SmartVLE can be accessed using the link www.smartvle.co.uk.
This will take you to your login page, you should have received an email from SmartVLE with your login details, enter these details into the appropriate fields and click “Login”. You will be asked to change your password when you first log in to the site.
If you forget your password, there is a button to click. You will be asked to enter your username (usually your email address) and you will then be asked to reset your password.
Once you have reset your password, the system will ask you where you want to go to next, click the SmartVLE option to be taken back to SmartVLE.
Alternatively, if you have a Smart Assessor account, click on the SVLE tile, this will open a new webpage and log you directly into SmartVLE using the single sign-on service.
If you have used SmartVLE as part of your admission process and your assessor has not set you any work on SmartVLE since you have become a Smart Assessor user, this will open a login modal for SmartVLE. Enter the username and password for you SmartVLE account (not your Smart Assessor credentials) and this will link your Smart Assessor account to your SmartVLE account. In future, when you click the SVLE tile on your learner dashboard in Smart Assessor, you will be logged into your SmartVLE account directly.
When you log into SmartVLE you will see your dashboard. This gives you an overview of all the assessments and resources that have been assigned to you. You can click on the tabs to filter this view by SmartVLE course. You can also access your profile using the button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. If your account is not linked to a Smart Assessor account, you will be able to edit your username or mobile number from here. You can also use this profile button to change your password.
If you access SmartVLE using a mobile device, you will be able to access the tabs using the burger menu.
On the dashboard, there are several tiles that you can access:
this will take you a list of any assessments that you have not started yet.
this will take you to a list of any assessments that you have started, but not completed.
here, you will find the history of all the assessments you have completed so far. You will be able to view the results of these assessments and access the learning profiles that have been generated from any diagnostic or learning profile type assessments that you have completed. All the assessment lists can be filtered by course.
this will provide you access to all the resources that have been assigned to you on SmartVLE. These can be filtered by course, resource type (learning material or assessment resource), level and/or name.
this will show you any unread feedback from you assessor. To read the feedback, click on the red tick, once the feedback has been read the tick will turn green.
Click on the new assessments tile, this will take you to a list of the assessments that you have not started.
In the resources’ column, you might see the name of an assessment resource, you will need to access this prior to taking your assessment, click on the name of the assessment resource and follow the onscreen instructions to access it.
Once you have accessed the assessment resource, you can click on the name of the assessment to start it. If there is an assessment resource associated with the assessment you have chosen, you will be prompted to access that resource before starting the assessment.
The first screen that you will see after clicking on the assessment name is the accessibility screen, here you can alter the size and colour of the font and the background colour to suit your needs. A preview appears at the bottom of the screen to show you how the text will appear in the assessment.
Once you are happy with these options, click ok to be taken onto the next screen. There are 2 screens that you may see before the assessment begins, these are the instructions and a disclaimer screen. Read the instructions carefully and click ok, if there is a disclaimer, read and agree to the terms before progressing.
You will then be taken to the assessment questions.
Some assessments will appear on one webpage, you will have to scroll down the page to access all the questions.
Some assessments will only show a number of questions per page and you will have to click the next button to move on.
This is how a question might appear on your screen, the numbered elements are described underneath.
1. If there is a time limit on the assessment, this will show at the top of the screen. You will get a notification when there is only 10% of your time left. The assessment will end once you reach your time limit. In no timer is shown, the assessment is not timed, and you can take as long as is needed to complete the assessment.
2. For most assessments, you will see the question number that you are up to, however, if you are taking an initial assessment, you will not see this number. This is because the initial assessment reacts to the answers that you have given so the number of questions shown to each person is different, depending on how they perform. You will also see a description of the question type that you are answering.
3. These are the previous and next buttons to move backwards and forwards through the assessment. Once you reach the last question, the next button will disappear. If you have not answered a question and you click the next button, you will be asked if you are sure you want to move on and be given the option of flagging the question for review.
4. This allows you to flag a question. If you flag a question for review a button will appear next to the previous and next buttons which will return you to the questions you have flagged. If there are questions flagged for review, you will be reminded of them when you click end test and be given the option to return to them. If you are taking an initial assessment, the assessment is split into units, at the end of each unit, the system will ask you if you want to return to any of the flagged questions, once you move onto the next unit in the initial assessment, you will not be able to return to the questions that you have flagged in the previous unit.
5. Save allows you to save your progress and return to the assessment later, you will find it on the “in Progress Assessments” button on your dashboard. (Option not available for initial assessments.)
Reset Question allows you to return the question to a blank, allowing you to start the question again. . A pop up will appear to confirm your decision if you select this option.
Help will take you to a video guide explaining how to answer that question type.
End Test will stop the test and calculate the result. You will not be able to return to the assessment once you have clicked end test.
Once the assessment is completed you will be taken to your results, if any learning materials have been made available to you, you will also be able to access them from the results screen.
If you need to resit an assessment, you must contact your training provider and ask them to send you a new version of the assessment.