There are many choices for assessment-type widgets you can create to use as pre-tests, quick quizzes, summative assessments, or self-reflexion. When placed on an Assessment Page and exported in a SCORM package all of these will capture scoring.
- Assessment Widget Types
- Assessment Question Types
- Creating an Assessment Widget
- Editing an Assessment Widget
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Assessment Widget Types
There are currently 8 widget templates for creating assessments.
- Fill in the Blank: Require an exact string match to qualify as a correct answer.
- True/False: Use to limit the answer choices to either "True" or "False."
- Multiple Choice: Use for specific answer options, of which learners can only choose a single answer.
- Multiple Select: Use when there are multiple correct answer options - learners can select one or more.
- Short Answer: Offer a space to capture open-ended responses text for the users to compare their responses against.
- Matching: Create scored matching exercises where a definition is matched to a term.
- Mixed Assessment: Create an assessment combining question types: True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Select, Fill in the Blank, or Short Answer.
- Video Assessment: AddTrue/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Select, Fill in the Blank, or Short Answer questions as layers on top of any video you select.
Assessment Question Types
You can choose a single-type assessment widget or the Mixed Assessment widget that offers True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Select, Fill in the Blank, or Short Answer all in a single assessment.
Here are some tips for each assessment type:
Fill in the Blank
Highlight the words you want to appear as blanks. They will show up in the Answer key. You can reorder how the answer choices appear, and change whether the learner will type in or select the correct answers.
True / False
Simply select True or False and your layout option. Remember you can add media to all of our templates.
Enter the correct answer option as well as distractors. You can add, remove, and re-order the answer choices.
Enter the correct answer options as well as distractors. You can add, remove, and re-order the answer choices. Learners can select one or more.
Offer a field to capture open-ended responses. Highlight key responses - the Suggested Answer will be displayed for the learner after they submit their response with the key responses highlighted.
Add as many matching pairs as you like. You can also include images, audio, or video.
Click Preview to see what your learners will see.
If you are using the Mixed Assessment or Video Assessment Widget, select the assessment question type for each layer here (when in Edit mode.)
Your choices will include the following:
Please see the article on Video Widgets.
Creating an Assessment Widget
You can create a widget from the Content Manager OR directly within a course block. From the Add Widget window, filter for Assessments and select your preferred template.
See also: Adding a Widget
Editing an Assessment Widget
If you're not already in Edit mode, click the Edit Widget icon to open the widget for editing. The widget layers will display in an expanded mode for editing.
To adjust the settings in your widget, click on the Settings icon.
Note: Widget settings vary depending on the widget. Some examples:
- Choose whether the question set is presented one at a time, requiring the completion of each question before proceeding, or presented all at once.
- Choose whether the feedback response is immediate, giving the users a maximum number of tries before revealing the correct answer, or delayed where the answers are provided at the completion of all questions in a summary screen.
If you are in a course and wish to switch the widget type in your block, click the Replace block icon.
Learn more about Editing Widgets.