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Creating Questions & Tests

A collection of questions forms a question bank. Question Banks let you create a common pool of questions for the course, to be used in the tests. It can store questions within categories. You can create either multiple choice questions or true or false questions for the question bank. Every course in Skill Lake has its own question bank.

Creating multiple-choice questions

  • Click on the Create Question button to create a question.
  • Select the question type as ‘Multiple choice single answer’ and question tags (used to filter the relevant questions from the question bank while creating a test).
  • Enter the question text and hint for the question (optional). 
  • Below that, you can enter the answer options (By default 3). 
  • If you want to add additional answer options (more than 3 options), you can do so by clicking on the Add option button.
  • The option you mark as ‘Correct answer’ will be considered the correct answer for the question.
  • The feedback you enter under each option is what the learner gets when they attempt a guided test, which is helpful for self-evaluation.
  • Enter the feedback for correct and wrong answers for the graded test. 
  • Click on Save and add the next question button to add another question. 
  • Click on the Save & Finish button to save and complete adding questions.

Creating True or False questions

  • Click on the Create Question button to create a question.
  • Select the question type as ‘True or False’ and question tags (used to filter the relevant questions from the question bank while creating a test)
  • Enter the question text and hint for the question (optional)
  • In the Answer options, you can enter the true option and enter the feedback for the correct answer.
  • Also, you can enter the false option and feedback for the incorrect answer.
  • Enter the feedback for correct and wrong answers for the graded test. 
  • Click on Save and add the next question button to add another question. 
  • Click on the Save & Finish button to save and complete adding questions.

Importing Questions from a CSV file

  • Click on the Import Question button to import questions as a CSV file.
  • Click on the Download this template and fill in the fields option to enter the questions, answers, hints, options, and feedback in an Excel file.
  • You can upload the Excel file containing questions using the Upload template and click the Import button.

Import questions from another course

  • Click on the Import from another course option to import the questions from another course published in Skill Lake. 
  • Select the course from which the questions have to be imported. The questions from that course will be displayed. 
  • Click on the Add to question bank button after selecting the questions to include the questions to question bank.

Creating Tests

Two types of tests can be assigned to the learner. They are Graded tests and Guided tests.

The Guided test aids the learner during his learning process. In the guided test, while you click the options, you will get feedback for each option that guides you through the test to the correct answer. 

The Graded test evaluates the learner’s understanding of the concept. Graded tests have a limit on the number of attempts for the test and the pass criteria. The learner has to pass the test within a specific number of attempts. Once the learner completes and submits the test, the count of correct, and wrong answers and unattempted questions, the total score, and the number of attempts will be displayed. The graded test can be included anywhere in the course to evaluate the learner’s progress in learning the concepts.

  • To add a test to the course, click the Add test button.

  • Enter the test name, description for the test, and question tags (used for filtering the relevant questions from the question bank), and choose the test type. 
  • For a guided test, enter the number of questions. 
  • For graded tests, enter the number of questions and attempts. 
  • If it is a timed test, enter the duration (hours and minutes) required to complete it. 
  • Also, tick the pass criteria option and enter the count of correct answers required to pass the test. 
  • Click on the Save button. 
  • The system will randomly pick the questions from the question bank based on the configuration for each type of test.
  • You can use the same questions for both graded and guided tests.  

Configuring the tests

To create a test in a unit, click the ‘Add test’ button and enter the test name, description, question tags, test type, and the number of questions. While configuring the tests, the system randomly picks the questions from the question bank and creates the tests based on the configuration. For graded tests, you should also prescribe the number of attempts, the duration of the timed tests, and the number of correct answers for the pass criteria. While previewing the test, you can see the name, description, number of attempts, and total number of questions.

Suppose you have a subject, ‘Computer Science,’ in which C++ and Java are two units. When you add a question, you can add question tags to filter the relevant questions from the question bank. So, when you add a question for a C++ topic, you need to enter the question tag as C++. In the same way, for Java topics, you can add questions for which Java is entered in the question tag. You can also create questions with no tags. These questions can be used for a general test.

For a C++ test, if you have given the number of questions as 10, question tag as C++, and the course is Learning C++, then the system will pick ten questions having the C++ tag from the question bank.

Suppose you want to set a test for the Computer Science topic; then, you can fetch questions having both C++ and Java tags. Also, if you conduct a general test, you can pick the questions with no tags.

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