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Content Manager - Creating Assessments
Content Manager - Creating Assessments

Assessments are used to test learners and their knowledge of the material. This article explains the creation process from start to finish.

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Written by Catherine Wnuk
Updated over a week ago

Note: This feature will be deprecated by the end of 2023 and will be fully replaced by the Roles & Permissions feature.

To start, ensure that you are in Manager Mode in the upper-right, then select Assessments under the Content Manager heading.

After clicking on the Create Assessment button, give the assessment a name and click on the Create Assessment button. You can also add a description of the assessment that will be visible to your learners, choose the category, and assign it to a course.

To start adding questions to your assessment, click on Assessment Questions and then click Add Question.

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice questions provides your users with several answer options to a question, and it's up to them to select the one(s) that is correct.

To create a multiple choice question, select Multiple Choice in the Question Type menu.

Enter your question in the field where it says Question Title. You will also see Option 1 through Option 4. These are the fields where you enter the answer options.

If you need to add more, click Add a Choice at the bottom, and click the red Trashcan icon to remove one (visible by hovering over the option). You can also attach an image for each option by clicking Add Option Image.

To specify the correct answer(s), click on the box below the answer - you can have more than one checked at a time. If multiple are chosen, make sure you set the correct Multiple Choice Option.

Reordering the questions is as easy as clicking and dragging the icon to the left of the box.

True / False

Your users will be given a statement and will have to determine whether it is true or false.

To create a true or false question, choose True/False in the Question Type menu. Enter your statement in the Question Title field and if the statement is true, click the box beside This Statement is True, and This Statement is False if it's not.

Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blank questions require a learner to enter a word that is missing in a statement.

To create a fill in the blank question, select Fill in the Blank in the Question Type menu. Enter the statement in the Question Title. You can use underscores (_) to show where the missing word(s) is. Enter the correct answer in the field at the bottom and separate correct answers with commas (,). Answers are not case-sensitive.

Short Answer

Short answers are questions where you pose a question to your learners and they have to type a response.

To create one, select Short Answer.

Short Answers are the only type of question that are not automatically marked by SkyPrep. Unique to this question format, you can allow learners to upload files as part of their answer.

Random Question Bank

The Random Question Bank is used to place in a specific number of randomly chosen questions from multiple different categories.

To create a question for the Question Bank, click on Random Question Bank, then on Create Question for Question Bank.

You'll need to create a new category (or choose an existing one) before creating the question. Categories are used to customize the questions that appear. For example, you can insert 3/5 questions from Category A, and 5/8 questions from Category B.

After selecting the category, click Create Question and create it as normal.

Do this for all the categories and questions you want, then go back to Assessment Questions. Use the dropdown menu to select Add Random Questions, then choose the category you want to add. By adding a category, one question from that category will be randomly chosen and added to the assessment each time it is taken.

Assessment Settings

By clicking on General Settings, you'll be able to modify the assessment's settings.

  • Assessment Name: You can change the name of the exam using this field.

  • Description: The description of the assessment that your learners see before they attempt the assessment.

  • Passing Grade: Lets you specify the percentage grade that a learner must achieve in order to successfully pass the assessment. Set this to 0 to have learners always pass, such as during practice tests.

  • Shuffle Question Order: Randomizes the question order each time the assessment is taken.

  • Time Limit: The number of minutes that a learner has to complete the assessment. Set this to 0 if you don't want a time limit.

  • Maximum Number of Attempts: How many times a learner can attempt the assessment.

  • Hours Between Attempts: The number of hours that must elapse before a user can attempt the assessment again. Set this to 0 to allow immediate follow-up attempts.

  • Prevent Access to Courses During Assessment Attempts: This will lock the user out of every course until they have completed the assessment.

  • Post-Assessment User Feedback: Please refer to this article.

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