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Once an assessment has been created in the Tests area, the assessment then needs to be deployed (added) in a content area in order for students to access it. When deploying (adding) an assessment to a content area, you are actually just creating a link back to the assessment in the Tests area.


  • Set Edit Mode to ON
  • Navigate to the content area where you want to add an assessment
  • From Assessments, select Test
  • Add Test
    • From the Add an Existing Test box, choose a test
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: … created.
  • Test Information
    • Optional: Make changes to the Name and/or Description fields
    • If your test has a Test Description and Test Instructions the following options appear:
      • Optional: Select the check box to: “Show test description to students before they begin the test.” or leave unchecked and nothing will display.
      • Optional: Select the check box to: “Show instructions to students before they begin the test.” or leave unchecked and nothing will display.
    • Optional: Open Test in New Window: Select Yes to open the test in a new browser window. Select No to open test within course frame.
  • Test Availability
    • Choose Test Availability options:
      • Make the Link Available: Select Yes to make the test link available to students. Select No to make test link unavailable to students.
      • Add a New Announcement for this Test: Select Yes to have an announcement about the test created. Select No for no automatic announcement.
      • To allow one test attempt that can be saved and completed later – do not select any of the following options: Multiple Attempts, Force Completion, or Timer.
      • Multiple Attempts: Select either Allow Unlimited Attempts or Number of Attempts and enter a number in the text field
      • Scoring attempts using: is available only if multiple attempts is selected.
        • Choose an option from the drop down menu
      • Force Completion: once started, this test must be completed in one sitting
      • Set Timer: Set expected completion time. Selecting this option also records completion time for test.
        • Auto-Submit
          • OFF: User is given the option to continue after time expires
          • ON: Test will save and submit automatically when time expires
      • Display After Date/Time
      • Display Until Date/Time
      • Password: a password is required to access the test
  • Test Availability Exceptions
    • Note: You can set Availability Exceptions for selected users or groups in your course. You can create the following exceptions: Number of attempts, Timer, Availability, or Force completion. To make exceptions for Force Completion and Timer these options need to be set to get the options in the exceptions area.
    • To add exceptions:
      • Select the Add User or Group button
      • Select the Check box next to the Student Name or Group you want to create an exception for
      • Select Submit
      • Choose exception options for the student(s) or group(s) – Attempts, Timer, Availability, etc.
  • Due Date
    • Recommended: Select a Date and Time
    • Optional: “Do not allow students to start the Test if the due date has passed.”, select the check box if you don’t want students starting the test after the due date
      • Important Note: If selected, Test Exceptions settings will not work. This box controls access and trumps all availability settings.
  • Self-assessment Options
    • Recommended: Include this test in Grade Center Score Calculations (Default)– student attempts will be included in the Grade Center and the score is included in Grade Center calculations.
    • Hide Results for this Test Completely from Instructor and the Grade Center – student answers and score are not visible to the instructor, and you won’t be able to reverse this. The display in the Grade Center will read Complete (check mark) or Incomplete (dash-). If you really want your students to practice and you don’t want to view their work then use this option.
    • If you uncheck both options then the student attempts will appear in the Grade Center but the score will not be calculated in the Grade Center.
  • Show Test Results and Feedback to Students

    • Choose Results and Feedback options:
      Note: you can choose to set up one or two rules

      • When – provides options for when to students can view results
      • Score per Question – provides student with their score out of points possible per question
      • Answers:
        • All Answers – Shows all answer options
        • Correct – Displays correct answers
        • Submitted – Displays the students submitted answers
      • Feedback – provides question or answer feedback that was provided by the instructor
      • Show Incorrect Questions – provides students with the questions they answered incorrectly or partially incorrectly.
  • Test Presentation
    • Choose Presentation Mode options:
      • All at Once
      • One at a Time
        • Prohibit Backtracking: students cannot return to a previous question, they can only move forward to next question
      • Randomize Questions: randomizes questions for each test attempt
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: name of test Edited.