Resource Creation

Overview

The QuaverMIC curriculum platform equips teachers with the ability to customize existing teaching resources and to create resources from scratch using Resource Creation tools. This documentation will give you an overview of the tools available for customization in Resource Creation.

Prerequisites

You should already have a Quaver username and password and be able to access your Teacher Dashboard at QuaverEd.com. If you need login instructions or help to access the dashboard, please reach out to our team at Info@QuaverEd.com. 

Table of Contents

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From your Teacher Dashboard, select the Resource Creation icon.

Here you will find a menu of the Resource Creation options available to you. 

Select any icon and follow the easy prompts and create a custom screen unique to your QuaverMusic account. Be sure to click Save for each custom screen you create.

Once saved, the new resources will be saved to your My Custom Screens folder in Resource Manager where it can be easily inserted into any of your custom lessons or assignments.

You can jump to the My Custom Screens folder by selecting the blue arrow that says My Custom Screens at the bottom right-hand side of the Resource Creation screen.

In each Resource Creation screen, you will also see the option to Add/Edit Notes. This will allow you to add your own teaching notes to describe the resource or options for using it with your students. When the custom screen is added to a Quaver lesson or assignment, these customized notes will appear in your lesson plan.

The rest of this article will explore each Resource Creation screen option in detail.

Multimedia

Select Multimedia to open the screen editor. Here you can combine custom text, images or audio in one presentation slide.

Use the options on the left side of the screen to change the theme, text, image, and audio. You will need to have the image and MP3 file ready on your computer to upload to the screen. Multimedia screens can hold up to 10 images and 10 audio files.

Melody Composer

Select Melody Composer to open the screen editor. Here you can create a flexible composition activity for your students with parameters such as the key, tempo, the solfège.

Use the options on the left side of the screen to adapt each parameter and add measures. You can have up to 4 measures in 4/4 time. Once you’ve indicated the settings and given the screen a title, you can drag and drop the rhythms you would like to have in each measure.

When distributed as an assignment, your students will simply drag and drop the pitch they want for each rhythm and then be able to playback their composition. After you have set all the parameters, select Preview to see the lesson or assignment view.

Checklist Builder

Select Checklist Builder to open the screen editor. Here you can create an interactive checklist to include in your lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving your checklist a title by entering text in the box at the top of the screen.

Enter the first item on your checklist by clicking the box that reads Sample Checklist Item and entering text.

Select + Add New at the bottom of the screen to add another item to your list. Checklist items can be reordered by simply clicking on a selected list item and dragging and dropping it into place.

Quiz Challenge

Select Quiz Challenge to open the screen editor. Here you can create a gameshow-style assessment with flexible options for team play.

Click on the individual boxes at the top of the board to enter your own categories and then create questions below each of them. You can also click the red “X” to delete a column or row on your board. Don’t forget to name your game at the top of the screen! Click the point boxes to add question text and multimedia if desired.

On the left-hand side of the screen, you will find the Manage Teams button. Here you can add up to four teams and change the team names. You also have an option to have the team with the correct answer retain control of the board. The default is set to off. The Settings are also located on the left-hand side of the screen. Here you can select how long students will have on the timer to answer their question. Adjust point values with the Points Multiplier setting option. 

Quiz Builder

Select Quiz Builder to open the screen editor. Here you can create a custom quiz to use in class or distribute to student accounts.

The Quiz Builder is divided into two sections. On the left, you’ll find search and automation tools. And on the right, you can customize any questions you create or bring in from the Quaver question bank.

Begin by giving your quiz a title by entering text in the box at the top of the screen.

You can build your custom quiz by dragging and dropping questions from the Quiz Bank on the left of the screen or creating your own custom questions.

Search and Automation

If you would prefer to use the question options that Quaver has created, use the Quiz Question Bank on the left-hand side of the screen.

To search the Quiz Bank for questions:

  • Add a keyword to the search bar
  • Select a grade from the drop-down menu
  • Click Search Quiz Bank to view the results
  • To add a question from the Quiz Bank, drag and drop it to the right side of the screen

Quiz questions can also be generated automatically by selecting search criteria and clicking AUTO-BUILD.

