How to Make a Test or Survey Available

  1. On the Test Options or Survey Options page, click Yes to Make the Link Available to users. If this option is set to No, it will not appear to students. You may make the link available, and then use the Display After and Display Until fields to limit the amount of time the link appears.
  2. Set the following options for the test or survey:
    Option Function
    Add a New Announcement for this Test or Survey The announcement will include the date and state “an Assessment has been made available in [Course Area that includes the link to the assessment]”. This announcement will appear in the course announcements as well as the My Course and My Announcements modules.If an announcement was previously posted using this feature, the date and time of the most recent announcement appears.
    Multiple Attempts Select the check box and choose an option:

    • Select Allow Unlimited Attempts to permit students take the assessment as many times as they wish.
    • Select Number of Attempts and type a number to indicate a specific number of attempts allowed.
    Force Completion Select the Force Completion check box to force students to complete the test or survey once it has been launched. Students may not exit the assessment and continue working on it at a later date. The Save function is available for students to save the assessment as they work through it, but they may not exit and re-enter the assessment.
    Set Timer Select this check box to set a time limit for finishing the assessment. If this option is selected, enter the amount of time to allow for the test or survey in the hours and minutes boxes. The time elapsed is displayed to students during the assessment. A one-minute warning is also displayed as students approach the time limit.Selecting this option also records completion time, available under Test Information when the attempt is complete

    If a timer is set, turning Auto-Submit on will save and submit the assessment automatically when time expires. Leaving it off will give students the option to continue after time expires.

    Display After andDisplay Until Use the Display After and Display Until date and time fields to define the availability of the test or survey. Select both the Display After and Display Untilcheck boxes to enable the date and time selections.
    Password Select the Password check box to require a password to access the test or survey.
  3. Click Submit.

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