How to add spelling lists in DoodleSpell

You can add your students' weekly spelling list as a Custom Assignment in DoodleSpell!

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Written by Lydia Carnegie
Updated over a week ago

With our Custom Assignment feature you can help support your students with their weekly spelling lists by uploading them as a Custom Assignment in DoodleSpell!

To create your spelling list in DoodleSpell:

Login to the Teacher Dashboard and follow these steps:

  1. Hover over Assignments and select Create Custom

  2. Ensure the DoodleSpell icon is selected in the top right hand corner of the page

  3. Then select Create an assignment. Input your spelling list ensuring that you only put spaces between each word (no commas) or a new line per word. Don't capitalise the word unless you want it to appear capitalised in the app. Then select Save.

  4. Once you have created and saved your Assignment you'll see your list appear with all other Custom Assignments created by teachers at your school.

To set your spelling list to a class/students:

  1. Click on the name of the spelling list you have just created

  2. Then select Assign

  3. You'll then be able to choose: when you'd like the Assignment to appear, which class, groups or particular students within a class you'd like it to appear for.

  4. Then press Set assignment

    The spelling list will then appear within the child's app on the chosen date. Children will have to complete 3 x practise before the test becomes unlocked.

To share your custom Assignment with other teachers within your school:

  1. Click on the name of the Assignment you have just created

  2. Then select Share

How DoodleSpell Assignments appear in the app for the student

When a DoodleSpell Assignment is set, the student will need to complete a Practice exercise on these words 3 times before the Test option becomes available. They will then have the option of completing a final fourth Practice exercise before completing the Test. When the Test has been completed, if there is another Assignment set, they will move on to this. This screenshot shows one completed DoodleSpell Assignment, with 4 Practice exercises and 1 Test exercise:

This means that, if the student hasn't completed their previous Assignment, it will get them to complete this first before giving them the next one. You also have the option of removing the previous, incomplete assignments by following these steps.

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