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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 online Exam

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, please take a look at this article.

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

We divided the process of building an Exam into three stages – Create, Share & Analyze:



You can watch this video to find out more about how to create an online Exam:



Or you can keep reading to see all the steps:

1. Create

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


A pop-up window will open for you to enter the title of your new Exam. Put a name there (don't worry too much about it, change it later) and click Get started:



Questions

Now you can start adding questions to your exam. Just click Create new question and a pop-up window will open so you can choose a question type, to begin with:



Can't decide? The safest option is Multiple choice. Don't worry, if you still want to, you can change the question type afterward. You can have more than one type of question in an exam too. 😃

For a Multiple choice question, add an image, including up to 10 possible answers, marking more than one answer as correct, and adding feedback (if you want to):


Finished writing the answer options? Now you can choose to show the answers in the current order, or shuffle them:



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!

Start Page

Here you can edit the title of your Exam, add an introduction text, assign your Exam to a category, select the language of your test, choose the text that will appear on the start button, and add an image:



Done? Then just click Save.

Behavior

Now, let's go to the Behavior tab. Here you can make sure your test behaves exactly as you want it to. 😅

So, the settings include many options that you can choose from. You can make it possible for your participants to change answers or not, automatically proceed to the next question or not, add a time limit for the whole test or per question, show explanations (feedback) after the participant answers the question, and randomize the questions.

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 clicking on the pencil icon next to the percentage:



A pop-up window will open:



You can even choose to issue a certificate if a participant passes your Exam, read more about that below!

Certification

You can send test-takers an automatically generated certificate if they pass your Exam, by choosing from one of the templates we have available.

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. Super lovely, huh? 😎

Styling

The next step is the Styling tab. You can make changes to your test to make it match your brand or personal style, and you can even add your own 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 😉).

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 customizing your Result Page. To change the settings of the result page, you need to have a Business Owl plan or above.

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

Feedback: by choosing this option, you can show questions, answers, explanations for each, and scores.
Basic: this is a standard result page where no extra info is given. You can choose this option to thank your participants for taking the test, and if you don't want them to see the results just yet.
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.

Just choose the option you are most comfortable with:



We're done creating (but you can always go back later and edit your exam 😃). For now, click on the title of your Exam to go back to the dashboard.

2. Share

Access

Click on Access to edit the settings and determine who can have access to your exam. You have two options:



If you select Anyone with the link, any person who has the link can access this exam 😉.

Suppose you select A predefined group of participants. You can add participants (one by one or via import) and have the system automatically send them emails with a unique link and password to take your exam. You can read more about that here.

You can also limit the availability of your exam to a specific time frame.

Participant data

On to the next tab, Participant data. Here you can edit the settings for your login page. You can make it mandatory or optional for participants to log in, ask them a few or a lot of questions, and even create your own questions:



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



Done that? Great! Don't forget to hit Save. 😃

Terms & conditions

Moving on to the Terms & conditions page:



Here you can add things you want your participant to agree to or accept before taking your test. That can include Terms & Conditions or some checkboxes, like "I agree to receive emails from this company" and so on.

Social

On the Social page you can adjust the social media sharing settings for your exam:



Publish

Next step, the Publish tab. Under the Share sub-tab, you'll find the URL to share your test with Anyone with the link (please review the instructions for the Access tab above). 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 tick the checkbox (or not) 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 tab in the sharing process:



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 info:



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



Here you can set up two types of integrations for your online Exam:
Input 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.

Output 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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