With end of the semester exams around the corner, your mind is probably split between two places: creating semester exams, and preparation for 2nd semester. The past few blogs we have highlighted different ways you can re-use your quizzes- specifically, creating a quiz from existing quizzes. This feature is particularly useful for semester exams, choosing questions to compile from all the different quizzes you’ve previously assigned. You can also create a review quiz, with multiple chances for your students to view and submit.
If you have already created your semester exams, you are likely preparing for second semester. As the first semester progressed you likely found that lessons may have taken longer, or took less time, depending on the topic and knowledge base of your students. In either case, you may need to reevaluate your course outlines for the second semester.
To change a course outline for second semester, hover over My Courses and select the course outline you wish to change. Upon the course outline page, select the “Make a Copy of this Course Outline”.
Upon the next screen you will rename the course outline for the second semester. In this example, I used “2nd Sem 16-17” after the original course name.
You can now make changes to this course outline, without losing what you planned at the beginning of the year. You can delete the lessons you’ve already taught, along the right edge of the course outline. You can also reorder the lessons by selecting “Reorder Lessons in Custom Outline”. On this screen you can move the lessons by clicking and holding on the lesson you want to move, and dragging it to the slot desired. At the bottom of the screen, you must select “Submit” for the changes to take place.
Want to see a quick video tutorial on this topic instead? Give yourself 3 minutes to watch this video!
At this point in the year, it is common to reuse your quizzes. Our last blog showed you how you can reuse quizzes for other classes; however this blog, will show you that you can create a semester exam re-using your quizzes from the semester. Follow these simple steps below.
3. On the next screen, use the drop down menu to select the name of the quiz below from which you wish to add questions.
4. Select the boxes next to each question, and then find the “Add Questions to Quiz” button.
5. If you wish to add more questions, you may do so following steps 2-4.
Please see this video for a quick tutorial, via a recording from Citrix Webex. You may need to download a simple player to view. Best wishes on a successful exam season!