This article will go over the Test step that you can add when you create an online module. You can also read the article about How to Create an Online Module.
Adding a Test to a module could help your organisation validate the knowledge acquired by the user.
To add a test, click Add step, select Test and add the step. First add a Title and optional Description to the test. Next you have to specify whether you wish to Validate answers and if so, set the Pass % which determines what percentage of correct answers are needed to pass the test.
You may also allow retake of failed tests by specifying Max attempts, the maximum number of retakes, and enable randomising the order of the questions during first take and retakes through Randomise questions.
You can click on the Add new question button to add more questions.
The platform supports four types of questions, so let’s have a look at each type.
Adding a Rating question allows for a user to respond to the question by selecting the correct answer/answer that best applies for them from a rating scale. First, you can choose to add an optional Intro to the question. Then the actual Question and them you can add Rating #1 followed by as many ratings as you would like for the user to select between using the Add new rating button. For example: Good, OK, Bad.
Options Question (i.e. Multiple Choice)
Next, we have the multiple choice question which allows the user to select one or more correct answers from a predefined list of options. First you have the opportunity to add an option, an Intro and then the actual Question. E.g. "How many employees are in the company?". You then select the Answer Possibilities i.e. whether there are one or more correct answers to the question. Further, you specify the Answer Order deciding whether you want to randomise the order of possible answers. Lastly, you start putting in Answer #1 and you can add as many answer options as you would like using the Add new answer button. Remember to specify which answer(s) is/are correct depending on your setting for Answer Possibilities.
Note: To specify the correct answer, tick the box to the left of the Answer Possibilities.
The next type of question is a Text question which basically is a free text question in which the user provides the answer in a blank free text box. You can add an optional Intro and the Question to be answered. E.g. "How would you resolve it?"
The final type of question is not a question but rather an information box in which information could be conveyed to the user without the option to reply. You can add an optional Intro, a Header and the information to be conveyed to the user. in the Question box One example of such information could be a summary of the topics in the test or other additional questions for the user to reflect upon but which are not meant to be answered during the text. E.g. "How will you apply the new knowledge?"
Note: At any time during the creation of a test you can change the order in which questions are presented in the test by clicking the up and down arrows. You can delete a question by clicking the bucket icon or click the copy icon to copy a question and save time when creating similar types of questions.
Similar to other types of steps you may also change the order in which the test appears in the module relating to other steps by dragging the test step and swapping its position with another step. Finally, you may also add an additional test to the module by simply adding a new step.