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Assessment Design

Assessment folder

Each department have their own assessment folder. You will be given full access to it and will need to create a folder your module assessments in there. Please follow Warwick's naming convention and call your folder Module code_your name for example: PX999_PiterPan. This will help to identify the assessments later on.

An assessment folder must exist before an assessment can be created. You can use your folder for as many assessments as you need related to this module.

To create an assessment folder: 

  • Select the level in the assessment folder tree at which you want to create a new assessment folder. 
  • Click Folder, and then click New. 
  • Enter a title for the new assessment folder, and press Enter. 

The assessment folder now appears in the assessment folder tree at one level below the one you selected to create it. You can view, add, and edit any assessments that are added to the assessment folder. 

 Creating new assessments 

Please follow the naming convention:

Module name_any additional information_year, for example PX999 Diagnostic test 2019-20

To create a new assessment (test, exam, quiz, or survey):

  • Select the assessment folder in which you want to create an assessment.
  • Click New.
  • From the drop-down list, select the type of assessment that you want to create: Test/Exam/Quiz/Survey

The assessment editor opens.

Adding/editing question blocks 

When you create an assessment, a default question block is automatically created. By default, this first question block is titled Question Block - 1, the second will be titled Question Block - 2, and so on. To add a new question block to an assessment: 

  • In the "Question blocks" section, click Add. 
  • When there are two or more question blocks in an assessment, you can use the drag-and-drop icon to reorder question blocks. 
  • To delete a question block, click Delete in that question block. You will be asked for confirmation before the question block is deleted. Click Yes to delete the question block or No to cancel the deletion. Deleting a question block will delete all associated jump blocks. 

In the "Description" field, you can add an introductory message that will be displayed to participants when they begin the question block. You can use the text formatting toolbar to format the introductory text as desired.

You can hide or show all the question blocks in an assessment by clicking the arrow on the left of the question block menu, or you can hide individual question blocks by clicking the arrow to the left of that question block's title. Hiding the question blocks in an assessment collapses them for easy viewing and/or reordering while showing them brings each question block back to regular size. 

To edit a question block's settings: 

  • Click Settings in the question block for which you want to edit the settings. The question block settings window opens. 
  • In the question block settings window, you can: 
  • Set the assessment template used for the question block 
  • Disable feedback for the question block 
  • Randomize question order within the question block 
  • Exclude this question block from the assessment time limit 

Adding questions to question blocks 

Questions can be added individually or by topic to a question block. Before an assessment can be saved, all question blocks must contain at least one question. To add questions to a question block: 

  • In the question block in which you want to add questions, click Add. 
  • Click Add / edit questions. The question selection page opens. 
  • Choose whether to include all of the questions in a topic, randomly selected questions from a topic, or a single question from a topic. Please note that questions from topics shared with you cannot be added to an assessment at the present time. 
  • If you select All questions from topic, choosing Include subtopics will include in the question block all the questions contained within the topic and all its subtopics; this option will not allow you to remove individual questions added from a topic. Choosing As single questions will include in the question block all the questions contained within the topic as individual questions; this option allows you to remove individual questions added from a topic. 
  • If you select Randomly select from topic, choosing Include subtopics will include in the question block the specified number of questions randomly selected from the topic and included sub-topics. Choosing Avoid previously delivered will prevent users from seeing the same question(s) multiple times if taking the assessment over.  
  • If you select Single question, the "Select a topic" tree becomes the "Select a question" tree where you can select an individual question from a topic to add to the current question block. 
  • Click Add. This will add the selected question(s) to the list on the right-hand side of the page. Here, you can: 
  • Drag questions to a desired order via the drag handles to the left of a question or delete them by clicking the delete button to the right of an individual question. 
  • Clear all the questions in this list by clicking the Clear button and confirming your choice by clicking OK (you can click Cancel to abort the clear process). 
  • Once you have added all the questions and arranged them as desired, click OK to add them to the question block (you can click Cancel to abort the process and return to the assessment editor). 

Questions that you have added will appear now appear in the question block in the assessment editor. 

Adding/editing assessment outcomes 

When you create an assessment, pass and fail assessment outcomes are automatically created. Pass / Fail is the default assessment outcome for tests, exams, and quizzes. You can edit the title of an assessment outcome (50 characters maximum) or click X to clear its existing title. Assessment outcomes must have titles before an assessment can be saved. 

The Score range for the Pass and Fail outcomes determines what counts as passing and failing scores. By default, the pass score range is 70 - 100 (percent) and the fail score range is 0 - 69 (percent), meaning that participants who score 70 percent or higher will receive a passing score while participants who score 69 percent or lower will receive a failing score. To change the range for pass / fail scores, enter different whole numerical values in the Score range fields. The score ranges must cover 0 - 100 percent and can overlap, for example, if the pass score range is 50 - 100, the fail score range can be, as an example, 0 - 60. 

To add an additional outcome: 

  • In the Outcomes section, click Add. 
  • When there are two or more outcomes in an assessment, you can use the drag-and-drop icon to reorder outcomes. 
  • To delete an outcome, click Delete in that outcome. You will be asked for confirmation before the outcome is deleted. Click Yes to delete the outcome or No to cancel the deletion. 

You can hide or show all the outcomes in an assessment by the clicking the arrow to the left of Outcomes. You can hide individual outcome by clicking the arrow to the left of that outcome's title. Hiding the outcomes in an assessment collapses them for easy viewing and/or reordering while showing them brings each outcome back to regular size. 

To make sure assessment outcomes are configured so that there's no conflict with topic prerequisites, see How can I correctly set the assessment outcomes for an assessment that also uses topic outcomes? 

For an assessment outcome, you can also specify: 

  • Assessment feedback
  • Email
  • Branching
  • Topic prerequisites

Assessment feedback 

Clicking Feedback opens the feedback dialog, which allows you to set feedback that will be shown to a participant if they achieve that outcome. The following assessment feedback options are available: 

  • Total score 
  • Topic score 
  • Topic feedback 
  • Topic outcome labels 

Optionally, you can enter a message in the Feedback field that will appear if a participant achieves the outcome. You can use the text formatting toolbar to format the feedback message in any way you wish.

Trying out an assessment 

To try out an assessment: 

  • In the assessment grid, locate the assessment that you want to try out, and select it. 
  • Click Try out. 
  • If an assessment has been translated, select the desired language in which to try out the assessment, and then click OK. 

A new browser tab opens where you can try out the assessment. If you have a pop-up blocker configured on your browser, you'll be prompted with the message "Click here if a new window did not open automatically for tryout" in order to try out the assessment. 

Deleting assessments 

To permanently delete one or more assessments: 

  1. Select the assessment(s) you want to delete by ticking the checkbox to the left of the assessment(s). 
  2. Click Delete. 
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the selected assessment(s) by clicking OK. The assessment has now been deleted. 
  4. You can also click Cancel to abort the deletion. 

Copying assessment folders 

To copy an assessment folder and all the items (subfolders and assessments) contained within it: 

  1. Select the assessment folder you want to copy. 
  2. Click the Folder button, and then click Copy. 
  3. In the assessment folder tree, select the destination assessment folder for all the items contained in the copied assessment folder. 
  4. Click the Folder button, and then click Paste. 

Publishing assessments 

To publish an assessment:  
 Select the assessment(s) you want to publish. 

  1. Click Publish. 
  2. If the assessment has been translated and has the Translated status, select the desired translation, and then click Publish. 
  3. The assessment will now appear in Authoring > Published assessments. On this screen, it can be published to an LMS or scheduled to participants. 

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