FAQ

Q: How Do I Create My Professor Account? A: In order to utilize the WSJ Assessment Tool, every professor will need create a Professor Account. To create your Account, simply follow these steps:
1) Go to WSJ.com/Assessment. Click on the Professor Login link at the top of the page. 2) Click on the Not Yet Registered link below the login fields.
3) Complete the fields on the Professor Registration Page. Be sure to choose the Discipline(s) of the courses you teach – this determines the Assessment Tests you’ll receive to assign to your students. Also, select the time zone that corresponds to your school’s location. Click Submit.
4) After completing the fields and clicking Submit, your Educational Representative will be notified of your registration. As soon as he/she approves your account, you will receive an email notifying that you can begin using the WSJ Assessment Tool.
Q: How Do I Set Up My Courses and Classes?
A: To begin using the WSJ Assessment Tool, you’ll need to first set up your courses and classes in your account. You’ll first set up the courses you teach; you’ll then set up your classes for each of the courses.

To set up your courses and classes, simply follow these steps:
1) Go to WSJ.com/Assessment and log in. 2) Select My Courses from the menu on the left side, and then click Add Course.
3) On the Add Course screen, select the Discipline and Semester, and then enter a name for the Course. Click Submit. To create additional courses, click Add Course and repeat step 3.
If you need to delete any courses you have created, simply click the delete link adjacent to the course name.
4) To set up courses, click on the Course you’ve just created. This will allow you to set up Classes for this Course.
5) Click on the Create Class link
6) Enter a name for the Class and click Submit. Repeat steps 5 – 6 for each Class in that Course, and repeat steps 4-6 for each of your Courses.
If you need to delete any classes you have created, simply click the delete link adjacent to the class name:
Q: How Do Add Students to My Classes?
A: In order to utilize the WSJ Assessment Tool in your classes, your students will need to set up accounts. To do this, you’ll need to invite them to join your Classes. 1) Select My Courses from the menu on the left side, and then select one of your Classes.
2) Click the Invite Students button.
3) You can now invite your students to set up their accounts via one of two methods: send an email invitation to your students, or share a unique URL with them. Please note: you must use one of these two methods in order for your students to register for the Assessment Tool and join your class.

Send an email invitation to your students:
1) Enter your student's email addresses (you can copy-and-paste email addresses from an electronic file; be sure to separate each address with a comma). 2) Enter a Subject Line for the email.
3) Edit the provided Message if you choose.
4) Click Submit. 5) The email contains a link for your students to register their own Student Account in the WSJ Assessment Tool.


Share a unique URL your students:
1) Copy the URL at the bottom of the screen and share it with your students via email, your course management software, etc.

Note: this unique URL is specific to the Class you’ve selected, so be sure not to share it with students from other classes.
2) When your students click on the URL, they can register their own Student Account in the WSJ Assessment Tool.
(Note that each student will have the option of providing a Student ID when s/he completes the registration process. This ID will be included when you run Test Reports, and can be useful when you upload Results to your LMS.

If you would like your students to include Student ID in their accounts, be sure to instruct them to do so when inviting them to register for the Assessment Tool.)
4) As your students complete the registration process, their names will appear under the appropriate Class.
You can reinvite students who did not respond to your original invitation. Simply click the Re-invite link adjacent to their email address – this will send a new invitation email to them.
If you need to remove a student from one of your classes, simply click the Remove link adjacent to the student’s name:
You can also reassign a student to a different class. Click on the Change Class link adjacent to the student’s name, and then select the appropriate values from the dropdown options and click Update
Q: How Do I Assign Tests to My Students?
After you have set up your Courses and Classes, you can begin assigning Tests to your students. They will complete the Test online, and you’ll have immediate access to their Test results.
1) Select My Tests from the menu on the left side. 2) Select the discipline of the Test you want to assign from the Discipline dropdown. The available Tests will appear in the Display.
3) Click the Add link adjacent to the Test you want to assign to your class. Confirm that you want to add the Test to your My Tests file.
4) After adding the Test to your My Tests file, you can Edit the Test or Assign it to your class.

Important: if you intend to Edit the Test, you must complete the edits before you Assign it to your Class.

