Welcome! Here's a 2-minute overview of Formative:
Set up your classes
If you use Google Classroom or Clever, importing your classes is easy! Here's how to import your Google Classroom classes or import your Clever classes.
If you don't use either of those systems, you can set up your own classes, and either create student accounts for your students, or have your students create accounts for themselves.
Build a formative!
To build your first formative, click on the "Formatives" tab and then the "+ New Formative" button:
This will take you to the "Edit" screen of the formative. You can add a title at the top left, then click on the bouncing blue "+" to start adding content (text, video, images and more) and questions.
Don't forget that if you have worksheets or other resources, you can upload and transform them to save time! And you can use our Student Preview tool to check how your formative will appear to your students.
Assign the formative
Once you've built a formative, you can assign it to your classes! Click on "Assign" at the top of the page, and you'll see a list of your classes that you can assign the formative to. Check out the optional settings, then click "Assign!"
If you imported your classes from Google Classroom, you'll see an option to "Assign & Post to Google." Choose this option to post the formative as an assignment to your Google Classroom stream.
View student responses
As soon as your students start to respond to your formative, responses will appear on your View Responses screen:
Here are some resources to keep learning more about Formative:
- Our Help Center contains help articles about everything Formative! Check out our articles about the Library and the Tracker.
- The Formative YouTube channel contains video tutorials, training webinars, and introductions for teachers, admins, and students.
- If you're teaching virtually, check out our Guide to Creating a Virtual Classroom with Formative.