Learning Assessments (Open Beta) Enhancements - Overview

Learning Assessments are a reimagining of the legacy Test Engine experience. The first phase of this multi-release project was introduced with the February ’20 Release and focused on the administrator experience, with emphasis on assessment creation and assessment preview.

The August ’20 Release continues the expansion of the open beta, in stage environments only, by focusing on the end user experience and a simple version of the Attempts Review Page. The following Learning Assessment features are included in this phase:

  • Assessment Player
  • Assessment Attempt Review (end user perspective)
  • Attempts Review (administrator perspective)
  • Mobile-responsive design (Assessments functionality is NOT available via the Learn app)

This functionality is not available at the start of UAT.


Important: All existing assessments created using the Learning Assessments - Beta will be deleted with the deployment of the new August 2020 release features. This deletion will occur during the Stage deployment. Any assessments created after the Stage deployment will not be deleted.


Because the Learning Assessments project remains in an open beta status, this functionality continues to only be available in Stage portals, and the following features included in the legacy Test Engine experience are NOT currently supported for Learning Assessments:

  • Assigning assessments
  • Adding or managing assessments to the transcript
  • Assessments are not yet treated as a learning object type
  • Versioning
  • Publishing
  • Localization
  • Images within assessments
  • Essay question type
  • Essay grading and the grader workflow
  • Subject association
  • Question categories
  • Question bank
  • Migration tools
  • Bulk upload tools
  • Bulk actions

The above list is not a fully comprehensive list of exclusions. Any feature not listed as available for assessments is not currently supported.


Learning Assessments functionality is in an open beta status, and is only available in Stage portals. Learning Assessments are automatically available in Stage portals with the Test Engine enabled, to administrators with permission to manage the Test Engine. Note: Learning Assessments functionality and Test Engine functionality can currently both be active in the portal at the same time.

For more information about the first phase of this beta project, which was released in February, please see the below documentation:


The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

Test Engine - Manage Grants ability to create and edit/manage tests via the Test Engine. This permission can be constrained by OU, User’s OU, User, User’s Self, and User’s Subordinates. This is an administrator permission. Learning - Administration