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How do I use Exam Templates?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

The features covered in this article are only included in the new Buzz UI. If you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Exam Templates allow you to integrate assessment questions more fully between chunks of content, to create a flow, provide additional content that builds between questions, etc.

To use Exam 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 and insert the desired content. Wherever you want a question to appear, *insert the following tag:
<a:question /> 

*By default, Buzz grabs and inserts questions into the template according the order you put them in the assessment activity above.

  1. Open the assessment activity editor, and upload the Exam Template HTML by opening Settings > Advanced assessment options and clicking the Exam Template field.
  2. Save.


Frequently asked questions

  1. What if there are more placeholders than questions? Extra placeholders are set to empty. You should keep a one-to-one placeholder/question ratio.
  2. What if there are more questions than placeholders? Extra questions are not displayed. You should keep a one-to-one placeholder/question ratio.
  3. Does a composite question use 1 or multiple placeholders? Each part of the composite question, including the stem, uses a separate placeholder.
  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.

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://api.agilixbuzz.com/Resz/~VekoBAAAAAwD3-Va9UQ9sA.jCk1BEs88wtSmPmveNjTVB/28985296,5B/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 index="1" /></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 index="2" /></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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Thomas Ruckdaschel

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

 

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

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.

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