Create Class Tests

Help your students prepare at home for a test in class

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Written by Konstantina
Updated over a week ago

Class Tests can be used to either prepare students for an upcoming test, e.g. share Mock exams, or as a placeholder and a reminder for students of their upcoming test. This is particularly handy as it allows you to later input their scores in Satchel One and share more feedback.

Set a Class Test

To begin, click + Create task from the menu on the left and select Class test. You will then be taken to a form where you will fill in some general information about the test.


First, enter the title for the Class Test reminder. This will appear on the students' personal calendars and To-Do List.

Describe the task for your students

Fill this box with the information the students need to know about the task. You can format your text using the available options. To upload resources, images or other attachments, scroll down to the Attachments area.


Select a subject for the task. This will help students locate their task on the school calendar. It’s also important for reporting purposes.

Class group(s)

Select the group your task will be assigned to from the drop down menu.

You can set a task to multiple classes in one go by using the checkboxes to multi-select!

You can also set it to a class you are covering; simply click on Find other classes to search for classes. You can search by name, subject or year group using the filters at the top.

You can tick the top box to select all groups that are currently displayed to you which is helpful if you want to select a cohort of classes e.g. year 8 mathematics classes.

Marking scheme

Choose a marking scheme from the drop down menu. This will allow you to record the student's test scores later.

New marking schemes can be created by a school Admin. If you are an admin, learn how to create a new marking scheme here.

Issue and Test dates

The Issue date field allows you to set the date on which the task will first appear in the school calendar as well as the student and parent personal calendars. This allows you to set your task far in advance but prevents students from rushing ahead.

The Test date acts as a reminder for the class test.

Issue on lesson and Due on lesson

If you use Satchel One’s Timetable app, you can also use the Issue on lesson and Due on lesson fields.

These update automatically based on your timetable and the dates you have selected but remain flexible in case you’d like to change them.

Attaching a task to a specific lesson acts as visual reminders on the Timetable for you and your students, however it will not affect the publish time of the the task.


Add attachments to the task by dropping them on the upload area or click on Upload from my computer.

Alternatively, store files on your My Drive in Satchel One for easy access from any device, or choose any of the other available options.

If you use Google Apps or Office 365 at school, you can upload attachments directly from Google Drive or OneDrive in a single click.

Add web/video conference links

Paste the URL of any site or online resource you wish to share with the pupils.

Once you are finished editing, you can set this work by pressing the Publish button.

💡Top tip: Started an assignment but don't have time to finish? Save it as a draft to come back to it later. You can find it again in My Resources > My drafts.


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