Student file upload question

Provide a space for students to upload files that they worked on outside of Stile.


The Student upload question gives students the ability to upload project files of any kind, including images, videos, Apple Pages, or Powerpoint slides. This widget is a question, which means you can provide marks and feedback after downloading and reviewing the student files.

Protip: If your students have multiple files to upload, then you can use the Open response question widget instead.


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How to set up the question


The Student upload widget can be found in the Questions section of your content bar in Prepare mode. If you can't see the content bar in your Lesson, click on the Add content tab sticking to the right edge of your page. 



When writing the question, you have access to the full rich text toolbar that includes options for formatting, special characters, and mathematical notation. Click here for a complete tutorial on what's available. You may want to help your students with some visual cues, such as writing cognitive verbs in bold or highlighting context clues with italics. If there are multiple parts to the question, then outline them in a numbered list. This is entirely up to you!

If your Lesson is an Assessment, then be sure to adjust the number of marks. All Stile questions are worth 1 mark by default and this can be changed to whatever you like. If the Lesson is not an assessed quiz or test then this box can be ignored.



The model answer can be added next. Click the Model answer tab below the question text box. Model answers mimic student responses, so your tools for creating the answer will be exactly the same as those provided to the student.

You can use this space to upload a file suited to the particular question. You will be able to use this model answer later when reviewing student answers and discussing them with the class, so make sure it is beneficial to them as much as it is to you. For more information on how to use model answers effectively throughout Stile, click here



In the Settings tab you can flag the question as a Key question or Challenge. These flags are optional and should not be used on every question in a Lesson. Key questions demonstrate student understanding of a stated learning goal, and Challenges are typically more difficult to answer than the rest of the Lesson. You can learn more about Key questions and Challenge questions here

Click the blue Done button in the lower right corner of the widget when you are satisfied with the question's setup.

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How students interact with the question


Students working through your Lesson will see the question as you've written it followed by the file upload box. They will not see the model answers or any of the editing options. Students can drag and drop their files into the upload box or they can use the Upload file button. If their files are stored on Microsoft OneDrive, then they can upload directly from their cloud storage. Once the file is saved to Stile, the filename will be appended to include the student's name. That way if you download it to your own computer, then you'll know which one is which.

The student will be able to see more information after you review the student's work and release answers and feedback. Releasing answers allows the student to see the marks they earned, any comments you've made on their response, and the model answer to the question. You must deliberately release answers for your students to see them, but on a non-assessed Lesson your comments will appear in real time.

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How to review student responses

Teach mode allows you to review your students' responses during class, while they work. This is great if you want to discuss answers with everyone, highlight strong responses, and compare them with the model answer. 



Find the question within the page and click on Show responses. This will open up Quick review, in which you can scroll through everyone's responses, download a copy to your computer, and compare them with the model answer. Learn more about Quick review here



In Analyse mode, Written response questions only display the question. Click on View responses to open Quick review. You can also click on a specific student's name to go directly to their worksheet. 

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