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Create A Simple Test With Selection Answers

This Test has two sections. The first section has two questions, the second section has one question. All the questions include a list of possible answers. The Test taker must choose one answer for each question. At the end of the Test, the Test taker will see their marked answers.

Configure The Test Properties

  1. Select the folder in which you want to store the Test, rightclick on it and select Create test from the menu.
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  2. Enter a Title for the Test. The title appears at the top of the Test. The default title is New test. In this example, change it to Annual Leave Test.
  3. Enter a name for the Test. In this example, Annual Leave Test.
  4. Enter a Name for the Test. This is the name the Test will be saved as in the library. In this example, enter Annual Leave Test.
  5. Enter a Description in the text box. In this example, enter Tests knowledge of Annual Leave Policy.
  6. Enter a Revision description. In this example, enter Annual Leave Test for the Annual Leave Policy.

Settings

  1. This Test will have the questions from Section 1 on one page and the questions from Section 2 on a second page. To configure this, select Settings and set the value for Questions per page equal to 2. This ensures all the questions from Section 1 are on one page, and all the questions from Section 2 are on another. In this example, set Questions per page to 2.
  2. In this example, the respondents will not see a Test certificate but they will be able to see their marked answers after they have submitted the Test. Set Allow display of question answers to Yes.
  3. In this example, the respondents will not be allowed to print their answers so set Allow printing of question answers to No.
  4. When this Test is sent with a rule which has retries set, if the User fails the Test the first time, they will be sent the Test again so they can take the Test again. In this example, if this happens, the respondents will get the same questions as they did for the initial Test. Set Use same questions for retest Yes.
  5. The options Display test score and Display test result are set to Yes and cannot be changed because Allow display of question answers was set to Yes.
  6. This Test will contain two sections and both sections will be included in the Test so set Sections to include to All.
  7. Click in the Test time box and move the minute slider to 15 minutes (leave the hour slider at 0). When you click away from the Test time field 00:15 is displayed.
  8. No extra time is required so do not configure any Extra time.
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  9. Click Save to save the Test.

Note: If any required fields are left blank, errors are displayed when you try to save the Test. These errors must be fixed before you can save the Test. Validation errors will not prevent the Test from being saved. However, validation errors must be fixed before the Test can be Published. See Validate” for more information.

Create Section 1 And Questions

  1. Rightclick on Annual Leave Test and select Add a section from the menu. Section 1 is added to the Test.
  2. Rightclick on Section 1 and select Add a selection question from the menu. Question 1 is displayed below Section 1 in the Test explorer.
  3. Doubleclick Question 1 and replace it with the required question. In this example, How many days of annual leave are given to a new employee?
  4. Click Save to save the Test.

Create The Answer Options

The Selection type answer needs a number of options the Test taker can choose from.

  1. Rightclick on How many days of annual leave are given to a new employee? and select Add selection option from the menu. Repeat this until there are four options.
  2. Doubleclick on Option 1 and change it to 21.
  3. Doubleclick on Option 2 and change it to 22.
  4. Doubleclick on Option 3 and change it to 23.
  5. Doubleclick on Option 4 and change it to 24.
  6. The correct answer for this question is 22, so rightclick on the option 22 and select Make this option the correct answer from the menu.
  7. The Test should now look like this.
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  8. Save the Test.

Adding Another Selection Question And Answers

  1. To add more selection questions to Section 1, select Section 1, rightclick and select Add a selection question from the menu.
  2. Question 2 appears below the question you have already created. Doubleclick on Question 2 and replace it with Who signs your annual leave request form?
  3. Rightclick on Who signs your annual leave request form? and, from the menu, select Add selection option. Repeat so there are three options for this question.
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  4. Doubleclick Option 1 and change it to Your manager.
  5. Doubleclick Option 2 and change it to Team leader.
  6. Doubleclick Option 3 and change it to Division manager.
  7. The correct answer is Your manager so rightclick on Your manager and select Make this option the correct answer from the menu.
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  8. Save the Test.

