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Working in Course Summatives

Summatives are located at the end of most chapters within a course. A course's Summative Log provides a quick glance at the status of each summative (see status explanations below). Learners must successfully complete each summative before a course is marked complete. To access course summatives, log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.

To access the Summative Log

  • Use the Table of Contents located at the top left of the course page.
  • Select Summative Log at the bottom.

To access a specific summative via the Summative Log

  • Use the Table of Contents located at the top left of the course page.
  • Select Summative Log at the bottom.
  • Select the specific summative.
  • The Purpose page provides a brief introduction of the summative content. Under Summative Components, you will see each component associated with that summative.
  • Select the component you want to access.

To access a specific summative via the Table of Contents

  • Use the Table of Contents located at the top left of the course page.
  • Select the corresponding chapter to expand the chapter contents.
  • Select the specific summative.
  • The Purpose page provides a brief introduction of the summative content. Under Summative Components, you will see each component associated with that summative.
  • Select the component you want to access.

To Submit Summative Responses

  • Enter your response for each item. (Best practice: Create responses in a word-processing program like Word; copy/paste into each field online.) Responses automatically save by clicking anywhere on the page.
  • For summatives with only one page (Task): Click Submit to Facilitator at the bottom to send the summative to the facilitator to review.
  • For summatives with more than one page (Task 1, Task 2, etc.): Click Save and Next at the bottom to prepare that page for submission and to move to the next page. On the final page/task, click Submit to Facilitator to send the summative to the facilitator to review.
  • If your course has a final cumulative exam, you will not be able to access the cumulative exam until all other summatives in the course have been marked as approved.

Summative Status:

  • Not Started: Learner has not accessed the summative.
  • In Progress: Learner has opened the summative and possibly entered/saved responses but has not yet submitted to the facilitator.
  • Submitted: Learner submitted a response. Facilitator will review the submission.
  • Needs Revision: Facilitator has reviewed the submission and provided instructions for revisions. Learner must make revisions and resubmit the summative for further review.
  • Revised: Learner submitted a revised response. Facilitator will review the submission.
  • Approved with Comments: Learner's summative meets criteria for approval.
  • Available(date): Summative will be available beginning on the date shown.
  • Available Now: Quiz/cumulative exam is now available.
  • Started: Learner has started but has not completed and submitted the quiz/cumulative exam.
  • Last Attempt: Learner took the quiz on the date/time shown. Learner can retake the quiz/cumulative exam until a passing score is earned.
  • Passed: Learner passed the quiz/cumulative exam.

Summative Types:

  • File Uploads: Learner demonstrates implementation of course content by submitting documentation of a specified activity.
  • Lesson Plans: Learner creates a standards-based plan for instruction.
  • Quizzes: Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
  • Cumulative Exams: Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
  • Reflections: Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content to develop a narrative response.
  • Video Uploads: Learner demonstrates implementation of course content by providing a video submission of a specified activity.