Once you have designed a Test with sections broken into the Objectives (or Sub Objectives) you want students to achieve, you can create the assessment questions and content. When reviewing the instructions below, it is important to understand that the term “Distractor” refers to a possible response to the question or prompt. All correct and incorrect answers are called Distractors.
Assessments support the following question types:
The following example shows a Multiple Answer question setup with numbered field descriptions.
The window will refresh. An outline of where the question will reside in the assessment displays at the top of the page. At the bottom, a preview of the new question displays. This is the “Edit Question” page, which you can revisit and revise any time. In addition to the standard return links, note the linked options to Delete Question, Add Question, Update Question and add Images as part of question or distractor content.
From the “Edit Question” page, you can click the Images link at the top of the page to place an image in any number of places within your question content.
Click the location-specific link to upload an image with the Choose File button.
Once you have selected the graphic you want to add and see the file name displayed in the “Image” field, select your desired image Alignment setting (left, middle, right). Click Add Image to complete the process.
The system will then provide a preview of the question with new image content, allowing you to Delete the image file, add images in other areas, or Return to Question to continue editing.
If you want to include a very large or detailed graphic and feel that it will be displayed with dimensions too small to be useful to learners, click the Add Large Image link and upload the same file again.
This will provide users taking the assessment a “View Large Image” link under the embedded graphic, which will launch the image in a new window with the original dimensions of the file.
From the “Edit Question” page, you can click the Images link next to any Distractor (possible answer).
Next, click the Add Image link to upload an image with the Choose File button. Once you have selected the graphic you want to add and see the file name displayed in that field, click Add Image once more to complete the process.
The system will then provide a preview of the distractor with new image content, allowing you to Delete the file or Return to Question to continue editing.
Once added, images are also displayed in the “Preview Question” section of the Edit Question page.
As previously mentioned, the ability to add videos to an assessment empowers portal administrators to design tests centered around video training. While the Assessment Authoring Tool will host uploaded images as course content, videos must be hosted on a third-party website (such as Vimeo.com or YouTube.com) and then linked into the assessment using an embedded URL. Advantages of using a third party video hosting site include: minimal bandwidth usage, faster loading times, and fewer file size restrictions.
Note: If multiple questions will be asked about a single training video, make sure you have configured your Objective and Question settings to allow ordinal display, and list the question that includes the video the first.
Locate the video that you want to include in the assessment on Vimeo, YouTube, or other video hosting site. Find the Share or Embed URL associated with the video. (These links are provided in different places depending on the video hosting site, so you may need to consult that site’s online help for instructions.) Once found, select the URL provided and copy it to the clipboard by pressing [Ctrl+C].
Note: Inserting a direct URL into the authoring tool will not work. Embedded URLs include formatting code, which allows you to edit size, border, and window expansion settings within the LMS if necessary.
Example of our LMS training video hosted on YouTube.
Once you have the appropriate URL copied, navigate back to the Edit Question page, and paste the URL into the Question Text field. Feel free to provide written instructions, a question, or prompt to accompany the video, as both components can display as question content when the assessment is launched.
Author the rest of the question as you normally would, and click Update Question to save changes. The page will refresh, and at first will display a blue screen where your video should be.
To complete the rendering process, please click Return to Test. Afterward, the video should display properly when that question is viewed or edited, and also when the course is launched.