Creating exams with Examplatform
  • 24 Aug 2023
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Creating exams with Examplatform

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For scheduling exams, see the article Planning with Exam Platform.


The exam platform is a setup in MyPortfolio that consists of multiple modules. Collectively, those modules function for creating, managing, scheduling and also administering exams.

These modules can be linked to RemindoTest, so that created tests can be planned and administered in it. This requires a test and administration environment, which can be set up in consultation with Paragin. RemindoTest is a requirement for planning theory tests.

Creating an exam

As an administrator, navigate to menu item Exam Administration to create an exam. The 'Add Exam' option is indicated at the top right of the screen. Clicking on this will open a new screen.

Give the exam an appropriate title and coding so it can be easily looked up later. If desired, a color can be assigned, which will show up later in the schedule. It is optional to provide a short description, as well as an explanation for scheduling the exam. This explanation will be shown to users authorized to do so.

Next, a type must be chosen for the exam. There are three different options here:

  • Drawing test
  • Practical exam
  • Theory exam

A new exam must then be created for the desired type. In addition, the different types have some unique settings. These are explained below for each type of exam.)

Under the exam type, indicate if it is a conditional formative exam. Below that will be the exam assignment. Specify the instructions for the participants in this exam in this field. You can specify the time frame over which the exam assignment will be visible. If participants can upload a file before the start of this exam, indicate that here by clicking the option.

For an exam, one or more forms of execution can be entered. This is not required. It can be useful if for the completion of an exam there are several ways to meet the requirements. Setting up execution forms can be a useful overview for that.

Finally, accountability information and documents can be entered. A text field is available and an option to add files. This is not mandatory.

Drawing test

The Draw Test option is used when a candidate must submit file for this exam. For example, a candidate must prepare a construction drawing which is then uploaded. Information can be entered for the tutors associated with this exam. A document can be attached here.

Practical Exam

Use the practice exam type for exams that are not administered with an online test. Een praktijkexamen vereist een beoordelingsformulier. Kijk hiervoor in dit artikel bij het onderdeel ‘Beoordelingsformulier opstellen’. Bij het opstellen van een praktijkexamen horen de volgende opties:

Type of assessmentSpecify the way an assessment is assigned. A choice can be made between a point system, use of grades or the direct assignment of a pass or fail or good. In the latter option, the grade from which a pass is obtained must be indicated.

This setting affects the assessment form.
Specific typeHere you can choose from different forms of practical examinations, such as a final interview.
Number of sectionsIndicate here how many sections this exam will consist of. This means that a separate page will be created for each section. An exam in this format can consist of a maximum of 20 items.
Calculate grades by core taskIf an exam is to be graded as a whole and not by core task, disable this here. This option is enabled by default.
Add a field for general comments at the bottom of the assessment formUse this option to make an extra field available during the assessment. Assessors can then post comments here.
Secondary assessor does not fill in digital, but participates in the assessmentThis option is used when a second assessor does not fill in a digital assessment, but does so outside the environments. An assessor can use this option to indicate which other assessor this was.
Display name of score area (from-to) based on the gradeIf a score area has been assigned a name, it can be displayed using this option. This allows the candidate to know what the indication is for the obtained grade.
Extra information for assessors in the emailThis field can be used to enter information intended for assessors. This will be added to the email they receive when the exam is taken.

Theory exam

The theory exam is used to link to a test in a RemindoTest environment. It can be indicated to which course this test belongs. The number of grades to be obtained should be indicated. To set up and manage theory exams in this Knowledge Base, see the RemindoTest section.

Linking to exams

Setting up qualifications is explained in the following article: Qualifications and Qualification Files

Return to the Exam Management menu item to link a qualification to an exam. For an exam, click on the flag icon to add a qualification. At 'Add new qualification', select the desired qualification from the list. The page then displays an overview of all the core tasks and work processes contained in that qualification. Each work process can be manually ticked, indicating that it should be included when assessing the exam.

Prepare assessment form

An assessment form must be created for a practical exam. If an exam of this type has been created, an option for this will appear in the overview. Go to the Exam Administration menu item, where there is a list icon in the Options column. Click this to create or edit an assessment form.
The screen that follows also contains options for editing the content of the assessment and result text and viewing the assessment form. The form is displayed there as the assessors see it.

Create a form

Core task and work process

An assessment form consists of several parts that have to be created consecutively. First a core task has to be set up. To do this click on the plus symbol 'Add core task'. Enter an appropriate name. The next setting will display the scoring area. The score area can be customized as you wish, as long as the numbers per area do not overlap. The default setting for this is two areas, unsatisfactory and satisfactory. In the image below, a third area has been created for "excellent.

Figure 3

Next, enter a name for the work process. For each work process it can be set whether the points awarded count for the final assessment. It is possible to set a minimum for the number of criteria that must be sufficient within this work process. If this minimum is not achieved, the core task is marked as insufficient. In addition, a minimum can be set for the criteria to be assessed. If no minimum is set, all criteria must be assessed. After saving these initial settings, more work processes can be created in the overview.

Add criteria

Per work process criteria need to be set up to give the actual assessment. At each work process there is again a plus symbol, called 'Add element'. The screen 'Add Criterion' will now open. Enter a title and description for each criterion. There are two types of criteria to choose from, 'Criterion' and 'Text Field'.

Figure 3

The 'Criterion' type reveals a number of settings, as shown in the image above. 'Critical' indicates whether a passing grade is mandatory for this criterion. Below that, different settings are available for each point.

  • The speech bubble makes a fill-in box available during grading.
  • The asterisk requires an assessor to provide an explanation if that particular point is assigned. In the image above, an explanation must be provided if 0 or 2 points are assigned.
  • If a file is to be uploaded for grading the exam, it can be set here whether it should be shown.
  • The second asterisk indicates whether the file upload is mandatory.
  • The 'T' indicates whether the label of the exam should be changed.
    It is possible to show all options of this criterion below each other. This relates to the overview of the assessment form. Finally, it is possible to add one or more standard substantiation texts.

For scheduling exams, see the article Planning exams with Exam Platform.

Internal name modules: assignmentplanning, assignmentadmin, qualifications

Disclaimer: This text was automatically translated from the Dutch version.