Assessments

Getting There

After a course has been created, you can access Assessments from within the course as shown below.

Course Items

Create New Assessment

To create a new assessment, click Assessment from the list of course items and complete the Basic and Advanced tabs.

Basic Tab

The Basic tab includes required information in order to create an assessment. To begin, enter the details as shown below.

Basic tab

Set the Assessment Name

Enter a name for the assessment.

Set the Passing Score

Enter the score required to pass the assessment.

Retakes

Enter the maximum number of retakes allowed. You can also slide the toggle below to allow infinite retakes.

Set the Random Order Toggle

Set this toggle if you want to randomize the questions on each page.

Setting this toggle randomizes the questions on the same page, not for the entire assessment.

Active Toggle

You can slide the toggle to allow participants to view the content, or hide it.

Advanced Tab

The Advanced tab contains additional options for creating the assessment.

Advanced tab

Set Purchasable (When Ecommerce is Enabled)

You can choose a group and set pricing. When you slide the toggle to set the purchase, you get the option to enter the expiration date of the

purchased assessment. This allows your participants the flexibility to access the material if they have purchased it.

Enter the Group ID (When Groups are Enabled)

This option allows you to control visibility and access criteria for a particular group. You can select the desired groups that need to participate in the assessment from the available list of groups. Click the plus symbol next to the group names to add it to the selected groups list.

Set the Guest Viewable Toggle

Slide the toggle to allow the assessment to be viewable when logged out.

Time Limit

Slide the toggle to set an optional time limit for assessments.

Credit Values

This option enables you to assign credits for completing assessments.

Send Email Notifications To

You can use this option to send notifications when a participant passes or fails an assessment. Enter each email address separated with commas. You can choose to email the selected addresses when any participant passes the assessment, fails the assessment, or both.

Search Keywords

You can also attach useful meta data to the assessment to make it easier to find. Enter the search keywords, separated with commas in the text box.

After completing the entries, click Create Assessment.

The newly created assessment is displayed on the course page. You can use the handle button to the right to reorder the course item.

New Assessment

Editing Assessments

An assessment can always be edited after you’ve created it. Simply click on the edit button, make the changes, and click Update Assessment.

Editing Assessment

You can also edit an assessment by clicking the settings button from the main course page as shown in the figure below.

Editing Assessment from main page

Adding Assessment Details and Questions

After the assessment framework is built, you can begin adding questions and other details.

Landing Page New Assessment

Add Info

Click Add Info to add a description to the page. Click on update page to update the description.

Add info

Click Edit page info link to edit the description.

Edit Page Info

Adding New Questions

To start adding questions to the assessment, click Add Questions.

Add Questions

Question Pool

Assessment question pools allow you to add random questions to an existing assessment, and build entire assessments from a pool of predefined questions. You can randomly generate questions for assessments quickly, and add variety to existing assessments.

Question Type

You can create different types of questions for your participants to answer. Click on the drop down to see the options.

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. Matching Questions and
  3. True/False Questions.

Question Types

Question Text

Enter the question in the text box provided.

Add a description

Enter a text describing the details of the question. This text provides clarity in answering the question.

Understanding the Question Types

Assessments enable you to create three different types of questions. To understand how each works, let’s take a closer look.

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

A multiple choice question type allows you to pick a suitable answer(s) among a number of choices.

  1. Enter the multiple answers along with the correct answer(s).
  2. To indicate the correct option, click the radio button next to the answers.

You can create multiple choice questions where more than one answer can be right. If there is only one right answer, the output will be displayed as a radio button. If there is more than one right answer, the output will be displayed as check boxes.

  1. Click Add Another Answer Option to add more answers.
  2. Click Save & Continue to add the next question.
  3. Click Save & Close to stop adding the questions and exit from the dialog box.

Matching Questions

The second scenario explains how matching items can be included in the assessment.

Matching Questions

Matching questions allow you to pair items in one column to the items in the other column. After entering the question text and description,

  1. Enter the Answer Pairs section with items that need to be matched.
  2. Click Add Another Pair to add more items.
  3. Click Save & Continue to add the next question.
  4. Click Save & Close to stop adding the questions and exit from the dialog box.

While answering, drag and drop the items in the right hand column to pair the correct answers.

True/False Questions

True or False

You can also create true/false questions. After entering the question text and description,

  1. Mark the correct answer by clicking either the True or False answer option below the description.
  2. Click Save & Continue to add the next question.
  3. Click Save & Close to stop adding the questions and exit from the dialog box.

After you’re finished, you can view all of your questions from the main page.

Questions on a Page

Adding/Deleting Pages to an Assessment

If you want to add more layers of organization, or further edit your assessment, you can always add additional pages or delete pages.

Click + Page on the left, to add pages. Click Delete Page to delete an unwanted page.

Adding and Deleting Pages

You cannot delete the first page of an assessment.

Moving Questions to a Different Page

After you’ve completed all of your questions and pages, you can easily move questions to a different page by clicking the settings drop down to the left of each question as shown below.

Moving Questions

Testing Assessment Answers

Your questions can also be tested after you create them. From the main assessment page, select the correct answers and click next.

The next view indicates the number of questions in the assessment and the number of questions that were answered. Click Submit Answers to view the results the way your participants would see them if they were taking the test.

Submitting the Assessment Answers

The next page will show you the output your participant will see after taking the assessment.

You can click Edit Questions to go back to the page and edit the questions if you want to adjust anything.

Edit Questions After Submitting

If your participants have answered all the questions correctly, they will get a confirmation they’ve finished the item, and be allowed to stay on the assessments page, or proceed to the next course item. They can also go back to the main course page as shown in the image below.

Assessment Completed

When you click on Go to next item, you will be redirected to the questions available in the next assessment.

Time Limit Details

If you are setting a time limit for an assessment, the maximum test time is 5 hours 45 minutes. As participants take the assessment, the timer will be displayed in the top-right as shown below.

Timer

Before participants begin an assessment, a warning will be shown like the one below.

Browser warning

The warning explains that if a participant closes the browser window for any reason, the test will automatically be submitted, and any unanswered questions will be left incomplete.

If the page is refreshed for any reason (accidentally or on purpose), all progress in the assessment will be stopped and the assessment will be submitted automatically.

Path also tracks the amount of time each participant spends on each test, along with the number of correct/incorrect answers.