Great Basin College Web Campus Instructions Table of Contents


ASSESSMENTS

Introduction

Within the Assessment tool a student may access quizzes, surveys and self-tests.

Quizzes: These are tests that count for marks or a grade and can contain a number of different question types.

Surveys: These are questionnaires created by the designer to gather information from the student and are anonymous and are not for marks.

Self-tests: These are a set of questions which a student may work through that provides immediate feedback. Self-tests have marks or a grade recorded but the mark or grade does not count toward your final grade. These are a good study tool to test your understanding of the course content.

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Quizzes

Quizzes in the Assessment tool have a variety of 8 questions that the student may encounter. In the following section an example of each question type will be provided as well as the method of answering the question.

Question Types

  • Calculated Questions. A calculated question is a question that is based on a formula.

Type in the answer in the Answer text box. Click on the Save button. The answer is saved.

  • Fill in the Blank Questions. Requires you to fill in the blanks in a sentence.

Place your cursor in the text box and type in your answer. Repeat this step until
you have completed all answers in all answer boxes. Click on the Save Answer button when you are finished. The answer is saved.

  • Jumbled Sentence Questions. Provides a sentence that has been mixed up. It contains the words you need to select in drop-down menus. You need to make the statement true by choosing the correct words from the drop-down menus.

Select each drop-down menu and click on the correct answer from the drop-down
menu choices. Make sure you make a selection from each drop-down menu provided.
Click on the Save Answer button. The answer is saved.

  • Matching Questions. Gives you two columns that you must match correctly. You have a column with all the items on the left hand side and then drop-down menu for selecting a match to an item.

Select the drop-down menu for each statement and choose the correct answer for each item. Repeat this step until you have chosen the correct answer for each item. Click on the Save button. The answers are saved.

  • Paragraph Questions. Requires you to answer an essay type question where you type your response in the provided text box.

Place your cursor in the answer text box and type in your answer. Click on the Save Answer button. The answer is saved.

  • Multiple Choice Questions. There are two types of multiple choice questions that you may encounter. The first type asks you to choose a single answer among the choices. The second type allows you to choose multiple answers.

To answer a multiple choice single correct answer question you will select the radio button to the left of the most correct answer. Click on the Save Answer button. The answer is saved.

To answer a multiple choice multiple correct answer question you will select the check boxes to the left of all correct answers. Click on the Save Answer button. The answer is saved.

  • Short Answer Questions. Requires a short answer to a question.

Place your cursor in the provided text box and type in your answer. Click on the Save Answer button. The answer is saved.

  • True False Questions. Asks you to determine whether a statement is true or false.

Select either the radio button next to True if the statement is true or the radio button next to False if the statement is false. Click on the Save Answer button. The answer is saved.


Completing a Quiz

Important Note: Designers may set up quizzes that are displayed one question at a time where questions CANNOT be revisited. Make sure when you access the assessment you read what settings have been applied to the assessment.

Displaying All Questions at Once

A quiz may be placed in different locations within the course by the designer therefore the way you access the quiz may vary. The quiz may be on the Course Content page or you may access it from the Assessments link. Alternatively the designer could have placed it within a learning module. In this example we will access the quiz from the Assessments link.

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assessments screen displays.
  2. Click on the title of the Assessment you would like to access.
  3. Click on the Instructions and Troubleshooting button. The instructions and troubleshooting button provides information about how to complete a quiz as well as troubleshooting within the quiz.
    1. The first part of Instructions and Troubleshooting has information you require before you begin the assessment. These are specific to this particular assessment. It will provide the following information:
      • How the questions for this assessment will be presented to you, whether all at once or one at a time.
      • The order questions can be answered.
      • Whether questions can be revisited.
      • How you will begin the quiz and how long you have to complete it.
    2. If you scroll down in this screen you will see the next heading: When You Are in the Assessment. If you scroll down in this window you will see Troubleshooting information. This area covers browser configuration, JavaScript errors and browser or computer crashes.
    3. At the bottom of this screen you will notice that to you have two buttons: Begin Assessment and Cancel.
  4. Click on the Begin Assessment button. The selected quiz opens and you may
    begin the quiz.
  5. Answer each question and then click on the Save Answer button. As soon as you have clicked on the Save Answer button a tick appears in the right hand frame confirming that the question has been answered.
  6. Notice the Question Status key in the right hand frame where there is a circle beneath the Unanswered questions and a tick under the Answered questions.
  7. Once you have completed all the questions in the quiz and you are sure you have saved them you may submit your quiz.
  8. A safety precaution is to click on the Save All button just in case you may not have saved all the answers. The screen refreshes and saves all answers in the quiz.
  9. Click on the Finish button. A new window opens.
  10. Click on the OK button. The Quiz screen displays with a success confirmation message.
  11. Click on the OK button. The Assessments screen redisplays.

Completing a Quiz Displaying One Question at a Time

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu.
    The Assessments screen displays.
  2. Click on the title of the title of the assessment you would like to access.
    That particular Assessment loads.
  3. Click on the Begin Assessment button. The selected quiz opens and you may
    begin the quiz.
  4. Answer the question. Click on the Save button. The screen refreshes and the next question is displayed.
  5. A quiz may be designed to let you skip questions and return later to answer them. If this is the case, you may use the Next Question button to access the
    next question. Alternatively you may select the question number you want to access from the numbers beneath the Question Status in the right frame. The selected question loads.
  6. Click on the Finish button once you have answered and saved all questions.
  7. Click on the OK button. The Quiz screen displays with a success confirmation
    message.
  8. Click on the OK button. The Assessments screen displays.

