is ideal for setting, monitoring, marking and recording homework. A teacher can set up multiple tasks in advance so that you don't have to remember to make them available, and never forget to set a homework again!

There are lots of options when setting a task so that you can configure the type of work you want to set and how much marking you want to do! Twenty quiz questions with automatic marking, a single high mark question, defining all the terms in a topic or a mixture of all three is possible with Smart Tasks.

Questions are chosen automatically to reduce teacher workload, but you can also chnage the questions that have been chosen. The task setting process also informs the teacher how long a task should take the students to complete, so that the teacher can set the right volume of work easily.

How to use Smart Revise for homework

Step 1: Set a task

Create a new task with the following settings:

New task
  • Topics: select only those topics that have been taught so far, not the topic currently being worked on. It is possible that questions will be chosen that the students haven't yet covered. Use homework as an opportunity to assess previously learned material to aid in long term knowledge retention. You could choose just one topic to focus the homework.
  • Experience: choose the type of homework you want to set. Select only Quiz questions for zero marking but lots of data. Choose one 8+ mark question for a more considered piece of work. Choose a small sample of different question types for a more balanced assignment.
  • Questions: pay careful attention to the time to complete the task. You don't want to set a task that violates your school's homework policy. It is often better to be generous with the time and aim for questions that are under the recommended time so that students don't feel they need to rush. It is usually better to get smaller but better pieces of work. This is not intended to be a formal assessment.
  • Schedule: set the available from date/time when you want the task to be available to students. Remember to set the deadline too.
  • Students: you won't know in advance who will be absent from the lesson. If you want absentees to still complete the work, no problem. If not, remember to delete the task for selected students using the active tasks list.

Step 2: Mark the task

Students will need to submit their work for marking before the deadline. Once the marking is complete remember to commit the task to the mark book and tidy up the active tasks. If a student fails to complete the work, submit the task for the student from the active tasks list.

Step 3: Record the marks in a mark book

Once the task has been marked and committed, it will appear in the mark book for both teachers and students. Green tasks were completed on time. Orange tasks were submitted after the deadline. Red tasks were not completed. If the work was not set for the student it will appear as an X.

Mark book