Note: To complete the procedures in this
document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary
permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a
basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.
To reach the Settings page for an assessment, from the menubar of
the appropriate worksite, click
Quizzes. On the Assessments page, click
Settings beneath the title of the assessment. Click the
black arrow for a type of setting to see the options.
Note: Altering the settings for one assessment
does not impact the settings of other assessments you
created. Altering the options in the settings for an assessment does
not impact any other options.
The settings available depend on whether or not your assessment is
published. They also depend on what assessment type you have created
for use with an assessment. The default assessment type does not
include all possible settings. Once an assessment is published, you
may only edit the three Delivery Dates settings, and the Gradebook
Options (under "Grading") setting.
If you wish to include more settings than you see available for an
unpublished assessment, you will need to create and edit a new
assessment type. To do this, see Adding/creating, editing, or deleting an Assessment Type.
Note: You should not use the feedback option in
& Quizzes when assessing learning, as it may provide
information students can use to correct their answers before
submitting a test.
The following is a list of all possible settings.
- Assessment Type Information: If you chose to base
your assessment on an existing custom template, its title, author(s),
and a brief description will automatically display here.
- Assessment Introduction: Specify the title and
author(s) of an assessment, as well as add a description of, or
introduction to, the assessment. The assessment's creator (i.e., the
user who was logged in when the assessment was created) is also listed,
but you cannot modify this information.
- Delivery Dates: Specify when
(date and time) an assessment will be made available, when it will be
due, and when it will be retracted. To set the dates and times, click
the calendar icon next to each field.
- Assessment Released To: Choose to release the
assessment to anonymous users, or restrict its availability to only
Note: As soon as an assessment is published, its
author will receive its URL. It is up to the author to distribute the
URL to people taking the assessment who are not members of the
- High Security: Specify that only certain IP
addresses can access your assessment, or create a secondary
username and password to use for accessing the assessment.
- Timed Assessment: You can make the assessment a
timed assessment and specify the amount of time allowed. You also have
the option of making a timed assessment automatically submit itself
when time expires.
- Assessment Organization: Govern the appearance
and behavior of your assessment. The following options are
- Navigation: Choose from the following:
- Linear access: Limits users to progressing
forward through an assessment without access to the table of contents
- Random access: Allows users to move from question
to question throughout the assessment using either the
Next buttons, or the table of contents
- Question Layout: Choose to display each
question on a separate web page, each part on a separate web page,
or the complete assessment on one web page.
- Numbering: Choose continuous numbering throughout
all parts of the assessment, or choose to restart numbering with each
- Submissions: Specify how
many submissions you'll allow, and use the "Late Handling" option to
indicate whether or not you'll accept submissions after the due date
(see Delivery Dates above for information on the
Due Date option). If you choose to accept late submissions, such
submissions will be flagged during grading.
- Submission Message: Type a message or specify a
URL to be delivered to the user upon submission.
- Feedback: Choose one of the following
Feedback on submission (NOTE: Best used with grading option of
"Record the last score.")
Feedback will be displayed to the student at a specific
date (click the calendar icon to specify the date)
No Feedback will be displayed to the student
Also, you can choose any combination of the following options to
include in the feedback:
- Student response
- Correct response
- Student's assessment score
- Student's question scores
- Question-level feedback
- Selection-level feedback
- Grader's comments
- Statistics and histogram
- Grading: Specify whether grading is to be
anonymous, if grades should be sent to the Gradebook or not, and how to
process the scores if multiple submissions are allowed. If you select
anonymous grading, graders won't be able to see usernames associated
with assessment submissions.
- Graphics: Change the appearance of your
- Click the palette icon next to the "Background Color" field to
open the color picker. From the drop-down list, select the palette
you'd like to use (
Web Safe Palette,
Grey Scale Palette), and then click on the
color you want to use for your assessment's background color. The
hexadecimal value representing your color will
automatically populate the "Background Color" field.
- In the "Background Image" field, you may type the URL of an image
file to be used as the background image.
- Metadata: Specify keywords, objectives, and
rubrics to facilitate searches for and categorization of your
Additionally, you have the option to collect metadata for
To save the settings for an assessment, click
at the bottom of the page. Click
Cancel to cancel any unsaved
Note: An assessment must contain at least one
question in order to be published.