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“Create on-line assessments, quizzes and tests in a snap!


1. LOGIN

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Start Microsoft Internet Explorer (you need to use this browser) and login into your eWebTest demo account at http://demo.ewebtest.com using your personal username and password (Fig. A). If you do not yet have a username, create one at http://www.ewebtest.com; if you have purchased an account, you can instead login at http://my.ewebtest.com. Welcome to the Home Page (Fig. B), where you go to manage your account features: you can add users (test takers and/or test authors), create/edit assessments, check messages, set preferences and much more.

2. ADD NEW ASSESSMENT

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Let’s start by adding a brand new assessment. Simply follow these steps: click Add Assessment in the left menu (Fig. A) and, in the Add Assessment window (Fig. B), enter the details of your new assessment. The required fields are Title and Description (fields highlighted in bold are required); the remaining fields are optional and can be set them later. Enter the title “Capitals of the World” and the description “Geography”.

e. This allows you to prevent the assessment from being taken before you are finished editing it. leave it as Not Active. B Take a few moments to customize your assessment. For now. A) you can set some basic options: for example. Otherwise you can add each question manually in a few simple steps. Results and Style. Now click the Advanced tab (Fig.). . If you are familiar with WebQuiz XP (or WebQuiz SQL) and you have some questions created with this software. Select Add new question from the drop-down box at the bottom-left of the window (Fig. CUSTOMIZE YOUR ASSESSMENT Fig. eWebTest allows you to import questions from external text files (e. A) and click Ok. Microsoft Excel. and type a few instructions in the Messages box for test takers. ADD QUESTIONS Fig. If you click the Options tab (Fig. Let’s add some questions to the quiz. set a Max Time of 10 minutes. you can easily import them with a single mouse click (refer to step 6). Additionally. 4. Access.g. otherwise the quiz cannot be taken by users. etc. Click the Questions icon to display the Question List window. Once the assessment is ready to launch. be sure to set the status to Active. Options. no questions) assessment. A Fig. eWebTest supports several question types: the default one is multiple choice and we will use it in this tutorial. B). B You should now see your assessment in the Assessment List window. In the Question box type “What is the capital city of the United Kingdom?” (Fig. Advanced. select the options Show questions in random order and Show answers in random order. B) and look at the Status option at the bottom of the screen: the default value is Not Active.3. All available options are grouped into 5 tabs: Properties. Click Ok to save your settings: the system will create your empty (i. A Fig.

you can also import and append questions to an existing assessment. you can also click the Show/Hide details icon to set a different Score and a different Feedback message for each answer. otherwise here’s how you can import an existing quiz from WebQuiz XP: open your quiz (. B Click the Answers tab (Fig. B Another quick and easy way to add questions is to import them from WebQuiz XP. 6. Click the Browse button to select your . If you do not have an existing WebQuiz XP file skip this step and proceed directly to step 7. Then click Ok. WebQuiz SQL or external text files. you can also set a score if the answer given by the test taker is right.5. In the bottom dropdown box choose eCourses Import File (*. ADD ANSWERS Fig. and in Answer 3 type “London”. The Assessment Import Wizard appears (Fig.qst file and click Next. A) and type three answers for your question: in Answer 1 type “Belfast”. A).wbq) in WebQuiz XP and click Save on the top-right corner. Click Close to close the window and you will see your imported assessment. The question will appear in the Question List window. After a few seconds. . wrong or null (no answer). IMPORT ASSESSMENT Fig. Repeat steps 4 and 5 so your assessment contains at least two questions. in Answer 2 type “Edinburgh”. Click Ok to save your settings.qst) and save it. B) select the option Answer is required. In the Options tab (Fig. If needed. A Fig. Go back to eWebTest and in the Assessment List window select Import assessment from the drop-down box at the bottom-left of the window (Fig. A Fig. a message appears confirming the success of the operation. B). Select the last one (using the option button on the right) as the correct answer. If needed.

