Many of you are in the process of shifting to E-Learning due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). We believe that Bakpax’s autograding and instant feedback can be very useful in remote learning, and we want to support you as much as possible during this time.
What is Bakpax?
Bakpax uses AI to read handwriting and grade assignments in seconds. With Bakpax, you can create and distribute work to your students. When students complete and upload their assignments on their devices, Bakpax will autograde them, giving students instant feedback and providing you with detailed performance analytics. Not only will you be able to assign work remotely, but you’ll also be able to stay on top of student performance during school closures.
We’re Here to Help
To assist with your transition to remote learning, we’re providing groups of teachers and schools affected by the coronavirus with at-cost subscription rates to Bakpax for the remaining months of the academic year. You’ll pay only what we pay to make the service work. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Following the news of school closings, we added new features to Bakpax that allow students to print their assignments from home or complete their work entirely digitally.
We’ll also provide one-on-one support to get you started with Bakpax for free. We’ll help you import your content into autogradable Bakpax assignments, so you can start using them as soon as possible. Send your assignments and answer keys to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Use Bakpax for E-Learning
Some schools in affected regions are already using Bakpax by importing assignments for students to download on their own, so that they can autograde their work and get instant feedback.
As a teacher, you can:
- Easily import or create and customize assignments, and assign work to your students
- See what students completed correctly, and what they may need more help on
- Easily track student progress with detailed reports
Students will be able to:
- See what work they need to complete by which date
- Easily download, complete, and submit assignments
- Get instant feedback on every autograded question
Here’s how to implement Bakpax for your e-learning plan with students and parents:
If you’re new to Bakpax, follow our Getting Started for Teachers guide, which includes these steps:
- Creating your teacher account
- Creating a classroom
- Creating an assignment
- Assigning and printing your handout
- Enrolling your students in your virtual classroom
From our Help Center, you can also check our Getting Started for Students and Explain Bakpax to Your Students guides. We also have Parent/Guardian permission forms for students under 13, which you can find here.
Students can easily create accounts through their Google account, email, or phone number, or you can learn how to bulk enroll students here. Please note that if you choose the latter option, students will not be able to join another teacher’s classrooms with their accounts.
How to Complete Bakpax Assignments in a Remote Setting
You can digitally assign work to your classrooms, and students can either print the assignment at home or complete the PDF from their wifi-connected devices (phones, tablets, or computers).
When viewing the assignment, students will click the printer icon to print or download the assignment.
They can then complete their assignment by hand and upload it to Bakpax by taking a picture of the completed handout.
If students do not have access to a printer, they can choose to download the PDF and type their answers in the answer boxes.
They will then save their completed assignment and choose to upload to Bakpax from a file rather than a picture.
Another option is for the student to save the assignment PDF and upload it blank to Bakpax. Prior to submitting, they can type each answer into the answer box provided.
Tracking Student Progress and Giving Feedback
With Bakpax, students will receive their grades instantly. You will see class performance, individual performance, and the images of your students’ work so you can pinpoint the areas where they need help. You can then send feedback to individual students directly from their Student Results page by clicking “Add Comment for Student.”
When we created Bakpax, we did so with a commitment to help teachers. We know this is an uncharted path and a challenging time. If there’s anything we can do to help you, please reach out to email@example.com.
The Bakpax Team