• You would like to set up an activity in the learning journey for which learners can pass or fail.
  • You would like to use the assessment as a trial exam that can be done several times so the learners can prepare themselves for the actual exam.
  • You would like to offer learners multiple attempts, or retakes, to pass the assessment.
  • The assessment must comply with exam terms, which you would like to use in combination with a threshold per term.

Which roles do you need?

Author (if you also have to create questions)

Go to the Templates tab and click Edit at the desired template. Under the tab Template and the Blocks & Activities tab you can click + Activity to add the assessment. Finally, click Create.

1) Add questions under the 'Activity Content' tab

You can select A) specific questions or B) add questions based on exam terms.

A) Fixed questions

If you also have the author role, you can add questions via + Question . Click Select content if the questions have already been created.

By choosing Random set of questions, you can create an assessment that offers random questions from the selection of questions to the learners.

B) Based on Exam terms

If the assessment must comply to exam terms, you could link the questions in the assessment to an exam term. The questions are then compiled randomly by exam terms, so that each assessment is different.

Before you can use this option, you should have added exam terms to the questions that you have linked to your template.

Read more about Exam terms here.

You can let learners pass a term by setting a threshold for the minimum number of questions they need to answer correctly.

If you make a random assessment using random questions or exam terms , it is not possible to link learning objectives to the questions and to include them in an adaptive learning path.

2) Set the number of attempts of the assessment

Go to the Properties tab.

If this is an official exam where you would like to offer one retake, then choose the settings below.

If you choose Multiple times, it is not possible to link the questions to learning objectives and to include them in an adaptive learning path.

3) Set a score and threshold

The easiest way to set the threshold is to choose Percentage. Would you prefer to round by decimals, whole or half digits? First read the article How do I correctly set the threshold of an assessment, in relation to the score.

If you have set a threshold per term in step 1, you can set a maximum score here if failed for 1 exam term. So if a learner has not answered 3 questions correctly from the 'Culture' exam term, they will never be able to get more than 80%.

With the Show score per exam term option, at the end of the assessment, learners gain insight into how they have scored on each exam term.

Set Measure score by to None if you do not want the learner to pass or fail for the assessment. This is only possible if the next option is turned off in step 2: New attempt is only available when the learner has failed the previous attempt.

Do you want to show a score, but not 'Passed' or 'Failed'? Choose the No threshold option.

Related articles

  • General settings of activities
    Help with setting the rest of the options.
  • Select content for use in a template
    If you want to use an assessment with exam terms, select the questions for use in the template. In the assessment you only choose about which exam terms the assessment should be.
  • What are exam terms?
  • Editor functions
    To add an advice to a score