With eLearnCommerce you can create in-course assessments to measure your student's retainment of the knowledge shared as they progress through the course.
These assessments are added at the end of sections or modules. For example, you can have an assessment after every section, or every other section or in the middle of the course (like a mid-term).
To create an in-course assessment, follow these steps:
1.: Go to eLearnCommerce -> All Courses.
2.: Choose an existing course or click New Course to add a new one.
3.: Select the section where you'd like to add the in-course assessment.
4.: Click the first icon to open the assessment options.
5. Choose your assessment settings.
Status: Choose the status of your assessment. Draft means it is not ready to be published and your students won't see it.
Private means it is only available to admins in the account. You can use this option for testing purposes.
Active means the assessment is ready to be published and will be available to all students taking the course.
Title: This is the title of your assessment and will be displayed on the assessment welcome page.
Allowed Minutes: Specify how many minutes a student has to complete the assessment. Leave 0 for no time restriction.
Type: Choose between two types of assessments, Standard and Simple Scoring. Simple Scoring will display only Scalar question types.
Submission: Choose how you'd like the submission process to work. Here you can define how many times your students can submit the assessment and how you'd like the questions to be displayed.
Interaction: Here you can configure how your students interact with the assessment. You can determine if you'd like the Welcome Page to be displayed at the beginning of the testing journey or not and also if you'd like a questions summary to be displayed at the end or not.
Grading: Define how the grading process will work.
You can choose the grading to be automatic (all questions that cannot be graded automatically are always correct), semi-automatic (questions that can be automatically graded will be and the others will need input from the teacher), entirely manual or disabled.
You can also choose passing requirements.
Shuffle: Allows you to shuffle the questions and/or answers in the assessment.
Misc: Allows you to disable the option to "Save Answers" in the assessment.
6. Enter an Assessment Description
7. Once you've set up the assessment settings, you can customize the success / failed message.
Click Success / Failed to shuffle between the pages and customize your success/failure message.
Assessment Success Message: Use the text editor to create a message to be displayed to your students upon successful completion of the assessment.
You can also check the checkbox to hide indicators such as the test score and the number of correctly answered questions from the Assessment Success Page.
Assessment Failed Message: Use the text editor to create a message to be displayed to your students if they fail to complete the assessment, that is if they do not obtain a passing grade.
You can also check the checkbox to hide indicators such as the test score and the number of correctly answered questions from the Assessment Failure Page.
Hide Assessment Title: Check the box to hide the assessment title on the success or failed page.
8. The last step is to add your assessment's questions.
Question text: Use the text box to enter your question. Here is where you'll ask the question to be answered or explain what your student's need to in a text assignment.
Question type: Use the drop-down to choose what kind of question you'd like it to be.
- Free Text: Allows your students to enter text to answer your question.
- Essay: Allows your students to write and submit an essay as the answer to your question.
- Single Answer: Multiple choice question with a single alternative as the correct answer.
- Multiple Answer: Multiple choice question with multiple alternatives as the correct answer.
- Single Select: Multiple choice question where your students can select one option from a drop-down as the correct answer.
- Text Match: Your students can enter text as a response and it needs to match a pre-set text entered.
- File Upload: Your students need to upload a file to answer the question.
- Rating Scale: Students will answer by choosing a number from 1 to 10.
Eye Icon: Click the eye icon to open the question editor and add more detail about the question.
Trash can Icon: Click the trash can to delete a question.
Add Question: Click the Add Question button to add a new question. You can add as many as you'd like.
Once you're ready, click Publish / Update and you're all set!