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Self Assessments

Self Assessments is a formative assessment tool that provides learners with a series of questions and gives immediate feedback.

Creating Self Assessments

  1. Select More in the navigation bar.
  2. Select Self Assessment from the dropdown menu.
  3. The Manage Self Assessments page will open. Select New Self Assessment.
  4. Enter a name for the Self Assessment in the Name field.
  5. (Optional) Select the checkbox for "allow hints" to allow question-specific hints to be available during the assessment. These will only display if View Hint is selected while taking the self assessment.
  6. (Optional) Select the checkbox for "Shuffle questions at the self assessment level" to randomize questions.
  7. Select Save.

Creating Assessment Questions

In order to add questions to a self assessment, first create and then save the self assessment. Once saved, the Add/Edit Questions button will appear.
  1. Select the  Add/Edit Questions button .
    • Select New to see a dropdown menu of available question types, as well as the options for creating sections to organize questions. (Visit the D2L Brightspace Types of Questions​ page to see descriptions of the different question types.)
    • Select the Import button to add questions from the Question Library to the assessment.
  2. When done adding questions, select the Done Editing Questions button. 
  3. The Edit Assessment page will be displayed again. When done setting Self Assessment options, select Save.

Next Steps

Link to the new Self Assessment from the Content area of the course page. View the Creatin​g Links to Other Course Tools guide for more information.​​

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