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Want to create an online Exam? You've come to the right place! Just follow the steps below, and you'll have a new Exam in no time!

Creating an Exam

The first thing you need to do is create an account. Don't have one yet? Please read how to create an account.

Once you've done that, you'll see some options on your dashboard. For all accounts, you can create Courses, Quizzes, Exams, and Assessments. If you're not sure which format is the best option, please look at the available options for creating learning content.

Okay! Now you're sure creating an Exam is the best option for you. So here's how you can do it!

You can read our step-by-step guide below, or watch this video to find out more about how to create an online Exam:



Keep reading to learn about each step:

1. Create

Creating an online Exam is very easy. Go to the Exams tab on your dashboard, and select Create new exam.

A pop-up window will open for you to enter the title of your new Exam. Enter a name (you can change the title later) and click Get started:

Questions

Now you can start adding questions to your Exam. Just click Create new question and choose a question type. We have the following types available:

Multiple choice (double as True/false questions)
Fill in the blanks
Free text
Image answers
Audio questions
Video questions

Can't decide? Let's start with Multiple choice. Don't worry! You can change the question type afterward. You can have more than one type of question in an Exam tooπŸ˜ƒ!

For Multiple choice questions you can:

Add an image to accompany your question
Add up to 10 possible answers
Mark more than one answer as correct
Add Question feedback to explain answers
Choose whether to Show [answers] in the current order or Shuffle answers

When you're done, click Save & add new question.

Do you have a long list of questions and don't want to enter them one by one? No problem. You can import your questions in bulk with an Excel file from Questions > Import.

Start Page

On the Start page tab you can:

Change the Exam title
Add an Introduction text
Assign your Exam to an Exam category
Select the Language for the Exam's participant interface
Customize the Start button text that appears on the start button
Add an image for the Introduction text

Click Save when you're done!

Behavior

Now, let's go to the Behavior tab. Here you can make sure your Exam behaves how you want.

From Exam Type, you can choose one choice from the drop down list:
Participant can change answers allows your participants to change their minds
Participants can skip answers allows them to return to unanswered questions at a later time
Participant cannot change answer is quite strict. Participants only get one chance to answer each question.
Participant can see the correct answer after answering each question gives participants feedback by flashing green or red
Participant has multiple attempts per question allows them to answer questions multiple times

You can also set a time limit for the whole test or per question. if you wrote Question feedback, you can select when to them. Lastly, this is where you select how many questions you want chosen for the Exam and randomize them.

Grading

Here we'll create pass/fail categories for your test. You can create as many categories as you wish, but a simple solution is to keep two categories there, one for Pass and one for Fail. You can adjust the settings for your Pass category by selecting Edit:



Certification

You can send participants an automatically generated certificate if they pass your Exam, by choosing from one of the templates we have available. Read how to set up a certificate for Exams.

It's also possible to create your custom design certificate with our certificate editor. You'll need to be a Corporate Owl or above to access this cool feature.

Styling

The next step is the Styling tab. You can make changes to your Exam to make it match your brand or personal style such as adding a logo:



Suppose you're not happy with the standard layout and styling options. In that case, it's still possible to edit the CSS and make some custom changes to make your Exam look even more impressive (this feature is available for our Corporate Owls and above πŸ˜‰).

Just to give you an example, this is the link to an Exam that was just styled with the available settings on the dashboard:
https://www.onlineexambuilder.com/ocean-sailor/exam-70792

And this is the same Exam, but now with custom CSS styling:
https://www.onlineexambuilder.com/ocean-sailor-css/exam-93757

Result Page

The next step is to customize your Result Page.

If you click Select a layout, there are two options to choose from:

Feedback: by choosing this option, you can show questions, answers, explanations for each, and scores. You can also use this layout to hide their score and answers.
Leaderboard: this option allows your participants to see how they measure up to their colleagues. Depending on their score and how long they took to take the exam, they can have higher or lower positions.

2. Share

Access

Click on Access to edit the settings and determine who can have access to your exam. Learn how to invite participants to an Exam.

You can also add a start and end date and time to restrict the availability of the Exam.

Participant data

On the Participant data tab, you can edit the settings for your login page. You can make it mandatory or optional for participants to log in, ask them extra questions, and create custom questions:

If you scroll down, you'll see the option to create your own questions:



Done that? Great! Don't forget to hit Save. πŸ˜ƒ

Terms & conditions

The Terms & conditions tab is where you can have participants accept to terms before taking your test. That can include Terms & Conditions or checkboxes like "I agree to receive emails from this company," for example.



Social

On the Social tab, you can adjust the social media sharing settings for your participants:



Publish

The Publish includes the URL to share your test that you can send when you have the setting Anyone with the link selected on the Access tab. You can copy and paste this URL into an email, social media post, WhatsApp message, etc.

You can also click on the buttons below the URL to share it directly on social media, and select the checkbox to allow your test to be found by Google:



In the Embed sub-tab, you can find the code for embedding your exam into your website:



Send Email

Finally, the last step in the sharing process, is the Send email tab.



You'll only edit this tab if you choose to share your exam with A predefined group of participants in the Access tab. You can find the instructions for using that feature here.

Note that there is a limit to the number of invitations you can send per day, and your rate limit depends on your subscription type.

3. Analyze

Results

After you've finished creating and sharing your exam with your audience, it's time to look at the results and statistics. Depending on the participant data you asked for on the login page, you'll have your test results associated with that information.

You can even export the results into an Excel file, and if you click on the three gray dots, you can view the results per person with a list of all their answers, participant details, and results per category.

Extra settings

There are some extra tabs you may wish to explore:

Integrations

Got to the Integrations tab to set up two types of integrations for your Exam:

API integration: with this integration, Easy LMS can receive participant data (name; email address) from a 3rd party tool and add it to the Access tab of the Exam. The participant can receive an invitation email to take the Exam right away or be added to the Access tab to send the invitation when it's most convenient for you.

Webhook integration: you can send session data and participant data from Easy LMS to another tool of your choice, using Zapier as a middleman.

To set up integrations from your Exam, you need to have a Corporate Owl plan or above.

Notifications

Here you can decide if you want to:

Receive a notification email every time someone completes the Exam (it can be sent to your account email address or another email address of your choice).
Send a notification email with the results to the participant (this includes what appears in the Result page of the Exam).



That's all for now! I hope this helped you understand how you can create your first exam. You can use this guide as a reference whenever you need it.
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