Creating an assessment

By creating assessments, you can collect results for each question and for the entire assessment at the same time. You can define feedback options that show whether students answered correctly, what the correct answer was and how the class performed on the question or the entire assessment.

You can install SMART Response software on any computer to create question sets that you can later copy to and run on the computer system in your classroom.


You’re unable to run assessment files on a computer with standard SMART Notebook software installed. You must have SMART Notebook software that includes SMART Response software.

ClosedTo create an assessment

  1. Click the SMART Response iconSMART Response icon in the Mac menu bar, and then select Open Notebook Software.

    A blank SMART Notebook page appears.

  2. Click the Response tab.


    On Windows computers, you can clear the Auto-hide option to keep the options visible while you work on your assessment.

  3. Click Title Page.

    The Insert Title Page dialog box appears.

  4. In the top text box, type a title for your assessment.

  5. Select the type of assessment you want to create, and then click Add. Optionally, you can type Subject and Topic information.

  6. Title page information appears on the SMART Notebook page, and the Response tab displays several options that enable you to customize your assessment.

ClosedTo edit the assessment title page and description

  1. On the SMART Notebook page, double-click the title, grade, subject or date text to change its properties or edit the text.

  2. Click the Response tab.

  3. In the Description area, edit the options you defined when you created the assessment.


    If you edit the SMART Notebook page, the Description information doesn’t change. Similarly, if you edit the Description information, the SMART Notebook page doesn’t change.

ClosedTo add question and content pages to your assessment

ClosedTo save your assessment

  1. Click SaveSave icon.

    A Save As dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to a folder, type a file name, and then click Save.