When you click on the Add Session button to create a new session, or click on an existing session, you will enter the Edit Session interface. This is driven by the workflow process shown at the top of the screen. The workflow is designed for the purpose of quality control and validity documentation; further, the workflow breaks the complex process of publishing a test into smaller, more manageable chunks.
1. Info Workflow
The first step in the workflow allows you to name the session and provide a description or alternate ID. This is also where you will assign tags to the session (e.g., grade level, subject, or school year).
2. Pre-Session Workflow
This step allows you define a pre-session screen for examinees that will be taking this test online. You have a full rich text editor with formatting and the ability to insert objects, including the following:
- Your organizations logo
- Instructions to the examinee
- What to expect during the test
- Confidentiality agreement and/or reminder to preserve academic integrity
3. Tests Workflow
This step allows you to select the test(s) to be delivered. Use the Search/Filters: fields on the left to find the test you need, then drag over to the right.
4. Post-Session Workflow
The Post-Session workflow is a rich text editor to define a screen that is shown to the examinee. What makes this one unique is that you can insert dynamic values. Use the drop-down menus on the left to select the placeholder, and the actual value for the examinee will be displayed (e.g., ID number or test score).
5. Security Workflow
The next step is to define the security of the session. Currently, this is done with a start and end date. Note: In the future, this will include time on those dates, proctor code, and use of the Weblock lock-down browser.
6. Access Workflow
There are two approaches that examinees will use to access a session.
- More security: Assign all examinees ahead of time and generate unique passcodes that can be distributed to them or to proctors/teachers.
- Less security: Publish the session as an open link or group code; some security can be provided on top of this by requiring the examinee to enter an ID number as confirmation. (IN DEVELOPMENT)
7. Examinees Workflow
If you selected the option to assign examinees, you will use Examinees workflow to drag-and-drop to move a single examinee from the left to the right, as shown below. For larger scenarios, you might use the filter functionality and then Add all. For example, you might search for all examinees tagged as 7th Grade and assign them to the 7th Grade End of Year Benchmark Test for Math.
Once you have completed all these options, click Save & Exit on the bottom. Of course, you are also allowed to do so before you finish and return later to finish.