Inspera Assessment offers several options to create tests. A test can be created manually, either from scratch or through the use of templates, it can be imported from a connected external system, or it can be created through our APIs.
This article will guide you through a manual setup of a test. Creating tests are available for users with the role Planner.
1. Sign in to Inspera Assessment, and from the top menu choose Deliver -> Tests.
2. Then choose Create new test (orange button) at the top right. From the dropdown, choose Inspera Assessment.
Overview of this article
Part 1 - Setup
The first part of the setup is to give the test a name, choose a question set and set the start and end time of the test:
Test name: Give the test a name.
Select question set: Click on the file picker at the right of the field, and you will get a list of the question sets you have access to. Keep in mind that as a planner, you don't automatically have access to question sets, so the author must share it with you before you can add it to the test.
The second option is to create a question set on the go. You must have the Author role to do this.
Test opens: This is the start time of the test. The students will not be able to open the test and see the questions before this time.
Standard end time: This is when the test closes. When this time is reached, the students who are still in progress will be automatically redirected to the submit page where they can now submit their answers. Once the time has passed, the students will no longer have access to the questions.
Duration: The field "Duration" is used to limit the time the student can use for completing the exam. E.g. if the exam starts at 09:00 and ends at 13:00 and duration is set to 2 hrs. the student can start at any time between 09:00 and 13:00, but have only two hours to complete the exam.
Note that the Standard closing time will apply also in this case, and the test will close at this time, even if the student have not yet used two hours.
Test information: This is an optional field. The information added here will only be visible to the candidates on their Dashboard. Information that the students should have access to during the test should not be added here.
Part 2 - Candidates
The second part is adding candidates to the test.
We can offer different ways of adding candidates to a test.
If you are adding candidates manually, see this article for candidate types and how to add them:
Part 3 - Options
We offer a multitude of settings on the test, and the details can be found in the linked articles. The options you choose depends on the type of test, and how you plan and structure your tests from beginning to end.
Expand the sections to see the different options available.
Help center articles for each section:
Part 4 - Add contributors to the test
This is where you decide who will contribute, and what roles they have in context of the test.
Part 5 - Design, assessment settings and activation
Click the next button to get to the next stage in setting up the test.
First you go to the design setting for the test. The author can choose design settings in the question set and these are automatically carried over to the test. However, the planner can change these settings for the test, and this will not impact the design of the question set.
Here you will choose the grade scale that applies to the test. If there are automatically evaluated questions in the test, threshold values will be added. These can be changed now, or by the grader in the grading process.
Threshold values can also be activated here if there are no automatically evaluated questions in the test. By activating threshold values, the graders will set marks on each question that can be used to calculate a grade. If threshold values are not activated, the graders will set a grade on each question, and final grade will not be automatically calculated.
This setting can be changed after the test is finished. Once grading starts, the option to activate threshold values is no longer available. Grading starts when a grader sets a mark or grade.
Upload a mark scheme for the graders at this step. The mark scheme can be any file type, and the grader downloads it from the grading tool.
This will show a summary containing test start and end time, the question set used, test information added in Part 1, and invigilator instructions from Part 3 (Security options).
The Next button has now changed to Activate test, and once you are satisfied with the settings, click to activate the test.
Activating the test will make the test visible for the assigned candidates. The test opens automatically at the start time.
Invitations will be sent to graders that are added as contributors.
You can enable/disable the test as many times as you want, invitations will only be sent once.