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How do I use Assessment Templates?

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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. 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.
  5. 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

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Your Title Here</TITLE>
<style>
table, th, td {
    border: 0px solid black;
    border-collapse: collapse;
    background-color: #f1f1c1;
}
th, td {
    padding: 5px;
    text-align: left;    
}
</style>
</HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR="FFFFFF">
<CENTER><IMG SRC="https://image.url.com/Assets/clouds.jpg" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> </CENTER>
<HR>
<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>
<p>
<table style="width:100%">
  <tr>
    <th style="width: 50px;"></th>
    <th><a:question /></th>
  </tr>
</table>
</p>
<H2>This is a Medium Header</H2>
Send me mail at <a href="mailto:support@yourcompany.com">
support@yourcompany.com</a>.
<P> This is a new paragraph!
<p>
<table style="width:100%">
  <tr>
    <th style="width: 50px;"></th>
    <th><a:question /></th>
  </tr>
</table>
</p>
<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>
<HR>
</BODY>
</HTML>
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