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What’s new in Tests & Quizzes 2.9. Christine Doherty, Stanford University Lydia Li, Stanford University Lynn Ward, Indiana University. Top 3 New Features. Redesign of Main Assessments Page. Former (2.8) Design of Main Assessments Page. Import function hard to find on page.

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what s new in tests quizzes 2 9

What’s new in Tests & Quizzes 2.9

Christine Doherty, Stanford University

Lydia Li, Stanford University

Lynn Ward, Indiana University

top 3 new features
Top 3 New Features

Redesign of Main Assessments Page

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former 2 8 design of main assessments page
Former (2.8) Design of Main Assessments Page

Import function hard to find on page

  • Confusion about meaning of Pending vs. Published
  • Confusion about meaning of Active vs. Inactive
  • Page can get unwieldy with a lot of assessments, easy to get lost and make mistakes

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redesign of main assessments page
Redesign of Main Assessments Page

Create from Scratch and Import functions more clearly distinguished

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Redesign of Main Assessments Page
  • Working Copies (formerly Pending Assessments) separated from Published Copies with tabs
  • Meaning of each list made more clear

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Redesign of Main Assessments Page

Meaning of Active and Inactive made more clear

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Redesign of Main Assessments Page

Ability to filter list by Status, displaying only Active assessments…

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Redesign of Main Assessments Page

… or only Inactive assessments

* Contributed by Longsight

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Top 3 New Features

Add Assessment Due Date to Schedule

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add assessment due date to schedule
Add Assessment Due Date to Schedule
  • Option to add due date to Schedule appears on Publish Assessment page
  • Selected by default, but can be turned off
  • Does not appear if Schedule tool not turned on in site

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Add Assessment Due Date to Schedule
  • Appears as Deadline event in site’s Schedule tool
  • Also appears on each site member’s synoptic calendar

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Add Assessment Due Date to Schedule

Schedule description displays important settings and direct link to assessment

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Top 3 New Features

RespondusLockDown Browser

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respondus lockdown browser
RespondusLockDown Browser

Imagesborrowed from Respondusquick start guide for Sakai. Full guideat

http://www.respondus.com/downloads/RLDB-QSG-Instructor-Sakai.pdf

* Contributed by Respondus

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RespondusLockDown Browser

LockDown Browser option found in High Security settings

Imagesborrowed from Respondusquick start guide for Sakai. Full guideat

http://www.respondus.com/downloads/RLDB-QSG-Instructor-Sakai.pdf

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additions improvements to question types
Additions/Improvements to Question Types

New Question Type:

Survey - Matrix of Choices

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Original Survey Question Type

  • Only predefined answer choices
  • No way to rate multiple items against same scale in same question
  • A lot more work to make a separate question for each item to be rated

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New Survey Question Type – Matrix of Choices

Ability to rate items against same set of answers in a matrix

Ability to create custom-defined

Row Choices and Column Choices

  • Option to force ranking (unique answer per item)
  • Option to add comment field
  • Ability to customize width of columns in matrix

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New Survey Question Type – Matrix of Choices

Student view of survey matrix question type

* Contributed by Rutgers

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Additions/Improvements to Question Types

Numeric Response Improvements

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numeric response improvements
Numeric Response Improvements

Scientific and complex number notation support

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Numeric Response Improvements

Validation allows only numbers and accepted characters within correct answer brackets

Accepted Characters described in both instructor view and student view

Example: $ is not accepted character within answer brackets

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Numeric Response Improvements

Validation allows only numbers and accepted characters within responses

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Additions/Improvements to Question Types

Fill in the Blank Improvements

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fill in the blank improvements
Fill in the Blank Improvements

Improved readability in Defining Answers section

Definition and example added to Case Sensitive option for clarity

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Additions/Improvements to Question Types

Short Answer/Essay Improvements

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short answer essay improvements
Short Answer/Essay Improvements
  • Explanation that html tags count in character limit
  • Count Characters button

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Short Answer/Essay Improvements

Validation message made more clear

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improvement to automatic submission
Improvement to Automatic Submission

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automatic submission runs after retract date
Automatic Submission Runs after Retract Date
  • Automatic Submission now runs after Retract Date instead of Due Date to avoid Data Discrepancy errors and student data loss
  • Selecting Automatic Submission will require setting Retract Date
  • If no late submissions allowed, Retract Date set to same value as Due Date

* Contributed by Longsight

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improvements to grading
Improvements to Grading

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grading improvements
Grading Improvements
  • “Student identities can be seen by graders” is now default setting
  • Setting can be change to anonymous grading, if desired

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Grading Improvements

Score, Adjustment, and Final Score columns now display dashes instead of zeros for No Submission records

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Grading Improvements

Adjustment can be added to change Final Score

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Grading Improvements
  • If Adjustment added to No Submission record, score will count toward Course Grade calculation
  • If left as dash, score will not count toward Course Grade calculation

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Grading Improvements

- Option to set Final Score for all students with No Submission to zero or other score

- These scores will be reflected in Course Grade calculations in the gradebook

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Grading Improvements

This will also override any Adjustment added previously

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Grading Improvements

Grader’s Comments added to export of student scores and responses

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improvements to feedback
Improvements to Feedback

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feedback improvements
Feedback Improvements

Red X indicates incorrect answer

* Contributed by Longsight

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Feedback Improvements

Styling changes to better call out Answer Key, Feedback and Comments

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additional improvements
Additional Improvements

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Additional Improvements
  • New styling for warning, error and validation messages for improved readability
  • Reset selection and validation/error messages redraw page at current question, not top of page
  • Attached images render and Part Description displays in Print view
  • Question ordering option within part now editable in published assessments

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