Jan 072013
 

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From the Test Canvas area instructors can create a test and find questions to add to 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 individual 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.

Find Questions to Add


  • From the Test Canvas page, select Reuse Question
  • Select Find Questions from the drop-down menu
  • From Browse Criteria (on the left):
    • Expand criteria types to view options by selecting one or more of the following: Pools, Tests, Question Types, Categories, Topics, Levels of Difficulty, or Keywords
    • Choose your criteria for searching by selecting check box(es)
  • From Criteria Summary (on the right):
    • Select one of the following options:
      • Copy selected questions – copies the pool question into the test (Recommended)
      • Link to original questions – creates a link to the pool questions
    • Select the check box(es) next to question(s) to choose them
      • To view an entire question select the preview icon between the check box and the question text
    • Copy or Link to Questions and Question Preview
  • When satisfied with selected questions, select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: … Questions added.