Make sets of questions that are graded to measure student performance.

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About Tests

Tests are sets of questions that are graded to measure student performance. Once a test is created, it must be deployed within a content folder before students can take the test. Some question types are not automatically graded.

Incorporating tests into your course involves a multi-step process and includes the following steps:

  • Create a test.
  • Add questions individually or from a pool.
  • Make the test available.
  • View results.

A student who is still taking a test after the date and time set in Display Until have passed can encounter broken images if you have also checked One at a Time under Test Presentation.

> Learn more about a workaround for broken images in tests

Creating a Test

  1. Open a content area.
  2. Under Assessments select Test.
  3. Select Create.
  4. Complete page options.
  5. Click Submit and the Test Canvas appears.
  6. Continue with Adding Questions (see below).

Adding Questions

  1. Select Create Question dropdown menu to select a question type. Alternatively, you can choose Reuse Question to select from a pool of questions. To create a pool of questions refer to instructions about Question Pools (see below).
  2. After you have selected the type of question you want to create, enter in all appropriate data for that question. You can click More Help at the top right hand corner of the screen to get more help on the type of question you selected
  3. If you would like to add another question, then click Submit and Create Another, otherwise click Submit
  4. On the top right-hand side of the question you just created, enter the number of points for the question and click Submit, otherwise default points will be used.
  5. After all questions have been added, select OK.
  6. This will bring you back to the Create Test page where you will see the test you just created highlighted, click Submit
  7. Continue with Making a Test Available (see below).

You can reorder the questions by dragging them to the desired position.

The Create Test page will include your test on the list of tests. You can still modify the test because it has not been made available.

Making a Test Available

  1. After creating the test and clicking Submit you are brought back to the Test Options page.
  2. Enter all of the options you want for this test
  3. Under Test Availability select Yes to Make the Link Available to make the test available to students.
  4. Click Submit.

For previously created tests that you didn’t make available to students, go to content area where you created the test, click the “down pointing” icon next to the test and select Edit the Test options.

If you selected Make the Link Available but entered a specific date that you wanted the link to be available it won’t be visible to the students until that date.

Viewing Test Results

  1. Go to Control Panel > Grade Center > Full Grade Center
  2. Select the title of the Grade Center test item you want to view.
  3. Select View All Attempts or Download Results.

To view an individual student’s submission, manually grade a submission or adjust a grade, click the down pointing icon for specific student’s cell under the appropriate Grade Center column and select View Grade Details.

Test Access Log

This function allows instructors to confirm whether a student began a test and had problems while taking it. The Test Access log allows you to review when a student began a test, saved question responses, and submitted it.  You can also see how much time was spent on particular questions.

> Video: Test Access Log

Assessment Item Analysis

Item Analysis provides data to instructors on test performance and individual questions, allowing them to examine and improve questions for future tests or to adjust credit on current attempts.

> Document: Running an Item Analysis on a Test

Automated Regrading

Instructors can now fix problematic questions by simply editing the invalid question directly and having all necessary updates flow automatically to the Grade Center. For any assessment question, Instructors can drop, give full credit, change point value, or change which answer is marked correct. UB Learns recalculates the score of all submitted assessments that included the updated question, reflects the updates in the Grade Center, and provides notification to both the Instructor and optionally to the Student for all impacted submissions.

Pools (Question Sets)

Pools are sets of questions that can be added to any test or survey. Pools are useful for storing questions and reusing them in more than one test or survey.

Creating a Question Pool

  1. Go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Tests, Surveys and Pools > Pools.
  2. Click Build Pool.
  3. Enter Information and click Submit.
  4. New questions can be created by using the Create Question dropdown list.
  5. Questions can be added to the Pool from other tests, surveys, and pools by clicking Find Questions.

When you are done adding pool questions, your pool will be saved in the pool area of your course.

To use questions from a pool, select an option from the Reuse Questions menu when creating a test or survey.

Need additional help?

Use our contact form to submit a help ticket (you may be asked for your UBITName and password). After the form is submitted, a member of the UB Learns support team will follow up with you within one business day.