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How do I create and assign branded Assessment themes?

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Easily create branded Assessment themes that you can apply to any assessment in your course!

Buzz's Assessment themes allow you to apply:

  1. Overall question layout (this example uses a Multiple card layout)
  2. Background images
  3. Headers
  4. Question numbering placement, styles, and sizes
  5. Question dividers
  6. Footers

Create Assessment themes

To create Assessment themes for a course, open Course settings.

  1. Click Add theme on the Assessment themes card.
  1. Give the theme a Name.
  2. Choose the Question layout (and review the Preview provided):
    • Full page layout takes the full window, and allows you to define:
      • The Question number placement (you can choose Inline, Top left, Top right, or None).
      • Whether you want a Line divider between questions.
    • Single card layout puts all questions on a single card and allows you to define:
      • The Question number placement (you can choose Inline, Top left, Top right, or None).
      • Whether you want a Line divider between questions.
      • The Question width.
      • The Question corner roundness style.
      • A Background image that appears behind the question cards.
    • Multiple cards layout gives each question on their own card and allows you to define:
      • The Question number placement (you can choose Inline, Top left, Top right, or None).
      • The Question width.
      • The Question corner roundness style.
      • A Background image that appears behind the question cards.
  1. Add a Header and Footer.
    • Note: Buzz allows you to use replacement variables to further customize the Headers and Footers for the specific course and assessment being used.
  2. Save.

Replacement variables in Headers and Footers

Replacement variables allow you to easily customize content in your Headers and Footers based on the course and assessment that is being viewed.

To use them, place variable codes (outlined in the table below) between dollar signs ($) in the fields.

Buzz automatically replaces the variables with dynamic values drawn from course information when rendering each assessment that uses the theme.

Replacement variables for Assessment themes

Replacement variables are allowed in various places throughout Buzz, but only the variables outlined in this table are available in Assessment theme Headers and Footers.

Simply set the variable code between dollar signs ($) to activate the variable, like this: $VARIABLECODE$.

Name Value
COURSENAME The title of the course that the current user is viewing. 
ITEMNAME The title of the item that the current user is viewing. In this case, this is the assessment’s title. 

Apply Assessment themes

Once you've created your Assessment themes, you can apply them to Assessments in your course in the Assessment activity editor.  Simply select the one you want from the Theme dropdown on the Activity tab.

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