Atomic Assessments - Enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas

Atomic Assessments is an advanced quizzing tool that is currently available through Canvas to all of UW-Madison's for-credit users. Because it is an advanced quizzing tool, it is recommend for technically advanced instructors or instructors with local support staff. Please leave ample time to develop and test assessments in Atomic Assessments before incorporating them into your live courses.

Please note that the Learn@UW-Madison team is tracking several significant issues with Atomic Assessments that have not yet been addressed by the vendor. These issues may substantially impact tool functionality, so please use this tool with caution.

This document outlines the steps required to enable the Atomic Assessments tool in your course.

Atomic Assessments is available in every time-table and sandbox Canvas course, but it is hidden from the left-hand navigation bar by default. Follow the steps outlined below to unhide Atomic Assessments in your course.

  • Click on Settings in the left navigation bar of your course Canvas page.
    Canvas's left hand navigation bar with Settings button highlighted

  • Once in your course's settings, click on the Navigation tab.
    Canvas's course settings with mouse hovering over navigation tab

  • Then, find Atomic Assessments in the list of hidden items.
    List of Canvas's hidden navigation bar items in the course settings

  • Drag and drop Atomic Assessments into the upper section of enabled course navigation items.
    • Alternatively, click on the 3 dots next to Atomic Assessments and select Enable.
      Enabling a hidden item in the Canvas navigation

  • Please note that, when enabled, the Atomic Assessments item in the navigation bar is only visible to instructors. Students will not be able to see this navigation bar item.
  • Once Atomic Assessments is enabled, click Save at the bottom of the page.
    Save button at the bottom of the canvas navigation bar settings

  • Once you click save, the Atomic Assessments link will appear in the left hand navigation bar of your course. Click on Atomic Assessments.
    Atomic Assessments link in left hand navigation bar

  • If this is the first time you are enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas, you will be prompted to authorize the tool. To do this, click the Authorize button.
    Button for authorizing the Atomic Assessments link in Canvas

  • You will once again be prompted to authorize the tool. Click Authorize.
    Second authorization prompt in Canvas

Please contact the DoIT Help Desk and request a consultation if you need additional help enabling Atomic Assessments in your course.

Keywords:atomic assessments, quiz, quizzing, advanced quizzing, assessments   Doc ID:92399
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2019-06-13 10:08 CDTUpdated:2020-05-13 09:31 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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