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 added additional functionality to the open beta, in Stage environments only, by focusing on the end user experience and a simple version of the Attempts Review Page.
With the Dec 4 2020 patch, the expansion of the Learning Assessments open beta continues with the addition of the following features:
- An assessment publishing workflow
- Assignment of assessments via the Learning Assignment Tool (LAT)
- Transcript support for assessments
Learning Assessment functionality is currently only available in Stage portals.
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:
- Dynamic assignment
- Inclusion of assessments in curricula
- Using assessments as pre-work or post-work
- Transcript actions beyond launching and reviewing
- 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 earlier phases of this beta project, released in February and August, please see the below documentation:
- Learning Assessments Beta (Phase 1) Overview - See Learning Assessments - Admin Experience (Open Beta) - Overview.
- Assessments Home - See Assessments Home.
- Create Assessments - See Create Assessments.
- End User Experience of Assessments - See Assessments - End User Experience - Overview.
The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:
|PERMISSION NAME||PERMISSION DESCRIPTION||CATEGORY|
|Course Catalog - View||
Grants access to view the learning objects in the course catalog and enables administrators to view the Course Console and the Popular Requests and Highest Rated widgets on the Learning Admin Console (in conjunction with the Learning Admin Console - View permission). This permission can be constrained by OU, User's OU, Training Type, Training Item, Provider, ILT Provider, User's ILT Provider, and User's LO Availability. This is an administrator permission.
Adding an OU constraint and a provider constraint to this permission results in an "AND" statement.
|Learning - Administration|
|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|