FAQs


How do I make assignments?

Kuta Works assignments are created using one of our desktop programs.

If you do not have one, you can download a free 14-day trial.

Older versions of our software do not have a Kuta Works option on the menu. Click Help > Check for updates to get the latest version.


Can I use old Kuta Software assignments?

Yes. You can open any Kuta Software file in the latest version of any of our desktop programs and post the assignment to Kuta Works.


How do I set the title of my assignment when I post from the desktop?

The title and subtitle for posted assignments come from the heading of the desktop assignment file.

The Title 1 value will be the Subtitle and the Title 2 value will be the Title.

Desktop Heading


Can I add a previously posted assignment to a course?

Yes. All assignments you post to Kuta Works are added to an assignment bank for your account. You can use this bank to add assignments to individual courses in a few ways.

Under the Assignments tab for a given course, you can view a list of current course assignments. From here, you can click on the add icon button to select other assignments to add to the course.

Course Assignment List Add

The Assignments page displays a list of the assignments in your assignment bank. From here, you can select one assignment and add it to courses.

Assignment Bank Add

After you have selected your assignment, you can configure your options, set start and due dates, and select which students receive the assignment.

Assignment Edit Settings


If a new student joins the course, will they get all of the previous assignments?

No. When a new student joins a course, the program will only give assignments to the new student that meet the following criteria:

  1. The due date for the assignment has not yet passed.
  2. The assignment is currently assigned to all students in the course.

Can I view a list of assignments for a student?

Yes, you can view a list of assignments for a student from the Results tab for your course by clicking on the student's name in the table.

Student Results Link

This will display a list of all of the assignments that have been assigned to the student.

From this list, you can:

  • Click on the title of an assignment to view detailed results.
  • Select assignments to remove.
  • Make quick edits to the start and due dates by clicking on the date in the table.
  • Select assignments and download a spreadsheet of the results.

Student Results List


Can I view a list of students who were given a particular assignment?

Yes, you can access a list of students who were given a particular assignment, from either the Results or Assignments tab for a given course.

From the Results tab, click on the column header for the assignment.

Assignment Results Link

This will display a list of all of the students that have been given this assignment.

From this list, you can:

  • Click on the name of the student to view detailed results.
  • Select students to remove.
  • Add the assignment for additional students.
  • Make quick edits to the start and due dates by clicking on the date in the table.
  • Select students and download a spreadsheet of the results.

Assignment Results List

From the Assignments tab, click on the student list icon for the assignment.

Assignment List Students Link

From this list, you can:

  • Select students to remove
  • Add the assignment for additional students
  • Make quick edits to the start and due dates by clicking on the date in the table.
  • Select students and download a spreadsheet of the results.

Assignment List Students List


Can I view the detailed results for one student?

Yes, you can view the detailed results for one student by clicking on a student name in a list of students given an assignment, an assignment title in a list of results for a student, or a student assignment cell in the main results table.

Student Detail Cell

The detailed results for the student contain the following for each question:

  • Question body
  • Selected answer
  • Correct answer
  • Time spent on question
  • Indicator if the response was correct or incorrect.
    • Questions without submissions will have no indicator.

Student Result Details


Can I view the summarized results for an assignment?

Yes, you can view the summarized results for an assignment by clicking on the corresponding assignment cell in the Average/Total row in the results table.

Result Summary Detail Cell

The summarized results contain the following for each question:

  • Question body
  • Answer
  • Average time
  • Number of submissions
  • Number of submissions by answer choice
  • Number of correct submissions

Result Summary Detail


Can I download results?

Yes, you can download a spreadsheet file of the results for a course by clicking on the download button on the bottom right of the table on the Results tab.

Download Icon Results Grid


Can I give assignments to specific students?

Yes, you can give assignments to any number of students in the course with their own start and due dates, but this feature is only available through the web interface.

If you are posting an assignment from the desktop software, and you do not wish to assign it to all students in the course:

  1. Post the assignment to your course without the start and due dates.
  2. Go to your course, and open the Assignments tab.
  3. Click on the Unassigned toggle to view unassigned assignments.
  4. Click on the settings or add student buttons to set the dates and pick the students.

Course Assignments List Unassigned

If you have already posted the assignment, but you have not added it to the course yet, you can add an existing assignment to your course and select which students receive the assignment.

If the assignment is already assigned to other students in the course, you can assign it to new students from the course Results tab by clicking on the add button for the student assignment cell.

Assign Assignment From Grid

Additionally, you can open the list of students for the assignment and click on the Add button to assign to additional students. If the assignment is already assigned to all of the students in the course, the Add button will be hidden.

Assign Assignment Form Results List


Can I remove assignments for specific students?

Yes, you can remove assignments for students by unassigning the assignment. This will delete the assignment(s) for the selected student(s) and all of their responses.

One student, one assignment

If you just need to remove one assignment for one student:

  1. Open the Results tab for your course.
  2. Right-click on the student assignment cell for the assignment you wish to remove.
  3. Select Unassign and confirm.

Unassign grid

Multiple students or multiple assignments

  1. Open the list of students for an assignment or list of assignments for a student.
  2. Select the assignments or students you want to remove.
  3. Click on the Actions button.
  4. Select Unassign and confirm.

Selected Students Unassign


Can I change the dates after I post an assignment?

Yes, you can change the dates of an assignment after it is posted to a course, as well as change the dates for individual students.

