Learning to use TestVision

26 Feb 2020

TestVision is straightforward to use, but it has many options that may not be obvious when you open it for the first time. There are a number of trainings on offer to help you on your way in TestVision. What steps do you have to take as a first time user?

Exams Coordinator

You first point of contact is the (digital) exams coordinator of your faculty. They will be able to tell you if there is room to schedule a digital exam for your course. They will give you access to TestVision, and you can turn to them if you have any questions or need help.

In Canvas we created an online training course that will guide you through the exam cycle in TestVision step by step, in your own time. It contains instructions, videos, summaries, and tips and tricks. The course is in open Canvas for now but will soon be migrated to the new Maastricht University Canvas environment. Your exams coordinator will send you an enrolment link once you have scheduled your digital exam.


Introduction workshop to TestVision

The University Library offers an introduction workshop for all teaching staff who are creating their first exam in TestVision. This introduction covers the basics of working in Testvision and includes important tips and tricks for first time users. The workshop will be organised in close collaboration with the exams coordinators to ensure the content matches the different testing procedures of the faculties. The workshops will be organised from the Spring of 2020 onwards.


EdLunch: Digital Exams in TestVision

On 11 March EdLab will host a lunch meeting on digital exams in TestVision. The meeting starts with a short demo of TestVision, and Kai Jonas (FPN) and Anique Hommels (FASoS) will talk about their first exams using TestVision. This is followed by an informal lunch, where you can connect with other users of TestVision and share your experiences.


Assessment with closed question types

As part of the CPD programme, EdLab and the University Library will be offering a workshop about the different question types in TestVision, such as matching and ranking questions. These formats each have their own benefits and pitfalls, from both a didactic and practical perspective. What question format is best suited to your learning goals? And how can you use these new options to improve your own questions? The first session is planned for 2 March.

Author: Tineke de Beaumont, Functional Support Digital Testing


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