Step 1 - Become an instructor
Step 2 - Create a test
- Click Create to create a new assignment.
- Select the course the assignment should be created in (this is not necessary if the red plus is clicked when already in an assignment).
- Select the assignment type online test.
- Set the name and description of the assignment and choose if the students should work in groups or do the test individually. Students can join or leave a group themselves.
- Next, choose if you want to review the test online by reviewers or let the students grade each other's work.
- In the last tab, shown in the image below, options about the availability, accessibility and the requirements of the assignment can be selected.
- For availability, there are three options available:
- Choose the time window in which the students have to start and finish the test and set a time limit which they get after starting the test. These options can be done per group of students.
- The amount of attempts is by default one. To allow the students to have multiple attempts to one online test, select the function 'Allow multiple attempts'.
- Students can be allowed to start the test by themselves, this means the student can start the test when the time window starts. When this box is unchecked, a teacher can, if the test is taken in a group explain something beforehand and then check this box so the students can all start at the same time.
- For accessibility, three options are available:
- Restrict access to the assignment by IP-address to only allow access from specific computers.
- Restrict access to Ans to prevent the student from viewing old assignments
- Use Safe Exam Browser to block users from opening other applications or web pages.
For more information about accessibility click here.
- For requirements, it can be chosen that the student should have finished a different assignment of the same course before he is able to start this test. Also, it can be selected that the grade for the assignment should be higher or equal than a specific number.
Step 3 - Adding resources
Step 4 - Compose a test with questions
- Open question
- Numerical question
- Multiple choice
- Code editor
- File upload
Step 5 - Set up the cover and layout of your test
The layout of the test can be altered by adding numeration and displaying the number of point for each question.
Step 6 - Create individual tests
When this function is used, every student will get different numbers for a parameter, so copying another students answer will not be useful when they have to calculate something. The answer will also be different per student and can be calculated right away. To use this function, the code editor in the question bar has to be used. In the code editor, a variable can be set to a random value, as seen in the example below. In the example variable 'red', 'white' and 'blue' are set to a value between 1 and 2 or 3 and 11, with steps of 1. In the content block below the code editor, the variables 'red', 'white' and 'blue' are placed into the test. This way each student gets a different number of the variables.
The answers to question a, b and c are also directly calculated in the code editor by using the variables. These have to be implemented in the criteria later.
Set flow of questions
When this function is used, not every student will get the same question. This function allows the instructor to put multiple questions into one box. Every student will get one question from every box. If multiple questions are in one box, one question will randomly be chosen. By the red plus in the bottom right corner, new boxes can be added. The questions can be dragged into other boxes.
Step 7- Define the review criteria
Criteria can only be attached to open questions. By clicking an open subquestion, you can alter the number of points for this subquestion and add criteria using either weights, a slider or points to each individual question for reviewing. A description needs to be added so the grader will know whether the criteria is met or not, this is done by clicking 'add weights' or 'add points'. When a slider is chosen as grading method instead of weights or points, no criteria can be added. It is possible to edit the criteria during the review phase but is recommended to finish all your criteria before you start reviewing.
Step 8 - Students do the test (progress)
- Invited students
- Students busy on the test
- Students that are done with the test
When all students should stop doing the test, the button move all to done can be clicked. When all students that are done should have the ability to go back to the test, the button move all back to busy can be clicked.
Also, below these three lists, all questions will be shown with a progress bar next to it which indicates the progress of the students in answering the question. The progress bar does not take students who have not started yet into account.
Step 9 - Review the test
Step 10 - Results
In the tab 'Exercises' you will be able to see the score of the students per question.
Step 11 - Export the grades