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Whiteboards and Notebooks

There are a number of virtual whiteboard/notebook tools within Glow and these are useful tools for learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding – making them effective assessment opportunities.

This video demonstrates how OneNote can be used to make online learning even more interactive.

This is an example of how O365 OneNote could be used with learners to demonstrate their understanding of number, using virtual manipulatives and annotating their thinking on their whiteboard.

O365 also has another dedicated whiteboard tool, separate from OneNote, and this can be used in Teams calls to share thinking and understanding. The whiteboards are automatically saved in your OneDrive and can be edited and annotated to provide feedback to learners.

This video looks at how OneNote could be used for online literacy and English learning, particularly around note-making, and how the educators can assess and provide feedback on this.

This video looks at how Jamboard could be used for online literacy and English learning, particularly around note-making, and how the educators can assess and provide feedback on this.

Forms and Quizzes

What are Forms?

Microsoft and Google both provide their own version of Forms that can be used to make forms or quizzes. Forms are created to capture information, such as evaluations, and quizzes are created for assessment purposes and can be assigned correct answers and feedback. Forms can include multiple choice, text or numerical input, or even file uploads (such as photos of working) for their answers. Questions can also include links to external sites or include videos form YouTube to facilitate flipped learning.
Feedback has suggested that learners engage with Forms because they adapt to any device, regardless of screen size.

This webinar recording explores the range of features available in Microsoft Forms but Google Forms has a very similar interface and options.

Creating Quizzes for Assessment

The videos in this section demonstrate how to split your Form into sections and add media to a question. The examples are for Microsoft Forms but Google Forms does the exact same and the instructions are almost identical.


Assignments are a useful tool for effective assessment. They allow the educator to make clear the learning activities and instructions, including all relevant resources in one place, and enabling learners to respond in a variety of ways with different tools. These assignments can then be posted or shared to communication channels, such as Teams and Classroom, making them easy to access for learners.

Being digital means that it easy for learners to submit learning, the educator to assess it and add feedback then return it, and for the learner to make changes to improve it before submitting for further assessment. Assignments also allow the educator to keep track of all learners’ submissions in one place and to easily track progress with at-a-glance data.


Assignments, on both platforms, can contain:

  • Title
  • Instructions – perfect place to explain learning intentions and success criteria, as well as instructions
  • Materials – you can add web links, videos, documents (O365 and G Suite)
  • Rubrics – excellent for making success criteria and feedback clear and transparent for learners
  • Scheduling – time and date to be set and completed
  • Pupils – whole class or individuals only

Assignments using Teams

Assignments using Classroom

More with Assignments on Teams