Forms are containers that hold Items and define how those items should be displayed in the player.  Forms are used to construct tests

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Step-by-Step

  1. Select Authoring, then select Forms.
  2. Select the appropriate Bank in the dropdown. The new form appears in the selected bank. The bank must contain items to create a form.
  3. Select Create New.

To continue, follow the instructions in the tabs.

Form Builder Tab

Use the Form Builder tab to organize the items for this form. Here, you can create multiple sections and load items into a section.

  1. Enter the form information:
    • Form Name
    • Form Identifier: Automatically generated.
    • Form Type: Fixed or Adaptive type. Only computer-adaptive testing (CAT) compatible items can be added to Adaptive forms.
    • Form Status: Statuses are defined during Bank Setup. Choose the appropriate Form Status from the list.
  2. Enter the Section Name and Section Identifier (usually a version of the section name without space). If the form only has one section, you can simply repeat the form name or call it Section 1 of 1, etc.
  3. Define the Settings for each section:
    • Calculator: Select a calculator if needed (basic, scientific, or graphic).
    • Use Timer: Select the checkbox to use a timer. Enter the Time Limit (in seconds), the Warning Time (in seconds), and the Time Limit Type. The warning time is the time remaining when the warning is displayed to the student. A soft warning does not force the student out of the section when the timer expires. A hard warning forces the student out of the section when the timer expires.
    • Show Instructions Screen: Select the checkbox to show students instructions for the forms. Select the Add Screen button to choose an existing Resource instructions page. You can add the Resource page later if you haven't already created it.
  4. Select the Save Settings button.
  5. Select the Add Items button to add test items to the form. Each section must contain at least one item.
    • Select the bank that contains the item(s) you want. You can add items from multiple banks, if needed.
    • Search for and select the checkbox for the items to add to the form.
    • Select Add Items to add the items into the section.
  6. Use the dragger bars to rearrange the items as needed.
  7. Select the Add Sections button to add additional sections as needed.
  8. Select Save Changes.

Settings Tab

The Settings tab defines aspects of the entire form.  These settings are broken into four sections: Layout and Navigation, Section Navigation, Tools and Accessibility, and Accommodations.

  1. Select the features you want available for this form.
  2. Select Save Changes.

Settings: Layout and Navigation

  • Show Title: Two additional fields (Display Title and Display Subtitle) are shown. The Title and Subtitle are displayed in the test player on the first page.
  • Show Student Name: The tester's name appears in the test player.
  • Show Focus Mode: The tester has access to this button, which expands the player to display the content more prominently.
  • Show Question Number: The question number appears in the test player.
  • Show Progress Bar: The progress bar appears in the player. This shows the tester their progress through each section of the test. You can also set the progress bar color.
  • Show Item Progress
  • Show Review Screen: A review screen appears at the end of each section. This shows the tester information about the item attemptedness or item flags in the section.
  • Show Final Review Screen: A review screen appears at the end of the test. This shows the tester information about the item attemptedness or item flags for the test.
  • Show Pause Button: The pause button is enabled in the test player. This allows the student to pause their test.
  • Warn on Change: If a tester attempts to move to a new question without first attempting the items on the question they are currently on, they will receive a warning that they have not attempted all items.
  • Show Redirect URL: After completing the test, the tester will redirected to the specified URL instead of remaining on the Test Submitted page.

Settings: Section Navigation

  • Block return to section: The tester cannot return to this section after moving on to the next section.
  • Wait for proctor release: The tester cannot move to the next section until the Proctor allows the tester to proceed via the Proctor Dashboard.

Settings: Tools and Accessibility

  • Flag Item: The tester can flag items they would like a reminder to revisit. Flagged items are shown on the review screens. 
  • Choice Masking: The tester can obscure choices they have determined are not the correct answer. This is a strategy to eliminate choices one at a time.
  • Notepad: The tester has access to a notepad. The notepad is cleared between sections.
  • Line Reader: The tester can obscure the area around the line they are currently reading. This is a strategy to eliminate "noise" by allowing the tester to focus on one line of text at a time. The tester manually moves the line reader to read new lines of text.
  • Color Scheme: The tester can modify the color palate to create either more or less contrast between the font color and background color. This is a strategy to make the text easier for the tester to interpret.
  • Zoom: The tester can modify the magnification of the content. This is a strategy to make the content more accessible when it is either too large or too small for the tester.
  • Font Size: The tester can modify the font size. This does not affect images or other design elements.
  • Dictionary
  • Highlighter: The tester can highlight text in the content and change the background color by setting a highlight color. This allows the tester to set highlight reminders within the content.

Settings: Accommodations

  • TTS Accommodations: If Text to Speech is allowed on this form, two things must be true:  1) choose an accommodation ADAM should look at to enable TTS, and 2) only testers with this accommodation type will have TTS enabled in the test player.

Metadata Tab

During the Bank setup of Form Metadata, "extra" fields needed for Forms may be defined. If so, the values for this form are set on the Metadata tab. In this example, a single metadata field is set up to collect the Operational Period.

  1. Set any metadata field data for the form.
  2. Select Save Changes.

History Tab

On the History tab, you can see a detailed list of each time the form was saved since the time of its creation, and who made the change. Select a timestamp record to see a side-by-side comparison of the form's source QTI, before the save was made (left) and after the save was made (right). 

Source Tab

The Source tab shows a read-only view of the form's source QTI. This is available for reference and troubleshooting.