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  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I export and import assessments?

    The export and import operations allow you to download an assessment created in the Tests & Quizzes tool into an external file (Export), and to upload from such an external file, or a format-compliant file obtained elsewhere, into an assessment (Import).  The file comprises the entire assessment, including its Title, Settings, questions, and other options.

    Two export formats are available, IMS QTI-compliant XML and IMS Content Packaging.  Content Packaging will capture links and attachments in your questions and package the file as a .zip file; you must transfer links and attachments yourself if you use QTI v 1.2.  Both formats create an XML file of your questions with all the components labeled according to IMS standards.

    Tip: Many publishers provide test bank cartridges in IMS format. You may want to use this option if you are importing questions provided by your textbook publisher.

  • You can print an assessment with or without an Answer Key.

    Note: Certain types of questions may not display exactly the same way in a printout as they do for a student taking a test.  For example, if you have any Calculated Questions in your assessment, they will not display numerical values in a printout, because a single Calculated Question can contain different numbers for each student based on the variables entered.  Instead, you'll see a formula, e.g. {x} + {y} = {z}.

  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I set up a random question set?

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  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I set up a random question set?

  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    What is the Tests & Quizzes tool?

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  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    What is the Tests & Quizzes tool?

    The Tests & Quizzes tool allows instructors to create online assessments (i.e., tests, exams, quizzes, and surveys) for delivery via a web interface to students or other groups. It was designed primarily to administer tests, but instructors may also create assessments to gather survey information or informal course feedback. Assessments are created question by question, or through already prepared text, or through import from a formatted XML file.

    The Tests & Quizzes tool offers many settings that allow instructors to control the layout, delivery, grading, student review options, and metadata of the assessment. These settings can be adjusted during the authoring. A bundle of values for the settings defines an Assessment Type, which allows instructors to store and re-use the settings of successive assessments. Using the drop-down menu to select an assessment type, an instructor can give a new assessment the settings of an assessment type that has been created and saved.

    Assessments in this tool fall into the two categories - Working Copies and Published Copies, which represent the instructor and student phases, respectively. Authoring by the instructor takes place in Working Copies; a new assessment appears in that category.  The act of publication makes the assessment available to students and moves it to the Published Copies category, where submissions and results become available.

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

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  • You can give a question pool or subpool that you have created to another instructor.  If you'd like to share your questions with another instructor, but retain ownership of the pool and questions, see How do I share a question pool?

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  • You can view statistical information about student submissions to an assessment, such as average scores and standard deviation.  If the assessment has automatically-graded questions, you can also access an Item Analysis page, which gives a quick table overview of the percentages of students who answered each question correctly, and how many students selected each answer option.