Creating and Publishing an Online Test with Test Generator
To make an online test available to students, you must first publish a test.
Before You Begin
In order to publish a test, you will need a test file and a class file.
- Start ExamView Test Generator.
The ExamView Assessment Suite log in screen appears.
- Enter your email and password and click Sign In to log in to your Turning Technologies account. Note: If desired, select Remember Me in the login screen.
- Create and save a new test or open an existing test.
- Choose File | Publish To | ExamView Online Testing Service.
If you do not have an ExamView Premium license, this reminder will appear:
- When the Publish to ExamView Online Testing Service window appears, complete the following:
- Step 1: Enter the online test title in the field provided.
By default, the online test title will be same as you entered when you initially created your test. You can modify the online test title as desired.NOTE
If you plan to publish the same test more than once (e.g., if the same test will be re-used for multiple classes or for a pretest and a post test), consider customizing the online test title to easily differentiate the online test title later when you are viewing test results in the Test Manager.
- Step 2: Click Select File and choose a Test Manager class file.
ExamView extracts the student information (name, student ID, and password if available) from the class file and restricts access to the online test so that only students listed in the selected class can access the online test.
Click View Students to display the full student list to confirm that you’ve selected the correct Test Manager class.NOTE
Each online test is limited to a maximum of 50 students. If your Test Manager class file exceeds 50 students, the Test Generator will display an error message when you click Next. You must reduce the number of students in your class file or select a different class file.
Each student is permitted to take the online test only one time. If you want to allow students to retake the test, select the Allow students to take the online test multiple times check box. Note: If students take the online test multiple times, the program will report results for only the most recent attempt.
- Step 3: Enter a password required to access the online test in the field provided.
If your class file includes individual student passwords for all students, you are not required to specify a password.
- Select Use only for students with no assigned password to use the password entered for only the students who do not have an individual password in the selected Test Manager class file.
- Select Use for all students to use the password for all students regardless of whether students have individual passwords in the selected Test Manager class file.
Individual student passwords require students to use their assigned Student ID and password for online tests. Assigning individual passwords will better ensure that students respond to an online test with their own information and that no two students will log on to the same test with the same Student ID.
- Step 4: Enter the date/time range (using the mm/dd/yyyy format) when students can access the test or allow students to access the test anytime.
The date/time range you enter is based on the local time zone of your computer when the test is published. If some students are in different time zones, be sure to account for those time differences.
- Step 5: Select the presentation order.
Select Present questions in a different order for each student or Show questions in the same order for all students.
- Review the summary information in the Publish to ExamView Online Testing Service window.
- If all the online test settings are correct, Click Publish. If you want to change anything, click Back to go back to the appropriate step and make changes.
The test will upload to the ExamView Online Testing Service Website.IMPORTANT
After you publish a test to the ExamView Online Testing Service, you cannot make changes to the test settings. If you need to change test settings for an online test that has already been published, you must delete the existing test from the ExamView Online Testing Service from within the Test Manager and publish a new online test.
Each published online test supports up to 5 MB of images. If you receive an error message that your test exceeds 5 MB of images, remove some questions with images and try again.
- Step 1: Enter the online test title in the field provided.
- Record the Online Test ID that the Test Generator displays after upload is complete.
Every online test has an assigned Online Test ID. You must use the Online Test ID for two purposes:
- Students must know the Online Test ID to access the test in the ExamView Student app.
- You must create an assignment for the online test in the Test Manager.
You will also receive an email message sent to the email address associated with your Turning Technologies' account with a reminder of the Online Test ID.
- Click OK.
- Save your ExamView test.
You must always have a test file (.tst file) that matches the test you uploaded to the ExamView website. If you do not save the ExamView test file (.tst), you will not be able to get student results in the Test Manager.
If you opened and published an existing test file as an online test without making changes, then you already have a saved test file (.tst). If you created a new test that is not yet saved or have made changes to an existing test and have not saved those changes, you must save the test file (.tst).
- Check the email associated with your account.
The email includes reminders to Create an Assignment and share the Online Test ID and password with the students. Students may now take the test with the ExamView Student app.NOTE
If you do not receive an email, check your Spam/Junk folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If the email is going to this folder, you must “allow” or “never block sender from this domain” (or whitelist) the URL (that is, set the email client to allow emails from this domain).
For questions that rely on a table, a graph, or an image to answer, we recommend that you verify that such questions display correctly in ExamView Student before allowing students to access the test.
If your assessment content includes hyperlinks, we recommend that you always (1) publish the online test and (2) test the hyperlinks in ExamView Student to ensure functionality before assigning the assessment to your students.
Don’t allow a student to save an online test locally unless the student will complete and submit the test before sharing the device with another student.