Accessing all Quiz Submissions

Once you have submitted your quiz and the instructor has marked it you may access the information and view your answers. This information is controlled by the instructor and can only be viewed by the student once the instructor has marked it and made it available.

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assessments screen displays.
  2. Click on the View All Submissions button. The View All Submissions screen displays.
  3. Click on the attempt link that you would like to view beneath the Attempt column. The View Attempt screen for the quiz opens. You will see the Title of the quiz, when it was Started, when it was Submitted and the Time spent on the quiz. It will also give you the Total score.
  4. You can then scroll down and see how you did on each question.
  5. If you scroll down to the end you will notice the Done button. Click on the Done button. The View Submission screen for that attempt displays
    with a button on the bottom to View All Submissions.

Accessing a Specific Quiz Submission


You may access a specific quiz submission if you require one.

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assessments screen displays.
  2. Click on the action link to the right of the title of the quiz you want to access. A drop-down menu appears.
  3. Click on the View Submission option from the drop-down menu. The View Submission screen appears.
  4. Click on the attempt number that you would like to access from the
    Attempt column. The selected attempt displays.
  5. Click on the Done button. The View Submission screen displays again.

Viewing Quiz Statistics


Quiz statistics will be available to the student if the instructor has enabled statistics for the assessment.

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assessments screen displays.
  2. Click on the View Statistics button. The View Statistics screen displays.
  3. Select the quiz you would like to view statistics for by clicking on the corresponding check box. A tick appears in the check box.
  4. You have the option of viewing summary statistics or item statistics. Summary statistics compare your performance with the performance of the group for each assessment. Item statistics will compare your performance with the group performance for each question in the assessment.
  5. Click on the View Summary Statistics or the View Item Statistics button. The screen refreshes and the Summary Statistics screen displays. The statistics table is described below:

    Column Description
    Quiz Title The title of the quiz.
    Question Title The title of the question.
    Individual Performance Max Score The maximum score possible for the question (in Item Statistics) or the assessment (in Summary Statistics).
    Individual Performance Score The score the individual received for the question (in Item Statistics) or the assessment (in Summary Statistics).
    Individual Performance Score (%) The individual's score as a percentage.
    Group Performance N The number of students that have taken the quiz.
    Group Performance Mean (%) An average mark for the question as percentage
    Group Performance SD The standard deviation of scores for the question. The standard deviation is the amount the results differ from the average score.

Surveys

Surveys are questionnaires created by the designer to gather information from students. Surveys are anonymous. They are not used for marks or grades.

The Instructor may require you to complete surveys in the course. Although an instructor can find out who has and has not completed the survey, the actual survey responses remain anonymous.

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assessments screen displays.
  2. Click on the title of the Assessment you would like to access.
  3. Click on the Instructions and Troubleshooting button. The instructions and troubleshooting button provides information about how to complete a quiz as well as troubleshooting within the quiz.
    1. The first part of Instructions and Troubleshooting has information you require before you begin the survey, including how you will begin the quiz and how long you have to complete it.
    2. If you scroll down in this screen you will see the next heading: When You Are in the Assessment. If you scroll down in this window you will see Troubleshooting information. This area covers browser configuration, JavaScript errors and browser or computer crashes.
    3. At the bottom of this screen you will notice that to you have two buttons: Begin Assessment and Cancel.
  4. Click on the Begin Assessment button. The selected survey opens.
  5. Answer each question and then click on the Save Answer button. As soon as you have clicked on the Save Answer button a tick appears in the right hand frame confirming that the question has been answered. Notice the Question Status key in the right hand frame where there is a circle beneath the Unanswered questions and a tick under the Answered questions.
  6. Once you have completed all the questions in the survey and you have saved them,
    you may submit the survey.
  7. Questions that have a blue tick beneath them have been answered. A safety precaution is to click on the Save All button just in case one of your answers was not saved. The screen refreshes and saves all answers in the survey.
  8. Click on the Finish button. A new window opens.
  9. Click on the OK button. The Survey screen will display with a success message.
  10. Click on the OK button. The Assessments screen displays with the survey you just
    completed no longer available.

Note: Most surveys will only be available for students to complete once, this is why in
the survey is no longer available.


Self-tests

Self-tests can be created by the designer and are not recorded as part of your grades. They are used to test your understanding of the course content.

A Self-test can be accessed on the Course Content page, in the Assessment tool or within a Learning Module. In this example we access the Self-test from the Assessment tool.


Completing a self test:

  1. Click on the Assessments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assessments
    screen displays.
  2. Click on the Self-test that you would like to access. The Self-Test screen appears.
  3. Click on the Begin Assessment button. The Self-Test will load.
  4. Answer the questions by selecting the correct answers and then clicking on the Save Answer button.
  5. Click on the Save All button to make sure all your answers have been saved.
  6. Click on the Finish button.
  7. Click on the OK button. The self-test is submitted and the self-test window is replaced with the results of the self-test.
  8. Click on the Done button when you have reviewed your results. The Assessments screen displays.

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