Create a Test

Use tests as exam preparation, at-home quizzes/exams, or as course exams given in a proctored testing environment. The default settings are more strict than other types of assignments; there are no available resources or feedback. You can add a variety of pre-made questions, as well as questions you've created. You can include up to 150 questions in a test.

  1. From the Assignments page, click Create Assignment.

    Be sure you're in the correct course and section.

  2. Click Test > Continue.
  3. Enter the test information.
    1. Enter the Test Name.
    2. Set the date and time for Test Available On.
    3. Optional: Set the date and time for Test Due On.
    4. Optional: Allow students to access the test after the due date has passed.

      Clear Same as Due Date, and set a later date and time for Test Unavailable On.

    5. Optional: Apply a late penalty to tests submitted after the due date

      Select Penalty for submissions after due date, and set the percentage of the penalty. All date and time fields must be complete before you can set a late penalty.

  4. Set Allow students to use this assignment for practice?

    The default setting allows students to use the assignment for practice once it is unavailable for grading.

    • To prevent students from using the assignment for practice, clear Yes, but only after the available date.
    • To allow students to use the assignment for practice after making their final submission, select And yes, immediately after their final submission of the assignment for grading.
  5. Click Continue.

    The Available Questions page opens and lists the available content sources.

  6. Use the + buttons to view the available content, and select the chapters you want to use. You can select multiple chapters.
  7. Optional: To filter questions based on the difficulty, gradability, and other factors, clear and select the checkboxes.

    Different options are available depending on the chapters you have selected.

  8. Click Continue.

    The Included Questions page opens.

  9. To add a question to the assignment, click and drag the question from Available Questions to Included Questions.

    To add all available questions to the assignment, click Include All.

    To preview the questions in the list, select Show previews in lists. To open a larger, interactive preview of the question, click the question.


    Questions labeled "Enhanced" provide students with detailed feedback on how to arrive at the correct answer if they answer incorrectly. To disable this feature, restrict feedback in the assignment options.

  10. Optional: To change the number of points that can be earned from a question, click Edit Details.
  11. Click Continue.

    The Assignment Options page opens.

  12. Set the assignment options.
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    Set the number of times students may take an assignment

    Set Assignment Takes options. Specify the number of takes students are allowed, how much time is allowed per take, and if students can save and resume the assignment later.

    Require students to enter a password to access the assignment Set Restrictions options. Enter a password that students will need to access the assignment.
    Prevent students from accessing your assignment before completing a previous assignment Set Prerequisite options.
    1. Specify if the condition is based on points or percentage.
    2. Choose the required assignment.
    3. Set the required score.
    Specify how the assignment is graded

    Set Grading options.

    Possible Score
    Set the highest possible point value of the assignment. This can be a specific number or not graded.
    Score multiple takes using
    Choose to score an assignment that allows multiple takes by the best score or the last score.
    Curve factor of
    Set a curve factor to increase or decrease scores by a certain percentage.
    Note To increase scores, set the curve factor above 100. For example, set the curve factor to 110 to increase scores by 10%.
    Pass/Fail at
    If your assignment is pass/fail rather than scored, set the percentage students must earn in order to pass the assignment. The gradebook displays Passed or Failed.
    Extra Credit
    Select if the assignment counts as extra credit.
    Set algorithmic question regeneration and attempt limit Set Questions options to determine how often algorithmic questions regenerate and the question attempt limit.
    Allow/restrict feedback during the assignment Set Feedback during Assignment options to determine if and when students receive hints, feedback, and error detection.
    Allow/restrict feedback after the assignment Set Feedback after Assignment options to determine if and when students can view their overall assignment score, question details, responses, question scores, correct answers, and feedback.
    Note Once all settings are configured, you can save your settings to use for future assignments. Click Save As New Set, name the set, and click OK. When making future assignments, you can find these settings in the Apply Option Set dropdown menu.
  13. Click Save Changes.

    Your assignment information displays.

Your new assignment is added to your Assignments page.