Tests, Surveys and Pools


Tests and Surveys

Tests and Surveys are a platform where various question types or pools of questions can be inserted. After being deployed, both Tests and Surveys will automatically create columns in the Grade Centre. The difference between Tests and Surveys is you are able to see what the participant of the Test has answered and then graded whereas you cannot see what has been answered and the participant is graded as complete or incomplete.

Tests are a good way to assess a student’s knowledge about a particular topic. Surveys would be used for students provide anonymous feedback. Pools of questions are good if questions are going to be re-used or if random questions are needed in a test.

When taking online tests, remind your students that it is best to take tests using a wired connection. Wireless connections are more prone to network issues. The stability of the signal depends on how long and how much bandwidth users draw, similar to 4G phone data connections.


Instead of creating a test with the same questions. You can create pools of questions in which a test can pull questions from. Questions pulled from pools can be set questions or random questions. If a test uses random blocks of questions from a pool the test becomes dynamic. Questions can be added to the pool at any point and the test that pull from that pull will have more questions to pull from.


How to create a test

Question Types

Calculated Formula A Calculated Formula question contains a formula with variables that change for each user. More
Calculated Numeric A Calculated Numeric question asks the user to submit a numeric answer to a question. It resembles a Fill in the Blank question where the correct answer is a number. More
Either/Or Either/Or questions show two answer options, such as True/False or Yes/No. More
Essay Essay questions require students to enter an answer into a text box. More
File Response Users upload a file from their computer, the network, or from the Content Collection as the answer to the question. This type of question is evaluated manually. More
Fill in Multiple Blank Fill in Multiple Blanks questions use variables to identify different places in the text for students to type missing values. More
Fill in the Blank Fill in the Blank questions are scored based on whether the student answer matches the correct answers you provided. You can require student answers to match exactly, contain part of the correct answer, or match a pattern that you specify. You choose whether or not the answer is case sensitive. More
Hot Spot Hot Spot questions are based on students identifying an area in an image file. The area is set by pixel coordinates and if students click within this range, the answer is recorded as correct. Points and extra credit are handled in the inline points fields for each question on the canvas. More
Jumbled Sentence Jumbled Sentence questions ask students to select the correct word from a set of words in a drop-down list to complete the sentence. More
Matching Matching questions ask students to pair items in one column to items in another column. A Matching question may include a different number of items in the questions column and in the answers column to make the question more difficult. More
Multiple Answer Multiple-Answer questions allow users to choose more than one correct answer. Up to 100 answers can be added to the question. More
Multiple Choice Multiple-Choice questions allow students to choose one correct answer from a selection of answers. Up to 100 answers can be added to the question. More
Opinion Scale and Likert Most often used in surveys, Opinion Scale or Likert Scale questions are designed to measure attitudes or reactions using a comparable scale. Users select a multiple choice answer that represents their attitude or reaction. More
Ordering Ordering questions ask students to put a series of items in the correct order. More
Quiz Bowl Quiz Bowl questions require the answer to be in the form of a question. Specify one or more interrogatives and one or more phrases that must be included in the answer. More
Short Answer Short Answer questions require students to enter an answer in one or more text boxes. More
True or False A True/False question displays two answer options: true and false. There is no partial credit options for True/False questions. More

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