How to Create an Assessment - New Portal Beta

September 20, 2016 Kelly Basara

Once logged in, click on the Course Name to select the course you wish to post the assessment to.

The page will refresh to display all posted and drafted exams. A Posted exam has been made available to Exam Takers enrolled in that course. A Draft exam has not been made available to Exam Takers, and may be altered.

To create a new assessment, click the Create button in the upper right-hand corner of the list.

From this page, you will need to designate the Title, Type of Assessment, and the Assessment Owner; All of these three fields are required to proceed. The Assessment Admins field is optional, but utilized for assigning other Admin Users access to your assessment. Alternatively, you may click the Browse All link to see a list of all admins within the current department. 

At this time, we offer Assessments built from your question bank. These types of assessments can be taken using Examplify for Windows & Mac, or Examplify for iPad. If the student is unable to use these programs on their machine, they can submit their answers for import via Scantron® bubble-sheet. Stay tuned, we'll be adding more Assessment Types soon!

Selecting a Type of Question Bank Assessment will change the Type within the list of assessments for the course. This type is used for internal tracking purposes, and does not affect students or the content within.

Click Next to proceed to the next step. Or, click Cancel to go back.

Next, you will need to set the assessment options. From this page, you can build how the assessment will function and appear for the Exam Taker. The only required field on this page is the Total Assessment Points setting within the Scoring options. 

  • The Total Assessment Points will determine the maximum score an Exam Taker can earn for this assessment.
  • The Display Scores on Exit settings are optional, and will display either the Exam Taker's Percentage or Raw Score after their assessment is complete. Note: either of these scoring options will not include any essay scores.

Below the Scoring options is the Options to Enable settings. These settings will change the behavior of Examplify during the assessment, and include additional exam features that may be necessary or beneficial for Exam Takers during their assessment. To learn more these settings, click here

The Security Options settings will affect how Examplify will interact with the Exam Taker's machine when loading into the assessment, as well as how the questions and answer choices are displayed within the assessment. To learn more about these settings, click here.  

The Font Override settings will allow you to change how the question and answer text are displayed within the assessment.

Use the drop-down menus to change the font and font size for the Question Stem or Answer Choices. 

The Attachments section will allow you to drag-and-drop files or browse your hard drive for any documents, images, movies, or sound clips you wish for Exam Takers to have access to throughout their assessment. 

Once you have set all assessment options, click Save & Continue in the upper right-hand corner to proceed. 

The page will refresh, and you will be tasked with adding the questions to the assessment. Click the green plus symbol on the left-hand side to search or import questions, or to create one of four question types.

Clicking this button will generate a new menu, from which you can choose to find  or create your questions. Click Find Questions to search for questions to be added to the Assessment.

A new window will appear, and will allow you to bulk add questions, or add each question individually. To add a question, simply click its blue plus symbol. The confirmation message will update with each successful addition. If you need to remove a question, simply click the blue X for the corresponding question. 

From this list, you can see the Question Type, Point Biserial, Difficulty Index, Last Modified date, as well as Preview the Question before adding it to the Assessment. Once you've added all questions to the assessment, click Save to continue.

The assessment page will now contain all questions added to the assessment so far. Once you've added all questions, click Continue. At this point, your assessment is still in Draft mode, and any changes can still be made.

At the top of the screen, you will see the Assessment Title, Owner, Type, and number of questions for the assessment. Below this, you will see the total number of points available for this assessment, a brief overview of assessment settings and options, Secure or Non-Secure symbol, number of Questions, and a Time Limit (if imposed).

Beneath this bar, to finalize your assessment you will need to set the Post Assessment Settings. All required fields are marked with a red asterisk. To learn more about the post assessment setting options, click here

Once you are satisfied with all of the settings, click Finalize to post the assessment to the selected Exam Taker(s). The system will ready itself, and you will be asked to confirm the posting. Click Post to confirm, or Make Changes to return to the editing process.

Note: this project is under constant development and is subject to change at any time. Please check back often as any changes made to the system will be reflected on these documents.

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