Quick Tip

Naiku Quick Tip: Search by Key Words and Standards

One of my Education Professor’s in college told me that the best teachers are the best thieves. What he meant was we as teachers need to save our precious time and find and reuse other teacher’s materials instead of creating our own. So whether you are a Naiku pro or brand new, one of the most time saving options when creating a new assessment is to search for existing questions to populate your assessment. In the assessment creation window (Assessments -> Create -> New Assessment), on the right side of … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Adding an Assessment as a Learning Resource

Did you know that you can use an assessment as a learning resource? Learning Resources are a great way to provide students with the intervention, practice, or enrichment that they may need throughout the year. Naiku now allows teachers to assign a Naiku assessment as a learning resource for their students. When students take a test and receive the learning resource based on their performance, in addition to the instructional text or video, you may want to include another assessment for the student to take after they finish reading the instructional … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Using An Access Code To Take An Assessment

Did you know that students can login to an assessment using an access code? At times it can be difficult for students to remember login information, especially those young elementary students. This can be a bit of a distraction when it’s time to take an assessment using Naiku. Fortunately, Naiku allows students to access an assessment using a unique “Access Code” for that particular test. First, assign the assessment to the class that you would like to take the assessment. Once the assessment is assigned to the class, the teacher will … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Using Bubble Sheets

Did you know that you can print bubble sheets and have students take a Naiku assessment using paper and pencil? On occasion, student’s forget their devices at home or bring their device in with no charge, making it difficult for students to take their assessments online.  For those instances, Naiku has made it easy and convenient to print out the assessment and a matching bubble sheet for student to take the assessment using pencil and paper. To print out a bubble sheet for an assessment created in Naiku, from the … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Transferring Results to Your Gradebook

Did you know that you can transfer your results from Naiku directly into your gradebook? As we all know, entering scores into our online gradebooks can be a bit of a time consuming task. Naiku has streamlined that process by allowing educators to transfer scores directly from Naiku into your gradebook with the simple press of a button. To transfer grades into your gradebook, you first need to make sure that you have downloaded the GradeCam Plugin (this can be downloaded here) and have configured the settings for your gradebook transfer … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Importing .txt Files

Did you know that you can import your assessments as a .txt file? A quick and easy way to create a test in Naiku is to import it from a .txt file. If you use Quia, you can export those tests out as text files. Then you can import those into Naiku. Alternatively, you can simply create a new test in this text format and import it into Naiku. Each item type has a unique two letter code that is used to create a .txt file. These codes are as follows: … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Sharing Assessments

Did you know that you can share assessments with educators in your school, district, or even throughout the world? Naiku makes it easy to work in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and create, share, and discuss assessments and outcomes in a secure, professional environment. Teachers can easily share individual items and assessments with other teachers from their school, district, or Naiku world if they wish. This is a great way to easily create school- or district-wide item and assessment banks aligned to your curriculum and standards. To set your sharing level … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Adding Curriculum Maps

Did you know that Naiku has a Curriculum Map feature that helps teachers organize their yearlong standards and learning targets? Curriculum maps are useful tools that allow teachers to see the “big picture” of their curriculum, instruction, and assessment process. In Naiku, your state standards or learning targets serve as the foundation of the curriculum map. For each standard or learning target, you can attach assessments and learning resources. This allows you to see the big picture of the skills that will be taught, how they will be assessed, and … Read More


Quick Tip: Adding Answer Rationale

Did you know you can add rationale for the correct and incorrect answer choices for each question? Quick Tip: Providing students with answer rationale can be a great learning tool. It’s a great way to provide quick, automatic, and individualized feedback to students. Within an assessment, rationale can be added to each individual answer choice. Let’s take a look at how we can add answer rationale to your answer choices. To add rationale to your answer choices, on the question creation page, select the “Rationale” button.  Rationale can be added … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Adding an Image to Multiple Questions

Did you know that you can attach an image or diagram and use that same image for multiple questions? Quick Tip: Sometimes, it’s necessary to use one image or diagram to answer multiple questions on an assessment.  There are many ways that we can use this feature in your future assessments.  It can be especially useful for Science assessments.  This feature can be used to identify parts of a diagram, as shown below, or even as a reference for the periodic table. To add an image to a group of … Read More


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