Create a Random Block Test

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A RANDOM BLOCK TEST allows instructors to deploy a set number of randomized test questions—selected from a specified QUESTION POOL—to each individual student. Instructors select the pool, the question types, the number of points per question and the number of questions displayed to each user. The questions within the pool are then randomly distributed so that each user receives a different test.

  1. Navigate to the content area where you would like students to access the test.
  2. Hover your mouse over the Create Assessment button and select Test.
  3. Click the Create button.
  4. This will bring you to the Test Information screen. Here, provide a name, a description and instructions on how to complete the test. The name you provide here will also be used as the name of the test’s column in Grade Center.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Hover your mouse over the Reuse Question button, then select Create Random Block.
  7. A search interface will appear in a new window. Select the pool(s) and the question type(s) you would like to add to your test.
  8. To finish, click Submit.
  9. The selected questions will now appear in your test canvas.
  10. Specify the number of questions you would like each student to receive.
  11. To finish click OK.
  12. On the next page, click Submit.