Question randomization allows the teacher to enable random sorting of questions and answers for each student as they take an assessment online. This helps prevent students from being on the same question at the same time.
To set up a test with question randomization, make sure all the questions are correctly tied to the resource(s) needed to answer the question. Begin in the Questions tab.
Questions Tab for Randomization:
The enhanced Questions tab clearly delineates questions that are linked to a Resource:
The Link button for each question allows you to tie the question to a resource.
You can can use the plus signs to add additional questions. When selecting the plus sign inside a resource, the new question will automatically be associated with the resource.
You can still choose to add an independent question that is not tied to a resource.
While uncommon, you can link a question to multiple resources. To do this, select the resources while inside the Link modal. When doing so, the question(s) will always be shown after the last resource it is associated with.
Test Key Tab for Randomization:
The enhanced Test Key tab shows the user which questions are tied to resources. In addition, the questions can be un-linked, edited, and reordered from here.
Administration Tab for Randomization:
Once your questions are grouped by resources, you can then enable question randomization on the Administration tab. In the section labeled Online Testing, select the Question Randomization toggle to enable randomization.
Randomization and Student Summary:
If you have enabled both question randomization and student summary features, students will be able to review which questions they got correct and incorrect after submitting the responses. If students leave the test and return at a later date, the questions will no longer be randomized. This allows the teacher the option to review the test with all students with the same question ordering.