Creating Section 2

  1. Select Annual Leave Test, rightclick and select Add a new section from the menu. Section 2 appears below everything else you have configured so far.
  2. Rightclick on Section 2 and select Add a selection question from the menu.
  3. Select Question 1 and change the Question text to You want to take 2 days of holiday, how much notice must you give?
  4. Rightclick on the question You want to take 2 days of holiday, how much notice must you give? and select Add selection option from the menu. Repeat so this question has three options.
  5. Doubleclick Option 1 and change it to 2 days.
  6. Doubleclick Option 2 and change it to 5 days.
  7. Doubleclick Option 3 and change it to 1 week.
  8. The correct answer is 1 week so rightclick on 1 week and select Make this option the correct answer from the menu.
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  9. Save the Test.

Create Input Questions

In this example, create a question which requires the respondent to enter a date.

Select the Annual Leave Test in the library, rightclick on it and select Edit latest revision from the menu.

  1. Rightclick on Section 2 and select Add an input question from the menu. An input question is added below the selection question in Section 2.
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  2. The input question is, by default, a text question.
  3. Doubleclick on Question 2 and change it to In which month does the holiday year begin?
  4. Doubleclick on Answer 1 and change it to January.
  5. When the respondents takes the Test, they must type the answer in the text box.
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Configure A Test Certificate

  1. Edit the Test for which you want to configure a Test certificate.
  2. Rightclick on the Test title, and select Add test certificate from the menu. Test Confirmation is added to the Test explorer. Select Test Confirmation in the Test explorer.
  3. Edit the Certificate title, as required. The title is displayed at the top of the Test certificate. In this example, change it to Certificate.
  4. By default, Show rosette is set to Yes which adds a rosette to the certificate. (If you do not want a rosette on the certificate, set Show rosette to No.)
  5. By default Display question grid is set to Yes. This adds a grid displaying either the Test question test or the tooltips. In this example, leave this set to Yes.
  6. The option Show question as determines whether the questions or the tooltips are displayed in the question grid. In this example, select Question text.
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  7. Save the Test.
  8. When the Test is published and a recipient completes this Test, they can click the View Test Certificate button.
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Create A Test Which Can Have Different Questions For Each User

A Test can be configured so that everyone gets the same questions, or it can be configured so that each recipient is presented with a random selection of questions from the Test.

Create a Test with all the questions in one section. The Test will vary more if there are lots of questions in the section but Questions to include is set to a low number. For example, having four questions in the section and having Questions to include set to 3 will mean that Tests will be very similar for each recipient. However, having 10 questions in the section with Questions to include set to 5 will ensure there is much more variety in the Tests.

Include Different Questions When Test Resent Due To Failure

To ensure the User gets different questions should they retake the Test after failing it, set Use same questions for retest to No in the Test properties.

Ensure A Question Is Always Included

Although you might want to have different questions for each recipient of the Test, you might want to ensure some questions appear in every Test. Rightclick on the question you want included in every Test and select Make question compulsory from the menu.

Note: Ensure the number of compulsory questions in a section is lower than the number of Questions to include for that section as the more compulsory questions that are included, the fewer random questions can be included.

Random Sections

An alternative way to create Tests which contain different questions is to group related questions in different sections and then to set the Sections to include to a number which is less than the number of sections you have created. Each recipient will receive a Test with the number of sections specified.

Random sections can be configured with random questions.

Ensure A Section Is Always Included

When random sections are used, it is possible to rightclick on a section and select Make section compulsory from the menu to ensure that sections is always included in the Test.

Score Answers Individually

Consider the Test question:

Which of the following are types of fruit?

  1. Banana
  2. Apple
  3. Kangaroo
  4. Train

There are 2 correct answers above, 1 and 2.

