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12. Managing Tests and Tests sections
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BluePrint makes it easy to build tests and customize features for your learners. In this article, we'll cover the basics of test building.

Test Types

When building a test, first decide whether you would like to build a Full Length Test or a Standard Test (sometimes called "Mini Test"). A Standard Test is untimed and presents all the questions to the student in one single question block, while a Full Length Test can contain multiple Test Sections, each with their own time setting, as well as timed breaks.


Because Standard Tests are untimed, we recommend them for unit reviews, quizzes, and any less formal testing situation. Full Length Tests are better suited for final exams and practice tests that intend to mimic the true testing scenario.


Below is an example of a Full Length Test. Note that the two sections display a total time of 35 minutes, but the Total Time displayed is 45. This is because there is a 10-minute break placed between the sections.



Working With Test Sections

When you create a new test, the settings default to a Standard Test. Check the Full Length checkbox to build a Full Length Test with Sections and Time Constraints.


You can set the Time Allowed using the text box, as well as write a custom Section Introduction and select the Questions that make up each section. Then, click Add Section or Add Break to continue structuring your test.


Additional Test Configuration Options

Testing Tools

Selecting Add Testing Tools allows you to indicate specific test tools (calculator, scrap paper, highlighter) you would like to make available to learners during a test. You can set these at the Test Level or the Section Level. This comes in handy If your test contains, say, one section that needs a calculator and another that does not allow calculators.



Time Accommodations

Time Accommodation Options gives you the power to allow additional time multipliers you would like to make available for learners.

Once enabled, you can select any additional time multipliers you would like to make available to learners, specify custom time or choose an unlimited time option. 

NOTE: Multiple options can be selected, to allow learner to choose from more options. 

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