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.
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.
Assessment Form Screenshots
Example of the Add Assessment form Details section.
Example of the Add Assessment form Options section.
Example of the Add Assessment form Messages section.
Example of the Add Assessment form Questions section.
Form Section: Details
|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.
|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.
|Allow Multiple Attempts
|Allow the user to attempt the learning object multiple times.
|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 correct answers when a question has been answered.
|Show responses for each question after it has been answered.
|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.
|Shows the navigation bar
Form Section: Messages
You can configure three different Message states for an Assessment: Introduction, Post Message, and Fail Message.
|The text entered into the field is presented to Learners before they begin the Assessment.
|The text entered into the field is presented to Learners after they complete the Assessment.
|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
|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.
|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
Manage Questions Screenshots
Example of the Manage Questions (Assessment) form section.
Example of the Add Question form.
Example of the Use Question Bank form.
Form: Manage Questions
|The default state displays the following text: No questions have been added. Once questions are added, this section will list the included items.
|The default state displays the following text: No question banks have been added. After selecting a question bank, this section will update to list the included item.
|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
|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.
|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.
|Enter an Answer response in the text field provided.
|Answer = Click the toggle button to change its state. The default state is CORRECT.
|Click this button to create additional Answer responses to the question.
|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
|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:
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.