Assessment for Teachers

Chapter 3: Question Banks & Sharing

Chalk Assessment will help your school shift from outdated evaluation to true real-time assessment strategies. Support learning growth for students with standards-based grading, online assessments and transparency with parents through student ePortfolios that capture both formative and summative assessments.

This learning guide will help familiarize you with the features of Chalk's Assessment solution for users with Teacher privileges. The Assessment solution builds on existing features within the Markboard app, however some settings will already be set by your school's administrator.

While this guide will cover many of the features available, please refer to our extensive support articles for specific questions or reach out to us at support@chalk.com or through our in-app Live Chat service (available Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm EST).

The following chapter of our learning guide will go over how to:

  • Save assessment questions for future use
  • Share your own question banks or import questions from a colleague
  • Share an assessment with your colleagues

What is a question bank?

A question bank is a repository of questions that you could use to add to your assessments.

Plan more efficiently by creating a bank of questions, and then add them to your assessments as you plan out your school year. You can also reuse the same bank of questions in the future, saving you time.

In addition, you can collaborate on a question bank with your peers to create alignment within your school. Ensure fairness and consistency in assessing multiple sections of students learning similar subjects by pulling in questions from a shared question bank.

How do I create a Question Bank?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

A question bank is a repository of questions that you could use to add to your assessments. This article will show you how to build a question bank.

Step 1:

Click the menu icon on the top-left of the screen, and then select the Markboard option.

Step 2:

On the Markboard homepage, select the Question Banks tab on the top.

Step 3:

Click the plus button on the top-right of the screen.

Step 4:

Type in a name for your Question Bank. You can add a standard sets to this bank here. Adding a standard set here will allow you to attach a standard from this set to each question within the Question Bank.

Note: Click here to learn how to edit a Question Bank.

This is not available on mobile.

This is not available on mobile.

How do I edit a Question Bank that I created?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Follow the steps below to add a question to a Question Bank that you created. You must create a Question Bank first before adding in a question. Click here to learn how to create a Question Bank.

Note: If a Question Bank has been shared with you, and you have been given the permission to edit it, then click here to learn how to edit a question bank that has been shared with you.

Step 1:

Click the menu icon on the top-left of the screen, and then select the Markboard option.

Step 2:

On the Markboard homepage, select the Question Banks tab on the top.

Step 3:

Click on a Question Bank you want to edit.

Step 4:

Select from one of the 2 options to add a question to your bank:

  • Create: Create a question from scratch.
  • Import: Click here to learn more about how to import a question into your bank.

Step 5:

Once you have created or imported a question, you can edit multiple areas within the question card. These include:

A. Question

B. Score

C. Question Type

D. Answer Key

E. File attachments

F. Standards

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

How do I share a Question Bank?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

You can share a question bank in order to collaborate with your peers. This article will explain how to do so.

Step 1:

Click the 3-dotted icon located at the end of the Question Bank row, and then select the Share option.

Note: If you are within a Question Bank page, click the Share button on the top-right.

Step 2:

Type your colleague’s email address.

If you would like to give them editing permissions, click on the dropdown next to their name and then select one of the following options:

  • Can Edit: This will allow them to edit the question bank.
  • Can View: This will only let them preview and import questions from the question bank.

Note: You can always unshare, or change editing permissions, after sharing the question bank with your peers. If you unshare the question bank, your peers will no longer have access to the question bank.

Step 3:

Click the Share button once you are ready.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

How do I import questions into a Question Bank or Online Assessment that I created?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Whether you are in an Online Assessment or a Question Bank, you can import questions into each of these by following the same steps below.

Step 1:

In your Question Bank or Online Assessment, click the Import button.

Step 2:

You can import questions from 2 places:

  • Select the Markboard option if you are importing questions from your own collection of assessments and question banks.

  • Select the Resources option if you are importing questions from question banks or assessments that have been shared with you in Resources.

Step 3:

Select a question bank or an assessment to preview the questions.

Step 4:

Select the questions you want to import, and then click the Import button. This will not overwrite any current questions you may have added in the Question Bank or Assessment, but will simply add to it.

Note: By importing these questions, you are making a copy of these questions - you are not editing the original questions in the assessment or question bank from which you are importing.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

How do I edit a Question Bank that has been shared with me?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

If you have been given permission to edit a question bank by your peer, you will be able to make changes. Here are the steps on how to do so.

Step 1:

Click the menu icon on the top-left of the screen, and then select Resources.

Step 2:

If the question bank has been shared with you directly, you will find it within the Shared with Me tab on the left sidebar.

If the Question Bank is shared with a group you are in, then select the group to which it has been shared.

Note: As a default, you will view all types of resources upon selecting a tab on the left. In order to filter your resources further, select the Question Banks tab on the top, or search by the name of the Question Bank in the search box.

Step 3:

Click the question bank you would like to edit.

Step 4:

Click the Edit button on the right sidebar.

Note: If you do not see this option, it means that you have not been given permission to edit this question bank. Editing permissions can only be set by the creator of the question bank.

Assessments are not available on mobile.

Assessments are not available on mobile.

How do I share an assessment with a colleague?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

In order to collaborate more easily with your peers, you may share assessments with others. Here is a quick guide on how to do so.

Step 1:

On the Assessments page in Markboard, hover over an assessment card in the Card View in Markboard.

Step 2:

Click the 3-dotted icon on the bottom right of the card, and then click Share.

Step 3:

Type your colleague’s email address, and then select Share.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

How do I import an assessment into a section?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Step 1:

On the Assessment page in Markboard, click on the Import button on the top-right of the page.

Step 2:

You can import 2 types of assessments:

  • Gradebook Entry (i.e. Score, Binary, Rubric, Observation)
  • Online Assessment

Option 1: Gradebook Entry

Step 1:

Select a Gradebook Entry you want to import, and then click the Import button.

Step 2:

Select the category would like to apply to this Gradebook Entry, and then click Import.

Step 3:

By importing a Gradebook entry, you are importing the following:

  • Name of assessment
  • "Out of" score
  • Weight value
  • Standards
  • Attachment(s)
  • Rubric

Note: Any standards attached to the overall assessment will be imported only if your subject has those standard sets attached to it.

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Assessment is not available on mobile.

Option 2: Online Assessment

Step 1:

Select an Online Assessment you want to import, and then click the Import button.

Step 2:

Here, you will see a preview of the Online Assessment. Click the Import button on the top-right to import the assessment.

Step 3:

Select the category would like to apply to this Online Assessment, and then click Import.

Note: By importing an Online Assessment, you are importing the following:

  • Name of assessment
  • "Out of" score
  • Weight value
  • Standards
  • Attachments
  • Instructions for students
  • Questions

Note: Any standards attached to the overall assessment will be imported only if your subject has those standard sets attached to it.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.