Changing default dates for all students

To change the default date for an assignment, open your course and select the Assignments tab. You can edit a start or due date by clicking on the date in the table.

Change Date from Assignment List

Or, you can click on the settings icon button to change the dates or other settings.

Change Date from Assignment Settings

Changing dates for individual students

The dates for individual students can be changed from multiple locations.

You can open the result detail and click on one of the dates in the heading to change the date.

Change Student Date Detail

Additionally, you can open the list of students for an assignment or the list of assignments for a student and click on the date you would like to change in the list.

Change Student Date List

Notes on changing dates

  • If you change the default date for an assignment, it will set the dates for all of the students to the new date.
  • Dates displayed in your assignment list, and headings of the results page may not reflect the dates for individual students.

Are assignments only multiple-choice?

Yes. All questions posted to Kuta Works are posted in multiple-choice format. If you have created any custom questions for your assignment, you will need to include answer choices for those questions.


Can students stop and resume assignments?

Yes, students can stop and resume assignments any time between the start and due dates. Responses are recorded each time an answer is submitted, so there is no need for students to save their progress before logging out and stopping an assignment.


Can students go back to questions to check their answers before submitting?

No. Responses to questions are submitted individually rather than all together when the assignment is completed. Students can skip questions and return to them, but once they are submitted the response is recorded.


Can students submit responses after the due date?

Students cannot submit responses after the due date has passed, but you can change the due date to give them more time to complete the assignment.


Can students retake assignments?

Yes. You can allow students to retake assignments using two different strategies.

Unassign and Reassign

  1. Remove the initial student attempt by unassigning the assignment. This will delete all of the responses for that student's assignment.
  2. Assign it to that student again with a new start and due date.

Add a New Copy of the Assignment

Rather than unassigning and deleting the previous attempt, you can add the same assignment to the course again, only selecting the student(s) you wish to retake the assignment.


Can I extend the due date for one student?

Yes, you can extend the due date for a student by changing the due date.


Can I edit a student's information?

Teachers cannot edit students' account information. Students can edit their first and last name, email address, and password from their Account page.


How long does a course last?

One semester courses last 26 weeks and require one seat to register each student. Two semester courses last 52 weeks and require two seats to register each student. When creating a course, you'll need to choose the duration.


Can I extend a course?

Yes. You can extend a one semester course into a two semester course from the Information tab for that course. The extend button is next to the Duration section. You'll need one seat per registered student to extend the course.


Can I change a two semester course to a one semester course?

No. The best option would be to create a new one semester course.


Can I send seats to a colleague?

Yes. On the Seats page, click on a group of seats. Then, click Send seats. Your colleague can accept the seats in the Incoming tab on the Seats page.


Do seats expire?

No. Unused seats do not expire.


Why does it say I need two seats for each student?

Two semester courses require two seats to register each student into the course.


Do I need to purchase seats for each course?

No. When purchasing seats, you do not need to designate which course they are for. Seats will be added to your faculty account and you can use them to register students for any course. You can also transfer unused seats to other faculty accounts.


Can my school purchase seats for me?

Yes. For each seats purchase, we just need one faculty account email to assign seats to. The purchaser can use your Kuta Works faculty account email or another Kuta Works faculty account email.

If your school sends all of the seats to another faculty member, they can log in to their account and send seats to your account from the Seats page.


If I drop a student, will I get my seat(s) back?

Whether or not seats are returned is determined by the duration of the course, the course start date, and when the student is dropped.

One Semester Courses:

  • Student is dropped in the first three weeks of the course
    • 1 seat is returned
  • Student is dropped after the first three weeks of the course
    • Seat is not returned

Two Semester Courses:

  • Student is dropped in the first three weeks of the course
    • 2 seats are returned
  • Student is dropped after the first three weeks, and before the end of the first three weeks of the second semester
    • 1 seat is returned
  • Student is dropped after the first three weeks of the second semester
    • No seats are returned

You can view the specific drop dates for your course under the Information tab.


How do I add students to a course?

To add students to a course, you first need to find the Course Key for your course. You can find the course key under the Registrations or Information tabs on your course page.

Students without a current Kuta Works Student Account can sign up for a new account using the course key you provided.

Students who already have a Kuta Works Student Account can sign in to their account, open the app menu and select Register New Course.


Why won't the sign up page let me submit?

The submit button on the signup page will be disabled if any of the required information is incorrect or invalid.

Items to check:

  • Email address
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Password
  • Password Confirmation
  • Course Key (student accounts only)
  • Checkbox to agree to Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

What user data is collected?

You can see a list of the information that is collected for student and faculty users in our privacy policy.


What do I do if my student doesn't get the confirmation email?

If a student is unable to receive outside emails, or the confirmation email does not arrive, you can email us at works@kutasoftware.com with the student's account email. Our team will help confirm the account.


Do students need to download and install anything?

No, students do not need to download software to use Kuta Works. They can sign in from any web-connected computer, tablet, or phone using the student sign in page.


Can I use this with another LMS?

We do not have any integrations with other learning management systems.


It says my computer clock is wrong, what do I do?

To fix this, follow these steps in order.

  1. Close your browser.
  2. First, make sure the time zone setting on your computer is correct.
  3. Next, make sure the time is correct since updating the time zone can change the time.
  4. Start your web browser.
  5. Sign in to your account.

How do I delete a course?

You can delete a course from the Information tab for that course. The delete button is next to the Status section.