Dec 202012
 

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From the Test Canvas area instructors can create a test and add random blocks criteria for the test. Random Blocks are groups of questions based on a set of criteria that can be presented in a random fashion.


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: add categories and keywords to questions
    • Scoring: (Recommended)
      • Select the check box to Specify default points when creating questions and 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 Random Block Criteria


Random Blocks are groups of questions based on a set of criteria that can be presented in a random fashion.


  • From the Test Canvas page
  • Select Reuse Question
  • Select Create Random Block from the drop-down menu
  • From Choose Criteria: (on the left)
    Note: you must select at least one pool and at least on question type to create a random block

    • Select a question pool from the Pool list
    • Select question type(s) from the Question types list
  • From Selected Criteria: (on the right)
    • Preview the a list of questions matching your criteria
    • If necessary, edit Pool or Question Types selection(s)
  • When satisfied with selected criteria questions, select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Random block saved. Edit number of questions to display and points(to close select the “x”)
  • Now, edit the number of questions to display and points:
    • Locate Number of Questions to display:
      • Select the number field and enter the number of questions to be drawn
      • Select Submit
      • A green confirmation bar quickly appears and disappears: “Success: Random block saved…”
        (to close select the “x”)
    • Locate Points per question: (on the far right)
      • Select the number field and enter the number of points for each question in the block
      • Select Submit
  • To add additional random blocks to your test, repeat the Random Block steps above. You can also create questions or create random blocks in addition to using random blocks.
  • When finished adding questions, select OK to return to the Tests page