Adding Materials to Bakpax

We make it easy to discover or create unlimited assignments with Bakpax. These assignments can be assigned to any number of classrooms and can be re-used and edited over time. 

You can use our Discover page to explore our library of assignments for K-12 English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and more. You can also import your own assignments or create new ones from scratch. Our third option for assignment creation, Magic!, is available if you would like us to import your assignments to your account for you. 

Here is some information that may be helpful as you are creating and using materials with Bakpax.

Helpful Links:
Discover New Assignments
Import ANY PDF
Create an Assignment from Scratch
Magic!
Sharing Assignments
Customize Handouts
Add Mathematical Expressions
Edit Existing Content
Add Images
Add Different Types of Problems

AI Known Equivalencies

Exporting Files as PDFs and JPGs
Delete Content
Content Capacity

Discover New Assignments

The Discover page is a library of FREE, ready-to-use assignments for your classroom, spanning a wide range of grade levels, class subjects, and concepts. 

They are all formatted to be autograded with Bakpax. All you need to do is assign one of these worksheets to your Bakpax classroom and print it or allow online submissions. This handout will have four QR-like codes (ArUcos) in the corners of each page and a barcode at the bottom. These codes are necessary for the AI to autograde student submissions.

Once you’ve chosen your desired assignment, you can make a copy of it and edit it to meet your class’s needs. Feel free to add new questions and change the sections, instructions, and the page layout. The assignment is now yours to customize. 

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Import ANY PDF

To import your assignments to Bakpax, go ahead and click the  My Content link in the navigation at the top of the page, and then select the Import from File option.

Currently, the import assignment feature is only compatible with image and PDF files. If your materials are in another format, you will need to export them as an image or PDF file. Most files can be exported as a PDF by selecting File from the toolbar and then using Save as... to save the file as a PDF, or you can use Export as... to export the file as a PDF. 
You can find detailed information on how to export a file as a PDF or JPG in this article.

You will then be prompted to select your assignment file from your computer.

After the file is selected, you can use our import tools to start creating your assignment.

With the import tools, you can select questions and answers from the file so that the AI can read the text and add it to your assignment. First, use your mouse to box only the question and then only the answer. A question-answer pair will render to the right of the page and you can move onto the next question.

Please note that you can only add one answer to any question with these import tools. After selecting all of your questions and answers, you can add more acceptable solutions as necessary.

As the question-answer pairs are added to the assignment, you can review how the the AI read the text. If the AI misreads one of your questions or answers, you can use the pencil button next to the chopped section to edit it before adding it to the assignment. 

You can always make edits to any question or solution after adding it to the assignment.

When all of the questions and solutions have been selected, use the Add To Assignment button to create your Bakpax assignment.

You will then land in our editor. Click on the gear icon at the top to set the assignment name, type, subject, and grade.

You will need to enter this information in order to save your assignment.

If there are multiple solutions you would accept as correct for a single question, click on the question in the editor to enter the additional solution(s). 

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Create an Assignment from Scratch

In order to create your assignments from scratch in Bakpax, click the  My Content link in the navigation at the top of the page and then select the New Blank Assignment option.

This will prompt you to add the assignment name and specify the assignment type, subject, and grade. (The assignment name will be what the students see when they are submitting work. It is advised that you try to be as specific as possible so that students can easily identify what assignment they are submitting.)

Now it’s time to add questions to your assignment. 

Your assignment can have instructional text added to the  Section and Subsection areas. These areas can also be left blank if they are not required. 

The question box is used to record the question which the students are trying to solve. If you would like students to see the question printed on the assignment, type in the question. You can leave the question box empty if you do not require the question to appear on the assignment.

In order to add a math equation to your question, click on the question box and select the equation icon. 

You can then select from pre-set expressions and fill in values or use the advanced setting to type your equations in LaTeX.

If you need any help with writing mathematical expressions in LaTeX, the Help section will show how you can type in mathematical expressions such as fractions, exponents, integrals, symbols, and more.

Now it’s time to enter the solution. If there are multiple answers you would accept as correct, enter each one separately. 

