How do I create/edit an assessment?

Each activity type has its own editor.

Create Assessments

The Assessment Editor is made up of eight tabs:

  • The Activity tab.
  • The Questions tab.
  • The Data tab.
  • The Objectives tab.
  • The Gradebook tab.
  • The Navigation tab.
  • The Assessment Settings tab.
  • The History tab.

The Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor remains onscreen for all tabs. Use it when you want to make edits to an assessment for only specific groups.

Assessment Activity tab

Use the Activity tab to:

  • Provide the assessment Title.
  • Create descriptive Content using the rich text editor. This content always appears at the top of the assessment.
  • Click Add attachment to provide files for students to review before starting the assessment. Select Course resource to use a resource that exists in the course or on your computer andGoogle document to use a file from your Google Drive.
  • Make a Basic, Standard, and/or Scientific calculator available to students while they complete the assessment.
  • Click Add under Companion Material to add resources that students can reference while they're taking the assessment.
  • Create Instructor Notes to Student using the rich text editor. Students can access this content by clicking a pencil icon at the top of the assessment.
Assessment Activity tab

Assessment Questions Tab

Assessment Data Tab

Use the Data tab to:

  • Provide a Thumbnail image to represent the activity.
    • Recommended file type: PNG or JPG (Echo converts all files into PNGs)
    • Ideal size: 400px x 400px (Echo automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  • Define Metadata, like:
    • An assessment Description for course authors.
    • An idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the Big Picture.
    • You can also add CRA and IAKT Activities

Assessment Objectives tab

Use the Objectives tab to review and align objectives with the activity:

  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.

Assessment Scores tab

Check the boxes to choose to make the activity Gradable and to set a Due date.

If you choose to make it Gradable, you are able to specify:

  • The Category you want the assessment to be a part of.
  • Weight in category:  Just ignore this box
  • Whether you want the assessment to be considered Extra credit.
  • The desired Score type (Points, Rubric, Percent (%), or Letter grade); if you choose Rubric, click Add Rubric to define it. ( At this time if you have enabled Multi-Outcome scoring the option of a rubric will not show up)
  • The minimum Passing score (%).
  • The Minimum points possible.
  • Whether you want to Restrict score visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the score becomes visible.
  • Whether the assessment's Score can be dropped.
  • Whether to Include in final grade.
  • Whether to make a Passing score required for course credit.
  • Whether to Treat unscored as zero.

If you choose to set a Due date, you can specify:

  • The Due date and time.
  • Whether you want to Allow late submissions, and, if so, what the Late rule and Grace period rules are.
Assessment Scores tab

Assessment Navigation Tab

Use the Navigation tab to manage:

  • Visibility, specifying:
    • Who you want to see this item, use the drop down menu for this choice.
    • Whether to Restrict visibility by date, and, if so, the date and time the assessment becomes visible.
    • Whether you want to Restrict visibility by mastery, and, if so, identify the Assignments and/or Objectives the student must successfully master before the assessment is visible.
    • An assessment Password.
  • Completion requirements, like what the student must do to Mark as completed and whether the Student must complete before continuing.
  • Any Badge to assign student upon completion.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Changing the activity's Folder location using the dropdown.
    • Giving the activity a new activity ID in the ID field.
Assessment Navigation Tab

Assessment Settings tab

Use the Assessment Settings tab to:

  • Manage the students' Assessment experience by:
    • Specifying the allowed Number of attempts a student can complete.
    • Indicating whether you want to Allow save and continue for the assessment.
    • Indicating whether you want to Require answers.
    • Specifying the total Questions per page you want your students to see.
    • Indicating whether you want to Randomize question order and/or Randomize response order.
  • Manage what students see when they Review their performance on the assessment by indicating when to display the:
    • Question results
    • Student answers
    • Question score
    • Correct questions
    • Correct choices
    • Feedback
  • Manage how question pools are managed by indicating the overall Desired number of questions for the assessment, and then how you like that number broken up:
    • By groups. If you check this box, you must provide the question group Name and the number of questions you'd like chosen from this group.
    • By learning objectives. If you check this box, complete the Select at least this many questions per learning objective field. Echo ensures the guideline is followed; if there aren't enough questions aligned with the objective, Echo just uses all of the available questions.
    • By question type. If you check this box, you must indicate how many of each question type you want represented in the assessment by completing the fields below it.
  • Manage Advanced settings, like:
    • Setting a Time limit in minutes.
    • Indicating whether you want to Allow printing, Hide question "Back" button, and/orShow question review flags.
    • Specifying a Default question score. You can assign each question a specific point value; if you don't, Echo uses this default value.
    • Indicating whether you want the assessment to be a Formative assessment and/or aRemediation assessment and, if you make it a formative assessment, whether you want to Include formative in final grade.
    • Specifying an Attempt minimum for the assessment.
    • Indicating which Scored attempt you want recorded (Last, First, Highest, or Average).
    • Indicating whether you want Echo to Start assessment automatically upon selecting it in, or if you want to give users a Start button.
    • Uploading or selecting an Exam template.
    • Choosing which Security level you want applied to the assessment (Normal, Password, or Proctored), and providing a Password where necessary.
Assessment Settings tab

Assessment History tab

The History tab records changes made to the assessment and allows you to retrieve previous versions.

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