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How do I create tests?

To start, click on Teaching then on Assessments. From there, click on + Create Assessment and name it. From here, you can opt to add it immediately to a course. Once done, click Create Assessment.

 

If you have previously created an assessment, you can click Create New Assessment From Existing Questions to build a new assessment using questions you added to tests in the past.

 

Initial Setup

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You will find yourself in the General Settings tab of the assessment. From here, you can customize several different parameters. 

  • Name: You can change the name of the exam using this field.
  • Passing Grade: Lets you specify the percentage grade that a learner must achieve in order to successfully pass the assessment. Set this to 0 if you do not want the grade to matter, such as during practice tests.
  • Time Limit: The number of minutes that a learner has to complete the assessment. Set this to 0 if you don't want a time limit.
  • Number of Attempts: How many times a learner can attempt the assessment.
  • Randomized Assessment: Pick random questions out of a pool of possible questions. For more information, please see this article.
  • Hours Between Attempts: The number of hours that must elapse before a user can attempt the assessment again. Set this to 0 to allow immediate follow-up attempts.
  • Prevent Access to Courses During Assessment Attempts: This will lock the user out of every course until they have completed the assessment.
  • Live Feedback During Exam: Provides your feedback after a question has been answered. To read more about feedback, please see this article.
  • Post-Assessment Feedback: Please refer to this article.
  • Assessment Type: Use this field to choose what category your exam belongs to, or create a new category if you don't have it already.
  • Description: The description of the assessment that all of your learners will be able to see before they attempt the assessment.

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Adding Questions

 

To start adding questions to your assessment, click on Questions and then click + Add Question.

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Multiple Choice

 

Multiple Choice questions provides your users with several answer options to a question, and it's up to them to select the one(s) that is correct. 

To create a multiple choice question, select Multiple Choice in the Question Format drop-down menu. 

Enter your question in the top field where it says (Unnamed Question).

You will see Option 1 through Option 4. These are the fields where you enter the answer options. If you need to add more, click + Add Answer at the bottom, and click the red Trashcan icon to remove one. You can also attach an image for each option by clicking Attach Image. To specify the correct answer(s), click on the box to the left of the answer - you can have more than one checked at a time. Reordering the questions is as easy as clicking and dragging the icon to the left of the box. 

If you click Advanced Optionat the top, you will be given additional parameters that you can set. 

  • Point Value: This is the question weight. For example, if you have a total of three questions, two with a weight of 1 and one with a weight of 2, the 2-point question is worth as much as the other two combined. A user who gets both 1-point questions correct but answers the 2-point question incorrectly will receive a grade of 50%.
  • Multiple Choice Option: Unique to multiple choice questions, this lets you specify whether only one of the correct answers must be chosen for marks, or whether every correct answer that you chose needs to be selected.
  • Question Image: You can use this to attach an image to your question.
  • Resolution: Change the size of your image with this menu. The value you choose will determine the width of the image in pixels, with the height scaling appropriately.
  • Attach Existing Material: You can attach material to your question.

Once that's done, you can opt to include feedback. To see how to add feedback, please refer to this article.

 

True / False

 

Your users will be given a statement and will have to determine whether it is true or false. 

To create a true / false question, choose True / False in the Question Format drop-down menu. 

Enter your statement in the (Unnamed Question) and if the statement is true, click the box beside This Question is True.

 

Fill in the Blank

 

Fill in the blank questions require a learner to enter a word that is missing in a statement.

To create a fill in the blank question, select Fill in the Blank in the Question Format drop-down menu. 

Again, enter the statement in the field that says (Unnamed Question). You can use underscores (_) to show where the missing word(s) is. 

Enter the correct answer in the field at the bottom and separate correct answers with commas (,). Answers are not case-sensitive. 

 

Short Answer

 

Short answers are questions where you pose a question to your learners and they have to type a response. 

To create one, simply select Short Answer in the Question Format drop-down menu and type the question in the top field.

Short Answers are the only type of question that are not automatically marked by SkyPrep. To see how to mark short answer type questions, please read this article.

 

 

Finishing Up

 

You're almost done! All that's left to do after you've created your questions is to give your assessment a once-over to make sure everything is just the way you want it to be. 

If you need to reorder questions, simply click the icon above the Delete button. 

Delete allows you to remove a question. 

Edit lets you change the question.

You can also Preview the assessment, Print the assessment, or Download the Report on the assessment using the buttons at the top.

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