With TESTPOOL you can create your individual e-tests. You work with a user-friendly tool and don’t need to have any programming skills.
You can integrate your e-test in any SCORM-compliant learning management system (such as TRACKER, Moodle, time2learn). Thus, TESTPOOL is a perfect match for your learning platform.
The individual roles within the working process are clearly defined and identical in each test. For example, a quality control is generated by the reviewer function. You can also translate a test, whereby the separate working steps are distributed to different roles.
As Administrator you create and manage users. You create a flexible roles and permissions concept and also new themes and target groups.
As Question Author you capture questions about the required topics. You can choose from a variety of question types:
– Matrix T / F
– Multiple Response
– Multiple Choice
– Drag & Drop
– Drag & Drop with pictures
– Open questions
If a user did not answer questions correctly, you can add comments to these questions. You can also define the weighting and taxonomy of each question.
As Reviewer you check the questions and tests before activation, thus ensuring the quality.
As Test Author you allocate the questions to the test, determine the total number of questions per test and the number of questions to be made available. You also determine the time and passing limits. You may choose to have the questions and answers displayed in random order. At the end of the test you can enter a feedback text (positive/negative). After creating the test, the test player displays a preview of your test. You can always expand and reuse your tests.
As a Translator you change the questions and tests into the target languages and transmit the translated texts to the Reviewer for review.
The online test opens in a separate browser window. The start page displays the most important information about the e-test: number of tasks, required maximum and minimum score, number of attempts and the time available.
In each test run, the test player randomly selects questions from the question pool. Thus, each candidate receives their individual test questions.
On a hotspot question page the author marks different areas of a picture. Each of these areas corresponds to an answer in a Multiple Choice or Multiple Response question. Graphically challenging questions are inserted on this type of question page.
Match text and pictures by dragging them. A question may contain text elements only or a combination of text and picture elements.
Weighting and taxonomy can be set separately for each question. When answering a question, the maximum number of points is indicated in brackets after the question title.
The status of e-tests is continuously recorded in the background. If you interrupt an e-test and start it again, you can proceed from where you left it. However, this only works if the Test Author has enabled this function when configuring the e-test.
Here, all questions of the e-test are listed. Already answered, marked or not answerd questions are marked with a different colour and can be selected directly from the list.
Within the process, the different roles (Administrator, Question Author, Reviewer, Test Author, Translator) are clearly defined. Quality control is integrated in this workflow and is controlled efficiently and securely via the publication process.
After answering all test questions or after the expiry of the time limit, the test is evaluated and a detailed results page is displayed. The level of detail of the results page is determined by the Test Author. It either displays all or only the incorrectly answered questions. In addition, in the test properties it is determined whether or not the solution is displayed. The test player calculates the score based on question type, response and weighting.
Create questions and tests
After logging in, the cockpit is displayed. It shows the user new messages and the number of existing questions and tests. A pie chart illustrates the figures displayed in the table.
To create a new question, Question Authors select one of the eight question types offered. When selecting the question type, they also determine the data language. Subsequently, Question Authors will enter the question details and define the learning objectives, target audience, processing time, taxonomy and weighting of the question.
When creating a test, Test Authors enter the metadata and define the test properties. This includes setting the language, time limit, the minimum number of points required to pass the test and the number of questions to be displayed in the test. Finally, the Test Authors add the required number of questions to the test.
Before activation, the newly entered questions, tests and translations will be checked by a user with reviewer role. A Reviewer can correct errors, publish questions and tests or reassign them to the Author.
Published questions and tests can be translated into pre-defined target languages by users with the translator role. Once terminated, such translations are then reviewed by a Reviewer.
With TESTPOOL we create different tests that are tailored to different target groups. In a “pool” we manage a large number of test questions which can be repeatedly used. We cover our audit requirements in an efficient and rational way.
CREALOGIX responded quickly and straightforwardly to our specific needs. TESTPOOL has minimised our efforts for the periodic competency tests and allows users efficient learning.