Inserting a test/self-test

FELIX 30-160

What you need to know

A test can be included in a course using the "Test" or "Self-test" course element.

You can insert a test into a course either as a "graded" test or as a self-test.
The difference is that the results of a "graded" test will be saved in a personalized way.
With the self-test, the results are stored anonymously.
The number of solution attempts of a student can be configured for both elements (test and self-test).
Typically, "graded" tests may only be taken once and self-tests more often, but this can be done at your discretion.

For information on creating a test, see Helpcard 40-130.

Please remember that assignment grades which count towards examinations must be archived outside of FELIX (see Helpcard: Internal link opens in the same window:50-020).

What you have to do

  1. In your course, click on "Course editor" under "Administration" (top left).

    • The course editor will open.

  2. In the course structure (left), activate the course element under which the new element is to be inserted.
    Under "Insert course elements" (above) in the category "Assessment" select the "Test" or "Self-test" element. Alternatively, you can use the "Quick-Add" search function.

    • You can also move the element later by dragging and dropping.

  3. To rename the course element, enter the title that is displayed in the course in the "Title" field. If necessary, abbreviate the title in the "Title in course menu" field. "Save" your entries.

    • The "Title in course menu" is displayed on the left side of the structure. Since the structure is fixed to a certain width, a maximum of 25 characters is recommended.

    • Under "Insert additional information" you can enter e.g. learning objectives and instructions for learners.

    • Under "Visibility" and "Access" you can regulate the visibility and access to the element if required, e.g. depending on the group or date (see Helpcard 30-002).

  4. Click in the "Test configuration" or "Self-test configuration" tab and select the already-created test (see Helpcard 40-130).

    • Below the included test/self-test you can adjust the settings for displaying the results.

    • In the "Correction" section, you can set whether a test/self-test is evaluated automatically or manually. The default setting is "Manual", which ensures that questions that can be evaluated automatically can also be corrected manually.
      If you intend the test to be corrected automatically by FELIX, you have to set this to "Auto" here.

    • In the "Options" tab, you can set your own info page or install various settings relating to the test execution. The default setting is to apply the settings of the included test, but if you want to adjust this test configuration, you must first select the "Adjust configuration" option. Overlay the settings in the course, then the settings in the included test.

    • In the "Communication" tab, for example, you can allow requests from students during a test.

    • Note for e-exams: if desired, the "Show question title" option can be deactivated under "Options" to avoid giving information about the question content and to make copying more difficult.

    • In the test module only (not in the self-test module), there is an additional "HighScore" tab. This enables you to set up a fun participant leader board as motivation. You can specify whether the user data is displayed anonymously or with first and last names. To display the "High Scores", you can use the position display, the winner's podium, the histogram and the list of the best participants.

  5. Click the red cross (top right) to close the course editor. Select the "Publish automatically" option to publish the change. 

    • The new element is not displayed in the course view until it has been published.

  6. Select the (self-)test element in the course view. Click on the "Participant" tab.

    • In the "Communication" tab you can send messages to all (Enter new message) or to individual (active in the test!) students while the test is in progress (Coach chat, Add participant). Lecturers can start a 1:1 BigBlueButton session if needed.

    • You can start the test in the Preview tab.

    • In the tab "Overview" (far left) the participants' grades are shown as a percentage or as a graph.

Problems or questions?