Assessment question bank and question papers

Assessment Question Bank

Inputting assessment questions – direct entry method

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Bank’ from the menu.
  4. List of previously entered questions appear.
  5. Click ‘Add’ button.
  6. Input the question and its other properties. You can associate this question with other subjects under your control also. In that case, in future, if the subject control for the other subject passes on to another Program Manager, both you and the other Program Manager control the editing rights of this question. We recommend not using this feature unless it is absolutely essential.
  7. In the next page, enter answer options. You can use ‘Quick Add’ button to quickly add pre-defined answer options like True-False, Yes-No. This will also help you to simply select the sequence of answers and correct answer option number if the answer options have been input in the question text.
  8. The next page expects you to enter the solution to the question (to let the learner know how to arrive at the correct answer option). This part is optional.
  9. Click ‘Save’. If you do not save, the data entered will not be stored.
  10. Click ‘Add New Question’ or ‘

Importing assessment questions from an Excel file

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Click ‘Assessment Question Bank’ from the menu.
  3. List of previously entered questions appear.
  4. Click ‘Import’ button.
  5. Download the Excel file format that you can use to import multiple questions. Fill up the Excel file with the questions, answer options and solution. Use ‘Upload file’ link to upload the file.
  6. Data will be updated in the Assessment Question Bank. Wrong data will not be added and you will get error messages about the same.

Deleting assessment questions

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Bank’ from the menu.
  4. List of previously entered questions appear.
  5. Select one or multiple questions and click ‘Delete’ button.
  6. Questions will get deleted one by one. A question which has been used in a Question Paper cannot be deleted. You can mark them ‘Obsolete’ by editing them one-by-one or by using bulk-edit facility.

Searching for assessment questions

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Bank’ from the menu.
  4. List of previously entered questions appear.
  5. Click ‘Advanced Search’ to search one or multiple questions satisfying filter criteria or search conditions.

Creating a grouped question set and managing them

A grouped set of questions is a type wherein there is a common description (called Group Question) and a set of questions based on this common description. The description can be a situation, graph, picture or passage of text.

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Bank’ from the menu.
  4. List of previously entered #Click ‘Add Question Group’ button.
  5. Input the Group Question text, image, audio or video.

In the next page, add Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) by using the specific buttons.

  1. Use ‘Add Fresh’ button to input a new question, its answer options and solution.
  2. Use ‘Add Existing’ to add an already entered question into this group.
  3. Use ‘Remove from Group’ to remove the specific multiple-choice question from this group but retaining it as an independent question in the question bank.
  4. Use ‘Delete Permanent’ to remove the question permanently from the group as well as from the Assessment Question Bank.

Doing bulk editing of questions – Mass Edit

Mass edit method allows editing a specific property of the selected set of questions at one go. This is very useful to edit wrongly input data such as difficulty level, tag words, subject associations or status field.

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Bank’ from the menu.
  4. List of previously entered questions appear.
  5. Click ‘Mass Edit’ button.
  6. Next page displays filter conditions to enable to pinpoint a set of question on which mass edit will operate.
  7. Select the questions and click the appropriate button.

Assessment Question Papers

Assessment Question Papers are created out of the Assessment Question Bank and when published, become available to learners as assessments or tests. Multiple Question Papers can be prepared and stored to be published selectively for any course which uses the particular subject or subjects.

Preparing a manual selection based question paper

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Papers’ from the menu.
  4. Leave the question paper type at default choice.
  5. List of previously entered question papers appear.
  6. Click ‘Add’ to add a new question paper.
  7. Select either ‘This subject only’ or ‘Multiple subjects including this subject’. If you use the latter option, then select other subjects.
  8. Input heading, instructions and tag words for the new question paper.
  9. The next step is to either break up the question paper into multiple sections or use it in no-section mode. The no-section mode is the simpler one. If you want multiple sections, then use the links to make, delete and edit sections.
  10. Add questions from your question bank. (for each section if you have multiple sections)
  11. The last step is to assign marks and penalty factor as percentage of mark assigned. Assignment of marks and Penalty Factor can be set as same for all questions or different for specific sets of questions. Penalty setting is optional.
  12. Settings like duration of the assessment are specified during publication stage.

Preparing a rule based question paper

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Papers’ from the menu.
  4. Select ‘Rule Based’ as your option.
  5. List of previously entered question papers appear.
  6. Click ‘Add’ to add a new question paper.
  7. Select either ‘This subject only’ or ‘Multiple subjects including this subject’. If you use the latter option, then select other subjects.
  8. Input heading, instructions and tag words for the new question paper.
  9. The next step is to either break up the question paper into multiple sections or use it in no-section mode. The no-section mode is the simpler one. If you want multiple sections, then use the links to make, delete and edit sections.
  10. Prepare rule to fetch questions from your question bank. If you have multiple sections, you can specify rules for each section. You can set more rules after completing one through the next 2 steps.
  11. The rules must have question count and choice of subject (in case you are creating multi-subject question paper). Optionally you can include rules for question group, format of question (text, image, audio, video), estimated time to answer (input during question creation), difficulty level and tag words.
  12. The last step is to assign marks and penalty factor as percentage of mark assigned. Penalty setting is optional.

Settings like duration of the assessment are specified during publication stage.

Publishing Assessment Question Papers for a Course

A question paper (either manual selection based or rule based) can be published for a course from the subject end or from the course end. If you want to proceed from the subject end, then follow the steps mentioned below. If you want to know how to do it from the course end, then follow the steps mentioned under the appropriate category under ‘Course’ related help.

  1. Go to ‘Admin’ > ‘Program Management’ > ‘Subject’
  2. Select the subject.
  3. Click ‘Assessment Question Papers’ from the menu.
  4. Select either ‘Manual Selection Based’ or ‘Rule Based’ as your option.
  5. List of previously entered question papers appear.
  6. Click ‘Publish’ link for the question paper that you want to publish.
  7. A new window will ask you to first choose between ‘Applicable Courses’ and ‘All Courses’. Choosing ‘Applicable Courses’ will display all courses which are current and use same subjects that the question paper has used. Choosing ‘All Courses’ will display the list of all current courses.
  8. Select a course in which the question paper is to be published. Specify other properties and click ‘Publish’ button.