WELCOME TO THE FILL LEARNING HUB.

Here you'll find tutorials, resources, and articles designed to help you get the most from Fill.

WELCOME TO THE FILL LEARNING HUB

Here you'll find tutorials and articles designed to help you get the most from Fill.

Our tutorials combine text and video, so they are easy to follow.

TUTORIAL TYPES

NECESSARY

These tutorials help you use Fill at a basic level.  There are 6 groups of tutorials in this section: Adding Your First Course, Adding Your First Pair of Quizzes, Enrolling Students, Quizzing Students and Recording Results, Scheduling Students for Reteach, and Reassessing Students After Reteach.  Depending on what version of Fill you have, at least one of the tutorials from each group should be completed.

INTERMEDIATE

Intermediate tutorials move a bit beyond the necessary.  Maybe you want to learn how to make online quizzes with videos in them.  Maybe you want to try using some of the data you collect to plan a review for your midterm.  Once you are comfortable with the basics of the Fill Method, try your hand at some of these.

ADVANCED

Advanced tutorials focus on more involved processes that are possible with Fill.  Maybe your school wants to use Fill data to plan their professional development agenda for the year.  Or maybe you want to incorporate Fill data into your grading scheme.  Advanced tutorials focus on long term processes.

MISCELLANEOUS

Miscellaneous tutorials focus on minor functionalities within Fill.  How do I change a student’s password? What do I quiz on days when no instruction occured?  how do I edit the name of a lesson?  These are the types of questions that will be answered in the Miscellaneous section.

NECESSARY

STEP 0: SIGN UP AND ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT FOR…

…FILL ESSENTIALS

Fill Essentials is the powerful, free version of Fill.  This tutorial shows you how to sign up and create your free account.

…FILL COMPREHENSIVE

Fill Comprehensive is the powerful, mid-level version of Fill.  Fill Comprehensive requires a license code.  If you’ve purchased Fill Comprehensive, but don’t yet have your license code, contact the Fill employee in charge of your account to get it.  Once you have your license code, come back here. This tutorial shows you how to sign up and create your account using your license code.  If you wish to purchase Fill Comprehensive, click the Get Quote button below.

…FILL PREMIUM

Fill Premium is our most powerful, full-featured version of Fill.  Since it integrates with your school’s Student Information System, receiving and activating your accounts is a team effort between our technical staff and your school or district’s technical staff.  If you’ve purchased Fill Premium, contact the Fill employee in charge of your account to get this set up.  If you wish to purchase Fill Premium, click the Get Quote button below.

STEP 1: ADD YOUR FIRST COURSE, CLASS, UNIT, AND LESSON USING…

…FILL ESSENTIALS AND FILL COMPREHENSIVE

From your first login, this tutorial takes you through the process of adding a course, adding class sections, adding a unit, and adding a lesson.

…FILL PREMIUM

From your first login, it takes you through the process of adding a unit, and adding a lesson.

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR FIRST PAIR OF QUIZZES USING…

…FILL ESSENTIALS

This tutorial takes you through the process of adding your first pair of quizzes in Fill Essentials.

…FILL COMPREHENSIVE & PREMIUM

This tutorial takes you through the process of adding your first pair of quizzes in Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium.

STEP 3: ENROLL YOUR STUDENTS USING…

…FILL ESSENTIALS AND FILL COMPREHENSIVE

This tutorial takes you and your students through the process of enrolling into the correct course and class sections for Fill Essentials and Fill Comprehensive.

…FILL PREMIUM

With Fill Premium, your students are automatically enrolled.  There is nothing to do for this step.

STEP 4: QUIZ YOUR STUDENTS & RECORD THE RESULTS USING…

…THE PAPER QUIZ – MANUAL RECORDING METHOD

This method is the only option for Fill Essential users, but is available for Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users as well.  This tutorial describes a method of daily quiz where students receive the quiz on paper and reports of who has shown mastery and who hasn’t is recorded manually in the Fill system.  This is the only option available for Fill Essential users, but can be used by Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users as well.  Pros and cons of this approach compared with the other two approaches are also discussed.

