Assessment settings

Note: To complete these procedures, 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 site:

  1. Click Tests & Quizzes.

  2. On the Assessments page, click --Select Action-- next to the title of the assessment and choose Settings. 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; see Settings for published assessments below. They may also depend on what Assessment Type you are using. The default Assessment Type does not include all possible settings.

If you wish to include more settings than you see available for an unpublished assessment, you will need to create and edit a new Assessment Type; see Adding, editing, or deleting an Assessment Type.

Assessment settings

Following is a list of all possible settings:

To save the settings for an assessment, click Save Settings at the bottom of the page.

Note: An assessment must contain at least one question in order to be published.

Settings for published assessments

You can modify the settings, parts, and questions of any assessment listed under "Pending Assessments". When you publish an assessment, a copy is created and listed under "Published Assessments". For the published copy, you can make changes to all the settings except "Assessment Released To".

Note: After you've published an assessment, if you modify the unpublished version under "Pending Assessments", you'll have to alter the assessment's name before republishing it.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

Also, if you modify the settings of a test while students are taking it, the changes will not affect testing sessions in progress. Students must exit the test and re-enter it in order to have the modified settings take effect.