How to Take the ACES Inventory as a Student

Goal: To understand the student experience of taking the ACES Inventory.

Complication: Completing the ACES Inventory in a live course section will skew student data.

Solution: Branch your ACES course to create an isolated environment for your private use.

How to branch your course:

  1. Log into an existing ACES course.
  2. Click your name in the upper-right corner of the screen
  3. Select ‘Switch/Create Courses.’
  1. Click ‘Branch this course’
  1. Click ‘Yes, I’d like to branch this course’
  1. Name the course ‘INSTRUCTOR USE ONLY’ or something similar to remind you that it’s for your private use.
  2. Click ‘Create’
  1. The branched course will appear under the original. Click the course title to enter.
  1. DO NOT ACTIVATE THE COURSE. The course will be fully functional, but students cannot enroll in a course that’s not activated.
  2. Click ‘Preview as student’ at the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar.
  1. Click ‘ACES Inventory’ to go to the inventory.