Test Options

Test options allow you to edit the name and description of a test. Options control the availability, presentation, and feedback for an assessment. These options are available only after an assessment is added to a content area.

Editing Test or Survey Availability

Test and survey availability is set after you add the assessment to a content area. Availability is managed on the Options page. When an assessment is unavailable, it is deployed to a content area but a link does not appear to students. Unavailable tests can be seen by instructors and course builders when Edit Mode is ON. To learn more, see Edit Mode.

Option Description
Make the Link Available Select Yes to make a link to the assessment appear to students. If you select No, it will not appear to students. You can set this to available, and then use the Display After and Display Until fields to limit the amount of time the link to the assessment appears.
Add a New Announcement for this Test/Survey Select Yes to create an announcement for the test or survey. The announcement will include the date and state, “An assessment has been made available in [Course area that includes the link to the Assessment]“. This announcement will appear in the course announcements as well as the My Course and My Announcements modules.If an announcement has previously been posted using this feature, the date and time of the most recent announcement will be displayed.
Multiple Attempts This option allows students to take the assessment multiple times. The status of multiple attempts is displayed to students at the top of the assessment. Select Allow Unlimited Attempts for students to take the assessment as many times as they wish. Select Number of Attempts and enter a numeral to indicate a specific number of attempts that is allowed.If you allow multiple attempts for a test, the most recent graded attempt’s score appears in the Grade Center and shows to students in My Grades by default. To change the attempt used for the score, go to the Grade Center and access test’s column header contextual menu. Select Edit Column Information and select from the options in the Score Attempts Using drop-down list.
Force Completion Students must complete the assessment the first time it is launched if Force Completion is selected. Students may not exit the assessment and continue working on it at a later date. The Save function is available for students to save the assessment as they work through it, but they may not exit and re-enter the assessment. If you enable the Force Completion option, it is noted and explained to students at the top of the assessment. If you do not enable Force Completion, students may save their progress and complete the assessment at another time.
Set Timer Select this check box to set a time limit for finishing the assessment. Enter the amount of time to allow for the test or survey in the hours and minutes boxes. The time elapsed appears to the student during the assessment.  A one-minute warning appears as students approach the time limit.Selecting this option also records completion time, available in the Test Information section when the attempt is complete.

If students save and exit the assessment, the timer continues. For example, if they begin the test on Tuesday, save and exit it, then complete it on Thursday, the student’s completion time will be 48 hours.

If you set a timer, turning on Auto-Submit will save and submit the assessment automatically when time expires. When set to off, students have the option to continue after time expires.

Display After Optionally, select the date and time when the test or survey becomes available to students. You can also control availability through the Make the Link Available option without setting specific dates.
Display Until Optionally, select the date and time the test will be made unavailable to students.
Password Select this check box to require a password for students to access the assessment. If selected, enter a password in the field below. Passwords cannot be longer than 15 characters and are case sensitive.
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