Loyola Support Documentation

How do I create a new assessment using markup text or cut and paste?


Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select Tests & Quizzes from the site Tool Menu.

Select Add.

Create the assessment.

  1. Enter a title for the assessment.
  2. Choose the Create using markup text radio button.
  3. Select Create.

Paste question text.

Fields for the assessment name, description, and questions will appear. Paste the question text into the questions window and then select Next.

Note: Your questions must be written in a specific format in order to generate the assessment. Refer to the "Instructions & Examples" shown on this screen for the correct formatting.

Write your questions in advance.

Tip: You may find it convenient to prepare questions in advance and then copy and paste them into the question area. Refer to the mark-up text format required and then type up your questions in a text editor. Then copy and paste your questions into the markup text area.

Check the questions.

Check that the questions are validated in the Sakai assessment format.

Select Create Assessment.

If the assessment content is correctly validated, select Create Assessment to create a new assessment.

(Alternately, select Create Question Pool to create a new question pool instead of a new assessment.)

Continue editing the assessment.

The assessment can be modified as described in How do I create an Assessment (i.e., Test or Quiz)?, starting from "Add a question."

Tip: Remember to publish your assessment before students can view and submit attempts.