5) To Edit the Test, check the box adjacent to the Test and click this Edit link.
6) You can now edit the Test:
• Rename the Test by entering a new name into the Test Name field • Make the Test time-based (meaning you designate how much time your students have to complete the Test after they begin it) by clicking the Yes button next to Time Based and selecting the Test Duration Time. • Change the Test Description by entering a new description into the Test Description field. • Edit any of the Questions by clicking the Edit link adjacent to the Test and making the appropriate edits. • Delete any of the Questions by clicking the Delete link adjacent to the Test.
After making edits, click the Done button at the bottom of the page.
7) After completing the Edits, you can Assign the Test to your Class. Check the box adjacent to the Test name, and click the Assign to Class button at the bottom of the display.
8) Select the appropriate School, Course, Semester and Class from the dropdown menus and click Confirm.
9) Next, you will be asked if you want to Provide Article Links and Show Questions in Random Order: Provide Article Links: when you assign the test to your students, you have the option of sharing the article links when the students are notified, and within the test itself. Answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Show Questions in Random Order: when your students receive the test, the questions will be presented in random order – to ensure that the questions for all students are not in identical order. Answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Provide Answers When Student Completes Test: To allow each student to see the correct answers after s/he completes the Test, select ‘Yes’; to allow the students to see the answers only after the due date and time has passed, select ‘No’ Make Test Time-Based: To limit the amount of time your students have to complete the Test, select Yes and enter the amount of time. Note that each student’s time begin when s/he starts the Test; if s/he closes the Test before completing it and returns later to complete it, the student will have only have the amount of time remaining when s/he closed the Test. (Note that you exclude individual students from the ‘Test Time Requirement’ if you choose. Those individual students will have unlimited time to complete all assigned tests while the remaining students will still have to complete the test within the assigned time.

To allow an individual student unlimited time to complete tests, refer to the ‘Unlimited Test Time’ section below)


Click Submit after selecting your choices.
10) Click the Add Due Date link adjacent to the Test name.
11) Click the calendar icon to select the date, and use the sliders to select the hour and minute by which your students must complete the Test. Click Done.
12) To notify your students that the Test has been assigned to them, click Notify Students.
Alternatively, you can download the quiz (including answer key) in order to administer the questions to your students outside of the Assessment Tool. Simply click on the Download link adjacent to the Test and select the PDF or Word format.
A pre-populated email will appear. This is the email notification that will be sent to your students; you can edit the Subject Line and Message if you choose. Click Submit to send the email notification to your students.
13) After you have sent the notification to your class, you can assign it to additional classes. Return to My Tests, click on the Assigned Tests tab and click the Reassign link adjacent to the Test. Repeat steps 8 – 12 to complete the process. You can reassign a test to additional classes. Return to My Tests, click on the Assigned Tests tab and click the Reassign link adjacent to the Test. Repeat steps 8 – 12 to complete the process.
You can change a Test’s Due Date and Time. Return to My Tests, click on the Assigned Tests tab and click the Change Due Date link adjacent to the Test and follow the prompts to complete the process.
You can delete a Test from your Assigned Tests tab. Simply click the Delete link adjacent to the Test and follow the prompts.
Unlimited Test Time

You exclude individual students from the ‘Test Time Requirement’ if you choose. Those individual students will have unlimited time to complete all tests assigned to him/her, while the remaining students will still have to complete the test within the assigned time.

To allow an individual student unlimited time to complete tests, follow these steps:

• Log into your WSJ Assessment Tool account, click on My Courses and select the class that the student in which the student is enrolled • Click on the student’s name in the left-most column • Click the 'Yes' button adjacent to ‘Unlimited Test Time’, and then confirm this action.
Q: How Do I View and Download Test Results?
You can easily view your students’ Test results in a number of ways: as individual students or the entire class, and for one Test or all Tests for a semester. You can also download them to an .xlsx or .csv file for upload into your course management or other grading software. 1) Select My Reports from the menu on the left side. 2) Select the School, Discipline, Semester, Course, Class from the dropdown menu. If you want to run a Report for all Tests assigned during the selected Semester, select “Show All Tests”; otherwise, select a specific Test If you want to run a Report for all Students in the selected Class, select “Show All Students’; otherwise, select a specific Student 3) Click Run Report.
4) To download the report to a .csv file, click the CSV icon. This will launch your spreadsheet application and create a file for use in your course management or other grading software.
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