Dec 192012
 

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From the Test Canvas area instructors can create a test and create new questions for the test.


Build a Test


  • From the Control Panel
  • Select Course Tools
  • Select Tests, Surveys, and Pools
  • Select Tests
  • Select Build Test
  • Test Information
    • Enter a name for the test in the Name field
    • Enter a description for the test in the Description field
    • Enter instructions for the test in the Instructions field
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: … created.

Question Settings


  • From the Test Canvas page
  • Select Question Settings (located on the right-hand side of the page)
  • Choose and set question setting options:
    Important Note: It’s best to set these options prior to building a test so all options are available to you as you create questions, etc.

    • Feedback: Select the check box to be able to provide feedback for individual answers
    • Images, Files, and Web Links
      • Add images, files, and web links to feedback: select the check box to be able to add images, files, and web links to feedback
      • Add images, files, and web links to answers: select the check box to be able to add images, files, and web links to answers
    • Question Metadata:
      • select the check box to be able to add categories and keywords to questions
    • Scoring: (Recommended)
      • Select the check box to Specify default points when creating questions
      • Enter a desired Default point value in the field
        • Select one of the following:
          • Use the currently assigned points when finding and adding questions.
          • Use default points when finding and adding questions.
      • Select the check box to be able to Specify partial credit options for answers.
      • Select the check box to be able to Specify negative points options for answers.
      • Select the check box to be able to Provide option to assign questions as extra credit.
    • Display (Recommended)
      • Select the check box to be able to Specify random ordering of answers.
      • Select the check box to be able to Specify the horizontal or vertical display of answers.
      • Select the check box to be able to Specify numbering options for answers.
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Question Settings saved.

Create Questions


  • From the Test Canvas page
  • Select Create Question
  • Select a Question Type from the drop-down menu (go here for details on the different question types)
  • Enter question information in the required fields: Question text, Options, Answers, Feedback, Categories and Keywords, and/or Instructor Notes
     Note: Some of the options may not be applicable to the question type selected
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Question created.
  • Repeat the steps to add additional questions to the test