Viewing and evaluating test results

FELIX 40-140

What you need to know

If you have assigned your test questions from the question bank to a test (see Helpcard 40-130) and have integrated this test into a course by means of a test or self-test module (see Helpcard 30-160), then the course allows you to save the results.

You have two options for viewing and evaluating test results:

(1) via the "Assessment Tool": results can be viewed, assessed and, if necessary, corrected directly in FELIX (instructions can be found on this helpcard).
(2) via the "Archive tool": The data archiving tool allows you to export the results as a zip file. This contains an Excel table and, if necessary, folders with submitted files. With this zip file you can view the test results independently of FELIX and correct them if necessary (see Helpcard 50-030).

An exception is the self-test. In the self-test, the results can only be viewed via data archiving (see Helpcard 50-030).

What you have to do

  1. In the "Authoring" area, find the course in which you have included the test. Open the course.

  2. Open the "Test course element" and click on the "Participant" tab.

    • A list of all course participants opens. You have the same view that you can reach via Administration > Assessment tool.

  3. You can use the cogwheel on the right above the table to customise the display of the table.

    • The following options are helpful for correction - depending on the setting - for example : User name, Last name, First name, Attempts, Release rating, Min, Max, Points, Passed, Status, Start, Progress as well as the "Three-dot menu".

  4. First check the "Completion" column. For all students who have participated in the test (=Start date available) the status should be "Finished", then the test can also be graded. If this is not the case, you can close unfinished tests with "Pull tests" (above the table and the filter).

  5. You can now carry out the correction participant by participant, anonymised (step after next) or via the "Correction tool" question by question or user by user, both anonymised (next step).
    With all three options, you will see an overview table showing which questions have been automatically corrected and which have not ("Not corrected" column). Automatically corrected questions can be corrected manually at any time.

  6. Grading question by question/ user by user (anonymised)
    To carry out grading either question by question or user by user, click on "Correction tool" above the table.
    And open the desired tab "Questions" / "Users".
    For grading read the step after next.

    • If the "Correction tool" button is not displayed, open the course editor under Administration.
      Click on the Test element and then on the "Test configuration" tab. In the "Correction" section, switch to "Manually by course instructor" and save.
      Publish the change by clicking on the red cross at the top right and confirm with "Publish automatically".

    • If the message "There is already a completed assessment. Do you want to reopen it to correct the test again?" appears, this means that your test has already been automatically assessed due to automatically assessible questions.
      However, the correction can be reopened again without loss of data.

    • In the overview table in the "Questions" tab, you can use the three-dot menu at the end of each row to
      - mark/unmark a question for all users to review
      - Add points for the respective question to the score of all participants
      - Set points for a question for all participants

  7. Grading participant by participant (not anonymised)

    • Select one student at a time in the overview table.

    • An overview of the respective user opens.

    • Select "Results" in the "Test attempts" table to view the answers to all of a student's questions.


    • Select "Grade" in the "Test attempts" table to correct the test.
      To correct the test, continue reading in the next step.

    • If you receive the message, "There is already a completed assessment. Do you want to reopen it to correct the test again?", this means that your test has already been automatically assessed due to automatically assessible questions.
      However, the assessment can be reopened again for correction without loss of data.

  8. Carry out the correction as described below.

    • Click on the question that you want to correct.

    • Assign points and, if necessary, a comment. For answers that have already been automatically assessed, you can also overwrite the points.
      Below the question answered by the user, you can also view the stored solution.
      Individual questions can also be marked "for review".

    • You can only assign as many points as were previously stored in the question. You always have the option to carry out the correction by means of a generated Excel file outside of FELIX by exporting an Excel table via data archiving (see Helpcard Internal link opens in a new window:50-030).

    • Click on "Save and next participant" or "Save and next question" (or navigate with the drop-down menu above).

    • At the last question or the last user, you can return to the overview by clicking "Save and go to overview".

    • Depending on the correction mode selected, you can now correct the next user to the selected question or the next question of a user.
      You can always return to the "Correct" overview page via the small path displayed at the top (in green) (or by clicking on the test course element in the structure on the left).

  9. To finish your correction, first navigate back to the overview table in the Test course element.
    To do so, click on the Test course element in the menu on the left.
    (If necessary, carry out step 2 again).

    • Select all participants whose correction you want to end. To do this, place a check mark in the box on the top left of the table (in front of user name) or select all available rows.

    • You can then complete the assessment for all selected participants ("Complete assessment" above the table).

    • By default, these results are visible to students in the test module configuration. You can recognise this by the eye symbol in the table (green, not crossed out).
      Students will find the information "Passed/Not passed" and/or the respective score in your course under "My course" > "Performance record".
      If you do not want this, select the appropriate individuals again and click "Withdraw release".

    • In order to communicate further results to the participants in addition to the points achieved, you must first select "Display results on test start page" (e.g. always) in the "Report" section of the test element under Test configuration. Then select the desired results under "Results overview". To display a comment that you have added to a question, select "Answer given by participant" or activate "Solution".

    • Remember that exam-relevant assessments should be archived regularly (preferably at the end of the semester), because when a student de-registers, the data is also deleted from FELIX.

    • In the "Overview" tab, the participants' grades can be shown as a percentage or as a graph.

      Under "Administration" (in the course on the top left) under "Course statistics" you can generate test statistics with the most common key figures for the entire test and for the individual questions.

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