*Please note, you will need a home subscription to have access to this feature on the Parent Dashboard. For more information about our different pricing plans, please see this link.

To support your child's learning or revise tricky topics, children, parents and teachers can add extra work in topics they'd like to practise a bit more. These are known as an Assignments.

How to add an Assignment in the Learning Zone

Parents and children over the age of twelve can set themselves an Assignment from the Learning Zone in any of the Doodle programmes. To do this:

  1. Log in to Doodle

  2. From the Learning Zone, press the red Add Assignment icon

  3. Type in a topic and follow the in-app instructions; the Assignment will then appear in the Learning Zone

Please note:

  1. Only one Assignment can be set through the app per day (if you would like to add more, please do so via the Parent Dashboard by following the steps below)

  2. It will only be possible to add an Assignment in this way if no other Assignment is currently set for them them.

To set an Assignment for a child under the age of twelve, please enter your parent password after pressing the Add Assignment icon.

How to add an Assignment in the Parent Dashboard

Parents can add Assignments from the Parent Dashboard. To do this:

  1. Log in to the Parent Dashboard

  2. Hover over Assignments and select Set

  3. Toggle between the programme icons to select whether you'd like to set an Assignment in DoodleMaths, DoodleTables, DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell. Please view this article on how to do this.

  4. Search for a topic or scroll through the relevant AREs (Age Related Expectations or topics they are expected to learn at this age)

  5. Click on the grey arrow to the left of the ARE to break this down further

  6. You can view the questions as they will appear within the app by clicking on Preview - this is great for checking that the Assignment is appropriate for your child

  7. When you are ready to set an Assignment press Add

  8. Select when you'd like the Assignment to appear in their work programme and which children you'd like it to appear for and press Add

  9. The red Assignment will appear in your child's Learning Zone on the specified day

We recommend only adding one Assignment at a time to a child's account.

How to delete an Assignment

You can delete any Assignments that have been assigned to your child by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the Parent Dashboard

  2. Hover over Assignments and select Analyse

  3. Click on the title of the Assignment that you wish to remove

  4. Click on the bin icon

Please note: in order to delete an Assignment, your child must not have opened the activity or begun the exercise. In this instance, please contact our Customer Support team via the chat bubble on the screen.

How to view your child's progress in an Assignment

You can view how well your child has done on any Assignments you have set for them in the last four weeks. To do this:

  1. Log in to the Parent Dashboard

  2. Hover over Assignments and select Analyse

  3. You'll see an overview of the Assignments which have been added for your child. From here, you can see which Assignments have been completed and how well they have performed by hovering over the circle.

  4. To see how your child scored for a specific Assignment, click on the title of the Assignment

How to set a custom Assignment

If you'd like to create your own set of custom exercises, you can! To do this:

  1. Log in to the Parent Dashboard

  2. Hover over Assignments and select Create custom

  3. Select an icon in the top right-hand corner to decide if you'd like the custom Assignment to appear in DoodleMaths, DoodleEnglish, DoodleTables or DoodleSpell

  4. Press the blue Create an assignment button

  5. Type in a lesson title and select your child's year group. Add your questions into the box labelled Question 1 and put the correct answer in box A. Press Next question to add another question. Once published, the list will be randomised.

  6. Once you've added your questions, press Save

  7. Your Assignment will then appear in your child's Learning Zone as the flashing red Assignment icon

This is a great feature for adding your child's weekly spelling list to their DoodleSpell app. For more information on how to do this please see this link.

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