… THE DIGITAL QUIZ – MANUAL RECORDING METHOD

This method is available for Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users.  This tutorial describes a method of daily quiz where students receive the quiz online but record their reponse on paper.  Reports of who has shown mastery and who hasn’t is recorded manually in the Fill system.  Pros and cons of this approach compared with the other two approaches are also discussed.

…THE DIGITAL QUIZ – AUTOMATIC RECORDING METHOD

This method is available for Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users.  This tutorial describes a method of daily quiz where students receive the quiz online and submit their answer online.  Reports of who has shown mastery and who hasn’t are recorded automatically by the system.  Pros and cons of this approach compared with the other two approaches are also discussed.

STEP 5: SCHEDULE STUDENTS INTO RETEACH CLASSES USING…

…FILL ESSENTIAL AND FILL COMPREHENSIVE

This tutorial shows you how to use Fill to identify which students need to be retaught a lesson.  It also discusses methods and strategies for getting them retaught.

…FILL PREMIUM

This tutorial shows you how to use Fill’s Integrated Scheduler to identify which students need to be retaught a lesson.  It walks you through the process of using the scheduler to route students to extra help classes throughout the school day.  It also discusses alternate methods and strategies for getting students retaught.

STEP 6: RE-QUIZ YOUR STUDENTS AFTER RETEACH USING…

…THE PAPER QUIZ – MANUAL RECORDING METHOD

This method is the only option for Fill Essential users, but is available for Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users as well. If your original quiz was a paper quiz – manual recording, then your reassessment usually is.  This tutorial talks about how to create your reassessment quiz to match your original in style and format, and shows you how to record the student results properly in your system.

…THE DIGITAL QUIZ – MANUAL RECORDING METHOD

This method is available for Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users.  If your original quiz was a digital quiz – manual recording, then your reassessment usually is. This tutorial shows you how to add your new quiz into the system, talks about how to create your reassessment quiz to match your original, and shows you how to record the assessment information properly in your system.

…THE DIGITAL QUIZ – AUTOMATIC RECORDING METHOD

This method is available for Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users.  If your original quiz was a digital quiz – automatic recording, then your reassessment usually is. This tutorial shows you how to add your new quiz into the system, talks about how to create your reassessment quiz to match your original, and shows you how to make sure your new assessment information is properly recorded in your system.

INTERMEDIATE

SHARE UNITS, LESSONS, AND QUIZZES WITH OTHER TEACHERS

ADDING A TEACHER TO YOUR COURSE

Adding a teacher to your course adds your course to that teacher’s list of courses, allowing them full access to all of your units, lessons, and quizzes, including editing privileges.

MERGING TWO COURSES

Learn how to transfering units, lessons and quizzes from one course to another.

COMING SOON

MASTER THE 1-QUESTION QUIZ CREATOR

The quiz creator is only available to Fill Comprehensive and Fill Premium users.

USING THE MATH EDITOR

Learn how to access and use our math editor.

COMING SOON

COPYING AND PASTING IMAGES AND TEXT

Learn how to copy and paste images and text from your worksheets or online into the quiz creator.

COMING SOON

ADDING A VIDEO

Learn how to add a video from popular video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo into your quiz.

COMING SOON

ADDING AN INTERACTIVE

Learn how to add an interactive element from programs liek GeoGebra and Desmos into your quiz.

COMING SOON

ADDING A TABLE

Learn how to add and manipulate tables in your quiz.

COMING SOON

LEARN THE BASICS OF FILL DATA

UNDERSTANDING THE TWO WINGS OF FILL DATA

Fill’s data is organized into two wings: the CLASSES wing and the UNITS wing.  Learn how these two wings combine to give you a complete picture of student performance and your instructional performance.

