Can students view answers in GeoGebra Classroom?

Charlie Barnes shared this question 8 months ago
Answered

If I share an activity with someone (without using GeoGebra Classroom), they are able to check their answers to questions. Example:

d4b01deec73dfc69af2c201022e7a268

However, when I create a Class using the same activity, students are not able to see that feedback:

5246fc1da0fcd53f7464a107c50e0752

I would like to have the option to allow students to view correct answers to questions they see in GeoGebra classroom. That is, I'd prefer to share an activity through GeoGebra Classroom so that I can monitor student progress, but I would also like them to be able to see correct answers after submitting their answer to a question. Does that option exist?

(I know that, as the teacher, I can navigate to Task Overview > Task 1 > Show Correct Answers. But that shows me the correct answers, not the students, no?)

Comments (10)

photo
4

Hi Charlie,

thanks for your feedback. Currently, it is not possible for students to check their multiple choice or open answers within GeoGebra Classroom, as we want to give teachers the possibility to facilitate classroom discussions without students knowing the correct answer.

Of course, this depends on how you want to use the system. We appreciate your feedback and will discuss your wish internally.

Thanks,

Tanja

photo
6

I also would like this feature. During remote learning, I need to be able to give my students the option to see the correct answer/feedback while doing this lesson remotely. Please make this an option in Classroom.

photo
4

I really would like to have that feature too. But, as Tanja pointed out, the possibility of discussing tasks without students knowing the correct answer is also important. So it would be great if you could implement an option to enable a "Check your answer" button in GeoGebra classrooms.

photo
2

This is exactly the question I had!! Bummer! I want students to check their answer!

photo
1

Welp. Ditto. I had students going through an exploratory activity and was relying on them seeing the answers! Then quietly over zoom a little blue hand was raised to tell me they couldn't see an answer button. And then my chat was flooded with kids telling me they couldn't see it either! For 2 weeks I've been assuming wrong OOPS! I guess now I know it wasn't just me. I'm actually really happy I get to go back and tell them I wasn't the idiot, it's an actual feature of the site! I would love for there to be an option.

photo
2

I'm assuming this is still not an option when using Classroom? This feature would be really beneficial. I wonder if this is a suggestion that could be added to classroom? How great it would be to have that option to give direct feedback so students know if they are on the right track or not, as opposed to them waiting for their teacher to look through all 30-40 students they have in one class to give feedback... :(

photo
2

I agree with all the above, and I would suggest that the feature be implemented with the option that a teacher can allow students to see their answers or not. It shouldn't have to be one way or the other, since there are merits to both features (having students have access to the answers, and having them wait for validation from the teacher).

While we're on the subject, I would also strongly suggest the method for verifying answers be modified to only highlighting the responses that are assigned to be the correct answers. The current practice of marking correct those incorrect answers that were not selected is so confusing that students do not even know how to interpret this feedback. Worse than being confusing is that it gives students the impression that an answer they did not select is in fact a correct answer because it is marked with a green check mark. Students are savvy enough to know that if they did not indicate the highlighted answer then they missed that question. There is no need for Geogebra to tell them that the answer they did not select, and which would have been wrong had they selected it, is in fact correct when left unchecked. This is almost comical in its convolution.

photo
1

I totally agree. This feature would be great!

photo
1

How can I share the activity so they DO have the option of Checking Answer?

photo
1

I understand the rationale behind not letting students see the answers but there are times (many) that I would like for students to get instant feedback before moving onto the next question. Otherwise, a student can be clicking on all wrong answers and won't know that for a day or so as I am looking through 93 students work.

I think this should be an option that is up to the teacher/user depending on the needs of the class or assignment!

© 2021 International GeoGebra Institute