Create new exam module
This article describes how you can create a new exam module in your biz:Examiner authoring environment.
What is an exam module
An exam module is a set of questions and settings that an organization, a university, or an institute can plan and design to evaluate their students’ or participants’ performance.
Each exam module is related to an exam. One exam can have one or more exam modules.
When creating a schedule first an exam has to be selected for each student or participant. In a second step there must be selected one or more exam modules out of the selected exam.
While adding an exam module for any exam, you see options to select the question sources, and organize these in different blocks and question groups for advanced configuration of each block or question group.
Before you create an exam module, you need to have the questions that are active and ready for use in the exam module. Please see *Add a new question* to get started with the questions.
biz:Examiner enables you to create exams in multiple languages. When you add questions, you can save the same question in multiple languages, as revisions. While creating an exam module in a specific language, select the questions where you are sure revisions in the same language exist and are activated.
Before you create a new exam module
Create one or more topics to organize the exams for subjects, departments, or any criteria to group these. Please see Add a new topic for the detailed instructions.
If you already have a list of topics defined in a structure, the option to add a new exam module is available in the context-menu of each topic.
Find the topic for new exam module
- Sign into biz:Examiner.
- Switch into the ‘author’ role using the role-switcher in the top left corner of the screen. In the sidebar, the ‘Questions’ option is selected by default.
The roles depend on your subscription plan for biz:Examiner. There are cases when you may not see this option to switch to different roles and you directly see the author role for the authoring environment. If you have more questions, please contact your account administrator.
- Select the ‘Exams and exam modules’ option.
- If one or more topics exist, these appear in a hierarchical structure as the folders.
Options to create a new exam module
Using an exam’s context-menu
- In the list of topics, locate the topic where you want to create the new exam module.
- Locate the exam where you want to add a new exam module. Click on the context-menu icon that is available immediately to the right side of this exam name.
- Select ‘New > Exam module’.
- The ‘New exam module’ dialog box opens.
- In ‘Title’, write the name of the new exam module.
- Select ‘Create exam as demo’ to create this exam module as a demo. You can set up an exam as a demo before you share it as the real exam. For example, you can set up the demo exam as a test run for the internal users or reviewers to test the exam structure and the participants’ experience. You can also plan the demo to share the demo exam with the real participants, as a dry run to make them familiar with the exams’ interface. Please see Exams: Set up exam as a demo, for more details.
- Click on ‘Create’ to save the new exam module. You can see it listed within the same topic.
When you create a new exam at root level topic
When you create a new exam by using the ‘New exam’ button available in the list of the topics, the exam module is automatically created by default, with the same name. Please see ‘Exams: Create a new exam’ for more details.
After you create and save an exam module, you can configure the exam for basic and advanced configuration for the exam rules, exam interface behavior, and for the participants’ experience. You can use the blocks and question groups to define the exams. For the next steps, see