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Creating a Test

  1. Logon to your course.
  2. Click on the Control Panel link.
  3. In the Assessment section, click Test Manager.
  4. Click the Add Test button.
  5. Enter a name for the test in the Name box.
  6. Enter a description and instructions in the Test Information section.
  7. Click the Submit button.
  8. In the Add Question box, select Multiple Choice, True/False, Multiple Answer, Ordering, Matching, Fill in the Blank or Essay from the resulting menu. (If you have previously created questions, select Random Block, From a Question Pool or Assessment, or Upload Questions.)
  9. Click the Go button.
  10. Enter text for the question in the Question Text box.
  11. Enter a value for the question in the Point Value box.
  12. Enter or select answer information.
  13. Optional: Enter Feedback information.
  14. Click the Submit button. (In some instances, you will click the Continue button and then click the Submit button.)
  15. Click Add Question Here and repeat steps 10 - 15 to continue adding questions to the test.
  16. When you are finished, click the OK button.

Note: The test will not be available to students until it is added to a content area. Follow the steps below to add the test to a content area:

Adding a Test to a Content Area

  1. Logon to your course.
  2. Click on the Control Panel link.
  3. Select a Content Area, such as Course Documents or Assignments.
  4. Select Add Test on the Action Bar.
  5. On the Add Test page, select either Create (to create a new test) or select an existing test in the Add Test box and click Submit.

After a test is added to a content area, the Test Added message appears. This page includes the Edit View link in the upper right edge of the menu bar. Complete the following steps to deploy your test:

  1. Click on the EDIT VIEW link.
  2. To the right of the test you added, click the Modify button.
  3. Click the Modify the Test Options link.
  4. Scroll down and choose from the options in the Test Availability area.
  5. Select options from the Test Feedback area.
  6. Select options from the Test Presentation area.
  7. Click the Submit button and then click the OK button.
  8. Click OK again.


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