Instructions for uploading TestGen files to WebCT for the Quiz tool: (NOTE: you can enlarge any photo in this document to see it better.) TestGen Wizard: 1. Open TestGen and create your quiz or test. I like to use the Test Wizzard tool: 2. You will want to create a test for the web and will then need to select WebCT 3.x and 4.x (WCT). Enter name for quiz or test and click next. Follow through the steps. You can choose the types of questions you’d like for the test as well. 3. Select your content and create the test. It should look like this: If you have it exactly how you want, you can now export it. (NOTE: make sure you have the test created how you want it before moving on.) EXPORTING for WebCT 1. When your test is created (this should work for any way that you’ve created the test or quiz), click File and find and select “Export.” 2. You will need to select WebCT 4x. Click OK 3. It will ask for a name for the WebCT folder where the question files will be stored. In the top box, I simply typed what I created (Quizzes) and in the bottom box, I typed in the name of the specific quiz. This will be used in uploading the file to WebCT for later…Click OK. 4. Save the file. It will be a zipped file. I created a folder in my documents to save it in labeled “quizzes” for ease, but you can save it anywhere on your computer. 5. You can now exit out of TestGEN. If you just exit out, it will ask if you want to save the file. I would recommend saving the TestGen file to have to answer questions about it later if you edit the quiz from WebCT. UPLOADING the file to WebCT: 1. Once you’ve logged in to the WebCT site, Click on the Control Panel: 2. In the control panel, find “Manage Files” and click on it. 3. It should look like this: 4. Find the Upload button and click it. 5. Once you click “Upload,” you will come to a page that will allow you to browse for the file that you created. 1. Click the browse button and you should see this: Find your quiz where you saved it on your computer. Select it (It will be a zipped file…a file that has a zipper on it). 2. Select “Open” and it should show up in the box next to “Filename:” on your WebCT page. Find where you want to upload the file to (you can select where next to “Destination Folder.”) I have created a specific folder for my tests (which may help you stay organized…)labeled “Quizzes” but you may use My Files, which is the default. 3. Once you have done that, click the “Upload” button. 6. Unzipping your file: You have successfully uploaded your file if you see this below: Your file will show up in the My Files place unless you have selected a different location. (For demonstration purposes, I have it uploaded to the default location, My Files). As you will notice, my file has a check next to it because I have selected it. You will want to do the same. Once you have selected it, find the “Unzip” button in your Actions menu. Click it. (NOTE: your file must be selected with a check mark next to it for the WebCT file manager to unzip it.) This will take you to a page with a “Unzip file to [location]” page. You can leave it in My Files, or select a file you created to organize it. I will leave it in My Files. Click the “Unzip” button once you’ve selected the location. This will take you back to the file manager page. Find your file. It will look like this: (It will show up in a folder that you created while exporting your quiz through Test Gen….See #3 instructions. Mine would be called Quizzes) quizzes test.txt Make sure it has .txt at the end. This means that it is a text file, which is necessary for the quiz tool to be able to read it. Do not change anything in that file. It is formatted so that the quiz tool reads the quiz as it should be laid out. Now that you have the file uploaded into the system, you can create your quiz. CREATING THE QUIZ IN WebCT: 7. In your WebCT page, Create A Quiz page (if you have not already). Mine looks like this: Go to your Quiz page. This is where you will create a Quiz. Once you are in your Quiz page, find the Action button for “Create Quiz” and click it. Once you create your quiz, you will be taken to a page where you will have to name your quiz. Type in your Title and click “Create.” Make sure that you have selected what is selected on the example page shown above. You will see something like this: Next, you will need to find the Question Database and click it. It is circled in red. WHY? In order for a quiz to be created, questions must be in the question database to select from. We need to first upload the questions from the .txt file to the question database to use them. There is no direct way to place questions from a .txt file into a quiz. You will create question bank to choose these questions from. SO….to add questions into the Question Database: This will take you to the Question Database. Find the Action Button that is called “Import questions from file” and click it. It is shown below: This will take you to a page where you can browse for the file. You are looking for the file you imported from the Test Gen into the File manager. Find the .txt file that you should have in your folder you created. (See #3 and #6 instructions…same file). Select it (by clicking the dot beside the filename in your WebCT file browser) and click “Add Selected.” You will then see this: Click the “Import” button. This will take you to a page where you can view the information from your quiz. Check each question to see if there is a correct answer selected. It will look similar to this: You will need to scroll to the bottom and click “Continue.” When you continue, it will take you back to the question database. If you have no other questions, you may be taken directly to them. If they don’t show up, you will need to find them using the “View” option under the Options: Category area in the Action Menu (shown below). Once you find the quiz it should look like the picture below: Click the down arrow to find the quiz. Once you’ve found it, click “ Go.” It should take you there. You will then need to go back to the Quizzes/Surveys area and find your quiz that you created earlier. Click the Quizzes/Surveys words circled in red. Click the Title of your quiz. Make sure you click the title. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you where you do not need to be. This will take you to the quiz editor. This is where you can find your questions you uploaded to the question database. Once you get to the quiz editor page, you will need to find the “Add questions” button on the Action menu. Click it. Once you click the “Add Questions” button, It will open up a window titled “WebCT question browser.” This is your question database. Find your quiz questions and select all. They will look like this: Click “Add Selected” once all questions are selected. Your questions will look similar in name (Question 001, etc.). It will then look like this: If you will notice, there is a place for you to decide how many points each question is worth. Because I have 20 questions and I want my Quiz to be worth 100 points, all questions having equal value, I will place a five in the boxes under “Points” and then click “Update Total.” It will look like this: Once I have updated my total, my quiz is created with points. But, you will need to decide the settings of the quiz. This includes: Time given for the students to take the quiz Release date for quiz Who gets the quiz Security Grade releasing Find the “Edit quiz settings” button on the Action Menu and click it. It will take you to the quiz settings page which will look like this: I usually change the Quiz duration (ex: 30 minutes), the Availability (ex: September 30, 2006 12:00 a.m. to October 9, 2006 11:55p.m.), the Attempts allowed (1), and the student score release (ex: Release the score once the availability period has ended). You may choose your own settings. Once you choose your settings, make sure you select the “Update” button at the end of the page. This will take you back to the quiz editor for your quiz. Congratulations! You have successfully created a quiz using Test Gen! If you would like to see your quiz, go back to your “Quizzes” page and click the Magnifying glass next to your quiz title. It will look like this: If you will notice, your quiz settings appear listed below the quiz title. Students should then be able to take the quiz/test during the time given.