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Tests are designed to measure the effectiveness of the course and provide feedback to both you and the instructor. They can be used to identify areas where you need additional support or where the course needs improvement.
The Test Overview
Access the course and click on the title of the test in the Syllabus area. You can identify tests in the list of lessons by checking the text under the lesson title, which shows the lesson type.
Once you select the test, depending on the test configuration, the course player either shows the test title or the test overview, listing the following details:
- the number of questions
- if the test has to be completed according to a time limit
- the number of attempts you have to pass the test
- the minimum and maximum score to pass the test (if set)
- whether you can pause and resume the test
Check carefully the information shown on this page, and make sure you review the course content before taking the test so that you can identify any areas where you may need additional study.
Once you start the test, read the instructions and questions carefully to ensure you understand what is being asked before answering.
Navigating the Test
Click on Start Test when ready. If the test has a time limitation, a pop-up window will inform you about how long you have to complete the test. Click again on Start Test to kick it off.
Depending on the test structure, all of the questions may be shown on a single page or they can be split into multiple pages (one question per page or a group of questions per page). Depending on the test settings, when questions are organized in pages, you may or may not be able to move forward and backward.
If the test has a time limitation, and/or a maximum number of attempts, the time left and/or the number of attempts left are shown in the test header.
Pausing and Resuming the Test
If you are allowed to pause and resume the test, click the Leave Test button in the top right corner of the page to pause it. Depending on the test settings, you may be allowed to save the answers you have already provided and you may or may not be able to edit them when you resume the test.
If you are not allowed to pause and resume the test, when clicking on Leave Test the answers you provided will not be saved.
In order to resume the test, access the course and click on the title of the test in the Syllabus area, then click Resume Test in the course player area.
Submitting the Test
Once you have answered all of the mandatory questions (not all of the questions may be mandatory), click on Submit Test at the bottom of the page.
After you submit the test, you will land on the test results page that will inform you if you have passed or failed the test, or if you need to wait for the instructor or the Administrator to evaluate it. The evaluation method depends on the test settings, some answers may directly award you a score, and some may require a manual evaluation.
Depending on the test settings, the score may be displayed as a percentage or with integer numbers, you may be able to view all of your answers or only the correct answers by clicking on the See Your Answers. Click on the Show Score Details link to see the details of your score (if set).
Retaking the Test
Depending on the test settings you may be able to retake the test after submitting it. If so, click on Retake Test from the test results page.
Please Note! You may need to wait for a number of hours to retake the test, and you may be required to retake some training materials that are prerequisites of the test itself before retaking it.
Still depending on the test settings, when retaking the test, you may be asked different questions or the way questions are sorted may change from one attempt to the other.
Types of Questions
Test questions can be delivered in various formats:
Single Choice Questions
A single-choice question is followed by a list of possible answer choices. You are required to select the option that best answers the question.
For example, a single-choice question might be:
What is the capital of France?
In this example, the question is "What is the capital of France?", and the answer choices are A, B, C, and D. The correct answer is C, Paris.
A single-choice question is displayed as follows:
Multiple Choice Questions
A multiple-choice question is followed by a list of possible answer choices. Unlike single-choice questions, multiple-choice questions allow for more than one correct answer to be selected. You must select all of the right answers to pass the question.
For example, a multiple-choice question might be:
Which of the following are primary colors?
In this example, the question is "Which of the following are primary colors?", and the answer choices are A, B, C, and D. The correct answers are A, C, and D, as red, blue, and yellow are all primary colors.
A multiple-choice question is displayed as follows:
Extended Text Questions
An extended text question requires you to provide a written response to a question. These questions typically ask for a short answer, a sentence, or a brief explanation.
For example, an extended text question might be:
What is the formula for calculating the area of a circle?
In this question, you are expected to provide a written response in the form of a mathematical formula, such as "A = πr²", where "A" represents the area and "r" represents the radius of the circle”.
An extended text question is displayed as follows:
A fill-in-the-blank question shows a statement or sentence with one or more blank spaces. You are required to fill in the blank spaces with the correct word or phrase.
For example, a fill-in-the-blank question might be:
The capital of Spain is _________.
In this question, the blank space represents the missing information. The correct answer is "Madrid".
A fill-in-the-blank question is displayed as follows:
Inline Choice Questions
An inline choice question is a sentence or statement containing one or more blank spaces, where each blank space corresponds to a list of options in a dropdown. You are required to select the correct option for each blank space to complete the sentence or statement.
For example, an inline choice question might be:
The smallest planet in the solar system is _______.
In this question, the blank space corresponds to a list of options presented as answer choices. The correct answer is "Mercury".
An inline choice question is displayed as follows:
Text Entry Questions
A text entry question requires you to provide a written response, similar to a text answer question. However, text entry questions typically allow for longer written responses, and often require you to provide more detailed and comprehensive explanations.
For example, a text entry question might be:
Describe the process of photosynthesis.
In this question, you are expected to provide a detailed response that explains the process of photosynthesis, including the role of sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water in the process, as well as the products that are produced. The response could be several sentences or even a short paragraph.
A text entry question is displayed as follows:
Associations require you to match two or more items based on their relationship or association. The items are presented in a list, and you are required to connect each item with its corresponding one.
For example, an association question might be:
Match each country with its corresponding capital city:
- United States
- Washington D.C.
In this question, you have to match each country with its corresponding capital city, connecting the United States with Washington D.C., France with Paris, and Japan with Tokyo.
An association is displayed as follows:
A file upload question requires you to upload a file in response to a question. This type of question allows you to provide a more complex or detailed response than would be possible with a text-based question.
For example, a file upload question might be:
Create a digital artwork using any software or medium of your choice and upload the file.
In this question, you have to create a digital artwork using your preferred software or medium and upload the resulting file. This type of question is often used to assess your creativity, technical skills, and ability to follow instructions.
A file upload question is displayed as follows: