Using Sakai 2.8 Tests & Quizzes, how do I take an assessment?
To take an assessment, click its name in the list of available assessments in Tests & Quizzes, or use the URL supplied by your instructor, if applicable.
To start an assessment from within Tests & Quizzes:
- From the site's menubar, click
Tests & Quizzes.
- Under "Take an assessment", you'll see a list of available
assessments. Click an assessment's title to get started. You'll see
information about the assessment, such as the date due, whether or not
there is a time limit, and whether or not the assessment will
automatically be submitted if the time limit expires. Your instructor
may have also included special instructions.
Warning: Be sure you understand how much time you have to submit the test.
Begin Assessmentto take the assessment, or
- How you proceed through the questions will depend on how the
instructor has set up the assessment. If the assessment has more than
one page, click
Nextto save the current page and advance to the next one. If you have the option to do so, click
Previousor use the Table of Contents to return to earlier questions.
- When you're ready to submit the assessment, click
Submit for Gradingon the last page of the assessment or on the
Table of Contentspage, and then click
Submit for Gradingagain to confirm your submission. You'll receive a confirmation number, which you should keep.
Tips and tricks
Back button: Never click your browser's
Backbutton while taking an assessment. Doing so may throw you out of the assessment and/or generate an error message.
Backspace: Don't use the
Backspacekey unless your cursor is in a field where you can enter text. Pressing
Backspaceunder other circumstances may throw you out of the assessment and/or generate an error message (like the browser
If you lose access: If you lose access to an assessment
for any reason, and there is still time left to complete it, return to the
tool and re-enter the assessment. You should be able to pick up where you
Saving your answers: If an assessment page
contains multiple questions or an essay question that takes time
to answer, click
Saveperiodically to protect yourself from losing data if the due date passes or you lose access to the assessment.
Some people prefer to draft answers to essay questions in a word processor and then paste them into the answer field. If you do so, be sure to click
Saveimmediately after pasting your response.
Formatting: In short answer/essay questions, you
may have the option of formatting your text with the rich-text
editor; to do so, click
Show/Hide Rich-Text Editor.
Access through Lessons (beta): In Lessons (beta),
when you click a link to a test using Firefox 24, the test may appear
not to load. At the very top of the page, you'll see a message that
reads "Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to
another page." On the far right, click
Allow, and the test will be displayed.
Reviewing your work: If your instructor has
enabled the Mark for Review feature, you can check a box under each
question that you would like to review later. To go back to questions
you marked, before submitting the test, click
Table of Contents. Questions you have marked for review will appear with a question mark.
Note: You must select an answer before checking the
Mark for Reviewbox.