1. Create Questions in the Question Library
  2. Question Types Available in Brightspace
  3. Import Questions in a CSV file
  4. Creating a Self Assessment
  5. Preview your Self Assessment
  6. Add a Self Assessment to a module
  7. Edit Questions in an Existing Self Assessment

The Self assessment tool can help students evaluate their contributions and performance for individual or group work. Self-assessments can encourage student involvement and responsibility, as well as provide an opportunity for reflection. Self assessments are often phrased using “I” statements and you can include hints for students to clarify the meaning of individual questions or statements. 

NOTE: 
While students can receive points for participating in the Self Assessments, the tool is not connected to the gradebook. In order to create a grade column, you need to manually create an Item in the gradebook and enter grades directly.  

Create Questions in the Question Library

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Assessment, Click Self Assessments.
  5. Click the Question Library tab.       
  6. Click New to add new questions manually from the dropdown menu (to Import questions click links to Upload a File as a csv file or by Browsing Existing Questions) [Link these to the sections below]
  7. Type the question and the answer options, as required by the question type.
  8. Click Save and New to add another question or Save and Copy to copy the question (if only minor changes are required, such as changing the question or statement but using the same answer options). Continue until all questions have been added.
  9. Click Done Editing Questions.

Question Types Available in Brightspace

Question Type Description Grading and Features D2L Video Tutorial
True/False (T/F) True or false is a type of question where the question-creator indicates whether a statement is truthful or not. Automatic https://youtu.be/4GspMhb8caw

Multiple Choice (MCQ) Multiple choice questions give users multiple possible answers to a question and asks them to select the correct or best answer Automatic https://youtu.be/f75PNQsUV-M

Multi-Select (MS) Multi-select is a type of question where the user selects one or more correct answers from a group of possible answers. Automatic https://youtu.be/fbcG4ZZfofI

Written Response (WR) In Brightspace Learning Environment, written response (formerly know as long answer) is a type of question that is more than a few words long. It is an open-ended text response. You can allow learners to upload files to this question type, as well. Manual

Allows files to be uploaded

https://youtu.be/MJv3giIUNoA

Short-Answer (SA) A short answer question is a type of question where the user responds to a prompt with a short, one or two-word text response. Traditionally, many people think of a short answer question as a sentence or two in length, but for the short answer question type in Brightspace Learning Environment, it can be automatically graded, and for this reason, is shorter. Automatic https://youtu.be/XryKHVdmAR0

Multi-Short Answer (MSA) Like the short answer question, multi-short answer is a few short-word text responses. It is well-suited for situations that require an answer in the form of a list Automatic https://youtu.be/2KrSsVSEgPo

Fill in the blanks (FIB) A fill in the blanks question is a question type where the user has to insert the correct response into a blank space in order to complete a sentence. You can have more than one blank in this question type, and it can be automatically graded. Automatic https://youtu.be/eZGvpdWX00g
Matching (MAT) Matching questions ask users to pair correct items together for points. For example, users may be asked to match a term to its proper definition or a date to its event. Automatic https://youtu.be/wItWupr3HI4

Ordering (LA) An ordering question is a type of question where the user places the answers in the correct order. Automatic https://youtu.be/zPKNiy1VERM

Arithmetic Questions (2+2) An arithmetic question is a question type in which numbers can be randomly chosen for each variable. The numbers used for each variable in the question are based on specific number ranges. Automatic

Allows files to be attached

https://youtu.be/90rNiiE-mio

Significant Figures (x10) The significant figures question type is most applicable to science and math related questions. Users are able to enter their answers in scientific notation format. Automatic

Allows files to be attached

https://youtu.be/4etr8z9ckMM

Likert Question (LIK) The likert question is unique to the Survey tool. Likert questions are a way to gather feedback by creating questions with answers based on one of the six scales available. Used in Surveys only

Ungraded

https://youtu.be/naHabWYwXeQ

Import Questions in a CSV file

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Assessment, Click Self Assessments.
  5. Click the Question Library tab.       
  6. Click Import.
  7. In the drop-down menu, select Upload a File. A pop-up window will appear.
  8. Upload a CSV file containing questions if you have already created one or click Download template CSV and save the file to your computer. Add questions to the CSV document and upload it.
  9. Click Import All or Review if you need to review the questions being uploaded.
  10. Click Done Editing Questions.
  11. Add questions to a new Self Assessment or an existing Self Assessment. See the instructions for creating a Self Assessment below.

Creating a Self Assessment

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Assessment, Click Self Assessments.
  5. Click New Self Assessment to create the new self assessment.
  6. Enter a name for the Self Assessment.
  7. Select or add a category if needed. This is optional but may be helpful if you will have multiple Self Assessments in your course.
  8. Under Hints, you have the following options:
    • Click allow hints if you want them to be visible to students
    • Click Shuffle Questions at the self assessment level to randomize your questions.
  9. Click Expand page header or footer if you would like to include additional instructions or information for students. These can be added in one or both of the HTML editor boxes provided. You will need to select on to enable students to view comments in either the header or footer.
  10. Click Save.
  11. Click Add/Edit Questions.                     
  12. Click Import, then select Browse Question Library from the dropdown menu.
  13. Click the checkboxes to select your questions.
  14. Click Import.
  15. Click Done Editing Questions.
  16. Click Save and Close.

Preview your Self Assessment

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Assessment, Click Self Assessments.
  5. Click the arrow next to the Self Assessment and select Preview. This will allow you to see all questions, hints and feedback included in the Self Assessment.
  6. Click Exit Preview when done.

Add a Self Assessment to a module

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Navbar at the top of your course page, click Content. 
  4. Click on the module/week section where you’d like to add the Self Assessment.
  5. Click Existing Activities and select Self Assessment from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the self assessment from the list. Note that it will be added at the bottom of the module.

Edit Questions in an Existing Self Assessment

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin.
  4. Under Assessment, Click Self Assessments.
  5. Click the title of the self assessment you want to edit.
  6. Click Add/Edit Questions.
  7. Click on the individual question you want to edit.
  8. Click Save when you are done.

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