Extempore allows instructors to obtain and assess authentic speech without having to schedule face to-face time with each student. Instructors can now create an activity on the Extempore website, selecting a set of parameters for each question, depending on the learning objectives. When configuring a final exam or any other form of summative assessment, for example, the teacher may limit the time the student has between reviewing the prompt and answering the question
The Extempore app also allows the instructor to decide whether students can re-record their answers. For practice assignments or for any other form of formative assessment, on the other hand, timing restrictions can be more flexible.
You create a prompt on Extempore’s website
You determine time from prompt to response, if you allow re-recording, and other parameters
Students hear or watch the prompts on their app or desktop and record their responses
You grade and provide audio or written feedback on your computer or device
Ensure spontaneity by limiting the time students have to prepare and respond.
Push grades to your students’ devices with a simple tap.
Keep all your content on Extempore: no files to email, rename or keep track of. We do it all for you.
Export your grade book and import it into your LMS.
Customize the rubric to suit your needs and the needs of your class.
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