Two Great Features of Formative for Formative Assessment

Formative is a tool that I’ve been using for the last six or seven years to create and conduct online formative assessment activities. You can use it to create all of the typical activities that you’d expect like multiple choice and short answer questions. But it also has two outstanding features that make it one of my go-to tools. Those features are the ability to create show-your-work questions and the ability to upload images and documents to annotate with questions. 

The show-your-work option in Formative lets you write a question that your students answer by drawing or handwriting on a virtual whiteboard. 

The upload option in Formative lets you upload an image or document and then annotate it with questions that appear when students click on the image or document. 

Both of these outstanding Formative features are demonstrated in this short video


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