Create an online test
You can create an online test in MyBeckett to check student knowledge and give immediate feedback. Tests differ from surveys (another available tool), as you can add a point value to questions. Test results are recorded in Grade Centre.
This guide explains how to create a test. There are three main stages:
- Create the test shell with name, description and instructions
- Add questions to the test (create, reuse or upload questions)
- Make the test available to students
2. Create a test shell
3. Create questions
4. Reuse questions
- Question Set: A group of questions drawn from tests or pools. Choose how many questions to present, and (if it's less than the total number of questions) it presents a random set of questions to students each time they sit the test. See our question set guide for more information.
- Random Block: A set of questions randomly retrieved from a single pool, based on the type of question you specify and the number of questions available in the pool. (Random blocks can't be drawn from tests, or from multiple pools.)
- Find Questions: Add any combination of existing questions in pools to a test. Choose whether to copy questions into the test (creates a new instance of the question that's protected from changes to the original), or link to the original questions so any changes are reflected in the test (useful if you regularly update questions).
5. Upload questions
6. Add a test to a content area
Important: Please read our online exam guidance if you're creating a summative exam.
- Test Availability: Options that you can choose include making the test available, adding an announcement for the test, allowing multiple attempts, forcing completion of the test in one sitting, setting a timer for the test, setting a date range for the test, and password protecting the test.
- Test Exceptions: If you need to provide different options for specific users or sub-groups, you can add them to the exception list. For example, for students who are allowed more time to take tests.
- Due Date: You can set a due date for the test, with the additional option of preventing students from starting the test once the due date has passed.
- Self-Assessment Options: Choose whether to include or hide scores in Grade Centre.
- Show Test Results and Feedback to Students: Decide when to show results to students, whether to include question scores, the answers you want to show, whether to include feedback and incorrect questions.
- Test Presentation: Decide whether you want to show the test questions All at once or One at a Time. We recommend only using All at once if you have less than 25 questions. You can also use tick boxes to Prohibit Backtracking and Randomise Questions.
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