Thursday, 24 March 2011

Creating and editing KS tests

AEC firms can use the KS system to create their own skills assessments from scratch.

Let's take a brief look at the test creation journey.  We have built an intuitive, 4-step process, for writing and editing custom tests.

To edit an existing KS test, first hover your mouse over the 'Edit test' button, in the 'Your Tests' page of your admin dashboard.

Note that a small pop-up menu appears to the left of the 'Edit test' icon.  This menu allows you to skip straight to the relevant step of the edit process, depending on the change you want to make.

Step one
is where you enter the test name and a brief description of the key features being covered by the test.

Step two
is where you assign modules from your library, to be linked together in a 'daisy-chain', creating a longer test.  Use the green '+' icon, to add modules to your test.  Conversely, you can remove modules by selecting the delete icon next to the module name, in the 'Your modules' panel on the right of your dashboard.

Step three is where you choose how many questions you want to be assigned in each module. The 'Available questions' column displays the total number of questions in the library 'pool'.  The 'Assigned questions' column displays how many questions will be randomly presented to users during a live test. Click on the 'Edit test module' icon, to select the required number of questions in each stage, then click the green tick to save your changes.

Step four is where you can edit your test settings.  Here you can set your preferences for presenting the sample test files to users, set a time limit on test sessions, provide additional instructions to your users, hide or show the timer in the test UI and assign meta tags, or keywords, to each test.  Category tags are used to help you search and group your tests, back in your main library.

You can view a summary page for each test, by clicking on the magnifying glass icon, next to the test name, on the 'Your Tests' page.

KnowledgeSmart offers AEC firms a flexible solution for assessing the technical software skills of their teams. They can choose from a wide range of 'off the shelf' test titles, for design and engineering software.  And they can write their own test material from scratch.


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