Play the video below if you would prefer to see how to do this.
Navigate to Content Manager via the Menu and click on the Create tab.
Click on the Assessment button.
Within the popup window, enter a name for the Assessment and click Create Assessment.
Click on the Details tab on the left.
Set an Assessment code, Description and list of Objectives using the boxes on the page.
Underneath the boxes you have just completed, you will now be able to set the other options for the Assessment, such a time limit, the maximum number of attempts and when feedback should be presented.
Please note that in the Maximum Number of Attempts section, there is a checkbox called Allow retake if passed. Un-checking this box means that the User will only be able to retake the Assessment if they have failed it.
Click Save once you have made your selections.
Click on the Questions tab on the left-hand side.
Click on the Add Questions button.
You will now be able to select your questions from an existing Question Bank.
Choose the appropriate Question Bank from the list on the left.
The questions in that Question Bank will then be displayed on the right.
Please note that it will default to selecting all of the questions in that Question Bank.
To pick individual questions, click on the Pick individual questions link.
When selecting questions, clicking on Details will show any related learning, the feedback that will be shown at the end of the Assessment and the answers.
To select an individual question, tick the box next to it.
Once you have selected all of the questions you'd like to use, click on the Add Questions button in the top right of the screen.
Now you can choose how many questions will be set in the Assessment out of the total available.
You can also click on the Order dropdown menu to choose whether they should be randomised or by Sections and question.
If using the Section and question option to structure your Assessment, click on Add Section and add more questions.
Now you can select your Overall Assessment Pass Mark or how many correct answers are required to pass the Assessment.
If you are using Sections, you can name each Section.
You can also set different pass marks by ticking the passmark box for the section and choosing the passmark from the dropdown box.
If the option Mark as Completed even if failed is selected, the Assessment will be marked as Complete even if the User doesn't meet the required pass mark.
The purpose of this is to allow Users to still accrue CPD credits for the Assessment attempt in accordance with the professional bodies’ CPD scheme. If you leave this box un-ticked and a pass mark has been set for the Assessment, the User will only be able to add their Reflective Statement and gain the associated CPD credits if they pass it.
Under scoring mode dropdown menu, you can select Normal or negative marking*.
*When negative marking has been applied to an Assessment, a User will score a point if they correctly answer a question, however a point will be deducted if they answer incorrectly. The scoring system can be customised so that you are able to increase the amount of points for an incorrect or correct answer.
If the Show Don't Know answer is selected, you will also be able to set the value for any instances where a User selects 'don't know'.
The purpose of this feature is to enable you to encourage Users to admit when they do not know the answer to a question rather than simply guessing.
Once you have built your Assessment, click on Save. You will now be able to register Users onto your Assessment or include it in Pathways.
You will find your Assessment in Content Manager.