Loyola Sakai 11 DocumentationInstructor Guide Tests and QuizzesHow do I create an alternate test for students?

How do I create an alternate test for students?

If a student or multiple students are in need of special accommodations on a Test, you will need to create a group for your student(s), duplicate your Test,  then edit the Test settings.

Create a new group

Go to Site Info. 

Select the Site Info tool in the Tool Menu of your site.

Click on Manage Groups.

Enter group information.

  1. Enter a title for the group.
  2. In the Site Member List, click on a site participant/s in the membership list to select the user/s.
  3. Click on the right arrow button > to move the selected participant/s over to the Group Member List area.
  4. Once you have indicated all of the desired group members, click on the Add button to create the group.

Tip: You may select more than one name at a time in the participant list by using SHIFT+Click to select a range of consecutive names, or CTRL+Click to select more than one non-consecutive name.

Once you create that group, then duplicate your Test.
Create an alternate test

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

From the Action menu, select Duplicate.

From the Tests & Quizzes tool home screen, choose the Duplicate option in the drop-down menu for the assessment you would like to duplicate. Be sure that you are in the Working Copies tab; otherwise, you won't see your unpublished items.

Note: You cannot duplicate published copies of assessments in Tests & Quizzes.

Confirm duplication.

On the Duplicate Assessment Confirmation screen, click Duplicate.

View duplicated assessment.

Your duplicated assessment will have the title of your original assessment, with a Copy number listed after it.

For example, if you copy an assessment, Quiz #1, for the first time, the copy will be titled Quiz #1 - Copy #1. If you duplicate the original Quiz #1 again without editing the title of Quiz #1 - Copy #1, the newly duplicated assessment will be titled Quiz #1 - Copy #2.

Updating the alternate assessment's settings

Note: If you have duplicated an assessment to allow some students extra time, those students will see both the original and the extra time copy of the assessment listed in Tests & Quizzes. It's recommended that you change the duplicated assessment's title so the students can easily identify which copy they should submit. For example, if the original assessment is titled Quiz #1, you might name the duplicated assessment Quiz #1 B.

Go to your Test's settings.

Click on drop-down menu next to the alternate assignment's title and select Settings.

Assessment released to.

For the Assessment release setting, click on the drop-down menu and select Selected Group(s).

Choose Selected Group(s).

Give the student(s) extended time by changing the time limit.

Click Save Settings and Publish if you are ready to release the test. Click Save if you wish to save a draft of the Test. Click Cancel to discard the changed settings.