Once you have imported your assignment, you may want to customize the worksheet. You can add section titles, instructions, work area, images, and adjust the location of items on the page with the editor tools. Information about how to customize your worksheets can be found in this article.

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Magic!

With Magic!, we will import your assignment to your account for you. All you have to do is send your assignment and answer key to content@bakpax.com and we’ll convert it into an autogradable handout that you can use with your students. 

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Sharing Assignments

You can share your Bakpax assignments with colleagues by making the assignments discoverable. Discoverable assignments will be reviewed and then added to the Discover page once they have been approved. Please make sure not to make copyright assignments discoverable. 

To share your assignment, open it from the My Content page. You will then need to edit the assignment to access the settings. 


Click on the gear icon in the editor to get to the assignment settings. 

In the settings, you can use the toggle to turn on/off discoverability.

After your assignments have been made discoverable, we will review them before making them public. We will also send you an email to let you know when we start making content discoverable.

To share your assignment with colleagues, you will just need to send them the link from the assignment page. 

The assignment URL will then be copied to your clipboard. 

You can then send that link to your colleagues so that they can access your Bakpax assignment. When they view the assignment, they will want to click on the  Use This in Your Classroom button to create their own copy of your assignment.

They will then have the option to copy the assignment to their library or copy and edit it.

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Customize Handouts

You must use Bakpax handouts in order to have your assignments autograded. A Bakpax handout will have four QR-like codes (ArUcos) in the corners of the page and a barcode at the bottom. If these marks are missing or if the handout has the word “Preview” on it, then the assignment can not be autograded.

When you create assignments in Bakpax, you can customize the handouts in three primary ways. Instruction Text and Question Area Size are core features in the assignment editor. Bakpax Tips and Tricks are suggestions for how to creatively manipulate your assignment to better match the original worksheet. Read about each of these customization methods in this article.

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Add Mathematical Expressions

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When editing a text item, such as a Question or Instruction, click the “square root of x” icon to insert a mathematical expression. 

You can then select from pre-set expressions and fill in values in our Basic mode.

You can also select to use the Advanced mode to type your equations in with LaTeX. If you need any help writing expressions with LaTeX, the Help section will provide some tips. Please feel free to reach out to support@bakpax.com if you need assistance creating additional expressions.

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Edit Existing Content

After you have created an assignment, open it from the  My Content page and click the pencil icon to edit a question or solution at any time. Please note that if you have assigned the assignment, then you can no longer edit the questions or solutions for the assigned work. Also, handouts will only work with identical assigned works. This means that if you edit the assignment from the My Content page in any way, earlier versions of the handout can not be used for future assigned works.

After opening the assignment, you can then edit the question information using the assignment editor. 

To create multiple copies of, or duplicate, a single assignment, go to the  My Content page and open the assignment. You can then use the double box icon to create a copy of the assignment.

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Add Images

You can add one image to any Instruction or Question item. To do this, open the assignment and edit it. You can then click on an Instruction and use the image icon to add an or click on a Question and use the plus icon to add an image or work area.

Each image will then be added underneath the text. We have set a maximum height for each image to optimize formatting. 

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Add Different Types of Problems

Here are several types of problems which we support:

  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False
  • Draw On Image
  • Multi-part Answer (e.g., tables, mean-median-mode, if-then, etc.)
  • Long Division
  • Essay

We have suggestions for how to handle each. If you have additional types of problems which you would like help adding to Bakpax, please let us know by emailing support@bakpax.com.

Multiple Choice

When creating your assignment, hover over the Section or Subsection menu and click on the + button to add a new question. From here, you can choose to add a Multiple Choice question.

You can then type your question into the Question box and add the answer choices in the Answers section. Click the box to the right of the answer choice to mark it as a correct answer. No need to list “a, b, c” - we do that for you! 

Here is an example of what this question would look like on the handout:

Students may circle or eliminate answer choices as they would on a typical multiple choice handout, but they ultimately need to write their answers in the answer box provided for the AI to grade the question. The AI will recognize the variety of ways the answer can be written, such as “b” or “b),” “yellow,” or “b) yellow.” 

