Welcome to the LiveText training for Signature Assignments.
LiveText by Watermark is used in the School of Education and Nursing primarily for signature assignments. It is also used for professional dispositions inventory, fieldwork formative and summative assessments and course portfolios.
LiveText allows the university to assess our students based on our program learning outcomes. This is used for WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation, NCATE, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and CCNE, so we need to have this data readily available in order to demonstrate we are meeting our student learning outcomes.
For this reason it is vital these signature assignments are completed properly so we can adhere to accreditation standards.
Welcome to the LiveText training for Signature Assignments.
LiveText by Watermark is used in the School of Education and Nursing primarily for signature
It is also used for professional dispositions inventory, fieldwork formative and summative
assessments and course portfolios.
LiveText allows the university to assess our students based on our program learning outcomes.
This is used for WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation, NCATE, the
Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and CCNE, so we need to have this data readily available
in order to demonstrate we are meeting our student learning outcomes.
For this reason it is vital these signature assignments are completed properly so we can
adhere to accreditation standards.
First, you will need to set up your LiveText account.
If you were previously a student, please contact LiveText support to edit your student account
to put an “XX” on your Brandman email address and your Brandman ID# because you
cannot use the same aliases for your new LiveText faculty account.
Once this has been done, please then create your new faculty account and please make sure
that you input your Brandman ID# and your Brandman email address in order for you to
be connected to your courses.
As a new instructor, you will need a seven-digit key code to obtain your free LiveText account.
The School of Education and the School of Nursing each have their own distinct key codes.
Once you complete this training, you will be provided with the key codes.
Please use the key code associated with the school you are teaching for.
Take your key code and go to www.livetext.com.
Click on the Register option in the upper right corner of the screen, then scroll down
and select Register again.
Select Faculty Member and then enter your key code.
Follow the remaining prompts and be sure to use your Brandman University email and your
Brandman ID# during registration.
Once you have registered and logged into your account you will land on the Dashboard.
Your dashboard lists all of your active assignments for the course or courses you are assigned
You’ll notice for each assignment on your dashboard there are associated bars that are
color-coded in red, yellow or green.
Red indicates you have students who have not yet submitted their assignment.
Yellow indicates you have students who have submitted the assignment but are waiting to
And Green indicates you have graded the assignment.
The number listed under the colored bar represents the number of students for that category.
You may also hover over the bar to get the stats for that assignment.
Click on the color bar or the Assess link to go straight to the Submissions and Grading
area for the selected assignment.
On the following page, you will see assignments Awaiting Submission, Awaiting Assessment and/or
those that are Completed.
Click on the name of the student under Awaiting Assessment to begin grading.
On the following page, you will want to download the student's submission to review, which
is found under the Documents to be Assessed section.
**Note, there may be a video as an assignment, in which case, if the video is under 1 GB,
it will appear with a play button and you can watch it.
LiveText does not allow video files to be over 1 GB.**
On the right-hand side you will see several options.
Request Resubmission allows you to send the submission back to the student so they can
resubmit if there was an error in the upload.
The Save button allows you to save your grading progress but not officially submit the assessment.
The Submit Assignment button will submit your grading information and provide it to the
Cancel will cancel your current session if you did not intend on grading this particular
assignment and take you back to the Submissions & Grades page.
Below those options, you will see the grading area.
Once you grade the student using the provided rubric, be sure to enter the grade in the
Below the Grade box, you will be able to provide comments back to the student.
You are also able to attach documents using this Attach button just below the comment
Finally, you will use the provided rubric below all of these options.
It is recommended you use the Expand Rubrics option to better view the rubric.
This will provide a popup window of the rubric, which you can resize to better evaluate the
With the rubric open you will assess the student according to the provided criterion.
All you need to do is click on the box that best matches what the student has earned and
the rubric will keep that selection for you unless you change it.
Note that you can also provide individualized comments for each criterion by clicking on
the speech bubble with the plus sign located on the left side of the page.
This will expand a comment section for you to type in additional comments that are specific
to the rubric.
Once you are done, note the total points in the lower right corner of the screen so you
can input this into the Grade box.
Then be sure to click Save and Close in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Input the grade from the rubric into the Grade box.
When you are officially done with this assessment, click the Submit Assessment button.
Once this is done, you will have to go into Blackboard and manually enter the points in
your grade center column since Blackboard and LiveText are not connected.
If a student does not submit a signature assignment to LiveText, please fill in all of the boxes
with “Not completed” in the rubric and then record the grade as a “zero” in LiveText
while also reporting the grade in Blackboard.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact your school’s
For the School of Education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the School of Nursing, please contact Gail Hock at email@example.com.