Monday, March 25, 2013

WiFli User Instructions

WiFli Response
Teacher instructions--3/22/2013


  1. Purchase from the website for $5
  2. Follow the installation process instructions while signed in to the account you plan to use the app with (make sure you are not signed in to two Google accounts within your browser as this may cause problems)
  3. You will receive a confirmation email with a direct link to the app once installation is complete

Daily Use

  1. Open the web app using a direct link, from or install the Chrome app.
    1. Note: Since this app uses Google Apps, Chrome will most likely deliver the best experience. Internet Explorer has been known to cause issues for some users.
  2. Start a question: The question itself will not be present within the app, only the answer choices (Options are A-G, Yes, No, Unsure or Other (which allows for single word or numerical response). The question will be asked aloud by the teacher, displayed on the board or on a handout in class. Confidence level and a free response options are also present within a question to allow for additional information to be collected for teacher use.

  1. If a question is open ended, leave the Set Answer box blank, otherwise enter a correct answer in the box prior to starting the question. 

  2. Share the response form with students on screen by clicking the Share button or embedding a link in your class resources. Clicking the Close button will return the user to the app. The Share screen allows for students to access the poll by shortened URL, an instructor tweeted link or scanning a QR code. The link is permanent for each teacher user and will not change with each poll. Students can bookmark the link on their own devices as well.
  3. Sort results by name, filter responses by answer choice or confidence level, or view only correct/incorrect responses.

  1. Seating chart: This can be helpful for a starting activity to group students by small groups, learning partners or other targeted interventions.
    1. Click on the Spreadsheet icon in the app and then click on the Seating Chart tab of the sheet. Follow the instructions on screen to set up a seating chart format. You will need to authorize the script the first time and then click it again to run it.
    2. Sort your current question data by a given category by clicking on the yellow cell and selecting (by confidence, answer, or correct)
    3. The chart will update for each class and each question that is asked. If you want to save a chart arrangement, use your computer’s software to do a screen capture.

  1. Response History
    1. At any given time the past 10 questions in history can be viewed within the app. To do so, click on the “1-recent” list and select a different value. Selecting 2, for example, would display the question that occurred before the current one.
    2. Click on ‘Go’ when you are ready to view the selected data.

  1. Class lists: Add your students, by class, to enable class data capture and identify students who have not responded
    Click the student icon in the web app. Follow instructions on the class list spreadsheet page
    Update class list periodically 
    The class list is used mainly to identify who has not responded and to identify what class is currently submitting. With a class identified you can actually save data points per class to a progress graph (probably something I should mention on the instructions page). The class list is the names that it will use to search for in student entered names on each response. Most of my class list names entered are just last names since it works off of a search function the list name needs to find itself within a student name entered. In other words if I have 'Schwen, Andrew' in my list and the student enters Schwen, Andy it will not identify them as submitting. If my list has just 'Schwen' both entries (Andrew and Andy) would be picked up. 

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