Desmos JUST released a new feature that give teachers the ability to give feedback to students INSIDE Desmos activity builder! This will be such a helpful feature now that we cannot interact with our students in person, and especially for classes that are only able to do asynchronous distance learning.
** Your students MUST be signed in to the activity, with either with a Google or Desmos account, to be able to go BACK into an activity and read the feedback. **
Yes! It works on previous activities! Just today I went into our last activity and added some feedback for students to look at on our first day back. I figured it would be a great way to review, and ease into distance learning.
The feedback is very easy for students to access, as it puts all of the feedback you give them in one place, and they can click to go directly to the screen.
1. You have to TURN on the feedback option in Desmos Labs. Click on your name in the top right corner > Desmos Labs. Then check all the Labs you would like to have.
2. Once in an activity, click the text box at the top of the screen to leave feedback.
3. ALL of the feedback is in one convenient place for your students. And they can just click on the “Go to screen 3” to look at the screen or edit their work.
I am planning on putting a Feedback screen at the end of each activity where students can ask questions once they finish an activity. I am so excited to be able to answer my students questions, right in the activity!
Thanks Desmos! 💚
I definitely need to find time and energy to learn and use Desmos.
Just starting slope,lines etc. I’m sure this is tool that can do the job. But is it feasible to try to learn then teach this to students now?
THIS IS GOING TO BE LIFE CHANGING FOR ME!! Especially now…please tell the folks at Desmos thank you. This teaching from home is really tough – this will make my life a lot better. (I was going to say easier, but nothing is really easy right now!)
Can you spell out the steps to activate the comment window for all students on the last slide of each activity? I was able to activate comments while students were working in the activity, but now as I try to set this up ahead of time (for all students, last slide, all activities) I only get as far as the “labs” page. There is no option to pick the activities (in my “collection”) nor does the comment symbol show up on any slides. Thank you for any guidance!
I am using this and like it but I would also like students to be able to see me manipulate their screens. Is that possible? For example can I move a point in my teacher dashboard on a student’s slide and they see that happen in real time on their slide?
Feedback is a great feature. I am trying to use feedback for a Desmos assessment, but leaving the activity open( unpaused or not screen shared to final screen) allows students to make edits. I don’t want them to be able to edit the assessment once I graded it.