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How do I create a deployment for a Gauge assessment as an admin?

Once you have created an assessment in Gauge, you can create deployments to deliver the assessment to students. An assessment does not need to have content to schedule a deployment, but you should add content before the assessment start date.

You can filter deployment recipients using a pool of all users at their institution. You can also allow teachers to moderate and grade a deployment.

You can schedule multiple deployments for any Gauge assessment. Each deployment can include a unique delivery window and set of recipients.

Gauge automatically checks for new students meeting deployment criteria each hour while a deployment window is open. These students are added to the deployment, which will give them access to the assessment within a few hours after a SIS update.

Open Assessment Deployments

On the Assessments page, find the assessment you want to view [1]. To open the Deployments page for the assessment, click the Calendar icon [2].

Create Deployment

Create Deployment

Click the Add Deployment button.

Edit Deployment Name

To name the deployment, type the name in the Name field.

Select Date Range

To set the date range for the deployment, click the Start Date field [1] or End Date field [2]. Then select the dates from the calendar [3].

Note: You must select a date range to schedule a deployment.

Select Deployment Time

To set the time the deployment will begin and end, click the Start Time drop-down menu [1] or End Time drop-down menu [2]. Then select the preferred time from the menu [3]. Time options range between 12:00 am and 11:55pm in five minute increments.

Add Date Range

To add an additional date range, click the Add Date Range link.

Select Release Option

Select Release Option

You can select how to release assessment results to students.

To release the results manually at a later time, click the Manually option.

Schedule Results Release

Schedule Results Release

To schedule when results will be released to students, click the Schedule option [1]. Then select the date and time that results will be released to students [2].

Allow Teacher Moderation

Allow Teacher Moderation

To allow teachers to moderate and grade a deployment, click the Allow teacher moderation and grading for this deployment checkbox.

Add Recipients

You can filter the recipients of a deployment by course section [1] or user role [2]. Filtering by course section allows you to deploy by course properties. Filtering by user role allows you to deploy using student demographics.

To add recipients to the deployment, click the drop-down menu [3] and select the option that includes the recipients you want to take the assessment [4]. You can filter recipients by the course metadata fields that were imported into Gauge. You can select multiple recipient groups in the same category.

Note: You must select a recipient in at least one category to schedule a deployment.

Save Deployment

Save Deployment

To save the deployment as a draft, click the Save as Draft button [1]. To save and schedule the deployment, click the Save and Schedule Deployment button [2].

View Deployment

View the deployment on the Deployments page [1]. To moderate users in the deployment, click the Moderate tab [2].