An assessment is a collection of questions or questions and topics that help determine a user's level of understanding of the content. You create and edit assessments in the Developer using the Assessment Editor by linking existing questions or by creating new questions. Assessments can be added anywhere in the Library or outline; however, only assessments linked to or set as associated assessments to an outline are available for publishing.
Note: You can modify the Assessment Template in the Library to customize the appearance of assessment summary page in the Developer and published output. See Customize Assessment Elements in the Customize the Player section of the Publish Content chapter for more information.
The Assessment Editor is used to design and manage assessments. The Assessment Editor toolbar contains icons for linking new and existing questions, deleting links to questions and changing question order.
Link New Question: Links a new question (of any type) to the assessment.
Link Existing Question: Browses the Library to link existing questions or topics to the assessment.
Delete Link: Removes the link for the selected document (question or topic) to the assessment. The document remains in the Library but is no longer linked to the assessment.
Move Up: Moves the selected document(s) up one row.
Move Down: Moves the selected documents(s) down one row.
Note: Assessments are also important for personalized content if you are using the Professional edition. Personalized content uses assessment results to allow a user to modify the full subject by excluding sections for which he/she has demonstrated competency. This feature allows users to concentrate on the sections in which they had the most difficulty. If you are using assessments as a way for a user to narrow down content to focus on, you should design assessments that cover a representative sample of the subject material. See Work with the Assessment Coverage View in the Enhance Content with Questions and Assessments chapter.
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