Assessments can be used to test and engage your learners through questions both graded and ungraded. A wide range of question types is available to quickly create a comprehensive assessment within a course or on its own.
In this article, we’ll cover how to add assessments to your courses using the following:
There are two types of Modules you can add to a course: Learning and Assessment. You can have one or more of either module type within a course and the course itself can be a single module. Any learning card, including the Question and Question Group cards, can be used in either module type. Learning Cards can be rearranged via drag-and-drop, including moving the card within the same module and moving the card to a different module.
The Assessment Module has all of the Learning Module functionality with some added Assessment-specific settings and abilities. It allows you to create a contained Assessment inside of the course where all of its Questions can be controlled, automatically graded, and the results recorded.
The Assessment Module can also conditionally direct your student’s next steps through the course depending on test results. For instance, if they were to fail, it could direct them back to a Learning Module to review the materials before taking the assessment again. Or if they pass, it can move them to the next course segment, or end the course.
To add a new Assessment Module, navigate to a course or create a new course in Create.
- Click the “+” to create a new Module
- Select the ASSESSMENT MODULE option at the top of the ADD NEW MODULE window
- Type in a NAME for the Assessment Module
- Type in a DESCRIPTION if you’d like, this is optional
- Visible/Hidden Assessment Module - When you select hidden, learners will not be able to navigate to the assessment on their own.
- It can either be completely hidden as a background space to pull Question Cards from or an unselectable Module that can conditionally be accessed at the end of an Assessment Module’s graded result or Conditional Card.
- Hidden modules have full grey backgrounds (instead of just the header).
Module sidebar options
Estimated Time - Estimated time to take the test, a reference for the learner
Availability Dates - Dates when Assessment will be visible to learners
Position - Select a module to place the assessment after. The module's position can also be modified in the Timeline via drag-and-drop
LMS ID - Your LMS Internal Identifier Code
- Allow Question Feedback - Questions may have text feedback entered for each correct or incorrect answer (you will enter the feedback into the individual learning card).
- Clicking the checkbox allows this module to show feedback if it is available
- Unchecked hides all question feedback
- Clicking the checkbox will record learners grades
- Unchecked box will not record grades. This can be used for a practice test, sample assessment, or any other non-graded situation.
Automatically Grade Assessment
- Minimum Passing Score - Questions' point values are summed and averaged; if the learner scores above the minimum they'll procede to "If Passed", if they score below the minimun they'll proceded to "If Failed".
- If Passed, or If Failed - conditions are available for the next steps within the timeline.
- Modules - All of the current course’s modules will be listed here as options for the learner to be shown after the assessment
- Exit Course - Finishes the course flow for the learner
- Replay This Module - Restarts the current assessment module, more likely to be used when the learner fails
- Go to Next Module - if there is a next available module, the learner will proceed to the next module
Show Assessment Feedback At The End (shown only when Automatically Grade Assessment is checked). When the assessment module is completed and a grade is calculated, the overall assessment can display custom text feedback when a learner passes or fails. This feedback is entered by you and can be anything you would like to type. As seen in the image above, adding “<SCORE>” to the text will display the assessment score of the specific learner viewing it.
Click the green SAVE button to complete creating the Assessment Module.
Once created, you will see your Assessment Module in the Timeline. Click any Learning Card in the toolbar to add content to the new Assessment Module. The Assessment Module title has a gray background. A hidden Assessment Module is completely gray.
Question Learning Card
The Question Learning Card is used to add questions to a course. Questions Cards can exist in either a Learning Module or Assessment Module. Additionally, Question Cards can be grouped together and randomized with the Question Group Card to create tests, quizzes, and assessments. There are a number of different question types to choose from.
- Select the Question Card in the Create Timeline
- Select a Question Types at the top of the “Add New Question Card” window
- Enter the relevant info: fill in a Question NAME and the main Question Text, then select the correct answer and enter the answer Choices text.
- Needs Math Engine for Rendering - allows the use of math formulas within the text, see more about this in: How to enter math formulas in Create.
- Show Feedback - provides customizable text to be shown to the learner for a correct or incorrect answer.
- Click Save
Question Group Learning Card
This card allows questions that have been created inside the course to be grouped together and/or randomized within either the Learning or Assessment Modules. A graded assessment must always be inside of an Assessment Module.
Question Groupings are completely up to you, any questions created within a course will be available to include in the Question Group Card. Questions can be grouped to create quizzes and tests quickly and easily.
- NAME your new Question Group Card
- QUESTION VALUE: Graded points for the questions within this Question Group Card
- Randomize questions: will mix-up the question order and questions shown.
- Question Count - shows up when you select the Randomize checkbox
- Allows you to select less than the total number of included questions to create a larger question pool than what is presented to the learner.
- Must be equal to or less than the included questions; otherwise, you will get an “Invalid Question Count” error.
Available and Included Questions
In order to add questions to a Question Group Card, they must already exist within the Course.
When creating a new Question Group Card, you will see a list of your questions in Available Questions.
To include questions in the Question Group Card, you must drag and drop the listed questions from Available Questions to Included Questions.
Modify the Question Group Card sidebar options if desired.
- Estimated Time: Estimated time to complete the question group, a reference for the learner
- Availability Dates: Dates when Question Group Card will be visible to learners
- Student Interaction: Checkboxes Required by students(if checked student must complete Question Group/if unchecked student can skip this Card), Track students progress(if checked the course records student progress/if unchecked student progress is not saved), Rights protected (check to limit the students from downloading the Question Group Content to their device for offline use)
- Description: Add a brief description of the Question Group Card
- Module/Position: Select where you would like to place the Question Group Card. The card's position can also be modified in the Timeline via drag-and-drop.
- Preview Image: Upload a thumbnail image for the Question Group Card
Once complete click Save. The included Question Cards will migrate from their previous locations and be absorbed into the Question Group Card. If you would like to have a question exist in two places within your course, create a duplicate of your question and add the duplicate to your question group.