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How to Add and Customize the Assessment questions

Are you an existing customer but do not see the new Assessment Builder yet? Don’t worry we expect to release it to everyone by the beginning of July. 


After you create your Assessment (graded or non-graded), you are able to structure, add and customize the assessment's questions.

Structure of your Assessment

After creating your new Assessment you will need to:


  • Edit your Starting and Ending screen.
  • Add new or duplicate your Assessment Sections. Sections can be added by clicking on the + icon that appears when hovering over the existing section. After adding the section and clicking on it, then you can rename, duplicate, move or delete it.

Starting Screen

The Starting screen is the first page that your users will see when they start the assessment. If you wish, you can replace it with one of our available templates. You are able to modify the screen by clicking on the Starting screen option. When the editing mode of the screen's template will open, you can add widgets, change the text, add questions, etc.

How to add Questions

Questions can be added in multiple ways:

1. By clicking on Add question on the editor’s topbar.

2. By clicking on Add question, when a section is empty.

3. If a question has been added, by clicking on the + icon when hovering over an existing question.

Assessment question types

You are able to choose among the following types of questions:


  • Multiple Choice: Text choice, Image choice, Video choice, True/False, Dropdown, Advanced.
  • Multiple Answers: Multiple Text, Multiple Image, Multiple Video, Advanced.
  • Short Text: A short Text (available only for graded assessments)
  • Text Assignment: A paragraph (available only for graded assessments).
  • File Assignment. Τhis option is not available for free courses or free sections in a paid course (available only for graded assessments).
  • Content Blocks: You can add text and widgets at any point of the assessment.

It is also feasible to:

1. Add questions from other Assessments. 

2. Add questions via your Question bank.
3. Import questions via an XLS file.

Customize your questions

You can add widgets to all of your questions (text, buttons, images, embed code, etc), however, we are also introducing two widgets that will be very helpful for your assessments:


Audio widget

You are able to find it on our Site Builder, on the Assessment and Form Editor. With the new audio widget, you can upload an audio file (the supported file types are the same as with the audio learning activity). You can choose one of the three available templates and configure the color, size, and alignment of the widget. You are able also to add a title and description, however, these will only show up on the eligible template.

Attach File widget

With the attach file widget (button) you can upload a file and, upon clicking on the button, the users will be able to download the uploaded file. You can also configure the colors, text, background, and alignment.


Different settings per question type


Multiple Choice

  • Shuffle choices: When a user enters the assessment, the choices do not show with the order they are added but are randomly shuffled.
  • Option numbering: You can add the desired numbering in front of the option.


Multiple Choice Multiple Answers

  • Shuffle choices
  • Option numbering

  • A number of user answers Note: If the user does not give the desired amount of answers as specified in this setting, the question cannot be submitted.


Multiple Choice/ Multiple Choice & Multiple Answers but with additional options:

  • Video: The options will include a video.
  • Image: The options will include an image.

  • Custom: You can add any type of widget you want in the description/or question options.

True/False

The True/False option settings are similar to a Multiple Choice question.


Dropdown

  • Placeholder value: The placeholder value works exactly like the dropdown fields of the signup forms, meaning that:

a. If a question is not required, the placeholder option can be re-chosen.

b. If a question is required, then, after choosing another option it cannot be re-chosen.

  • Choices: This field is where you can input the dropdown options.
  • Dropdown width
  • Correct Choice: You can specify the correct option. In case, you choose it from the Assessment editor, it will reflect in this setting too.


Short text

  • Placeholder text: The text of the input field when the users have not filled it out yet.
  • Minimum characters
  • Maximum characters: If you have set up minimum characters, you need to add maximum too, in order for the question to be submitted even if it is not required.
  • Input width
  • Answer(s): You can specify all the available answer(s). You can separate the answers by clicking Enter on your keyboard.


Text Assignment (available only for graded assessments)

The Assignment question type includes a normal paragraph question. When this question type is chosen, the assessment is considered an assignment and moves to ungraded assignments to be graded.

  • Placeholder text
  • Minimum characters
  • Maximum characters
  • Textarea width
  • Textarea height


File Assignment (available only for graded assessments)

The file assignment option is available from the Pro Trainer and higher plans. Supported files can be up to 20mb. 

General question properties


Closed type questions


1. Required: If the answer is not filled in, the submission cannot take place.

2. Hide from player: If you hide a question from the player then it is not shown to the user and does not influence the total count of questions (and thus the total score).

3. Score: You can choose between Simple (Dropdown, True/False, Text Assignment) and Advanced scoring. With simple scoring, you will need to give a mark for correct and wrong answers while with advanced scoring, you can give a mark for each option, no matter if wrong or right.


Note: For non-graded assessments, the Scoring option will not be available.


4. Feedback: Similar to scoring, you can provide feedback to your users. With advanced feedback, you can provide feedback for each question chosen.

5. Tags: You can tag users based on their particular responses.

Text Assignment and File Assignment questions (available only for graded assessments)

Scoring: You can set the max score of the question, meaning that, during grading, this is the maximum grade it can contribute to the assignment.


Ending Screen

The Ending Screen appears once a user submits their assessment. The widget of the ending's screen has 3 statuses: Pass, Fail, and Pending (awaiting grading). You can choose each of those three statuses and modify the respective interface. All options on the widget are configurable, you are also able to enable or disable them, depending on your needs.

How to grade an Assessment

In order to grade an assessment, you need to visit the Gradebook section within your school (from the Admin's dashboard, Report Center → Gradebook). 


Also, keep in mind that if you add a Text Assignment or a File assignment type of questions in your assessment learning activity, once users complete the assessment, they will receive the Pending status on the Ending screen. You will need to grade it in order for the assessment to be considered as Passed or Failed. The grade will take place only on the Assignment section within your school and not on the Gradebook (Report Center→ Assignment). When you grade the assignment, then, it will be automatically transferred to the Gradebook. You can find more insight in our respective article.

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