Online homework assignments can save paper and time, and they might improve student learning outcomes. Learn how to take traditional homework digital.
How online homework can work for students and educators.
The benefits of online homework.
Whether a class is remote or in person, students and teachers both can gain from taking homework assignments online.
When teachers collect homework online, they can give instant feedback to students. With the comment tools in Acrobat Pro, teachers can add notes to student PDFs that students can immediately incorporate into revisions or apply to their next assignments. Teachers are freed from lugging stacks of student work from the classroom to the office and back, as well.
Greater flexibility and accessibility
With online homework, students can stay current on their assignments even if they miss class or forget to write down the details. Students can’t lose their homework, and they can ask clarifying questions by adding their own comments to the assignment PDF. They can also collaborate on group work, even if they’re online learning, by using the same link to add comments to a PDF.
Students with visual impairments or other reading difficulties can hear their homework assignments with the Read Out Loud feature in Acrobat. Read Out Loud uses the voices already installed in a student’s system to read all of the text in a PDF, including the text in comments and alternate text for images and fillable fields.
No matter where students are, they can submit almost any assignment electronically. Even a high school or college algebra assignment done with pencil on paper can be submitted electronically. All the student has to do is snap a photo with the Adobe Scan mobile app, and their paper full of equations becomes an editable PDF. The student can then share it right from the app.
As more and more work moves onto the internet, students benefit from developing an early familiarity with online work. Through online homework assignments, students can practice their problem solving and critical thinking skills while also learning how to navigate electronic documents and digital document tools.
Take more work online.
With Acrobat Pro, educators can do much more than assign and comment on homework. They can complete all of their grading online. Whatever their pedagogy, whether or not they use an online homework system, teachers can comment on student performance, share exam scores, and keep students connected no matter where they are.
And if your school already subscribes to Adobe Creative Cloud for students and teachers, you already have access to these valuable tools.