KB User's Guide - Assessment Tab - Quiz/Survey Modules

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The Assessment Tab is not enabled in the KB Admin Tools for groups that do not have any existing quiz/survey questions. If your group would like to use the Assessment Tab features, reach out to kb-team@doit.wisc.edu to have the tab activated.

This document will walk you through the steps to create a Quiz/Survey Module in the Assessment tab.

    Quiz/Survey Modules

    To create a new Module, go to the KB Admin Tools > Assessment tab. You will land on the Quiz/ Survey Modules screen, as it is the default. If you have not created any modules, you will see the Add a New Module form, alone. Otherwise, if you have created one or multiple Modules, they will appear under the Add a New Module blank form. The Module sequence appearance is determined by the Sort field in each Module.

    "Add a new module" Form

    Modules are an easy way to group together a selection of questions to use in a Quiz, a Questions and Answer review (QA review) and/or a Survey. Fill out the form and click on the Add a new module button to save your work.



    Displaying Modules on the Live Internal Site

    When an end user visits your live Assessments page, they will see the modules available to them at the top of the page. This section displays:

    They will also see a separate list of their individual attempts on all assessments.

    Best Practices

    Here are several ways to leverage the Assessments feature on your Live site.

    Assessment URL

    You may relay an assessment link to your users (e.g. https://kb.wisc.edu/YOURsubsite/internal/assessment.php) by sending a URL via email, chat, news item, etc. 

    The image below shows our Demo internal test site URL appended with assessement.php and highlighted in yellow.

    assessmen.php url in the live internal site

    On the live site, below the banner, you will see the Assessment page displaying Quizzes and Surveys.

    The image below, the user sees a table with the active Conference Presentation Suggestion Quiz and New Hire Onboarding Survey .

    Quiz and surveys as seen by a user on the live site

    To update the page heading displayed on your Assessment page on the Live site, please see the instructions at KB User's Guide - Assessment Tab - Quiz/Survey Settings.

    Create an Assessment Module to Display on your Live Site

    You may display your Assessment of choice on the KB front page by using our Side Module function. Below is an example on our Test Site of a Survey in the left Side Module called "Our Groovy Assessments". The custom side module features a survey, Conference Ideas and a quiz, Onboarding Review.


    Follow these steps to create an Assessment Side Module:

      1. KB Admin Tools > SitePref tab > Side Modules link. This should lead you to the Side Modules Page.
      2. Create a Custom Side Module by filling in the blank Custom field data under the Side Modules table (circled below in red).
        • Module Name - Enter the word "Assessment", or something relevant like "Lab SOP Assessment" in this field.
        • Position - Choose the desired position from the dropdown menu.
        • Internal and/or External - Check the boxes for Internal and External depending on which sites you would like to display your Assessment Module.
        • Full View - check this box to have feed display which allows for optimized viewing on devices with larger screens, such as desk tops and lap tops.
        • Mobile View - check this box to have feed display on mobile devices which allows for optimized viewing on devices with smaller screens.
        • Landing Page - check this box to have the feed display on the homepage.
        • Doc Page - check this box to have the feed appear on any other page within your KB.
        • Order - sets the desired display order for the module if you have other side modules in the same position.
        • Click the Add button on the far right of that row.

    The image below shows the settings for a Custom "Music Theory Survey" Side Module to appear on the top left side of the KB main page in our KB test site. It will appear at the top because the Order number is indicated as "1". Click the Update button to save your work. Go to your internal live site at see what you think,

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