Instructors use Assessments to test Student knowledge, measure Student progress, and gather information from Students. There are two types of Assessments:
Tests – Tests are created to check the knowledge and skill level of users enrolled in the course. Tests permit the Instructor to assign point values to each question on exams or quizzes. When a Student completes a Test it is submitted for grading. The results are recorded in the Gradebook.
Surveys – Surveys are useful for polling purposes, evaluations, and random checks of knowledge. They function in the same way as Tests and offer most of the same options. Questions on Surveys are not assigned a point value. Surveys are not graded.
This chapter includes information on the following sections:
An overview for planning and organizing Assessments.
Explains how to create and manage Tests.
How to Create or Modify a Test
Describes the process for creating a Test.
Explains the data used to describe a test.
Describes the area used to add questions and organize a Test.
Test Creation Settings
Explains the options used to control the availability of Test features.
Question Completion Status
Describes how the question completion status feature informs users of which questions they have answered.
Multiple Choice Questions
Reviews how to add or modify questions.
Describes True/False questions.
Fill in the Blank Questions
Describes Fill in the Blank questions.
Multiple Answer Questions
Describes Multiple Answer questions.
Describes Matching questions.
Describes Ordering questions.
Describes Essay questions.
Describes Calculated questions.
Numeric Response Questions
Describes Numeric Response questions.
File Response Questions
Describes File Response questions.
Hot Spot Questions
Describes Hot Spot questions.
Multiple Fill in the Blank Questions
Describes Multiple Fill in the Blank questions.
Jumbled Sentence Questions
Describes Jumbled Sentence questions.
Opinion Scale Questions
Describes Opinion Scale questions.
Short Response Questions
Describes Short Response questions.
Describes Either/Or questions.
Quiz Bowl Questions
Describes Quiz Bowl questions.
Add/Modify Random Block
Explains how to add a random set of questions to a Test.
Describes the process and file format for uploading questions to a Test.
Search Pool and Assessments
Reviews the search function for finding questions.
Details how to organize questions into groups.
Describes the feature used to control categories.
Explains how to create and manage Surveys.
Describes how to create and manage Pools of questions.
Explains how to import a pool of questions
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