How do I use Assessment (Exam) Templates?

Ryan Richins
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Assessment Templates allow you to integrate assessment questions more fully between chunks of content to create the desired flow and provide additional content that builds between questions.

To use Assessment Templates:

  1. Create the assessment questions that you want to use in the order that you want them to appear in the template. For now, don't worry about the content you want integrated.
  2. Build an HTML file with the content you want to include around your questions. Add the following tag wherever you want a question to appear: <a:question />. This tag tells Buzz to automatically insert a questions from the assessment you created in step 1. Review the Frequently asked questions section below for more detail.
  3. Open the assessment activity editor, and upload the Template HTML by opening Settings > Advanced assessment options and clicking the Exam Template field.
  4. Save.

Frequently asked questions

  1. How does the Assessment Template order the questions? Buzz automatically inserts the questions according to the order you set up in the Assessment you create.
  2. What if there are more placeholders than questions? Extra placeholders are set to empty. You should keep a one-to-one placeholder/question ratio.
  3. What if there are more questions than placeholders? Extra questions are not displayed. You should keep a one-to-one placeholder/question ratio.
  4. Does a composite question use 1 or multiple placeholders? Each part of the composite question, including the stem, uses a separate placeholder.
  5. How does this feature look in the gradebook? There are no changes in the gradebook, this feature affects only the active and review component of the player.
  6. Can I include javascript in my template? You can include script tags in the HTML. You cannot refer to an external script file.

HTML file example

<TITLE>Your Title Here</TITLE>
table, th, td {
    border: 0px solid black;
    border-collapse: collapse;
    background-color: #f1f1c1;
th, td {
    padding: 5px;
    text-align: left;    
<CENTER><IMG SRC="https://api.agilixbuzz.com/Resz/~VekoBAAAAAwD3-Va9UQ9sA.jCk1BEs88wtSmPmveNjTVB/28985296,5B/Assets/clouds.jpg" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> </CENTER>
<a href="http://somegreatsite.com">Link Name</a>
is a link to another nifty site
<H1>This is an Assessment Template!</H1>
<p>Here is some instruction</p>
<table style="width:100%">
    <th style="width: 50px;"></th>
    <th><a:question index="1" /></th>
<H2>This is a Medium Header</H2>
Send me mail at <a href="mailto:support@yourcompany.com">
<P> This is a new paragraph!
<table style="width:100%">
    <th style="width: 50px;"></th>
    <th><a:question index="2" /></th>
<P> <B>This is a new paragraph!</B>
<BR> <B><I>This is a new sentence without a paragraph break, in bold italics.</I></B>

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Thomas Ruckdaschel

Does Agilix have a  help desk center phone so that I can call and speak to a human being?


Scott Taylor

Hello Thomas, 

Users should be reaching out to their LMS provider (school, publisher, etc) with whom they signed up with and they will be able to resolve any issues you may have. If they are unable to resolve it themselves they will be able to escalate through the authorized support contact to ensure a proper resolution.

Lyn Franklin

Is it possible to create and apply a template for assessment settings such as 2 attempts, last score counts, no time limit, etc.?

Scott Taylor

Hello Lyn,

At this time there is not an option to apply a template for assessment settings other than copying an item that has those settings set already. We'll include this suggestion in discussions on possible updates to the assessment editor.

Bruce Sharp

That's what we did in our course. We made an assessment that had the settings we wanted but without any questions. It is named "Template" and is only visible to teachers. We just duplicate it and add questions.

Lyn Franklin

I am trying to find a way to change the settings for shared courses from vendors. For example, if we allow 2 submissions and don't allow the feedback to always show, we have to change those settings in each assessment int he vendor course. So, I am looking for a way to apply a template in those situations.



Scott Taylor

Hello Lyn,

Unfortunately at this time there isn't a way to apply a template to an existing assessment, and they would need to be manually modified. This request has been noted as an enhancement request from your initial question.

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