Note: You should not use the feedback option in Tests & Quizzes when assessing learning, as it may provide information students can use to correct their answers before submitting a test.
Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.
In the menubar of the relevant course or project site, click
Quizzes. From the Assessments page, you can create a
new assessment from scratch or by using a template. (For more
information about using templates, see the document Adding/creating, editing, or deleting a template.) You also can import an assessment by using the
Import feature. For more information, see the document Importing or exporting an assessment.
There are four basic steps to creating a new assessment:
In the New Assessment area, under "Create a new assessment", type a
title for your assessment in the "Title" field, and then click
Create. This takes you to the editing screen.
Settings link, available from the Assessments page or
from the editing screen, allows you to specify various parameters for
the assessment (e.g., delivery dates and security settings). For more
information on the possible settings for an assessment, see Assessment settings.
When you create a new assessment, a part (i.e., section) called
"Default" is created automatically. If you leave it named "Default",
its title will not appear on your assessment (i.e., your assessment
won't display a part's title if its title is "Default"; to change the
"Default" part's name, click
Modify). You can begin adding
questions immediately to "Default", or you can add your own parts.
To add a part to your assessment, follow these steps:
Save. To cancel them, click
New parts will be listed in the order you create them. To switch
the order of two parts, before a part's name, change the number in the
drop-down list (i.e., next to "Part"). For example, if you have three
parts, and you want the third part to appear first, use the drop-down
list to change the
1. The third and first parts
will switch places.
To modify the name, and any of the information and settings
associated with a part, next to that part's name, click
Your assessment must always contain at least one part, but you can remove any of the parts you create. You can also remove the "Default" part, as long as you've already created another part to replace it.
To remove a part, follow these steps:
Remove part and all questions
Remove part only and move question(s) to(use the accompanying drop-down list to choose another part)
Note: The first part listed on the editing screen
will not have the
Remove option. To remove the first part,
you must switch its order with another part (if you don't have another
part, you'll have to create one), and then click
You can either create a new question to add to the assessment, or you can add a question from a Question Pool. To add your first question, first create an assessment, then from the drop-down menu next to "Add Question:", choose the type of question to add. For more information on question types, see Creating questions for an assessment. Once you've selected the type of question, the question editing screen will open.
To add a question from a Question pool, click the drop-down menu next to Add Question and select "Copy from Question Pool."
On the question editing screen, the available options will depend upon the type of question you are adding. If you'd like to change the type of question, you can choose another option from the "Change Question Type" drop-down menu. Options common to most question types include:
Note: The value you enter in the "Answer Point
Value:" field will determine the point value for the entire
question. So, if your question has two correct answers, entering
10 in the "Answer Point Value:" field will make each
correct response worth 5 points.
Saveto add the question to your assessment or to save any changes to the question.
Cancelto abort the question or changes and return to the editing screen.
After you insert a question into your new assessment, a drop-down
Insert New Question, will appear in the assessment
editing screen at the end of each part. Use this button to add a
question directly to a specific part. Near the top, within the
assessment's title bar, clicking
Preview Assessment allows
you to preview the assessment as it presently stands. After you've
saved questions within your assessment, you can use the corresponding
Remove buttons to alter or delete