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The Assessment section of our tool can be used to create outcome-based tests, such as a personality test, but how does that work exactly?

Creating an online Assessment

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

Once you've done that, you'll see some options on your dashboard. For all accounts, you can create Courses, plus three types of tests – Quizzes, Exams, and Assessments.

If you're not sure which format is the best option for you, please look at this article.

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

Go to your Dashboard > Assessments > + New Assessement

What are Assessments used for?

An Assessment aims to create outcome-based tests, such as surveys, personality tests, and leveling tests. There are no right or wrong answers. You might want to use an Assessment to determine the best career for someone, or their level of knowledge about something, or their preferences for interior styling ... the possibilities are endless!

This is an example of an Assessment that was set up to determine which martial art suits you best: Which martial art suits you?



What is the difference between a 'multiple categories' and a 'single scale' Assessment?

When you start creating an Assessment with our tool, you will be asked to choose between two different assessment types:



You should choose the Single scale option when your outcomes are related to each other in a 'linear' way. A user gets points for their specific answers, and the result of the test is just based on the scoring range that their score falls into. This option can be used to create surveys, placement tests, and the like.

If your outcomes are entirely different from each other, you should go for the Multiple categories option. An answer can contribute to any (or several) of the outcomes. This option can be used to create personality tests, tests to indicate which product or service is best for a client, and other tests with different "types" of results.

The spider graphs above are used simply to illustrate the different Assessment types and are not available for displaying the test results. You can choose between vertical or horizontal bar charts to view the results.

For a more detailed explanation about the differences between the two types of Assessments, you can create with Easy LMS check this article.

Setting up the outcomes of an Assessment

Before creating your questions, you should create the categories, or possible results, for your Assessment. When you look at the menu of your Assessment, you will find a tab called Categories, where you can create the possible outcomes for your test:



You have the following options to enter for each of your Categories:

Title
Category description
Category URL
Image (with optional image credits)

Matching questions and answers to outcomes

Now, create your questions. You can choose between different question types for your Assessment. The given answers to the questions will determine which of the Categories is displayed on the Result page of the test. To make this work, you need to assign points to the outcome categories for every answer option.

When you create your questions, you will find the option to assign points to a category for every possible answer:

The system will calculate the outcome based on the number of points in each category.



Login settings

Would you like people to identify themselves for your Assessment? Or would you like them to take it anonymously? You can edit these settings on the Participant data tab. You can make it mandatory, optional, or not required for your participants to identify themselves. You can also choose to place the login page at the start or right before your assessment page:



Find out more about editing the settings of your login page here.

Styling

Now, you can change your survey’s look to make it match the look and feel of your brand/personal style on the Styling tab:



Notifications

On the Notifications tab, you can choose to receive an email whenever someone finishes taking your Assessment. You can read more about that here.

Result page

There are several options for displaying the outcome on the Result page of the Assessment:

You can choose to display only the main category, or all of the categories (in the order of the scores for each of them)
You can choose whether you want to show the percentages
You can choose to show or hide the social media sharing buttons
You can choose to display a chart with all the categories

This is a 'minimalistic' example of the Result page where only the main category is displayed:



This is an 'elaborate' example of the Result page where all the categories are displayed, with a graph, percentages, and social media sharing buttons:



The participant interface of your Assessment and the admin dashboard may differ slightly depending on the design version of your account. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Publish

Now, it's time to publish your Assessment! You can find the URL for sharing it on the Publish & share tab. You can copy and paste this URL to an email, social media post, or WhatsApp message. You could even add a button at the end of a Quiz/Exam/Course you've created with our tool, with a link to your Assessment! Super awesome, right?

You can see how to share your Assessment in detail here.
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