Creating Self Assessments

Getting Started with Self Assessments

Question types available to the Self Assessments tool are similar to the questions available in the Quizzes and Surveys tools (except Likert questions). Self assessments can contain the following question types:

  • True or False
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multi-Select
  • Long Answer
  • Short Answer
  • Multi-Short Answer (MSA)
  • Fill in the Blanks (FIB)
  • Matching (MAT)
  • Ordering
  • Arithmetic (2+2)
  • Significant Figures (x10)

You can also create the following information items:

  • Text Information (TXT)
  • Image Information (IMG)

Self assessment feedback and hints

All question types allow you to include Feedback and Hints. Feedback enables you to provide added information as a basis for improving content comprehension. Hints are useful for suggesting how to approach a question.

Since self assessments are not graded and have no points value, we recommend that you provide feedback comments for each self assessment question. You can provide feedback at the end of a question or in some question types (like multiple choice), you can provide feedback for each answer choice within the question. You can use feedback comments to indicate correct and incorrect answers, where a correct answer can be found in the course content, and what details instructors are looking for in an ideal answer.

If you want users to see hints to questions, you must select the Allow hints check box when you create a self assessment.

Creating Self Assessment Sections

Create self assessment sections to organize your questions into folders. You can do this in the Question Library or while creating a self assessment. Both of these areas are identical in functionality: one creates folders within the Question Library, while the other creates folders within a self assessment.You can also import sections from the Question Library directly into a quiz, survey, or self assessment. Importing a section transfers the section folder and any properties associated with the section (section name, messages, images, or feedback). You can still import all of the questions within a section separate from the section itself by creating the section within a self assessment and clicking Add/Edit Questions.

 Although you can create subsections within sections, we recommend you keep question organization simple and intuitive.

Creating a Self Assessment

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Creating a Self Assessment

Adding Self Assessments to Content

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Adding Self Assessments to Content

Editing, Previewing + Deleting Self Assessments

Editing, Previewing and Deleting your Self Assessments can be something that you may need to do. Once you have created a self assessment you will need to know how to manage and update it. These instructions may come in handy so please read this page to ensure you understand how to manage your Self Assessments

Editing a Self Assessment

  1. Navigate to the Self Assessment by going Assessment and Evaluation - Self Assessments.
  2. Click on the name of the Self - Assessment -
  3. Make your changes - go to add/edit questions and make changes
  4. Select Save

Previewing a Self Assessment

To preview a Self Assessment follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Self Assessment
  2. Click on the arrow to the right of the Self Assessment
  3. Select Preview

Deleting a Self Assessment

  1. On the Manage Self Assessments page, click Delete f rom the More Actions button.
  2. Select the check box beside the survey you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete Selected.