There are various kinds of activities and assignments you can create in Flat for Education. Use our auto-graded music theory worksheets for homework practice or knowledge assessment if you decide to give some points for each exercise. You only need to pick a subject, choose some settings, and the platform will automatically generate some exercises for you to assess the knowledge of your students on basic music theory. Our product will also automatically grade their work and push grades to Google Classroom or your LMS (MusicFirst, Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, etc.
Creating a worksheet
Here is how you can access the main worksheet properties:
From there, you can change the worksheet title and description. You can also decide if you want the student to see their results upon completion, or after you have reviewd their work.
Publication date, due date, assigned students & exercises shuffling
As with the composition assignments, you can set a due date. If you want to prepare your worksheet in advance and have it released by a certain date, you can set the publication date. If you only want to send the worksheet to your students using treble clef, select them in the “Assigned Students” field. Finally, if you want each student to receive the exercises in a different order, you can tick the “Shuffle” option.
Choose and create the exercises
We have added several types of exercises:
Pitch recognition: The student must give the pitch of the given note. You can use different notations for the pitch: letters, solfege in fixed or movable Do.
Pitch construction: The student must place the note on the staff and select the right accidental to match the given pitch.
Key recognition: The student is given a mode and a key signature. He must then find the right tonic.
Key construction: The student must select the right key signature for the given tonic & mode.
Interval recognition: The student must name the given interval.
Interval construction: The student is given an interval and a note. He must then place a second note on the staff to match the given interval.
Scale recognition: The student is given a scale and must say which mode it is.
Scale construction: The student is given a mode, and must place accidentals on the scale to match the given mode.
Chord identification: The student is given notes forming a chord, and must select the type of the chord.
Chord construction: The student is given a chord type and a root note, and must place the other notes to form the chord.
Beat Counting: The student is given a measure and has to write the counting below the notes. It can use several systems such as numbering or Takadimi.
Once you choose the subject, you can establish how many exercises the students will have to solve and the points per exercise.
Reviewing students work
Just like scores assignments on Flat for Education, you can access your students’ work as soon as they start working on your assignments. The worksheet exercises are automatically graded, and you can optionally choose to manually release grades after reviewing their work.
Grades are automatically sent to your Google Classroom course or your LMS gradebooks, including MusicFirst, Canvas, Schoology, and Moodle.
You and your students can then click on the exercises to see what the correct answers were:
Remember you can follow your students progress. Check out our dedicated article to learn more about how to review and give feedback to your students.
With the latest analytics tab, you can see how your class performs as a whole. You will have access to the average percentage of correct answers for the whole worksheet. Additionally, for each exercise, you can know how many students answered correctly, and how many have skipped the question. To access this, click on the specific worksheet assignment you are interested in, and go to the “Analytics” tab.