The following resource is for timed LMS and AI-invigilated in UTSOnline.
Once you have created a question pool in UTSOnline containing your exam questions, you then need to set up a UTSOnline quiz for your online exam. Follow the instructions in the guide to creating questions for online exams in UTSOnline if you have not already set up a question pool.
The following resource will provide you with the steps to set up a quiz shell, add questions from the question pool and, if required, randomise the questions using question groups.
- Navigate to your exam subject site in UTSOnline.
- Select the ‘Tests, Surveys and Pools’ button under the Subject Tools tab on the left hand subject management navigation. Select the ‘Tests’ button.
- Select ‘Build Test’. Fill in the required fields and description and then select the ‘Submit’ button found on the bottom right-hand side of the screen.
- Select ‘Question settings’, on the far right of the option menu.
- In the Test Question Settings page, specify your preferences for scoring, feedback, images, medata, and how questions are displayed to students. The table below provides additional information about your options.
||Select ‘Provide feedback for individual answers’ if you want to students to see your feedback to individual question types like Essay. Unless you select this, students will not see your feedback.
|Images, Files and Web links (Optional)
||Select the relevant box if you want to add images, files and web links to your individual feedback for students, or the answers you provide.
|Question metadata (Optional)
||You can ‘Add categories, topics, levels of difficulty, keywords and instructor notes to questions’ box if you want to create metadata fields that will help you organise and find your questions.
- ‘Specify default points when creating questions’ – the default point value per question in UTSOnline is 10 points. Edit this to reflect the default point value of all your questions (for example, 1 point per question).
- Select ‘Specify partial credit options for answers’ – if you would like to assign partial credit for correct answers.
- Select ‘Specify negative points options for answers’ – if you would like assign negative points for incorrect answers.
- Not required in an online exam: ‘Provide option to assign questions as extra credit’
- Select ‘Specify random ordering of answers’ – allows you to display answers for individual questions in a random order.
- Optional: Select ‘Specify the horizontal or vertical display of answers’ – allows you to choose whether answers appear horizontally or vertically for individual questions.
- Optional: Select ‘Specify numbering options for answers’ – allows you to change answer numbering to lettering, for example when the answer is in numerical form.
- Select the ‘Submit’ button to return to the Test page.
- Select the ‘Reuse Questions’ tab in the option menu. Select one of the following options for adding questions from your question pool:
- Create Question Set – select this if you want to create a block of randomised questions in your exam. See the section on question sets at the end of this resource for instructions and more information.
- Find Questions – select if you want to add a mandatory questions to your exam. Find the required questions by selecting the appropriate filters, tick the box next to the question, and then click ‘Submit’.
- Once you have added all your questions, click ‘OK’ on the bottom right to save the test.
Question sets are groups of questions that can be presented in a random fashion. You can add multiple question sets to a Test. This gives each student a unique experience of the quiz, with questions that are different to those of their peers. This minimises the opportunities for them to cheat.
Follow the steps in the section above up to the point of creating a question set, then proceed with the instructions below.
- After you have selected ‘Create question set’, tick the box on the left hand menu for the question pool you want to draw questions from.
- Select the boxes for the questions you want to add into the question set.
- Select ‘Submit’.
- Once the question set is created, you can edit the number of points to be awarded for each question and number of questions to display to each student. If the number of questions to display is less than the list of questions (screenshot example: 1 out of 3), then the questions will be randomly distributed so that each user may be viewing a different question from the pool.
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