Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a test chapter, part of Up and Running with Lectora Online 2.0.
- One of the cool things about Lectora Online and the titles you can create with this software is the ability to test or quiz your users. Want to make sure that they comprehended everything you've presented to them? Why not add some questions? You can use a very formal type testing environment, or you can create something very informal, all the way down to a survey. And that's what we're going to explore in this chapter. We're going to begin in this movie by adding a quiz or a test chapter, an official one.
If you've been following along with me, we've been building our new higher orientation title here. And if you skipped to this movie and need to get caught up, just open up KE_orientation.oao1. You'll arrive at the welcome page here, and you will notice we have a chapter that's titled Quiz. I want you to see the icon next to it. It's just a green book. It's like any of the other chapters, it's just titled Quiz. And if we expand this, you'll see we have a Start Quiz page where people can go back to the main menu if they didn't want to actually take the quiz.
They can take the quiz by clicking this link, and we're into some questions, as you can see, different types of questions on different pages. But so far, these are just regular pages in a regular chapter. We don't see anything that's going to calculate results and allow for navigation, aside from the navigation we add to go from one page to the next, providing feedback for correct or incorrect questions, that kind of thing. So we can get a nice headstart by creating an official test chapter, and that's what we're going to do and check out the properties.
So let's just collapse the current quiz chapter, which is just a regular chapter so far. With it selected, I like to go to the very last chapter with it selected so I can add a new chapter that's going to appear at the very end. Well, we go up to the Test and Survey tab on the ribbon, and here's where we can add a test. Notice the keyboard shortcut, Control 6. Let's give it a click. It gets added to the end after our current quiz chapter. It's called by default Test 1, and you can see a number of items that come with this official chapter, page counts, some navigation buttons for cancelling, going backwards and forwards.
We have a single blank page here. You notice that we have a last test page as well, which we can select, and the difference there is instead of a Next button, we see a Done button. The page count is going to show us what page we're on of how many as well. So if it's a ten-page quiz, we'll know if we're on page five or six of ten, et cetera. So all of this comes with the official test chapter. That's why I like to do it. Notice, also, we have Test 1 pass, Test 1 fail, and we're going to get results automatically.
These are all based on the default properties which we're going to explore next. So I'm going to have to go up here to Test 1, select the chapter name, and you'll notice we have a Test section up here above our ribbon with three tabs, Properties, Behavior, and Results. Let's start with Properties. Here's where we can change the name. Instead of Test 1, let's click inside there and call it Quiz just like we did with our original chapter, which is not an official Test chapter. Okay, include in the table of contents if there is a table of contents in our title.
We'll see a quiz there that they can select to go directly to it. It's unimportant in ours because we don't use a table of contents. So we'll deslect that. Notice that it's going to inherit page size, so the page size that's being used in this title is the page size we're going to see in our quiz. I like that. And there are some other things that we can adjust here in the way of properties. Notice that we have actions. We can inherit other settings when we click this button. Look at some of the settings here, Inherit All Objects From Parent would include all of these over here, advancing by pressing the Enter and spacebar.
We have groups, click counts, the slide master Maybe we don't want everything. Well, another option is to inherit no objects. If we inherit no objects, then none of the things that are listed here will be part of our quiz or test chapter. But what if we want a few things? Well, we can exclude inheritance of certain objects, and choose what we want to inherit, maybe just the slide master. Let's move that over by clicking the left pointing arrow, and click Okay.
So we don't need all of those other navigation options. We have the default buttons that come with the test chapter. All we want, really, is the look and feel of the master page from our original title. So you can see that looks pretty good. We might want to make some adjustments to where the buttons appear if you won't like them over the graphic, if your're okay with that. Maybe we don't even need a Cancel button. We don't want them to cancel the quiz. So let's go over here to the left, click the Cancel button. You can see it's highlighted here. We can delete it by pressing the Delete key on our keyboard.
So we have control over that. And maybe these buttons should go over to the left-hand side because we have some empty space there. So we can select over here the back. Hold down your Shift key to select the Next button, as well. So they're both selected. I'll just drag them over here to the left, maybe down a little bit, there we go. So you can play around with that so it's in the right spot for you. Now, we're going to go back and make sure that the Quiz chapter's selected and check out some behaviors. Click the Behavior tab.
Now, again, these are the defaults. People are going to see feedback for every single question. That means if they get it right, they'll know they got it right. If they got it wrong, they'll know that, as well. So if you don't want them to see any of that feedback until the very end when they get their results, it makes a little more formal, you can deselect that check box. Do you want them to answer every single question? That, again, makes it a little more formal. It would be informal if we deslected that. I think we do want them to answer every question so they can't skip a question in this case.
Is it okay for your students to start the quiz, leave, and come back? If so, you want to retain answers between sessions. Otherwise, they need to start over. So they can't just leave the quiz, shut things down, and come back and resume where they left off. I'm going leave it unchecked, so that they need to start over. All right, some other things, notice that when they complete a quiz question, whether it's passed or failed, there are things that are going to happen. If they answer a question correctly, that's this section here on completed passed, they will go to, you can see, the top of the page, scroll to the top of the page.
The target is Test 1 Passed. That's this one here. And once they finish the quiz, even if they fail, they're going to go to Test 1 Fail, a different page. So these two pages came with our test chapter, and that is the default. So whether they pass or fail the questions in the quiz, they will be going to the appropriate page to see their results. Do you want it to happen randomly or in order? That's up to you. You can select randomly, and you can see pages from tests is set to one, but we can bump that up and down.
I'm going leave it deselected. The last thing we can do under Behavior is time them. So if you're going to have a series of questions and you want them to complete the entire quiz within a certain amount of time, you can add a timer, give it a click. The timer by default shows up here in the top left corner, but if we wanted to, we could move that around as well. I'm going leave it up there and select it. Make sure we're not getting the logo but the timer. You can see it appears over here as well in our title explorer, and it has its own properties.
You can see it's going to count down. We can set the time in hours, minutes, and seconds. So how long do they get to complete it? If you decide, no, I don't need to time them, it's not that formal, go back to the quiz chapter selected, Go back to the Behavior tab, and instead of having the timer added, we want to remove it. So, in that case, we've added an extra one, but just select it, hit your delete key on the keyboard to remove it, and you're no longer timing the quiz.
Okay, lastly with our quiz chapter or test chapter selected, let's go results. And just to know that if you wanted to, you can a apply scoring and grade the test, and you can set the passing mark. So if we want to grade the test and set the lowest passing score to maybe 60, I'm going to select the 75 that shows there by default and type in 60. We can also show the test results. Only show the score in the results, or if you wanted to, you could show more details.
I don't want to only see the score. It's good to know where you went right and wrong. and there are customized test results that can be added, as well. But for now, just to turn it on and set a passing score of 60 is all we need to continue on and start creating our questions, now, and adjusting the points, the scoring, et cetera, for our quiz. Now, we already have the original quiz chapter with a number of pages containing questions. They're not really official questions, but we're going to use that information to recreate those questions in our official test or quiz chapter.
That's all starting next.
- Logging in to Lectora Online
- Adding, editing, and deleting users
- Creating new titles
- Importing and saving titles
- Working with text
- Adding tables
- Inserting images, audio, and video
- Working with page layouts
- Using actions and interactions
- Adding quizzes
- Adding, editing, and deleting assignments
- Sending instant messages and email