When you are working on an assignment that focuses on your rhythmic accuracy, such as an unpitched percussion assignment or a rhythmic sight reading assignment, make sure to use Perc./Clap Mode. SmartMusic only assesses your rhythmic input when Perc./Clap Mode is in use. You will need to activate Perc./Clap Mode for each assignment.
To activate select the Assessment tab and click the Perc./Clap Mode button. The button is orange when Perc./Clap Mode is active.