Recent Updates

  • Grading and Feedback includes options such as whether to send grades to the Gradebook, the score that is recorded if a student has multiple submissions, and the types of feedback you make available to students. For more information on additional assessment settings, see How do I inspect and adjust the settings of an assessment?

  • Layout and Appearance options control the overall look and feel of the test for students, such as how they navigate from one question to another, and how the assessment questions are numbered if the assessment has multiple parts. For more information on additional assessment settings, see How do I inspect and adjust the settings of an assessment?

  • In Availability and Submissions, you will find options including who should take the assessment, availability dates, and how many submissions are allowed. For more information on additional assessment settings, see How do I inspect and adjust the settings of an assessment?

  • You can edit an assessment's title or description in the About this Assessment section of the assessment Settings.  For more information on additional assessment settings, see How do I inspect and adjust the settings of an assessment?

  • By default, only you will be able to access the question pools you create, but you can share your question pools with other instructors from within the system.

    However, question pool owners have more options for sharing and managing question pools than users with shared access. In some cases, you may wish to transfer ownership of a question pool to another user so that the new user has all of the available options going forward. For example, if the original owner of a pool is retiring or leaving the institution, he or she may need to transfer all of his or her pools to another faculty member in the department.

    Note: Transferring ownership of a question pool also transfers ownership of any subpools within the selected pool.

  • The settings of a test or quiz are complex, and offer many options.  In many cases, the default values will work, but should be reviewed.  The modification of a setting in one section will not change settings in other sections.

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    How do I share a question pool?

    By default, only you will be able to access the question pools you create, but you can share your question pools with other instructors from within the system.

    You can only share a question pool with a user who has permission to create assessments, and you must share the question pool from a site for which both you and the user have such a role; it does not have to be the site where you created the pool.

    Once someone shares a question pool with you, you can then access the pool from any site in which you have the ability to create assessments, unless the creator of the pool revokes access.

    Pool owners will see the names of everyone with whom they've shared the pool on the Share Pool screen in all of their own sites. If someone with whom a pool has been shared is not a member of the site the pool owner is viewing, that person will be listed under "Site Members with Access" with the role of "anonymous_access".

    Removing a user from a site does not remove access to any question pools you've shared with him or her.

  • By default, only you will be able to access the question pools you create, but you can share your question pools with other instructors from within the system.

    You can only share a question pool with a user who has permission to create assessments, and you must share the question pool from a site for which both you and the user have such a role; it does not have to be the site where you created the pool.

    Once someone shares a question pool with you, you can then access the pool from any site in which you have the ability to create assessments, unless the creator of the pool revokes access.

    Pool owners will see the names of everyone with whom they've shared the pool on the Share Pool screen in all of their own sites. If someone with whom a pool has been shared is not a member of the site the pool owner is viewing, that person will be listed under "Site Members with Access" with the role of "anonymous_access".

    Removing a user from a site does not remove access to any question pools you've shared with him or her. You must revoke access using the instructions below.

  • The import and export operations allow you to download an assessment or question pool created in the Tests & Quizzes tool into an external file, and to upload from such an external file, or a format-compliant file obtained elsewhere, into an assessment or question pool.  The file comprises the entire assessment, including its title, settings, questions, and other options.

    Two export formats are available, IMS QTI 1.2 and IMS Content Packaging.  Content Packaging will capture links and attachments in your questions and package the file as a .zip file; you must transfer links and attachments yourself if you use IMS QTI.  Both formats create an XML file of your questions with all the components labeled according to the IMS standards.

    Tip: Many publishers provide test bank cartridges in IMS format. You may want to use this option if you are importing questions provided by your textbook publisher.