ampEducator - LMS | Tests Guide (for Admin User)

Modified on Sun, 25 Feb 2024 at 01:43 PM


1. How do Tests work in ampEducator?

2. Add New Test.

3. Edit Test.

4. Assign Test to a Course (or Course Template).

5. How do Students Access Tests?

6. How do Instructors Mark Tests?

1. How do Tests work in ampEducator?

Tests are part of the Learning Management Software (LMS) features offered within ampEducator. Tests are created in ampEducator under Home / Tests. Once you create a Test it can be added to any Course under the LMS / Tests section. This automatically creates a unique URL for any Student in the Course they can then use to login and click on to launch their own Test based on the settings used. Tests can be open ended or have specific start and end dates and times. Test can have time limits and individual students can be given extra time for accommodation purposes or rescheduled if they are experiencing technical difficulties. Tests support a variety of question types can be automatically graded if the question type supports it (ie. multiple choice vs. open answer questions). Questions can be added or imported and the types 

2. Add New Test.

Under Home / Tests / Add New Test. Enter a Name for the Test that can be used for internal reference and a Decription. The Title of your Test will be what the Students will see. These can be edited later. Access to Read or Update the Test can be assigned by User Role and by Location: Click Add to launch the Edit Test section.

3. Edit Test.

Go to Home / Test and Click the Name of the Test to open it to edit or use the pencil icon to the right of the Test Name. You can also Search or Filter (top right) to locate the Test you wish to Edit by Name.

Tests have 2 sections: Details and Design. 

The Test Details section allows you update the Name, Title, Description and Access. In addition to these you can set a Time Limit for the Test in Minutes, Print Page Size and Print PDF Template which allows you to add a Logo or background artwork to the test for each page. In oder to assign the artwork you must first upload the PDF to the Institution Config / PDF Artwork section. Total Points are automatically added as you add Points to questions in the Design section. Points are not required, but using points per question is used to weight the questions overall so using at least 1 point per question if all are equally weighted is important.

The Test Design Section allows you to add Questions to the Test. There are various Question Types and selecting each one will present options and instructions. Questions can be Plain Text or Rich Text (if images or other formatting is required):

As Questions are added you can Preview them or Download a PDF version (which has a summary page added at the beginning of the Test):

4. Assign Test to a Course (or Course Template).

Once the Test Design is completed it can be added to any Course under the LMS Tab or Course Template under the LMS Content tab. Course Templates are good to use so that you don't have to add the Test each time to the Course. It will already be there when you Start the Course by selecting the Course Template instead of creating a new Course each time.

Note: For Course Templates you will need to enable LMS Content under the Course Template Details and Click Save. Then the LMS Content Tab will appear.

For Courses the LMS tab is always available. Click LMS and then scroll down or use the menu to the right to Click and Jump To Tests and then Click New Test:

There are many options available when you add Test to a Course:

Adding a Name is required, this may or may not be the same Name as the Test (Template) you select from the available list of Tests under Home / Tests. If you don't see the Test in the list, ensure that you have made it available for the Location assigned to the Course you are trying to add it to.

As you click options additional configurations may appear, ie start and end time, start cut off etc. or if you wish to enable Proctoring, you will have to configure your Proctoring Service first (See our Proctoring Guide). ampEducator offers some built-in proctor options such as "Verify Student" which requests the Student to provide Valid ID and a picture via web capture.

Refer to the instructions at the top to understand what some of these options do or if you are unsure simply set up a Test Course with a sample Student and then login as the Student to take the Test. If you still need some help please email for further questions or request training.

Each Test becomes a Grading Schema Type in the Course and to Delete a Test you need to Delete the Grading Schema Type. Be careful not to do this if Students have already taken Tests as this will delete their results.

Once added a Test will appear for each enrolled Student in the Course Automatically - expand the [+] to see the list of Student Tests and options:

5. How do Students Access Tests?

Using the icons to the right you can review/mark the Test, Reschedule or View the Security Log. There are also options to Edit the Test overall, Email Test Links to Students and View Grade Distributions. If you are not sure you can hover your mouse over the Icon to reveal what it does:

Students can login to the Student Portal and access their Course which will automatically have the link for Test and / or use the Email that you send to them to access the test:

Student Test Email Example:

Clicking on Link launches the Test Window and the Student can confirm to Start:

Note: Test Proctoring - If you have enabled Test Proctoring this will launch once the Student Clicks Start. Otherwise the Student will start the Test based on your settings:

Once completed, the Test will lock and the results will be accessible based on your settings:

6. How do Instructors Mark Tests?

The instructor will be able to access results immediately in the Course under LMS / Tests and click on the Mark Test icon to the right of the Student Name. They can take actions such as Mark Test Questions (if not auto-marked), reschedule, comment etc. and update the results to the overall Course Grading:

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