To auto-build a quiz:

  • Add a keyword to the search bar and select Add
  • Click the orange Auto-Build button

From there, you can select how many questions you’d like your quiz to have and a quiz will be created for you. Again, you can choose to make changes to any of the questions that are auto-built for you.

Creating Questions from Scratch

To create a question from scratch, select + Add New at the bottom of the screen.

  • Enter the custom question text by clicking Question Text
  • Enter the custom answer text by clicking Answer Text
  • Select the red “X” to remove a question
  • Select + Add Answer to add an answer option

If you would like to print your quiz, select Menu and Print Quiz. This will open a PDF version of your quiz that you can print.

Rubric Builder

Select Rubric Builder to open the screen editor. Here you can create an interactive Rubric to use in a custom lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving your rubric a title by entering text in the box at the top of the screen.

To build a new rubric:

  • Click the orange Sample Criteria cell in the left-hand column to enter rubric criteria
  • Click the green “+” to add a row to the rubric
  • Click the red “X” to delete a row from the rubric
  • Click the orange Sample Scoring Text across the top of the rubric to enter the scoring levels and points that should be awarded at each level

If you have previously created a rubric and would like to use it as a template for this new rubric, select Load Template and you will be given a choice to select a previously created rubric. Any changes made to this template will not affect the original rubric.

You can also choose to create a printable version of this rubric once it’s done. Select Menu and Print Rubric to open a PDF version of the rubric.

Student Recording

Select Student Recording to open the screen editor. Here you can create a screen that allows your students to record themselves in the context of a lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving the recording screen a title by entering text in the box at the top of the screen.

Select Add/Edit Notes to add notes or instructions to the screen.

When added to an assignment, students will see this title along with the notes and instructions added.

If browser settings allow, students will be able to record directly into the Student Recording screen. Currently, only Firefox and Google Chrome browsers support recording directly into the screen. If camera and microphone settings are not enabled in the browser, students can simply click Select File to browse their .mov and .mp4 files and attach it to the screen. Students can watch the video before submitting by selecting Play Back. Students will be given 1 minute and 30 seconds for their recording length.

Once a student has submitted the student recording back to you, you can review it from the Assignment Review screen by clicking on the submitted icon in your GradeBook. From here, you can view the recording, grade it, or download the video.

Teacher Recording

Select Teacher Recording to open the screen editor. Here you can record a video within the Quaver platform or upload a video to be played in your custom lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving the recording screen a title by entering text in the box at the top of the screen.

A video can be added by recording or uploading the file. You may see one or both of these options depending on the capabilities of your device and your browser’s settings.

To record a video directly into the screen (currently available in Chrome & Firefox):

  • Click Record to record a video
  • Select Stop when you’re done recording
  • Click Play Back to watch the recording

To upload a previously recorded video:

  • Select Choose File
  • Upload an .mp4 or .mov video file (300 MB limit).

There is a 5-minute limit on the video length on this screen.

Audio Upload

Select Audio Upload to open the screen editor. Here you can create your own playlist to add to a lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving your screen a title by entering text in the box labeled Sample Playlist Title.

You must have access to the MP3 files you want to upload on your computer.

When you’re ready to upload, select Choose File on the left-hand side of the screen and select the MP3 file from its location on your computer. Continue adding MP3s to create your desired playlist.

Once uploaded, select the title or artist text to edit these details, preview the song, or remove the song.

File Upload

Select File Upload to open the screen editor. Here you can create a screen that allows you to include documents or other PDFs right in the context of your lesson or assignment.

 Begin by giving your screen a title by entering text in the box labeled Title.

Select Choose File and select the file from its location on your computer to add it to your lesson or assignment.

Select Web Link to open the screen editor. Here you can link a website from outside of Quaver within a lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving your screen a title by entering text in the box labeled Title.

Copy and paste the web link you wish to add into the URL section of this Resource Creation screen.

Select Preview to see how the link will appear in your lesson or assignment.

Select Video Link to open the screen editor. Here you can link a YouTube or Vimeo video within a lesson or assignment.

Begin by giving your screen a title by entering text in the box labeled Title.

Copy and paste the YouTube or Vimeo link you wish to add into the Video URL section of this Resource Creation screen.

Select Preview to see how the video will appear in your lesson or assignment.

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