Friday, July 31, 2020

GoFormative - Get a Taste!

I have been playing around with Formative, which is an online assessment tool. When we had to switch abruptly to online teaching, I heavily used self-grading Google Forms for various ways of assessing students (and have written here about those uses). However, now that I have learned about GoFormative and as I am beginning the school year again in a digital environment, I am going to be using this web app tool, as well as Google Forms. 

I will post more about Formative here on this blog, how to use it in conjunction with Google Classroom, and how I plan to use its various functions in a classroom setting, but if you wish to experience it yourself as a student, here is a quiz which I just made as I was playing around with it. The majority of the quiz is Latin, but if you do not know Latin, you can at least see the various ways of assessing students. 

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Code: 6J845M

Formative is not free, but I used the 30-day free trial to create this formative assessment.


  1. Thanks, Keith. This looks like a useful tool. If I am using Canvas as an LMS, can this app still work or do I need to be using Google Classroom? I think there is a free option as well.

    1. As long as students set up an account, Formative can be used regardless of a particular LMS, because students will log in with their account. However, Formative can be synced with Google Classroom.