Modifying an existing assessment

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.

You can modify the settings, parts, and questions of any assessment listed under "Core Assessments". When you publish an assessment, a copy is created and listed under "Published Assessments". For the published copy, you can make changes only to the following settings:

Note: After you've published an assessment, if you modify its "Core Assessments" copy, you'll have to alter the assessment's name before publishing it. When you publish it, you'll be creating another copy under "Published Assessments", not replacing the existing published copy.

Note: You should not use the feedback option in Tests & Quizzes when assessing learning, as it may provide information students can use to correct their answers before submitting a test.

Modifying the settings

To modify the settings of an assessment, under "Core Assessments" or "Published Assessments":

  1. Under the assessment title, click Settings.

  2. On the Settings page, click the arrow next to each setting to reveal its options. For more information about the settings and their options, see Assessment settings.

  3. When you're finished, click Save Settings to save your changes and return to the Assessments page. To keep the original settings and discard any changes, click Cancel.

    Note: You can also modify the settings by clicking Settings in the editing screen.

Modifying the parts

You can modify the parts (i.e., sections) of any assessment listed under "Core Assessments". To do so:

  1. To enter the editing screen, click the assessment's title. At the top, you will see a bar containing three options, Add Part, Settings, and Preview Assessment.

    • To create or modify a part, click Add Part.
    • To modify the settings for the assessment as described above, click Settings.
    • To see how the assessment will appear to those taking it, click Preview Assessment.

  2. Every assessment must contain at least one part. Parts are signified within an assessment by a box containing the part title, a drop-down list for determining the order of the parts, plus three options, Copy to Pool, Remove, and Edit. (If there is only one part, the Remove option will not appear.) Each new assessment will include an automatically created part called "Part 1 Default". You have the following options:

    • To change the order in which a part appears in your assessment, change the number in the drop-down list in the part's title bar.
    • To remove a part, click Remove. You'll have the option to remove the part only (and move its questions to another part), or remove the part and all its questions.
    • To edit the part, click Edit. You can then do the following:
      • Change the title. If you do not change the default part's name, its heading will not appear on your assessment. Any questions or images you place in this part will appear; only the heading will be hidden.
      • Modify the "Information" field.
      • Choose to create questions individually, or have them randomly drawn from one of your question pools. For the random draw, you must also specify how many questions to pull from which question pool, the point value for the questions, and the type of randomization.
      • Change the order of the questions within the part; choose either As listed on Assessment Questions page or Random within Part.
      • Modify the "Objective", "Keyword", and "Rubric" metadata fields.
    • Click Save to save your changes.

Modifying the questions

To modify the questions of an assessment under "Core Assessments":

  1. To enter the editing screen, click the assessment's title.

  2. Each question is represented by a bar containing the question number, the type of question and its answer point value, and two links, Remove and Edit. You have the following options:

    • To change the order in which questions appear, use the Question drop-down list.
    • To delete the question from the assessment, click Remove. Doing so will take you to a confirmation page. If you're certain you want to remove the question, click Remove. To keep the question, click Cancel.
    • To open the question editing screen, click Edit. Here, you can change anything about the question. For more information, see Creating questions for an assessment. Click Save to keep your changes or Cancel to cancel your changes.

  3. To add more questions to the assessment, you have two options:

    • On the editing screen, beneath the assessment title bar, use the Add Question: drop-down list to select the type of question to add.
    • On the editing screen, at the bottom of each question, you can use the Insert New Question drop-down list to select the type of question.