Assessment Learning Object

Learning Objects are elements of Online Courses that contain training content, such as e-learning modules, videos, external links, surveys, etc.  The refreshed Absorb LMS Admin Experience  (AE) introduced three new Learning Object types to help you better organize, evaluate, and confirm training comprehension: Observation Checklist, E-Signature, and Use Existing.

The Assessment Learning Object evaluates learners' understanding of delivered content. 

This article provides instructions on adding an Assessment Learning Object to an Online Course and configuring Assessment Questions.

Important

Once a Learner has answered a question, the question and any associated answers can no longer be removed/deleted from the Assessment. It is possible to update question text; modifying this information can make Assessment Report results appear mismatched with inconsistent question and answer pairings. If a Learner has started but not completed an Assessment and the original question is switched out for a new question, the answers will no longer correspond to the exam in progress.

 

Instructions: Add Assessment Object

These instructions begin from an Online Course build's Syllabus Course Settings section.

  1. From the Add Online Course form, navigate to the Syllabus course setting section.
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  3. Click the Add Learning Object button. This action will open the Add Learning Object menu modal.
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  5. Click the radio button or icon for the Learning Object type Assessment. Continue by clicking the Next button. The modal will update to the Add Assessment form.
    • Note: The default selection is Object
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  7. The Add Assessment form contains multiple sections and fields. Follow these links for details on each section: Details, Options, Messages, and Questions.
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  9. When you are done configuring the Add Assessment form, click the Apply button. 
    • This action will save the entered information and create the new Assessment Learning Object.
    • The modal will close, and you will return to the Add Online Course form.

 

Assessment Form Screenshots

Details Options Messages Questions

Example of the Add Assessment form Details section. 1_-_Details_Section.png

 

Form Section: Details

Field Details
Name Enter a Name to identify the Learning Object. The information entered is visible to Learners within the Learner Experience (LE) and administrators in the Admin Experience (AE). This is a required field.
Description Enter a Description to provide additional details about the Learning Object. The information entered is visible to Learners within the Learner Experience (LE) and administrators in the Admin Experience (AE).
Assessment is Weighted Click the toggle button to adjust the state.  The default state is ON. Learn more about calculated weights.
ON = The assessment is considered an exam and requires both an Assessment Weight and Grade to Pass values configured.  The score earned will count towards the learner's final grade for the course. 
OFF = The assessment is a quiz and does not require Assessment Weight and Grade to Pass values.  The quiz score is tracked at the Lesson level but does not impact the final grade for the overall Course.

 

Form Section: Options

Click the toggle buttons to adjust the state.  The default state for the following options is OFF.

Option Details
Allow Multiple Attempts Allow the user to attempt the learning object multiple times.
Allow Failure Allow the assessment to be failed. When OFF, the course will remain "in-progress" until passed.
Randomize Question Order Questions are asked in random order.
Randomize Answer Order Answer options are displayed in random order.
Show Answers Show correct answers when a question has been answered.
Show Feedback Show responses for each question after it has been answered.
Timed Assessment Assessment is timed and will expire after the specified duration.
Single Page Layout Turning this option on will change the layout to a single page.
Show Navigation Shows the navigation bar

 

Form Section: Messages

You can configure three different Message states for an Assessment: Introduction, Post Message, and Fail Message.

Message Details
Introduction Message The text entered into the field is presented to Learners before they begin the Assessment. 
Post Message The text entered into the field is presented to Learners after they complete the Assessment. 
Fail Message The text entered into the field is presented to Learners when they fail the Assessment.

 

Form Section: Questions

The Questions section is where you configure Assessment Questions.  Use the Add Question Group option to group questions and organize the flow of the Assessment.

Field / Button Details
Name The default value is Question Group 1
Ask all questions = This is the default selection.
Ask certain number of questions from group = Click this radio button to choose which questions from the Question Group should be presented to Learners.
Manage Questions Click this button to open a new form to add and edit the Assessment Questions. Click here for continued instruction.
Add Question Group Click this button to create an additional Question Group for the Assessment.

Instructions: Manage Questions

  1. Click the Manage Questions button.  This action updates the modal to the Manage Questions form.
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  3. Click the Add Questions button. This action updates the modal to the Add Questions form. Click here for details on how to configure Assessment Questions.
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  5. When you are done configuring the Add Assessment form, click the Save button. 
    • This action will save the entered information and create the new Assessment Learning Object.
    • The modal will close, and you will return to the Add Online Course form.

Manage Questions Screenshots

Manage Questions Add Question Use Question Bank

Example of the Manage Questions (Assessment) form section. Form - Manage Questions - Assessment.png

 

Form: Manage Questions

Field  Details
Questions The default state displays the following text: No questions have been addedOnce questions are added, this section will list the included items.
Question Banks The default state displays the following text: No question banks have been addedAfter selecting a question bank, this section will update to list the included item.
Add Question Click this button to add a Question to the Assessment.
Use Question Bank Click this button to add a Question Bank to the Assessment.

 

Form Section: Add Question

Field  Details
Question Enter the Assessment Question into the text field. The information entered is visible to Learners within the Learner Experience (LE) and administrators in the Admin Experience (AE). This is a required field.
Question Type Click the field to open a menu to select an option from.  The field's default selection is Multiple Choice (Single Answer).
Multiple Choice (Single Answer) = Learners will select a single answer to respond to the question.
Multiple Choice (Multiple Answer) = Learners will select multiple answer options to respond to the question.
Text = Learners will submit a text response to the question.
Options/Answers Enter an Answer response in the text field provided.
Answer = Click the toggle button to change its state. The default state is CORRECT.
Add Option/Answer Click this button to create additional Answer responses to the question.
Attachment Choose to upload a file or link out to content.  The default selection is File.
File = Click the Choose File button to open a modal to upload a file. 
URL = Enter the web address to the content you want to make available. 
Weight Per Question Enter a numeric value to represent the question's weight.  The default weight value is 1. 

 

Form Section: Add Question Bank

Field  Details
Select Question Bank Select this field to open a menu to choose an existing Question Bank.
Weight Per Question Click this field to update the numeric value manually.  The default value is 1.

 


 

Assessment Calculated Weight

At times, an Online Course may contain more than one Assessment. By enabling Assessment is Weighted, you can assign a weight value to each Assessment, and the total scores of the Assessments will contribute towards the Learners' overall course score based on their weighting. 

Here's an example of an easy way to calculate the assessment weight of multiple Assessment scores that will make up the Learner's overall Online Course score: 

AssessmentScore x (AssessmentWeight/TotalWeight) 

Let's say you have 3 assessments in a course with weights 3, 7, and 14, respectively:  

TotalWeight=24 

Now let's say a user scores 88%, 97%, and 73% in each of these assessments, respectively: 

88% x (3/24) = 0.88 x 0.125 = 0.11 
97% x (7/24) = 0.97 x 0.292 = 0.28 
73% x (14/24) = 0.73 x 0.583 = 0.43 
0.11 + 0.28 + 0.43 = 0.82

Course Score = 82% 

Based on the assessment weighting, the Learner would achieve a final overall score of 82% in the Online Course after completing three Assessments at varying Assessment Weights. 

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