Resources and contact information to get started developing an RCT in the legacy version of ASSISTments using E-TRIALS
Types of Research We Support
E-TRIALS supports three types of research within ASSISTments. These types - Auto Deploy, ASSISTed Deploy, and Self Deploy - are based on your approach to deployment and may alter the type of content we recommend you use. Content manipulation, patterns of assignment, and IRB requirements differ across these types, as highlighted at the top of the Deploy page. If you feel your research goals fall into Auto or ASSISTed Deploy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
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Create A TEACHER ACCOUNT in ASSISTments
Select "Create an Account"
Enter School Information
Adjust ACCOUNT SETTINGS
Do Not Show Teacher in Student Reports
Turn this OFF - It can be important to assign content to yourself and act as a student through the Student Tab. Having this setting OFF will allow you to see your "Student" progress on Teacher reports.
Show Google Classroom Share Icon
Turn this ON - It is important to deliver your content to teachers and students who use Google Classroom in our new version of ASSISTments.
Beta/Research Builder Settings
Show attempts count option when creating your own Problem Set
Allows you to change the attempt count.
Show "Inputing Problem ID's" link
Allows you to access an empty problem set to fill.
Show "Using a Skill Builder Template" link
Allows you to build Skill Builders using variabilized templates (requires basic Ruby code).
Show “Problems” link
Allows you access to a list of all the problems you have built.
Can add sections to problem sets
Allows you to create a randomized controlled trial. This is the key feature you need to turn on to make an experiment.
Show advanced skill builder settings
Allows you to create a problem set out of variabilized templates.
Show "Share Links" link (Details page)
Allows you to distribute your study using ASSISTments Direct.
Creates only textbook problems
Speeds up the creation of textbook problems when using the Builder Your Own Problems link.
Show External Problem Types
Allows you to add external problem type (using an iframe).
Show Variabilized Problem Types Option
Allows you to create variabilized problems.
Find Content TO MODIFY
Create your study
Data Retrieval Questions
ASSISTments through Google Classroom
Open Science Foundation