There are various kinds of activities and assignments you can create with Flat for Education. To create your first one, make sure that you’ve already created your first class.
You can open all your existing assignments and create new ones by opening the “Assignments” tab in your class.
Creating a new assignment
Click on the “+ New assignment” button to access a variety of activities:
- Composition: For any assignment using our music notation editor. Your students can start from a blank score, a template, or work on a collaboration.
- Worksheet: Auto-generated and auto-graded music theory exercises. Simply choose the subjects you want to assess and you’re good to go.
- Performance: Audio recording assignments.
Please visit our dedicated help pages for each assignment type mentioned above for more detailed information about them.
1. Name your assignment
Start by naming your assignment. This assignment name will be displayed every time Flat for Education refers to this assignment.
2. Add instructions
You can then add instructions for your new assignment. They can either be text that you add directly to the assignment or an attached file or link. You can attach all the resources you need: documents, presentations, videos, audio files, read-only scores, etc.
3. Extra options
Finally, you can add some extra options to your assignment:
- Due Date: You can choose when your students need to submit their work. (Note: Students will still be able to send their work after the due date, but it will be marked as having been turned in late.)
- Publication Date: You can create your assignment in advance and set a publication date when the assignment will become available to the classroom.
- Grading: You can set the maximum number of points for the assignment. If you’ve connected Google Classroom or an LMS, the grades added to Flat for Education will automatically be added to your LMS gradebook.
- Assigned students: By default, the assignment is given to all the students from your class; however, you can choose here to assign it to particular students. Learn more.
- Toolset: You can limit the tools available to your students when working on the assignment. Learn more.
- Lock Template: If you are using a score as a template in your assignment, you can prevent your students from changing the original notes. Learn more.
- Playback limit: This is to limit the number of times your students will play the score. You can use this option for your dictation and ear training activities.
- Google Classroom Topic: If you are using Google Classroom, you can choose in which topic your assignment will be created.
Please note that all assignment types don’t have the same extra options.
4. Post your assignment
Now that your assignment is ready you can post it. If you want to see how your students will experience Flat for Education, check out our dedicated article.
5. Reviews and follow up
Now that your assignment is available to your students you can follow their progress. Check out our dedicated article to learn more about how to review and give feedback to your students.
For more information on how to navigate the different assignment types, watch these video tutorials!