Create an Assessment Key with an Attached PDF


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One of the most convenient ways to set up a test that students will access via computer, tablet, or Chromebook is to upload a PDF you already have and create a key to go along with it. 

Note: If you just want to attach a PDF to a lesson or key for the convenience of teachers to print a hard copy of the test, attach it via the Lessons/Assessments>Actions>Attachments feature.

Create a key with an attached PDF:

  1. Go to the Lessons/Assessments tab, click "Create New," and choose "Assessment key with PDF."


  2. Follow the prompts to choose your file and create the corresponding key that matches the PDF test.

  3. To activate the lesson for students to use with their devices, go to the Lessons/Assessments tab, choose "Activate," and then choose "Post to Student Portal." Then, select your class(es) and start the activation.

    Choose your Assessment Settings and click Next.

    Then click Activate!

    Students can now log into the Student Portal ( to access the test. Click here for full instructions on the Student Portal. 

    Once students access the test, they'll see the PDF displayed on the left side of their screen and they can enter their answers on the right side of their screen. If the test is scrambled, the panel on the right side of the screen will instruct them which question to go to next, and they can simply scroll the PDF file up and down to see that question. 

Note that if your assessment has question slides with on-screen questions (such as a custom lesson you've built in our PowerPoint-like interface or questions chosen from an Item bank), attaching a PDF here will cause ONLY the PDF to be able to display to students. Question slides will not display.

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