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After creating items in the bank, you can start building a test. We'll walk you through the steps to create a professional looking and user friendly test that's ready for candidates or employees to take.
Create a test
Tests are stored in groups, so you might need to create one before creating tests. Click Tests in the main menu and you'll see an index listing groups. Click the plus icon on the top right of the index, enter a name, and click Create. Point to a group's 3-dot icon and choose Create to make a sub-group.
Click the plus icon on the top right of the page to create a new test. Select a group (and an optional sub-group) to store it in and enter a name and description.
Ignore the Scales section for now. We'll return to it after putting the test together. Enter an overall time limit for the test if needed using this format: hh:mm:ss. Later on, you’ll be able to set time limits on sections within the test. Click the Create button to open the Test Canvas.
Set up the test sections and pages
To make changes to the sections and pages, click the pencil icon on the right of the canvas. Click and drag the numbered tiles to rearrange them. You can add a new section with a name and an optional time limit. To edit a section, click the section tile.
All sections on your test are Normal by default. But you can change the type of the first and last sections to "Introduction" and "Conclusion" to exclude them from the overall time limit.
Each Normal section can also have its own time limit. Time limits cannot be assigned to the Introduction or Conclusion. Section time limits are included within the overall time limit.
Check out the How time limits work article to learn more.
Once you're happy with the layout, click the checkmark icon to save your changes.
Now that your sections and pages are set up, add items to each page. Just like the Item Canvas, the Test Canvas has a toolbar with components. But you can click the Items tab at the top of this toolbar to switch to a list of groups in the Item Bank. Select a group and click and drag items onto the canvas.
Clicking the pencil icon of an item opens the side panel with a link to edit it in the Item Bank. Click this link, make your changes, and click Save. The changes are applied to all of the tests where the item is used, but they don’t show up on tests already dispatched.