Assessments: How do I simulate the process of taking a quiz like a student would?
Assessments: Take a Quiz (Student View)
You can simulate the process students go through to take a quiz, and even view your submission. The Student View tab allows you to see the course and test tools (like quizzes) as though you are a student. Every course includes a unique Demo Student ID for this purpose; for example, "webct_demo_6221001 Demo Student 6221001".
Role(s) Needed: The instructions for this topic apply to Section-level Instructors and Designers.
Optional: Release the Quiz to Demo Student
Do this if you are not ready to release the quiz to the class yet.
Step 1: From the Build or Teach tab, click the Assessments tool in the Course Tools area of the Course Menu.
Step 2: Click the down arrow icon next to the assessment name and select Set Release Criteria.
Step 3: Click the Add Member Criteria button.
Step 4: Check the webct_demo_ ID.
Step 5: Click Save.
This releases the quiz to the Demo Student ID only so that you don’t open it up to the whole class until you’re absolutely ready.
Step 6: If it isn't already, make sure the assessment is available so that when your criteria is met, the Demo Student (via Student View) will have access.
To make it available, click the down arrow icon next to the assessment name and select Show Item.
Take the Quiz
Step 1: Click the Student View tab.
Step 2: In the Course Menu, click the Assessments tool and select the link for the quiz.
Step 3: On the Begin Assessment page:
The first thing you see is the starting date/time and ending date/time. If you scheduled the quiz to start later, the student will not be able to begin the assessment until that time.
Click the Instructions and Troubleshooting button to understand how the process of taking a quiz works.
- Click the Begin Assessment button.
Step 4: Answer the questions:
- If you specified a time limit, the clock starts ticking immediately. Time is recorded on the online course system server, not in the student’s record. Therefore, if the computer or Internet crashes while the quiz is in progress, the time continues to run until it expires. Therefore, the student should log back in as soon as Internet connectivity is restored to complete the quiz. Resume the quiz by clicking the Continue Assessment button.
TIP: When the student resumes the quiz, only answers saved prior to shutdown are retained. If time has already expired, the student may still be able to save or change answers (if you did not chose the property “Disallow answer submission if time has expired”), but the submission will be flagged in red to indicate it is late.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to tell students to click Save Answer immediately after selecting an answer to a question. The Question Status on the right area provides a visual cue as to which questions have been answered or not. Do NOT rely upon the Save All button. Saving your answers as you go prevents loss of work in the event of a technical problem.
- If you chose to deliver all questions at once or if you chose to deliver questions one at a time (and allow them to be revisited), then students can change their answers. But again, they must click Save Answer for the change to take effect. The icon in the Question Status area is a cue to indicate that a previously-saved answer was changed but not re-saved.
Step 5: Click the Finish button, and OK on the popup message, to submit the quiz.
If questions have not been answered (didn’t select Save Answer), a message will list those questions and allow the student to go back and save the answers to those questions.
Step 6: Click View Attempt (visible only if you chose to release the score).
Students can see however much detail that you specified they should see (per the Results Settings section of the quiz properites. Clicking View Attempt triggers the transfer of the score to the Grade Book and to My Grades.
If you chose not to release the score right away or at all, click OK. You can release the score later either by:
- Grading the quiz attempt (if you selected Release the score once the assessment has been submitted and all of the questions have been graded in the quiz properties)
- Editing the quiz properties and choosing Release the score once the assessment has been submitted
Step 7: IMPORTANT: If you selected release criteria, when you are ready to make the quiz accessible to the class, remove the release criteria for the Demo Student ID. If you do not remove this criteria, then the class will not see the quiz. Also, reset the Demo Student submission if you plan to continuing modifying your quiz questions. To do this, click the Teach tab > Assessment Manager > open the applicable quiz > click the All tab in the Assment Manager > check the box to the left of Demo Student > click the Reset Entire Submission button at the bottom of the list.
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