40-040 Embed test


If you have created a learning resource Test and want to collect or store data with it, you have to embed the test in a course. You can embed a test either as a test or as a self-test. As a test, the allowed number of attempts can be configured, the results are saved in a personalised way and can be viewed and evaluated in the assessment tool. In addition, a test statistic is available in the course under Administration. A self-test can be called up an unlimited number of times and the results are saved anonymously. The results for the test and self-test are available for download in the course under Administration in the Archive tool.

Important Steps


  1. In your course, click on Administration and then on Course Editor. The course editor opens.
  2. In the top left corner, select Insert course elements and under Assessment select the element Test or Self-test. The element has now been created in the course structure and can be moved (if necessary later) by drag&drop. Alternatively, you can use the Quick-Add function in the yellow streamlined menu bar to enter the name of the desired module and conveniently insert it into your course by pressing the Enter key.
  3. In the Title and Description tab, enter the title to be displayed in the course structure on the left.  Click on Enter extended information to enter additional learning objectives, instructions or notes for the tutor. Furthermore, you can set a direct link to this course element in order to refer to it from outside or inside the course by clicking on the text highlighted in blue and copying the existing link. Save your entries. 
  4. In the tabs Visibility and Access or Learning Path you can regulate visibility and access, if required:
    • If your course is a conventional course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-030.
    • If your course is a learning path, you will find more detailed information on this inHelpCard 10-031. In addition to the options mentioned there, you can select further options for the course element Test as a completion criterion:
      • Score: The course element is completed if a minimum of points is reached.
      • Passed: The course element is completed if it is manually or automatically assessed as passed.
      • Test finished: The course element is completed when the test is finished.
  5. In the tab Layout you can change the layout of course elements. You can provide individual course elements with different background pictures or change the text colour. How to do this can be found in HelpCard 10-033.
  6. In order to integrate the desired test, click on the button Choose, Create or import file in the tab Self-Test/Test Configuration. The Select, Choose,create or import file window opens. Click on the tick behind the desired test in the Select column. If the desired test is not displayed, you can search for it in the Search tab using various criteria. The test has now been inserted.
  7. Further down, under Report, you can make additional settings for the display of the results (see HelpCard 40-070).
  8. In the tab Options you can take Use configuration of the learning resource or Adjust configuration.
  9. In the tab HighScore enables a playful comparison of the test participants, which can have a motivating character. You can determine whether to Anonymize usernames or display them with first and last name. To display the HighScore, you can use the Podium, the Histogram and the Top results listing.
  10. The Confirmation e-mail tab allows you to have an automated email sent after the test is submitted.
  11. Reminders tab: For more information on the Reminders tab, see HelpCard 20-090.
  12. Click on the red X in the top right-hand corner to close the course editor. To publish the change, select the option Yes, automatically (for details on publishing, see HelpCard 10-020). In the course view that opens, all changes have now been applied.

With the help of the button Replace file you can also replace the learning resource afterwards.

Please make sure not to exchange the learning resource shortly before the test date! This could lead to technical errors.

Problems or questions?
Phone: +43 512 507-23999
Mail to e-campus@uibk.ac.at

Please note: it may happen that the English HelpCards are not up to date. Should you find discrepancies with the functions in OpenOlat, please refer to the German version of the HelpCard.

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