eFrontPro Tutorials - Adding a test and question types


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eFrontPro Tutorials - Adding a test and question types

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Speakers in this video: Jimmy (GetApp) and Chris (eFront)

Chris: Now, we've also included an in-built test suite as well, and we can access this by clicking on the add test option. So whenever we want to add a test, all we have to do is give it a name. I'm just going to call this "Test" and we give it a description. I'll call "this is the description." We have various advanced settings for tests, so we can set the time limit per question or overall. We can set the number of repetitions, how many times you want eFront to maintain the score of each repetition, the mastery score, so the score the user must past in order to pass this test. We can determine what happens when a user submits a test. We can just show them a thank you message or show them more additional information here and various more advanced options here.

So, we're happy. We just select save and then we can then-.

Select the questions that we want. Now, each course on eFront has its own questions pool. In this case, I don't have any questions in this particular course, but what I can do, I can show questions from other courses. In this case I will select from here. This is just to show you that you can also use this as, you could have a central location for all of your questions, but then show them between all the additional courses that you want. So, it's up to you and it's flexible and it can be used as needed.

Now, in order to include questions to this test that we're setting up, all I have to do is select the questions I want by selecting the use option here. Now this particular test consists of these four questions here. I can view this or preview this so I can see what the end user, how the end user would see this. This is the title. We gave the description, and also there is some more advanced information here so users know what to expect. If I click start now, this is how we set up our test. Users would see this all on one page, one after the other. If I just click the answer to these questions now, if I submit this, I will then see the information that we decided when setting up this test. Okay I got 25% on this case, but yeah so this is how it would then be shown to the end user and they can see the score they got automatically.

That's just a preview of how we can set up a test and how it would then be shown to the end user. Now if we want, we can also create questions directly, okay, into eFront. We support a variety of different types of questions, as you can see here. We have empty spaces, free text, or the file upload of keyword, multiple choice with single or many correct answers, match, true/false, drag and drop, matrix, hotspots, and fuzzy correctness. Okay, so most of these are probably self-explanatory, but this matrix option is where you have charts. So you have an X and Y axis. Your user can select on both which is the correct answer or combination.

Then we have hotspots. This is, for example, if you want to include an image. The user would have to select an area of that image to indicate the right answer. We also have this fuzzy correctness question type which is, you know, if you have quite an open or vague questions. For example, "what's the distance between the sun and the moon?" You can give a leeway. So, you can say for example if the user answers 12 million plus or minus five percent, then they can get this question correct. So, those are the types of questions that we can include. All of these can automatically be corrected, even the ones with free text because you can include some key terms and associate points or some key terms that you would expect in an answer, or even negative points that you don’t want to see in an answer and you can set a total. So, if the user gets above two points for this question then they can get it correct. All questions can be automatically corrected.

We also have this randomized option which allows you to select a pool of, let's say, 20 questions that only include five out of the 20 each time the test is executed, so those five will be randomly selected out of 20. In cases where you do allow repetitions, again, those would be, you know, each time a user attempts a test or repeats it, the five questions will be randomly selected out of the 20.

We have various other options here. You can select by criteria, so instead of selecting one by one, you can ask eFront to populate the questions for you. So you could say, look I want a test that has, let's say three questions, makes up a total time of three minutes, so that would be 360 seconds. Level of difficulty I want it to be very high and I want free text type questions. eFront will then include the relevant questions ... to this particular test.