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Tests in Learn can be used to assess student knowledge and measure progress.

Tests support a variety of question formats, including multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, matching, and essay.  Instructors can configure how tests are deployed in their courses, including the number of attempts, time duration, and availability dates.

Instructors can view video tutorials for building and deploying tests

Creating a Test

Tests can be created and deployed within a course content area by pointing to “Assessments” and selecting “Test.” Here you will be able to deploy a previously created test or create a new test. If creating a new test, questions can be created, reused from an existing test/question pool, or uploaded via a specially formatted file.  Alternatively, questions can be uploaded via Respondus 4.0.

After adding questions, you can finalize your test options, including due date, number of attempts, and availability settings.  Instructors should not configure their tests to use Force Completion, as it tends to be unforgiving to potential interruptions. Alternatives are recommended here. 

Taking a Test

It is strongly recommended that students taking a test have a stable, wired internet connection to prevent network issues.

If you have any questions about the expectations or requirements for a specific test, check with your Instructor prior to your first attempt. To begin a test attempt, click on the appropriate test link in your course. Your instructor may have configured your test to use Respondus LockDown Browser, which you will need to download, install, and launch in order to take the exam: Download Respondus LockDown Browser

Your instructor will determine if questions are presented one at a time or all at once. Note that your instructor may also prevent backtracking and may require the test to be finished in a single sitting. After you’ve finished your attempt, click “Save and Submit” to save your answers and submit your attempt for grading.

After submitting your attempt you will be able to view a results screen and may be able to review more detailed exam feedback per your instructor’s feedback settings.

Instructor Troubleshooting

  • Instructors should not configure their tests to use Force Completion
  • If a student experiences issue submitting a test and requires an additional attempt, instructors can ignore or clear an existing attempt via the Grade Details page in the Grade Center. ITG cannot reset test attempts.
  • Additional attempts, extended availability, and increased time limits can be granted by an instructor for specific users via the “Test Availability Exceptions” settings on the Test Options page.