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How to use the Question tool in Kami

Use Kami's new Question tool to auto-grade assignments with our LMS integrations.

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Kami’s Question tool allows teachers to create auto-graded questions for an assignment and view auto-graded results through the Kami Class View. With this tool, you’ll be able to:

  • Add Multiple Choice, Dropdown, and Short Answer questions to a Kami assignment.

  • Set correct answers and assign points for them.

  • Test and interact with the questions before assigning them via your Learning Management System.

  • View auto-graded results of students’ work with Kami's Class View feature.

✏️ Schoology and Canvas currently don't have all the grading features available. Auto-grading is one of the features that is not capable at this time.

❗️ This feature is still in early development. If you run into any issues or have any feedback, please contact support@kamiapp.com


Who can use the Question tool?

The questions tool is now available for Teachers in Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology.


Enabling the Question tool

Because the tool is currently in development (beta test), you must enable it on your account by following the steps below.

  1. You can go to your Kami Profile in the top right-hand corner of the Kami app.

  2. Select Settings, then scroll down to Beta Features.

  3. Click +On for the Kami Questions feature.


Using the Question tool

Select Question from your Kami toolbar, then choose from Multiple Choice, Dropdown, and Short Answer.

Multiple Choice

  1. Select the Multiple Choice from the Question tool.

  2. Click on the page where you want to create the Multi Choice annotation.

  3. Edit the question and answer options.

  4. Click on the Set answer key or Edit to reveal additional settings.

Dropdown

  1. Select the Dropdown from the Question tool.

  2. Click on the page where you want to create the Dropdown annotation.

  3. Edit question and answer options.

  4. Click on the Set answer key or Edit to reveal additional settings.

Short Answer

  1. Select the Short Answer from the Question tool.

  2. Click on the page where you want to create the Short Answer annotation.

  3. Edit question and answer options.

  4. Click on the Set answer key or Edit to reveal additional settings.

✏️ Make sure to set the answer keys and their respective scores. The questions will not be auto-graded if no correct answer is set, but your students can still interact with it. Answer keys you add in short answer questions are NOT case-sensitive.


Preview your question

  1. Click the Preview questions button on the top navigation bar.

  2. In this mode, you can interact with the Questions like a student would.

  3. Select an answer and click the View Results button to test the auto-grade feature.

  4. Click the Exit preview button to return to edit.


Assign through your Learning Management System

Google Classroom

Assign the document by clicking the Assign button on the top navigation bar.

Canvas and Schoology

For Canvas and Schoology, you will want to save your document with the Questions you made to Google Drive or OneDrive first.

Once the document is saved, you need to do a Kami assignment creation directly in Canvas or Schoology and attach the document you made. Once you assign this to your students, they will have access to the document with the questions for them to answer.


View auto-graded results via Kami Class View

Once students have turned in their work, access Kami Class View to view the graded results in Kami.

✏️ Schoology and Canvas currently don't have all the grading features available. Auto-grading is one of the features that is not capable at this time.

How auto-grading works

Multiple Choice and Dropdown

  • Single-answer questions:

    • The student's answer that matches the answer key exactly will be graded as Correct.

    • Otherwise, it will be graded as Incorrect.

  • Multiple-answer questions:

    • The student's answer that matches all correct options exactly will be graded as Correct, and full credits will be given.

    • The student’s answer that includes no correct option will be graded as Incorrect, and no credit will be given.

    • The student’s answer that includes at least one correct option will be graded as Inaccurate, and no credit will be given.

    • You can adjust the points manually as well.

Short Answer

  • When the Allow partial matches setting is not selected, the student's answer that matches any answer option exactly (the same word order, spelling, spacing, and punctuation) will be graded as Correct.

  • When the Allow partial matches setting is selected, the student's answer that includes any answer option exactly (the same word order, spelling, spacing, and punctuation) will be graded as Correct.

  • You can adjust the points manually as well.


Publish Changes and the Question tool

As of our October 2023 product update, Publish Changes now works with the Question tool in Google Classroom.

✏️ Canvas and Schoology support for Publish Changes will be coming soon.


If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at support@kamiapp.com or book some training with one of our Teacher Success Champions here: https://www.kamiapp.com/training

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