Tip of the Week: Assigning QuaverMusic.com Creatives

by Abby @ Quaver on January 31, 2017

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

Today’s Tip is for users with access to any Quaver teaching license: Curriculum, ClassPlay, or Essentials!

Did you know you can assign Creatives for students to complete at home?

Quaver Creatives are a great way to get your students’ composition juices flowing and put their musical knowledge to the test! Whether it’s composing piano pieces with QComposer, creating drum loops on QBackBeat, arranging chord patterns with QStrum, or mixing tracks on QGrooves, your students will have a Seriously Fun! time completing their assignments!

How to Assign a Creative (Teacher’s View):

1) Access your Teacher-Only Resources

Once you’ve logged in to your QuaverMusic.com teacher account, you can select either the TEACHER tab, located at the bottom of the screen, or the yellow TEACHER ACCESS Bus Stop sign, located on the lower left side.

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2) Head to Teacher Admin

You will be directed to the Teacher Dashboard, a hub for all your teacher-only resources. Go to the top of the bulletin board and click the TEACHER ADMIN icon.

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3) Create the Assignment

Before you can assign a Creative, you must create an Assignment! Choose the red CREATE ASSIGNMENTS button from the Teacher Admin Main Menu to fill in the assignment details.

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4) Fill in the Assignment Information

Once you’ve given your assignment a name, select CREATIVES from the first Activity drop-down menu. You will then use the next drop-down to select the Creative: QGrooves, QStrum, QComposer, or QBackBeat. For this example, we’ll use QComposer. You can also add instructions which your students will see when they receive the assignment in their account. Once all the required information is filled in, click SAVE.

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5) Assign Creative

Use the arrow in the top right corner of the screen to return to the Teacher Admin Main Menu and select GIVE ASSIGNMENTS, located right next to the Create Assignment button. At the top of the screen, use the drop-down menu to select the class you want to assign the Creative to, the activity (QComposer), and then click the green GIVE button.

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After you set the assign and due date, click SAVE.

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Now let’s switch over to a student account to see things from their perspective!


How to Access a Creative (Student’s View):

1) Access the Student Dashboard

Once students have logged into their QuaverMusic.com account, they will click the yellow STUDENT tab, located at the bottom of the screen, to access the Student Dashboard – home to all their assignments, Student Interactives, Creatives, Music Room, and QuaverBooks.

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2) Choose Assignments

From the Student Dashboard, students will choose ASSIGNMENTS.

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3) Complete Creative

In the Assignments section, students will see four tabs: All, Incomplete, Submitted, and Completed & Graded. As you can see below, the “Composition Assignment” is under the INCOMPLETE tab. On the right-side of the screen, assignment information can be found including the instructions entered by you, the teacher, and the dates the assignment was assigned, due, and submitted (if applicable). Students can click the Creative icon to start working on their assignment!

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Once students have created their masterpiece, they will use the FILE tab to SAVE their work. When their ready to submit their work, they’ll use the EXIT button to return to the Assignment section.

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4) Submit Assignment

When students click the green SUBMIT button, they will need to choose the piece they want to submit for the assignment and click SELECT. If they submit it and it’s not quite finished, no worries! They can can continue working on it until you grade it.

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There you have it! Lots of Creatives fun to be had: in the classroom, the computer lab, or even at home!

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Have you experimented with Creatives as assignments in your classroom? How did your students respond?

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