- Click Quizzes, Surveys, or Self Assessments on the navbar.
- Click Question Library from the tool navigation.
Self Assessments is a formative assessment tool that enables you to provide students with a series of questions and immediate feedback for responses. Question types available are similar to quizzes, however, student responses are not graded and self assessment questions do not have a points value or difficulty level indication. The omission of numeric evaluation enables students to make reflective learning and course material comprehension their main priorities during a self assessment.
You can set up self assessments as part of your course's instructional sequence by creating quicklink topics to self assessments in Content. You can also set up quicklinks to self assessments from other places in the course such as in News or Events.
Each self assessment belongs to a single course and cannot be shared among other courses unless you copy your course material into another course.
Click Self Assessments on the navbar.
Question types available to the Self Assessments tool are similar to the questions available in the Quizzes and Surveys tools (except Likert questions). Self assessments can contain the following question types:
You can also create the following information items:
NoteAs a best practice, we recommend that you create all self assessment questions within the Question Library . This enables you to reuse questions in various quizzes, surveys, and self assessments. All points values are removed when importing questions from the Question Library to self assessments.
All question types allow you to include Feedback and Hints. Feedback enables you to provide added information as a basis for improving content comprehension. Hints are useful for suggesting how to approach a question.
Since self assessments are not graded and have no points value, we recommend that you provide feedback comments for each self assessment question. You can provide feedback at the end of a question or in some question types (like multiple choice), you can provide feedback for each answer choice within the question. You can use feedback comments to indicate correct and incorrect answers, where a correct answer can be found in the course content, and what details instructors are looking for in an ideal answer.
NoteIf you want users to see hints to questions, you must select the Allow hints check box when you create a self assessment.
NoteYou can edit all details for a self assessment after you create it by clicking the name of the self assessment on the Manage Self Assessments page.
Create self assessment sections to organize your questions into folders. You can do this in the Question Library or while creating a self assessment. Both of these areas are identical in functionality: one creates folders within the Question Library, while the other creates folders within a self assessment.
You can also import sections from the Question Library directly into a quiz, survey, or self assessment. Importing a section transfers the section folder and any properties associated with the section (section name, messages, images, or feedback). You can still import all of the questions within a section separate from the section itself by creating the section within a self assessment and clicking Add/Edit Questions.
NoteAlthough you can create subsections within sections, we recommend you keep question organization simple and intuitive.
NoteManaging self assessment sections (renaming, reordering, publishing, deleting) is similar to managing self assessment questions.
Manage multiple self assessments at the same time. You can edit common properties such as name, category, and the visibility of hints for users.
A copied self assessment contains all of the questions from the original self assessment. Copying is a quick and simple way to create a self assessment that reviews old and new questions related to course materials.
NoteYou can only copy Self Assessments within the same course.
The Preview page is fully interactive; you can test your questions and view the feedback that you add to each question.
Change the order of self assessments on the Reorder Self Assessments page. Self assessments reorder within their respective categories if more than one category exists.
NoteTo reorder categories, see Creating and managing self assessment categories .
You can organize self assessments into categories to make it easier to find assessments with similar or related content. Create, edit, reorder, and delete multiple categories at the same time.
Change the order of categories that display on the Reorder Self Assessments page. The "Without Category" is always at the top of the list.
NoteYou can click Sort Order to sort categories in ascending or descending order.
Create random sections in self assessments to distribute a unique set of questions to individual users. Random sections pull questions from a designated pool of questions stored in the Question Library. Specify how many questions users receive from the random section question pool after you import questions from the Question Library into the random section folder.
Since you can only access random sections within self assessments, you must create a self assessment before you can create its random sections. You can import an infinite number of questions from the Question Library into each random section, but you cannot create new questions within random section folders.
NoteAll questions within a random section are assigned the same points value.
NoteManaging random sections (renaming, reordering, deleting) is similar to managing self assessment questions except you cannot publish random sections.
Students can access a self assessment through a Quicklink under a topic within a course module. This method connects Content to Self Assessments, allowing students to see what material they should have covered before measuring their progress with a self assessment.
You can use the integrated HTML Editor to insert a self assessment quicklink. This is useful if you want to include other information with the self assessment or let students access more than one self assessment within a topic. You can also use the HTML Editor to add links to self assessments in other places in the course, such as in News or Events. See Inserting quicklinks in the HTML Editor  to learn about using quicklinks in the HTML Editor.
The Question In Use page displays when you save changes to a shared question or information item. You can select the check box beside each quiz, self assessment, survey, and the Question Library in which you want to apply your current changes and click Save.
The preview page allows you to view the appearance of an individual question, as well as the comments and hints you might include with the question. If the self assessment question appears in more than one place, the preview page also displays a list of places the question is in use (for example, Question Library, quizzes, surveys, self assessments).
Change the order of questions that displays in a self assessment by reordering them in the self assessment question list.
You can import self assessment questions from numerous sources. Questions can come from an existing collection of questions (quizzes, surveys, self assessments, and the Question Library), a CSV file, or a learning object repository.
You can import self assessment questions from existing collections of questions within Quizzes, Surveys, Self Assessments, and the Question Library.
You can create self assessment questions offline using a CSV formatted text file. Follow the steps below to access a template for creating the text file, or upload a question file you have completed.
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