Inspera Assessment supports using sections in Question Sets and offers a variety of settings for sections.
A section is defined as a group of questions within a question set.
General options for sections
The three first options in a section are:
- Change name of section
- Delete Section
- The questions are not deleted in this operation, they are just removed from the question set and can be re-added later
- Drag and drop to move the section within the question set
In section layout, you decide how the question set is displayed for the candidates. Default layout is one question per page. You can also add inn a section stimulus. That is one page/text area that will appear to the left or in the top for each question in the section.
To enable section layout, click on the section layout tool:
You will then get a few options for how the sections can be presented.
- Basic layout - One page per question
- Basic layout - With left stimulus
- Vertical layout - All questions on one page
- Vertical layout - With left stimulus
- Vertical layout - With top stimulus
The left stimulus for basic and vertical layout can be resized by the author. The size is reflected in percentage. The author can also allow students to resize the stimulus.
These settings can be verified in preview.
Randomize and pull questions
Sometimes you need to randomize the order of questions in a question set.
There are three main randomization and pull options:
- No Randomization or pull: Display your questions in the order they appear in the question set. (Default setting)
- Randomize the order of all questions: Present all of the questions in the section in random order.
- Pull __ of total questions: Specify the number of choices (out of the total) to have randomly displayed in the test (9 of 20, 3 of 7, etc.).
The settings for this can be found in the section tools:
Randomise order of questions within a section
Sometimes you may want the questions in a section to be presented in a random order to the learners.
There are no limitations to the type of questions, and this option is always available.
Pull questions in a section
Inspera Assessment offers an option to pull a given number of questions from the section. The prerequisite for this is that all question in the section have the same maximum marks. The option will not be available unless this requirement is met.
If you choose to pull 15 of 30 questions in a section, the learners will be presented with 15 random questions from the 30 available. This means that the learners will likely not get the same questions, and they will not get the questions in any particular order.