Blueprints can be used to automatically generate a handwritten assignment or a digital test, based on learning objectives. You’ll need a questionbank to make use of the blueprint. Learning objectives need to be attached to the questions in your questionbank. By doing so, you can indicate the amount of questions Ans need to select for each learning objective.
A blueprint selects exercises as follows: all questions within an exercise can be linked to an objective. In a blueprint, you can set how many exercises you want from a particular objective, so overlap can arise. So if one of the questions within an exercise is requested by a blueprint, the entire exercise will be set up regardless of what the objectives of the other questions are.
The use of a blueprint is optional, but strongly recommended. The advantages of using blueprints and objectives to automatically generate assignments are:
- to match the questions to create an exam in line with the study goals of a course.
- to compose an exam faster and more efficient.
- to compose assignments that correspond better to assignments of previous years if the same blueprint is used.
- to prevent fraud, you can randomize the selected questions for each student.
- to get better insights in the learning results per objective.