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The Ultra test and assignment tool uses the same engine to create and deliver assessments. If you know how to create a test, you now know how to create an assignment. If you can create an assignment, you know how to create a test. See → How do I create an Ultra assignment?


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  1. Access your Ultra course and create a Test.



  2. Provide a clear name for the Test so students can easily find it among your course content.
    1. If you don't add a title, "New Test" and the date appear in the content list.
    2. If you add no content, the test won't appear on the Course Content page.
  3. Create the Test by selecting the plus sign to open the menu and make a selection.
    1. Choose a question type or reuse questions and content from existing assessments.
    2. Add files and text, such as instructions for the assignment.
  4. Set the due date, number of attempts, point value, set a time limit, and availability for the Test. Modify advanced settings by clicking on the gear icon. 



  5. A panel layer will open on the right. Adjust various settings as the Assignment requires. For example, you can randomize questions and/or answers or collect submissions offline.
  6. Under the Grading & Submissions section, adjust the Test's category for the gradebook. You can also choose whether students should see correct responses after the Test. 



  7. At your desire, you may add a time limit, assign to groups, or enable the Lockdown Browser

  8. Click DONE to save.
  9. Begin building your test:

When you create a new test, select the plus sign to open the menu and select a question type. You can also reuse questions and content from existing assessments, or use question pools. If you add questions to a test, you can't enable anonymous or parallel grading.

The Test Content area opens where you type the question and answer choices if required, such as for Multiple Choice questions. Questions have a default value of 10 points. Select the Points box to type a new value. 

You can use the editor to add a variety of tools to add content to your question. To add more questions, hover your mouse over the gray bar to find the purple + to add content. 


At this time, you can create these question types in tests and assignments in the Ultra Course View:

  • Essay
  • Fill in the Blank and Fill in Multiple Blanks
  • Matching
  • Multiple Answer
  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False