Assessment are an important part of the learning process. Find out how tthe Litmos platform allows you to create assessments as modules and include them in courses. Learn how you can select from a number of question type, including multiple choice, keyword, free response, and hotspots.
- [Instructor] Assessments are an important part of the learning process. They provide a way for learners to see if they're understanding the content. They provide feedback for instructors to see how well the group of learners are understanding content that's being provided, and they also provide accountability for the learning. In Litmos, we can add an assessment as a module. Let's take a look at how to do this. So inside of my New Hire Orientation course, I want to add an assessment that will go after my KinetEco website module. In order to do this, I'm going to click on Add content.
From here, I'll make sure I'm on the Create subtab, and then I'm going to select Assessment. Now this brings up a popup that simply wants us to set up the basics for this module. We're not going to enter the questions here but simply give a title and a description. I'm going to title this KinetEco Website Assessment. I can leave a description. After we have that entered in, we can choose whether we want this module active and then whether or not we want to change this to affect the up-to-date status.
I'm going to uncheck this. In this case, I am going to send an email to the learner to let them know that they did complete the assessment. I'll click that, and when I'm done, I'll click Save. Now this will bring us to the actual assessment page. So here's where we can begin creating the assessment. As you can see, we do not have any questions yet but we are on the Questions tab. In order to create our first question, I'll go on the upper right and click on Create a New Question. This brings up the different question types we can add and there are four of them.
We have multiple choice, keyword, free text, and hotspot. And I also see here that there is one for info page. That's not really a question type, but more of a way to add in text or information inside of the assessment. So let's take a look at how to create these. First we have multiple choice and inside this box, we can go ahead and enter in the question. So "Who is the CEO of KinetEco?" Down here, we have room for our answers and we can begin to type in some of the potential answers.
I'll start to type them in here, and I entered in these four. If I wanted to add more, I could do that by clicking Add an Answer, and the next thing we need to do, which is really important, is make sure that we put a check next to the correct answer. In this case, it's Simon Lodine, so I'm going to put the check there. Now for these questions, you can have multiple correct choices. So in other words, here, if we had a question and there were three correct answers, we'd want to make sure that we put a checkmark next to any of them that are correct. Now below this, we have some other configurations.
First of all, you can decide if you want to show a hint. For instance, maybe you say that there are three correct answers. We can choose whether the answer must be correct to progress to the next question. We can show feedback information if answered incorrectly, and you can type that feedback in here if you select that. And also you can change the affects up-to-date status and the course placed back on the Learner's To-Do List, something that we've seen in all of the modules. Down here you can also upload a file, which is a really nice feature.
You can add in images and even videos to go along with questions inside of the assessment. In order to do that, you'd click on Choose a file, and it tells you here the different file types that you can add. Now once I'm done, I'm going to go up to the top and click on Save. You'll notice here that that enters in our first question, "Who is the CEO of KinetEco?" Now I want to create a new question. I'll click on that, and here we'll create one that's a keyword. Here's where the user will have to enter in a short answer or a word.
In this case, I'm going to type in a question, "Where is the KinetEco headquarters located?" I'm going to change this up a little bit here. "In what city is the KinetEco headquarters located?" Now this is in Los Angeles, so down below we're going to want to type the correct answer. I'll go ahead in here and type that in. Now you may want to put in alternate spellings of the word. So in other words, if for instance, students or learners may spell it slightly wrong but you still want to give them credit, you can type those in here.
A time when this becomes really important is if for instance you said, "How many products do we have?" and the answer was 10, you may want to type in here T-E-N, as well as the number one, zero, so that if the user puts either one of those answers, they would be correct. So in here, you're essentially putting any answer that would be accepted. Now down here, if you want, you can add more answers, and then you have the same configurations that we had last time, and again, you can add an image if needed. In this case, I have this in here.
"In what city is KinetEco headquarters located?" The answer is Los Angeles. I'm going to click Save and we have now added that question. We're going to create another question, this time a free text question, and this is one where the user can type in a longer answer. Whereas Litmos can grade the multiple choice, keyword, and hotspot questions, they will not be able to grade the free text. For free text questions, the instructor will actually have to go in and manually grade those. So in this case, we can type in a free text question, and I'm going to go ahead and do that.
And for this question, I'm asking them to pretty much give an elevator pitch for the company of what KinetEco does. Down below, you'll see that we don't enter in a correct answer here because this is going to be one where they type out a longer answer or a response to this question. We can do some configurations, upload an image if we wanted to, and when I'm done, I'll click Save, and we've added our third question. I'll click on Create a New Question, and I'm going to add one more and that is a hotspot question. So this is a cool type of question in which you can add an image and then have the users select the spot that the correct answer would appear on, and I'll give an example here that's perhaps one of the worst questions ever created, but I'm going to type out this question that says, "Where is the sun?" Down below, we can upload an image, and in this case, you're going to want to because that's the point of the hotspot.
So I'll choose a file, and on my computer, I already have one that I want to use here. It is this Solar Energy file. I'll click Open, and you can see that that has loaded here now, and then I'm going to click on Continue To Editor up at the top. This will bring up this picture right here, and you can see that the question is, "Where is the sun?" So obviously, not a very good question that you really would include on here, but it does demonstrate how to set up one of these questions.
So in here, I'd click on Add a Hotspot, and as you can see, it created this hotspot right here that I can resize. I can make that bigger if I want. I can grab it, move it wherever I want it to, and I'm going to put that right here so if a user were to click here, they will get this question correct, and we'll see what this looks like once we preview the quiz, but essentially, they'll have to place a dot on this diagram and they will have to put it in the correct spot.
In this case, it's asking where the sun is, so they'll have to put their dot right here. When I'm done, you can click Save All Hotspots. It will save those, and now we can back up and go back to our quiz. Here's the assessment. As you can see, that fourth one has now been added here. Now once you have your assessment created, you can create question groups, customize the settings, and add alerts. In the next video, we'll take a look at how to do this.
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