Many of you are in the process of shifting to remote 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.
How to Use Bakpax for Remote Learning
Some schools in affected regions are already using Bakpax by assigning work to students for them to complete at home, 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 are able to:
- See what work they need to complete by which date
- Easily complete and submit assignments
- Get instant feedback on every autograded question
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 an account 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.
Completing Assignments Remotely
To accommodate your students’ varying needs while learning from home, Bakpax provides several ways for students to submit their Bakpax work remotely for autograding.
Students can upload assignments in three ways:
- Option 1: Complete their assignments online from any device.
- Option 2: Print the handout and take a picture of their completed assignment.
- Option 3: Download and edit a PDF of the assignment on their computers.
Option 1: Complete Online
Students can complete their work directly in Bakpax, without leaving the site. That means that students can complete their Bakpax assignments from any device that has an internet connection.
Here’s how it works:
1. When you Assign an assignment to a classroom, ensure that “Allow Students to Complete Online” is turned on.
2. When students log in to Bakpax and click on their assignment, they will be able to choose the option Complete Online.
3. Students can read through sections and instructions, write their answers, and see their progress on the assignment.
Students can also skip ahead and go back to questions that they are unsure about before submitting. Please note that once students start an assignment, they must complete all questions and submit. If they exit the assignment in the middle of working, they will have to begin again.
4. Once they submit their answers, students will get instant feedback.
They will also see the correct answers, if you selected “Show Correct Answers” when you assigned the assignment.
This process has been designed to be engaging and motivating for students. They may even be lucky enough to see a surprise on their results page! 🦙
Option 2: Student Printing
If your students prefer to work offline, they can print the assignment from home and complete it by hand. When they’re ready to submit their work, they can upload it to Bakpax by taking a photo of their completed assignment with a mobile device.
When viewing the assignment, students will click the printer icon to print the assignment.
They can then complete their assignments by hand and upload them to Bakpax by taking a picture of the completed handout.
For more information on the student upload process, click here.
Option 3: Download and Edit a PDF
Your students can download the blank assignment PDF, edit it in a PDF editing tool of their choice, and submit the file to Bakpax.
To download the assignment, the student will click the printer icon as if they were going to print it.
Here, they will be able to download the PDF to their device.
Students can type their answers in the PDF’s answer boxes by using editing tool of their choice.
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.
We hope these options help make Bakpax more accessible for you and your students!
Tracking Student Progress and Giving Feedback
Bakpax helps you see how students are doing with the material, even if you’re unable to see them in class.
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.
From the Assigned Work, you can see what students got correct and incorrect, and grade answers manually for questions where you turned Autograde off. For more information on manual grading, click here.
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