COMING SOON

USE STUDENT DATA TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE

RANK STUDENTS BY PERFORMANCE

Learn how to see an ordered list of students sorted by overall performance for the year for all your class sections, within a single class section, or within a given unit.

COMING SOON

SEE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT DATA

For any individual student, see what percentage of lessons they have mastered in the course or any single unit.  Sort their units by percentage mastery.  See exactly which lessons they haven’t mastered as well as what answers they selected on all of their quizzes.

COMING SOON

USE INSTRUCTIONAL DATA TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE

PRIORITIZING LESSONS FOR TEST REVIEW

If you are reviewing for a quiz, a unit test, a midterm or a final exam, use Fill to figure out which of your lessons need the most attention during review.

COMING SOON

DETERMINE WHICH LESSONS NEED TO BE REVISITED

Teachers find ways to revisit old lessons all the time.  Whether you insert old content into warm-up problems or include some cumulative content in your test review, Fill can help you decide which content is most in need of being revisited.

COMING SOON

ADVANCED

INCORPORATE FILL INTO YOUR GRADING SYSTEM

DAILY LESSON GRADING

Some teachers like to incorporate a grade into their grade book for every lesson they assess with Fill.  This tutorial will show examples of how this can be done.

COMING SOON

UNIT GRADING

Some teachers like to incorporate a grade into their grade book at the end of each unit.  This tutorial will show examples of how this can be done.

COMING SOON

LONG TERM GRADING

Some teachers like to incorporate a grade into their grade book for every quarter or semester they teach.  This tutorial will show examples of how this can be done.

COMING SOON

USE FILL TO IMPROVE LONG TERM INSTRUCTION

PLANNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Learn how to use Fill’s data to plan your school’s professional development agenda.  Then monitor the effectiveness of the professional development on instructional performance.

COMING SOON

DATA TEAMS

Learn how to use fill data to drive periodic data team cycles throughout the year.  Identify areas of need, plan breif interventions and monitor their effectiveness.

COMING SOON

ACTION RESEARCH

Fill is the best tool for monitoring the effectiveness of new teaching techniques.  Try a new technique in some of your classes but not in others and compare the performance on a lesson by lesson basis.

COMING SOON

MISCELLANEOUS

EDIT CONTENT

HOW TO EDIT, DELETE, OR MOVE A UNIT OR LESSON

This tutorial will show you how to edit, delete, or move a lesson or unit.

COMING SOON

HOW TO EDIT A QUIZ

This tutorial will show you how to edit a quiz.

COMING SOON

HOW TO EDIT AN INDIVIDUAL STUDENT’S QUIZ SCORE

This tutorial will show you how to edit an individual student’s quiz score.

COMING SOON

HOW TO EDIT THE NAME OF A CLASS SECTION

This tutorial will show you how to edit, delete, or move a lesson or unit.

COMING SOON

HOW TO ADD A TEACHER TO YOUR CLASS SECTION

This tutorial will show you how to edit a quiz.

COMING SOON

WORK THROUGH COMMON SCHEDULING ISSUES

WHAT TO DO WHEN TOO MANY STUDENTS FAIL THE QUIZ

This tutorial provides tips for handling days when a lot of students have to be scheduled for a reteach.

COMING SOON

INFORMATION AND TUTORIALS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

FILL OVERVIEW LETTER FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

This section contains a letter for parents and students that helps explain what Fill is and how to get the most from it.  The letter is editable, so you can customize to the exact way you are using Fill.

COMING SOON

HOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN TRACK LESSON MASTERY

This tutorial will show you how to see which lessons you still need to master.

COMING SOON

HOW STUDENTS CAN VIEW QUIZZES THEY’VE TAKEN

This tutorial will show you how to edit an individual student’s quiz score.

COMING SOON

HOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN PREPARE TO RETAKE A FILL QUIZ

How do determine which quizzes you’ve failed and what to do to prepare for the re-take?  This tutorial walks you through this process.