Advanced Item Authoring

This module covers the additional Item Authoring functionalities and techniques that will allow you to tailor questions to your specifications. Be sure to complete the Item Authoring Essentials, Building a Page, and Different Page Type modules before viewing these lessons, as they presume a basic understanding of the system.

Using the Caliper Tool

About: The Surpass caliper is an accessible digital tool used by candidates to measure scaled media in the delivery screen. Objective: After this lesson, you will know how to add the caliper tool to an item, modify its default unit of measurement, and understand how candidates use the tool in delivery. Next Steps: Consider whether […]

Using Negative Marking

About: Negative marking allows you to punish candidates for selecting wrong distractors in Multiple Choice and Multiple Response questions. This is designed to discourage guessing. Negative marking is only available for HTML tests. Objective: After this lesson, you will know how to add negative weightings to answer options in ‘Item Authoring’. You will also understand […]

Using Rationale

About: Rationale allows you record the reasons behind answer options in Multiple Choice and Multiple Response questions. Objective: After this lesson, you will know how to add rationale to answer options in ‘Item Authoring’. Next Steps: Consider whether rationale is suitable for your process. Rationale is distinct from Feedback in that it is not visible […]