To prevent the respondent from scoring full marks by selecting every single answer, they are allowed to make the same number of selections as there are correct answers (2 in the above example).

When the respondent selects the second answer in the above question, the remaining answers are dimmed. The User can deselect one of the answers they have given in order to choose a different answer.

Score Answers Individually Set To No

When Score answers individually is set to No, if the respondent selects anything other than 1 and 2, they will get 0 points for the question.

If they select both 1 and 2, they will get all the points (Score) for the question.

Score Answers Individually Set To Yes

When set to Yes, the respondent can score partial points for partially correct answers.

To avoid having point scores which are not whole numbers, the Score for this question must be the number of correct answers or a multiple of the number of correct answers (in the above example: 2, 4, 6, 8 etc...).

If the respondent selects options 1 and 3 and the question had a Score of 2, they would get 1 point for the question.

If the respondent selects all of the correct answers they will, of course, get all the points for the question.

To prevent the respondent from scoring full marks by selecting every single answer, they will only be allowed to make the same number of selections as there are correct answers (2 in the above example).

When the respondent has selected the second answer in the above question, the remaining answers will be dimmed, although they will be able to deselect one of the answers they have given in order to choose a different answer.

Test Certificate

Setting Score answers individually to Yes also has an impact on the Test certificate and the question answers display that can be presented at the end of a Test. Instead of having just Green ticks (and Red crosses) for correct (and incorrect) answers, there is a third state, partially correct. This is represented by an Amber tick.

For the question answer display, incorrectly answered multiple choice questions are highlighted in red.

Importing Sections From Other Tests

A Test can be based partially or completely on questions and sections from other Tests. This example shows how to edit a Test and import into it a whole section from another Test.

  1. From the library, select the Test you want to edit, rightclick and select Edit latest revision from the menu.
  2. An imported Test section will appear at the end of the Test. Therefore, create any sections you require so the imported section appears in the required order in the Test. In this example, a section called Handbook has been created. The imported section will appear next. More sections can then be added to the Test as required.
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  3. Select the section Handbook and click Import.

Note: To import a section into a new Test which does not yet contain any sections, select the Test title and click Import.

  1. The library is opened. Browse to the folder containing the Test you want to import. Select the Test and click Select. The latest revision of the Test is opened. The Test you are editing is displayed in the panel on the left and the Test you are going to import is shown in the panel on the right.
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  2. From the panel on the right, select the section you want to import and then click the Import button. In this example, there is only one section, Annual Leave. (To import multiple sections, use the Ctrl key while selecting the sections and then click Import.)
  3. The selected section is added to the Test being edited.
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  4. If required, continue adding more sections from the Test on the right. Click Finished importing to close the Test panel on the right.
  5. Using the examples in this chapter, complete the Test.

Importing Questions From Other Tests

This example shows how to edit a Test and import into it a question from another Test.

  1. From the library, select the Test you want to edit, rightclick and select Edit latest revision from the menu.
  2. Select the section you want to import the question into and click Import. In this example, select Handbook.
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Note: You must select the section you want a question to be imported into. If this is a new Test, first create a section, then select the section and click Import.

  1. The library is opened. Browse to the folder containing the Test you want to import. Select the Test and click Select. The latest revision of the Test is opened. The Test you are editing is displayed in the panel on the left and the Test you are going to import is shown in the panel on the right.
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  2. An imported Test question will appear at the end of the selected section. Therefore, create any questions you require so the imported question appears in the required order in the section. In this example, a section called Handbook has been created. The imported question will appear as the fourth question in this section. More questions can then be added to the Test as required.
  3. From the panel on the right, select the question you want to import and then click the Import button. (To import multiple questions, use the Ctrl key while selecting the questions and then click Import.)
  4. The selected question is added to the Test being edited.
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  5. If required, continue adding more questions from the Test on the right. Click Finished importing to close the Test panel on the right.
  6. Using the examples in this chapter, complete the Test.
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