A test tool adapted for the youngest learners has been a high ranking request in our idea portal. We are now happy to introduce a brand new test tool for the early learners. A simplified version of the standard itslearning test tool, the early learner test tool has ten question types and possibilities for automatic assessment. Without losing the powerful features of the test tool used by older students, it has now become easier for the junior learners to take tests and receive automatic feedback.
>> Take a look at the video to see how it works.
Making it easy and inspiring
The results are presented with as little details as possible, but still with a clear focus on the two most important aspects: score and achievement. The questions are presented in a fun and engaging way – and drawings and animations inspire the kids to take the tests again and again. No reading skills are required to take tests as the icons and illustrations will guide the learners through a path from start to end.
You set up the test and create questions. If your learners cannot read yet, you can use images, sound or video to create the questions. If you’ve been using the standard test tool it’s practically the same procedure. You can even use the same test for early learners and learners that use the standard interface – the tools are the same, but the interface is slightly different.
With the recent releases of apps, pages and registrations for the early learner interface, our early learners can now enjoy a much richer environment.
How do I get started with tests for early learners?
- In order to use the new test tool you have to enable the early learner interface. This is a free module, but it requires a system administrator to enable it. Read how to do it in the help.
- Create an early learner course (see Adding early learner courses in the help).
- For teachers, early learner courses look similar to normal courses. Click Add and then Add test to start creating a test. If you need assistance, the help will guide you through the setup.
- To take the test in the early learner interface you must be associated with a specific profile in itslearning called 'Early learner'. See the help under Early learner profiles to find out how to set it up.
Posted on Sun, September 30, 2012
by Øyvind Flatnes