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About Creating Tests and Surveys

Tests and surveys are used to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. You can create tests and surveys and then deploy them in a course area. The difference between tests and surveys is test questions have points assigned to them for grading evaluation, whereas surveys do not.

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Next Steps

To learn more about tests and other assessment measures, see:

Creating Tests and Surveys

Editing Tests and Questions

Test and Survey Options

Using the Test and Survey Canvas

Deploying Tests and Surveys

Test and Survey Status

Test and Survey Results

Changing Question Settings

Adding Question Metadata

Question Types

Finding Questions

Reusing Questions

Creating and Editing a Random Block

Creating Question Sets

Uploading Questions

Using the Pool Canvas

Creating and Editing Pools

Importing Tests, Surveys, and Pools

Exporting Tests, Surveys, and Pools

Grading Tests