This page contains information about deploying tests and surveys in Illinois Compass 2g courses.
Once a Test or a Survey has been created, the next step is to deploy it to users. This is a two step process: adding the Test or Survey to a Content area and then making it available.
There is a difference between unavailable tests and deleted tests. Deleted Tests have been deleted from the course. Unavailable tests are added to a content area but a link does not appear to students. Instructors can access the assessment when Edit Mode is ON and through the Control Panel under Course Tools > Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
Assessment availability is managed on the Test Options page. Assessment availability is limited to a specific time period by setting the Display After and Display Until fields. The availability can also be open ended by setting only a start date or only an end date. If the link to an assessment is available, but neither date is set, the assessment is immediately and always available.
Create the Test or Survey. Create new questions or use Find Questions to copy or link existing questions to the Test or Survey.
Test and Survey availability is set after the assessment is added to a Content Area. Availability is managed on the Test Options page.
1. On the Test Options page, click Yes to Make the Link Available to Users. If this option is set to No, it will not appear to Students.
NOTE: Instructors may make the link available, then use the Display After and Display Until fields to limit the amount of time the link appears.
2. Set the following options for the test and click Submit:
|Add a New Announcement for this Test or Survey||
The Announcement will include the date and state "an Assessment has been made available in [Course area that includes the link to the Assessment]". This Announcement will appear in the Course Announcements.
Click the checkbox and select from the following options:
This is not a recommended setting but we include it here since you will see the topic. Click the Force Completion check box to force users to complete the test or survey once it has been launched. Students may not exit the assessment and continue working on it at a later date. The Save button is available for students to save the assessment as they work through it, but they may not exit and re-enter the Assessment. If a student leaves the test or survey without submitting it, they will receive a message that states "You recently left the test "Quiz01" without submitting it, Contact your instructor for assistance".
When Force Completion is not selected, students can leave without submitting and return to the test at a later time.
Click the Set Timer check box to set a time limit for completing
the Test or Survey. If this option is selected, enter the amount of
time to allow for the test or survey in the hours and minutes boxes. The
time elapsed is displayed to students during the assessment. A
one-minute warning is also displayed as students approach the time
limit. Selecting this option also records completion time, available
under Test Information when the attempt is complete.
If a timer is set, turning Auto-Submit on will save and submit the assessment automatically when time expires. Leaving it off will give students the option to continue after time expires.
|Display After and Display Until||
Use the Display After and Display Until date and time fields to define the availability of the test or survey. Click both the Display After and Display Until check boxes in order to enable the date and time selections.
Click the Password check box to require a password to access the test or survey.
The remaining options control the presentation and feedback for an assessment.
|Include this Test in Grade Center Score Calculations||
Test results can be used in Grade Center calculations by selecting this option. Test scores do not need to be revealed to students to be used in Grade Center calculation. Self-Assessment Tests are generally not included in Grade Center calculations. If the test is not included, the score will not affect any Grade Center calculations. This test is also excluded from weighting.
|Hide Results for this Test Completely from Instructor and Grade Center||
If selected, this test behaves as a survey. The display in the
Grade Center will read Complete / Incomplete and N/A or zero appears on
the Grade Details page. The instructor will not be able to see any
student grades, view answers, aggregate results, or download result
details. To protect student privacy, this choice cannot be reversed
later without deleting all attempts.
|Test or Survey Feedback||
Determine the kind of feedback that is displayed upon completion:
All at Once - Present the entire assessment on one screen.
Students scroll through all the questions and can move up and down from
question to question. If this is selected, Prohibit Backtracking cannot
Click the check box to prevent users from going back to questions they have already answered. If backtracking is prohibited, questions will be presented one at a time and the buttons <<, <, or >> do not appear to users during the test or survey.
Click to display questions in a random order each time the Test or Survey is taken.