There are three ways to publish an assessment: public (all users can take it). . The assessment is now active and available. These enable you to copy the quiz URL (or short URL) into the clipboard. B You are now ready to publish your assessment so users can take it. TAKE THE ASSESSMENT: PUBLIC ACCESS Fig. You can share this URL and allow everyone to access the quiz. Click again the Properties icon and click the Show Assessment link in the Properties tab (Fig. You can also note a yellow sliding box at the top of the window (Fig. close the results window. A). scores and results will be saved into the database). B) that reminds you this assessment is not yet active (the box automatically disappears after a few seconds). etc. B): your assessment is displayed and can be now taken (since this is not a preview. A Fig. Let's take a look at the first method (public assessment): click Assessment List in the left menu. close preview window. Once you have finished. PREVIEW THE ASSESSMENT Fig. all given answers. semi-public (you set a password that users need to know to take the quiz – the password is the same for all the users). In the Assessment Details window choose the Advanced tab (Fig. when you have finished. your email messages. and make sure the Allow public access checkbox is selected. but the answers you give are not saved (because this is only a preview). A) to display a preview of your assessment: you can answer the questions. 8. so you can paste it into your website.7. A Fig. B Click Assessment List in the left menu and then click the Preview icon (Fig. Set the Status to Active. private (you only enroll allowed users that need to login using their personal username and password). You will also see two additional links: Copy Address and Copy Short Address. and then click the Properties icon for your quiz. Click Ok to save your settings. Submit your answers and.

Select the user(s) you want to enroll and click Ok (Fig. A Fig. Stephanie Sanders). Select the Advanced tab and assign the role Student to this user (Fig. enter the required information: fill in the fields User Name. . eWebTest supports different types of users: administrators (they can manage everything). Password. Now click the Options button and select Enroll Users (Fig. Click Add User in the left menu and. ENROLL USERS Fig. you need to enroll them into your assessment. Click Ok to confirm. You have now enrolled one or more users into the assessment and the enrolled users are now ready to complete the assessment. if needed). Of course. A). users do not need to be added again. instructors (they can only create assessments). students (they can only take assessments). First Name and Last Name with some fancy information (e. in the Properties tab (Fig.g. A). Click Assessment List in the left menu and click the arrow on the left of your quiz title. you can enroll each student into multiple assessments.9. A Fig. if needed. Proceed in the same way to add additional users (you can also import them. Remember – this is a one-time operation: once added. B). you need to add the users that will be allowed to access. ADD USERS Fig. Confirm. B If you want to publish a private assessment. B Once you have added students. 10. B).

how many times the quiz has been taken). . B). Click the assessment title in the section My Assessments (Fig. and so on. B Now let’s take the assessment by impersonating a student. Click Logout in the top-right corner. all given answers. Close the preview to return to the Session List window. B). 12.11. logout and login again as yourself (the administrator). as a result. In the Login window type in the username and password of the student you have just enrolled.e. as well as the correct answers (Fig. close the results window. A Fig. Quiz authors. click Assessment List in the left menu and click the Sessions icon for your quiz: the Session List window displays the list of sessions for your assessment (i. A Fig. the left menu in the Home Page has less options than it had when you were logged in as yourself the administrator. can choose to disable these options. A). so we can continue this tutorial. After you have logged in as the administrator (see step 1). if they are correct (green mark) or incorrect (red mark). scores and results will be saved into the database). Click the Preview icon to view more information about each session (Fig. total time. however. CHECK RESULTS Fig. The additional information includes: given answers. These data can be also exported to XLS (Microsoft Excel) or CSV format. Once logged in. B Once submitted. Once finished. you will see that a student does not have access to all of the features. Take the assessment and click Submit to submit your answers (since this is not a preview. TAKE THE ASSESSMENT: PRIVATE ACCESS Fig. answers are immediately saved and test takers can see their total score. A) and choose Start Assessment Now (Fig.

All rights reserved.13. A Fig. change its properties. B eWebTest enables you to export all the data from each session into a PDF file. 14. Likewise. you can create a chart for each session (Fig. For each question you can create a chart displaying the statistics about that question by simply clicking the Chart icon (Fig. Copyright © 2010 SmartLite Software. You can also create a more detailed summary by choosing PDF (detailed). A). . If you also want a report for each session and each user (for example. test takers can sign it). B): in the Assessment List window. Choose PDF (simple) from the second drop-down box and click Ok. CHARTING Fig. In the Session List window select Export report in the drop-down box at the bottom of the window (be sure to select Export report from the section All Sessions). A Fig. After a moment you will see a PDF file with the list of the users that took the assessment and their scores (Fig. given answers) return to the Session List window and click the PDF icon for each session. In the toolbar of each chart you can select a different chart style. export it as an image or simply print it. This PDF file (Fig. B Another useful way to analyze statistics is to display them as charts. REPORTING Fig. B) may be useful if you want to print it or keep a copy for your records (for example. click the Sessions icon and then the Chart icon. Click Assessment List in the left-menu and then click the Questions icon for your assessment to go to the Question List window. A).

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