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Introduction to modules

Although there are a number of different types of modules, in this section of the system we are concerned with assessment modules. These focus on assessment and contain tests, test sections and questions.

Create a module

There are two ways assessment modules can be created in the system:

  • Manually add a module
  • Import modules

Modules are created and managed by selecting Author from the Menu, then selecting Modules.


Manually add a module
  1. Select Add Assessment Module from the Actions drop-down button.

  2. Complete the New Assessment Module details as follows:

    1. Select a discipline from the Discipline drop-down field.
    2. Enter a name for the new assessment module in the Name field.
    3. As you type the name, the Identifier field will automatically populate. You can leave this as is, or edit to one of your choosing.
    4. Enter a brief description/outline of the module in the Description field (this is optional).
    5. Leave the Tests Workflow and Test Sections Workflow fields as the defaulted Test Workflow.
    6. Leave the Questions Workflow as the defaulted Item Workflow.
    7. Ensure the Test Sections follow Tests checkbox is checked.
  3. Select the Save Module button to save.

    The module is now ready for you to add questions, resources, stimuli, test sections and tests.

Import modules

  1. Select Import Module from spreadsheet from the Actions drop-down button.

  2. Complete the following:

    1. Select the Template link to open a sample Excel template. The template will provide you with sample data. The Supported Attributes tab has information on requirements for the different fields.

    2. Open the downloaded Excel template, enter all required data and then save the template to your local machine.
    3. Enter an Email Address to receive import feedback.
    4. Select the Select File button to locate and select the saved file on your local machine. The uploaded file will display.
  3. Select the Import and email result button to complete the import process.

Additional module settings

Once you have created a module, you will need to configure additional settings. To access these:

  1. Select the name of the module to open the record.

    The module’s details are displayed.

Module codes

This is where you identify one or more codes in which an assessment is taught.

To configure these settings:

  1. Select the Edit icon next to the Module Codes expandable section.

  2. Complete the following:

    1. Enter the primary code for this module in the Primary Code field.
    2. If you would like to add additional codes, enter the code in the Secondary Codes field, then select Add to add it. Repeat for each code.

      Tip

      You can enter up to an additional 10 codes, which don’t need to be unique across the system.

  3. Select the Save button to save your changes.

Paper settings

This is where you identify the printing configuration for tests and modules which have a selected delivery mode of Mixed.

Electronic tests cannot be printed, but tests which also have some paper or all paper-based elements can be depending on the options selected under Paper Settings.

Tip

There are default paper settings which are set in Settings > Test Designer Settings > Paper based test Print Settings, but these can be overridden at a module level.

To configure these settings:

  1. Select the Edit icon next to the Module Codes expandable section.

  2. Select your required templates for each of the following:

    # Setting Description
    A Test Print Template This determines the output of the test Print View option.

    B Test Mark Scheme Print Template This determines the output of the test Print Mark Scheme option.

    C Module Print Template This determines the output of the module Print View option.

    D Module Print Template with metadata This determines the output of the module Print Mark Scheme.

  3. Select the Save Paper Settings to save your changes.

Blueprint settings

This section allows you to identify a set of tag types which can be used as dimensions for building test plans. To use test plans, you must select at least one tag type in the related module.

To configure these settings:

  1. Select the Edit icon next to the Blueprint Settings expandable section.

  2. Complete the following:

    1. Choose the tag type from the Tag types drop-down field.
    2. Select the + icon to add the tag type.
    3. Enter a number between 0 and 10 in the Test Plan Health Status Multiplier field.

      Tip

      This number is used to calculate the required number of items for the status indicator at the test plan blueprint component level. This gives you a visual of the health of the item bank in relation to each of the blueprint components.

      For more information about test blueprint settings, see the Test blueprints section.

  3. Select the Save Blueprint Settings button to save your changes.

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