1. Setting up the Online Portion of Your Assessment
To get started, click the 'Create Assessment' button on the top right hand corner.
Set up your assessment by choosing a Course, entering the Assessment Name, and selecting ‘Online’ as the Assessment type. This will allow you to set up your online portion of the assessment first.
You'll also choose, if and how, your test questions are displayed under the 'Test Question Display' dropdown menu. We recommend selecting 'Display Full PDF' or 'I don't want to upload test questions' for hybrid assessments. For more details on these options, check out our 'Uploading test questions' article.
2. Upload Questions
Display Full PDF
If you selected 'Display Full PDF' in the previous step, Akindi will prompt you to upload your test questions in a PDF file, then click 'Continue'.
3. Creating an answer key
Enter your answer key by selecting the correct response for each question. Turn on advanced marking options to control the weight and grading scheme of each question.
4. Scheduling the Online Assessment
Set the times in which the students can access the online assessment.
The 'Activation time' is when students will be granted access to view and start their assessment. The 'Deadline' is when the assessment closes, meaning students can no longer access their assessment or submit their answers.
You’ll have the option to turn the test into a timed assessment. Under 'Time limit', select the hours and minutes that your students will be given to complete their submission. If you don't want to set a time limit, select the 'Disable time limit' checkbox.
Once you click ‘Save & Continue’ you'll be taken to the 'Online Assessment Status' page. Here you can adjust the time limit, activation time and deadline for selected students that may require accommodations.
5. Emailing Students Their Online Assessment
Each student requires a unique URL to access their online assessment. From the table, select the students that will be completing the assessment online and then click 'Email Students Online Assessment' and 'Send' when you're ready.
Akindi will only create an online assessment assessment URL for the selected students and only these students will be notified of their online assessment in Akindi.
Click 'Back to Dashboard'.
6. Printing bubble sheets
From your dashboard, select the 'Edit Assessment Timing' dropdown menu and select 'More options'. This will provide you with the option to download bubble sheets which can then be printed for the number of students in your course roster that will be taking the assessment in-person.
7. Scanning and Uploading Test Sheets
After the in-person test has been completed, scan the test sheets to a PDF using any scanner and upload the PDF to Akindi.
On the 'View Online Assessment Status' dropdown menu, select 'Upload Response Sheets'.
8. Viewing & exporting the results
As each student submits their online assessment, the results will populate in Akindi. Once you have uploaded your scanned test sheets, the students that took the test in-person, will also appear alongside the online responses. Click ‘View Results’ on your Akindi course dashboard to access all the assessment results and analytics.
If you've run an hybrid Akindi assessment, you can export the results by clicking 'Send grades to 'LMS'' or in the following ways from the ‘Actions’ dropdown menu:
- Download CSV
- Download Question Breakdown CSV