Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.
To reach the
Settings page for an assessment, from the
menubar of the appropriate site:
Tests & Quizzes.
--Select Action--next to the title of the assessment and choose
Settings. Click the black arrow for a type of setting to see the options.
Note: Altering the settings for one assessment does not impact the settings of other assessments you created. Altering the options in the settings for an assessment does not impact any other options.
The settings available depend on whether or not your assessment is published; see Settings for published assessments below. They may also depend on what Assessment Type you are using. The default Assessment Type does not include all possible settings.
If you wish to include more settings than you see available for an unpublished assessment, you will need to create and edit a new Assessment Type; see Adding, editing, or deleting an Assessment Type.
Following is a list of all possible settings:
Note: If you release an assessment to anonymous
users, you must distribute its URL to participants; it will
not be accessible from within your site's Tests & Quizzes tool. Note
the URL while publishing the assessment (see Publishing an assessment), or if the assessment is already published, go to
the settings page of the version located under "Published Assessments"
(not the copy under "Pending Assessments"), click to expand
Assessment Released To section, and copy the URL shown
Linear access:Limits users to progressing forward through an assessment without access to the table of contents.
Random access:Allows users to move from question to question throughout the assessment using either the
Nextbuttons, or the table of contents.
Mark for Reviewoption adds a checkbox labeled
Mark for Reviewunder every question in an assessment. Students can check the boxes to mark questions they would like to return to before submitting the assessment. This feature is not available when the assessment is configured for linear access.
Question-Level Feedback:Allows feedback based on question regardless of the answer
Selection-Level Feedback:Allows feedback based on the answer given (i.e., different answers depending on which selection the student chose)
Both:Allows you to use both types of feedback.
Immediate Feedback(i.e., while taking the assessment)
Feedback on submission
No Feedback will be displayed to the student(Overrides other options, and suppresses all feedback and scores)
Feedback will be displayed to the student at a specific date(Click the calendar icon to specify the date)
Note: You should not use the Immediate Feedback setting in Tests & Quizzes when assessing learning, as it may provide information students can use to correct their answers before submitting a test.
When providing feedback, you have the option to show students only their assessment scores, or the assessment questions plus any of the following feedback components:
Student's Assessment Scores
Student's Question and Part Scores
Statistics and Histograms
If you choose to release any of the items listed above, the tool will
also release questions to students. To prevent students from seeing
the questions but allow them to see their scores, choose
Release Student's Assessment Scores (questions not shown). You
cannot release other feedback if you select this option; students will
see only the total score for the assessment.
Students' identities can be seen by graders
Anonymous grading only
Grades sent to Gradebook:Creates a new item in the Gradebook
Record the highest score
Record the last score
Web Safe Palette,
Windows System Palette, or
Grey Scale Palette), and then click the color you want to use for your assessment's background color. The hexadecimal value representing your color will automatically populate the "Background Color" field.
To save the settings for an assessment, click
at the bottom of the page.
Note: An assessment must contain at least one question in order to be published.
You can modify the settings, parts, and questions of any assessment listed under "Pending Assessments". When you publish an assessment, a copy is created and listed under "Published Assessments". For the published copy, you can make changes to all the settings except "Assessment Released To".
Note: After you've published an assessment, if you modify the unpublished version under "Pending Assessments", you'll have to alter the assessment's name before republishing it. When you publish it, you'll be creating another copy under "Published Assessments", not replacing the existing published copy.
Also, if you modify the settings of a test while students are taking it, the changes will not affect testing sessions in progress. Students must exit the test and re-enter it in order to have the modified settings take effect.