Course: Create Test
In this guide you will learn how to create tests in PANDA (koala-NG) courses and fill them with content. Tests are used to query or check knowledge, but can be used to convey knowledge through clever wording and good feedback.
- 1 What needs to be done?
- 2 Step-by-step instructions
- 2.1 Switch on editing
- 2.2 Create test
- 2.3 Edit test settings
- 2.4 Save collected results as PDF
- 3 Video - Create Test
- 4 See also
What needs to be done?
- Create an activity of type "Test" in the course
- Adjust the test settings
- Fill test with questions
Switch on editing
In most cases you will need to activate the edit mode in your course. Only then you will have the corresponding buttons to create materials and activities in your course or to edit the settings.
Above your course content you will also find a button "Enable editing."
After the editing mode is switched on, all editing options are available to you.
Select an appropriate topic (default) or week in the week view and click on "Create material or activity". It does not matter if the topic is empty or already contains other activities or materials.
In the following selection dialog, select the test and click on "Add". This creates a test in the current section and redirects to the settings page.
Edit test settings
Next, you define the behavior of the test. In the settings, you can determine, for example, when the test is passed or in which period the test must be taken. Options marked with a red * are mandatory entries.
- The name of the test. This is displayed on the overview page.
- A meaningful description.
- Show description in course
- Determines whether the description entered above is displayed on the course page (under the test name).
- Test port
- Date and time when participants are allowed to work on the test.
- Test closure
- Date and time until when submissions are accepted.
- Time limit
- Time limit within which the test must be processed. A clock is visible for participants.
- When the time is up.
- Defines how the test behaves if there is no submission after the time limit has expired.
- Deadline for submission
- If grace period was selected in the upper setting, the duration of the grace period is defined here. The test can still be viewed, but no more questions can be answered.
- Evaluation category
- The setting determines in which category of the depreciation area the activity is displayed.
- Assessment for passing
- Sets the minimum number of points required to pass a test.
- Allowed tests
- Defines the number of allowed tests per participant.
- Evaluation method
- There are different evaluation methods depending on the number of experiments allowed:
- Best rating from all attempts
- Average of all tests
- First attempt (all further attempts are ignored)
- Last attempt (all further attempts are ignored)
Question order/ question behaviour
- New page
- Determines how many questions should be displayed per page. Depending on the test type, you can display all questions on one page or create a new page for each question.
- When navigation is enabled, students must take the test in the order in which they defined it, and cannot go back or skip pages.
- Merge answers within questions
- Determines whether the answer options are shuffled at each attempt.
- Question behaviour
- Determines how and when the answers are evaluated. For example, this can be done immediately after the test has been answered or only after the test has been handed in.
Allow revision in one attempt
- Specifies that a 'Repeat' button is displayed after a particular question is finished. This allows you to try a different answer for the same question without having to close the whole test and start a new one. This is especially useful for practice!
Each attempt is based on the previous one
- If multiple attempts are allowed and this is enabled, each new attempt contains the result of the previous one. This allows a test to be completed using multiple attempts.
With this matrix you can determine how and when the participant is given feedback. This allows you to change the test type in a significant way. You can control feedback at four points in time:
- During the test
- Controls the feedback on the currently edited question.
- Directly after the attempt
- Controls the feedback immediately after and within 2 minutes of submission.
- Later, while the test is still open
- Controls the feedback as long as the processing period is running.
- When the test is completed.
- Controls the feedback after the end of the processing period. If no expiry date is defined, this selection has no effect.
- Show user picture
- Shows during the test the profile picture of the participant to check if the test is performed with the correct account.
- Decimal places in overall evaluation
- Determines how many decimal places of the evaluation are displayed to the participant (the database still uses exact values).
Here you can give different feedback depending on the achieved evaluation limit. There are two options per feedback level:
- Evaluation limit
- From which rating (in percent) the specific feedback is displayed.
- Feedback text for the current rating limit
- Determines whether or not the test is displayed in the topic.
- ID number
- Unique ID to identify the test in the score calculation
- Group mode
- If the course supports groups, the setting can be used to determine whether the participants will see only group members or all participants of the course.
- Depending on the previous setting, you can determine here whether members from different groups work together within the grouping.
With this setting option, you define prerequisites for participation in the test:
- Access possible from a certain date
- Control access via a score from a previous test
- Allow access for members of a specific group
- User profile
- Control access via fields in the user profile of the participants
- Access rules
- Various other access options
With this setting option you can define keywords / tags with which the test can be found or identified more easily.
Save collected results as PDF
Note: Saving as PDF does not work with Firefox!
To save the results of your test as a PDF on Safari, first click on File (1) in the upper bar and then on Print ... (2).
In the window that opens, click on "Save as PDF" at the bottom.
* A window opens again in which you enter the desired name (1) and then click on "Save (2).
* Afterwards you can view the results as PDF.
Microsoft Edge/ Google Chrome
The procedure for saving is similar for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Therefore the tutorial is only shown exemplarily with Microsoft Edge.
To save the results of your test as a PDF file at Microsoft Edge, first click on the three dots (1) at the top right and then on Print (2).
In the window that opens, select the setting "Microsoft Print to PDF" under "Printer".
* Then click on Print (1).
* A window opens again in which you enter the desired name (2) and then click on "Save (3)".
* Afterwards you can view the results as PDF.
* The procedure for saving for Google Chrome is similar to Microsoft Edge.
* All you have to do is change the setting under "Destination" to "Save as PDF (1)"and then click on Print (2).
Video - Create Test