Whew! We’ve been hard at work on improving the product as our Beta period comes to a close.

While we’ve released a lot of backend updates to improve your experience, here are the new features that will directly impact you:

More Accurate Auto-Grading

Think of the AI as a dog that gets trained, learns new tricks, and constantly improves behavior. We’ve taught the AI to locate answers more effectively, which means our auto-grading is more accurate. Good boy! 🐶

Improvements to User Interface

You’ll now experience:

  • increased page speeds
  • feedback banners when you successfully complete actions on the site, and
  • improved assignment layouts.

Multiple Choice and True or False Questions

That’s right, Bakpax now supports multiple choice and true or false questions! Here’s how to implement these question types into your next Bakpax assignment:

Multiple Choice

When creating your assignment, hover over the Section to pull up the tools. Click on the + button to add a new question. From here, you can choose to add a Multiple Choice Question.

Type your question into the Question box, and add the answer choices in the Answers section. No need to list “a, b, c” – we do that for you! Click the box to the right of the answer choice to mark it as a correct answer.

Here is an example of what this question would look like on the handout:

Students may circle or eliminate answer choices as they would on a typical multiple choice handout, but they ultimately need to write their answers in the answer box provided for the AI to grade the question. The AI will recognize the variety of ways the answer can be written, such as “b” or “b),” “yellow,” or “b) yellow.”

True or False

True or False works the same way as Multiple Choice, except there will only be two answer choices (True or False) and one correct answer.

To add True or False questions to your assignment, hover over the Section to pull up the tools. Click on the + button to add a new question. From here, you can choose to add a True or False Question.

Type your statement and choose the correct answer. To save you time, every True or False question will automatically have the instructions: “True or false? Write below.”

Here is an example of what this question would look like on the handout:

Please remind your students to write their answers in the answer box provided in order for Bakpax to accurately grade.

…And a BIG Secret New Feature?

Some of you may have discovered a brand new section of Bakpax. We’ll touch more on that soon, but for now, you can put your detective hat on and go explore your Bakpax account. 🕵️‍♀️ We hope you like what you find!

– The Bakpax Team

P.S. Want to be in the know? Our Private Facebook Group has already heard the news of our big secret update. Join the community here to be the first to see Bakpax sneak peeks.