Please note that if you set multiple correct answers when necessary, Bakpax will grade each answer as correct, but grade a list of answers as incorrect. So, if the answer was “a” or “b,” a student would be marked as correct if they wrote “a” or “b” and they would be marked as incorrect if they wrote “a, b” or any combination of the answers.

True/False

To add True/False questions to your assignment, hover over the Section or Subsection menu and click on the + button to add a new question. From here, you can choose to add a True or False question.

You can then type your statement and choose the correct answer. To save you time, every True/False question will automatically add “True or false? Write below.” to the question.

Here is an example of what this question would look like on the handout:

Draw On Image

To add Draw On Image questions to your assignment, hover over the Section or Subsection menu and click on the + button to add a new question. From here, you can choose to add a Draw on Image question.

You can then type your question into the Question box and add the image for students to draw on. 

Multi-part Answer

Bakpax uses Sections and Subsections to create multi-part questions. Each Section or Subsection can be named and can include instructional text. Here, the Section area has been filled in with instructional text, and the Subsections area has been left empty.

This results in an assignment which looks like this:

Long Division

The AI technology does not easily convert the "long division house." The workaround for adding long division problems to an assignment is to manually enter them using the advanced math mode feature. 

When in the advanced math mode, type divisor \overline{ ) dividend }.

Here is an example:

Advanced Math Mode Rendered Equation
7 \overline{ ) 42}  

Essay

Bakpax is unable to support essay submissions at this time. The AI has a difficult time with long responses. It is advised that Bakpax is only used to grade alphanumeric answers, short answers, or small drawings. For suggestions on how to use Bakpax for your subject, please read our Bakpax for My Subject article.

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AI Known Equivalencies

The Bakpax AI that grades student responses knows several types of equivalencies. When you enter in one correct response for a question, Bakpax will automatically  mark correct any response that is a common variation. This means you don't need to enter in these variations as additional correct responses. See below for a sample of the many variations which Bakpax includes.

Basic Equivalency:

Letter Case: Numeric Equivalency:

Mathematical Equivalencies:

Multiplication/Division Notation:


Equation Direction:

Units:

For units, the abbreviations can include "." or not and units can be plural or not.

Example: in = in. = inch = inches

*The AI also accepts singular or plural units for answers such as "37 apples"

Distance:

Weight/Mass & Volume:
Temperature: 

Time:

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Exporting Files as PDFs or JPGs

The assignment import feature is only compatible with PDF and JPG files. If your materials are in another format, you will need to export them as a PDF or JPG file.

To export your document as a PDF, complete the following steps on your computer:

  1. Open the document
  2. Select File from the toolbar
  3. Look for Export as PDF... and click on it
  4. Save the new PDF in an easy-to-find location

If you want to export your file as a JPG, here are some instructions for how to export as a JPG for Mac or PC.

For Mac:

Open your document using the Preview application. Then, use the File drop down from the toolbar to click on Export....

Next, change the format of the document to JPEG and save your document. 

For PC:

Open your document and then use the Print Screen command to take a screenshot* of your entire screen. Then, open the Paint application and paste your screenshot into it.

*To take a screenshot, the command may be a Print Scrn or PrtSc button. You may need to press a combination of Ctrl + Print Screen depending on your computer.

Next, use the File drop down from the toolbar to click on Save as.

You can then select to save your document as a JPEG picture. 

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Delete Content

To delete an unassigned Bakpax assignment, open it from the My Content page and select the pencil icon.

Then, use the gear icon to open the assignment information.

You can then use the Delete button to delete your assignment.

To delete an assigned Bakpax assignment, open it from the Assigned Work page and select the gear icon.

Please note that when you delete an assigned work, you will no longer be able to use the handout. (Each handout has a barcode which identifies the classroom and version of the assignment.)

You can then use the Delete button to delete your assignment.

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Content Capacity

You can have unlimited assignments in Bakpax. These assignments can be assigned to any number of classrooms and be re-used and edited over time. 

Please note that handouts will only work with identical assigned works. This means that if you edit the assignment from the My Content page in any way, then an earlier version of the handout can not be used for future assigned works.

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