Authoring Assessment Content

How Do I Publish a Test?

Before test-takers can take the assessment you have prepared, the test needs to be selected as part of a delivery.

Deliveries provide the means of administering tests. These govern the duration of a test and when it is taken. In effect, a delivery is a published test.

Follow the steps below to create a delivery:

  1. Choose a location for your new delivery.

To do this, click on the Deliveries icon in the Assessment Builder Bar. This will take you to the Deliveries page. On the left-hand side of your screen, you will see the Library of existing deliveries.

The last delivery which was created will be highlighted in the library.

Next, select the folder in the library in which you would like to store your new delivery.

  1. Create and save your delivery.

To do this, click on the New delivery icon in the button bank under the library, as shown in the image below.

Then, select the test you would like to publish from the drop-down menu, and click Publish.

Note: The default name of the delivery is 'Delivery of [TEST NAME]'. If necessary, this can be changed when setting the properties of the delivery in the next step, by specifying a different name as a Label.

Once published, a properties panel will appear.

  1. Set the delivery properties.

It is a good idea to set the following properties for your delivery:

Access: Checking the Guest access box means that people who are not registered as test-takers can view the delivery, which enables you to preview your test without having to assign it to a test-taker to try it out.

Test Runner Features: Checking the Security plugins box ensures restricted access to the delivery by showing it in forced full-screen mode, and detects certain key presses, such as print screen for creating a screenshot. When combined with proctoring, the test will be halted upon detection of the relevant key presses, or of loss of focus (if the test-taker uses alt-tab or exits full-screen mode).

Require Proctoring: Checking the Enable box specifies proctoring as a default setting when the delivery is made eligible to a test center.

Note: See the section Creating a Delivery in the User Guide for more details.

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