D1 Prepare assessment resources
Now that you have completed the design stage you are ready to author the online assessment tasks. You may need to:
- select and download software that will enable you to build the tasks
- commission multimedia developers who will develop the tasks based on your specifications and storyboards.
- upload the completed tasks into your delivery platform .
Respondus - Quiz creation tool
Respondus is an easy to use and powerful tool for creating and managing quizes and surveys that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, eCollege, WebCT and other eLearning systems.
Quizzes, surveys and exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one eLearning system to another. You can get a free 30 day download but the small licence fee is worth it in the time it will save you.
TexToys is a suite of two authoring programs WebRhubarb and WebSequitur. The programs are used to create web pages (HTML documents) which contain interactive learning exercises and best of all they are extremely easy to construct. Great for self and formative assessment.
Rhubarb exercises are often used for review of content which learners have already studied; doing the exercise helps the learner to review the vocabulary and the content. Reading skills such as prediction and inference from context are also practised.
The aim of a Sequitur exercise is to reconstruct a text which has been broken into segments. Sequitur exercises can be used to review previously-studied content, or to introduce new concepts.
TexToys is shareware, so you can download and install it free of charge. However, the download version is restricted - to take full advantage of all the program and hosting features, you must register the TexToys package using the secure online order form.
Quandary is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options.
Quandary is shareware; you will be able to use the downloaded version to make small mazes, but you will need to register to get a code for full use of the program.
QuizStar is a web-based program for developing quizes
This site provides software templates designed to make training more engaging and fun.
Included in this package are the following software tools:
- Gameshow Pro 3
- Quiz Rocket (media rich quizzes)
- All Play 2 (group assessment game)
Designing knowledge based tests - VETASSESS
This guide has been produced by VETASSESS and provides practical advice for assessors, working with training packages, on the design of knowledge based tests.
It covers the following topics: criteria of a good test, how to design knowledge based tests, question format and design, marking, scoring and interpretation and practical hints for constructing tests.
Designing knowledge based tests