Create a vocabulary assignment

To get started with creating a vocabulary assignment, log into your SpanishDict account and click "Classrooms" at the top of the page. On the Classrooms page, you can either click the "Create assignment" button to the right of a class name or click on the class name to open the dashboard for the class.

If you click the name of the class, you'll see a "Create assignment" button in the top right corner of the dashboard page when the "Assignments" tab is selected on the left side of the page.

After clicking one of these "Create assignment" buttons, click the type of assignment that you want to create. We'll go through the steps to create a vocabulary assignment. See this article for help with creating a grammar assignment: How to create a grammar assignment

After selecting "Vocabulary", you'll need to select a vocabulary list (or a few) that you created or that was created by SpanishDict, or you can create a new list. You can scroll down on the assignment creation page to see more lists from SpanishDict. 

You can also use the search box to search for a specific category of lists, such as "regionalisms".

If you want to see the words contained in a list prior to assigning the list, you can hover your mouse over a list line to reveal a "Preview" button.

Clicking that button will open a list preview on the right side of the screen. 

You can also try a quiz on the list by clicking the "Try Quiz" button at the top of the preview window.

Clicking the X in the top left of the quiz will take you back to the quiz creation page. 

Assigning existing lists

Once you've checked the box(es) next to the list(s) you want to assign, click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page. (If you'd like to create a new list, see the next section for instructions.) You'll then be asked to select the start and end dates and the input method (open input or multiple choice). When you're finished modifying the assignment details, click the "Create X Assignment(s)" button at the bottom of the page.

You'll see a green "Success!" button at the bottom of the page, and then you'll be taken back to the main Classrooms page. You can click into the class to see the upcoming assignment in the class dashboard. The assignment will have a white dot to the left of the assignment name until the assignment goes live at the start date/time, at which point the dot will change to green and the status in the "Start on" column will change to "Started".

Creating a new list to assign

If you'd like to create a new list, you can click the "Create New List" button on the assignment creation page. You'll be asked to select the method you want to use to create the list: choosing words or importing words. You can see instructions for importing words here: How to import vocabulary from Quizlet or a document

If you click "Choose words", you'll see the list creation page where you can type words in the search box to select words and corresponding definitions. If you need help with this process, see this article: How to make a vocabulary list

If you would like to change the name of the list, just click the current title, type a new one, and then click somewhere on the page to save it. If you need to delete a word, hover over the word and click the trash can that appears to the right of the word. Once your list is ready, click the "Assign to Students" button.

You'll be sent to the assignment details page, where you can modify the start and end times and the input method. Check the box(es) next to the class(es) that will receive this assignment. Then click the blue button at the bottom of the page to finish the assignment creation process.

You'll then be routed back to the main Classrooms page, where you'll see all of your classes listed, and there will be a temporary message at the bottom of the screen that confirms the assignment was successfully created.

How to notify students

For Google Classroom Classes

If you created an assignment for a class in Google Classroom, students will see a message appear in the class "Stream" and the "Coursework" tab in Google Classroom once the start date/time passes. 

They can then click the message to open it and then click the link in the message to access the assignment.

For SpanishDict Classes

After creating an assignment for a class made on SpanishDict (not a Google Classroom class), you will see a "Copy link" button that you can click. You can then paste that link into an email, messaging app, or LMS (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) to send to students. Students will then need to click that link to access the assignment.

For Google Classroom and SpanishDict Classes

After creating an assignment, you can also navigate to the Classrooms page, click into the class for which you made the assignment, and then click on the ellipsis to the right of the assignment.

A small menu will appear where you can click "Share assignment link".

You can then either share the link on Remind or click the "Copy link" button to copy the link and then paste that link into an email, messaging app, or LMS (Google Classroom, Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.). Students will then need to click that link to access the assignment.

You can also tell students that there is a new assignment in SpanishDict and instruct them to log into their SpanishDict accounts, click "Classrooms" at the top of the page, click on their class, and then click on the title of the assignment to open it.

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