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Here you can find more information about Exams including the new set of enhancements.

Creating an Exam in LearningStudio

  • In Author mode
  • Click on the Workshop/Unit you wish to add a quiz/test.
  • Click Workshop/Unit Content Items
  • Click Add Items button
  • Fill in the Name and all the information (Gradebook Points, etc) but make sure to Select Exam from the Item Type.
  • Click Add Items
  • Note: Fill in the Blank questions on quizzes are case sensitive and must be spelled as the one or multiple answers you insert in the answer box.

Setting Options for an Exam in LearningStudio

  • Click on the title of the exam. In my example I will use the title "Test".
  • Click on Toolbox

  • Choose from any of the many settings available.  Note: It is recommended to always double check and make sure "

  • Scroll down and Save Changes

Exam Enhancement Features

Exams are a common way of reviewing what students have learned over a portion of a class. Proctoring online exams can be very different from doing so in classroom; however, the following pages can be used for more information as well as the exam enhancements now available.

This set of enhancements includes: an easy-to-use QTI exam package upload tool, randomized distractors in multiple choice (MC) and many multiple choice (MMC) questions, as well as the ability to display previous answers to students when they retake a multi-take exam.

QTI Exam Package Upload

With this release, instructors can upload WPS, TestGen and Respondus packages in QTI format using the exam authoring tools. To access this feature follow the directions below.

  1. Make sure to be in Author mode
  2. Click on the test, exam, quiz
  3. Click on Exam Package Upload tab

  1. Click Import


  1. Choose the package type by pulling the drop down and browse your computer for the file.
  2. Click Upload and Import File when done.


  1. Click on Status to view the status of the imported file.


Randomized Distractors

Until this enhancement multiple choice (MC) and many multiple choice (MMC) question types presented the answer/distractors in a fixed order. Now, the answers/distractors can be presented in a random order for each student.  Instructor controls are found in the tool box. To use this feature follow the directions below.

  1. Make sure to be in Author mode
  2. Click on the test, exam, quiz
  3. Click on Toolbox
  4. Scroll down to Options


  1.  Put a check next to “Randomize answers for multiple choice (MC) and many multiple choice (MMC)”.

  1. Save Changes


Display Previous Answers when Retaking Multi-Take Exams

This enhancement provides an option to display student answers to the questions from the previous attempt. To use this feature follow the directions below.

  1. Make sure to be in Author mode
  2. Click on the test, exam, quiz
  3. Click on Toolbox
  4. Scroll down to Options


  1. Check “Students can re-take the exam”, highlight the radio button next to “Do not randomize questions on each take (when question pools are used), and put a check in the box “Show previous Answers”.



  1. Save Changes

Exam Time Multiplier

The exam time multiplier used for ADA compliance is a per-student setting that must be added by IWU administrators.  To request this setting for a student, contact the Support Center.

Topic Directory


LearningStudio is our online learning platform, or Learning Management System (LMS).  Most courses at IWU make use of LearningStudio.
Adding a Link to an Article/PowerPoint etc.
Information on how to add links to articles, PPT, etc.
Android Tablet
Attaching Feedback in LearningStudio
Auto Save
Allows the saving of information inside threaded discussions with the exception of the title.
Copying A Course
To copy a course, the course that is being copied into must be a blank template.  Blank means only containing Course Home and Syllabus.  If anything is typed into the blank shell, even if deleted, the copying feature will NOT work.
Course Dashboard
Creating Exams from Previous Exams
Doc Sharing
Allows the sharing of documents.
The Dropbox function allows students to submit assignments for their online course.
Email Tool
Email is an important communication tool for Students and Faculty and can be utilized in LearningStudio with the Email tool.
Embed Media Tool
Embed Media icon allows for photos, videos, or any other type of media with an embed code or URL to be placed and viewed directly into a response of a threaded discussion.
External Tool Integrator
Grades are a very important part of every student's academic career. The Gradebook allows instructors to check and submit grades online.
How to create an Announcement
LearningStudio allows instructors to post generally viewable announcement messages within a course. For steps on how to post announcement messages please see the following steps.
Inserting a Video
Information on how to insert a video into LearningStudio.
Inserting an Image (Threaded Discussion/ Text/Multimedia, etc.)
How to insert an image into a Threaded Discussion, Text/Multimedia, etc.
iPad App
iPad App and it's use with LearningStudio.
Journal, Webliography & Live
Journal, Webliography, and Live features located inside LearningStuido.
LearningStudio QuickGuides
Math Equation Editor
The Math Equation Editor is a feature that allows students and instructors to select from a wide range of equations and formulas.  This feature has been upgraded to include improved screen layout and a larger selection.  Follow the directions below to explore this neat little feature.
Media Central
MediaCentral is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats.
The Pearson WritingLab is a tool used in some classes that guide students through various writing exercises. Pages pertaining to using this system will be found here.
newrow_ is a video/cam feature inside LearningStudio.  Note: Not all courses will have this feature.
newrow_ Technical Tips
newrow_ Technical Tips. Please feel free to contact newrow_ support if additional assistance is needed.
Path Builder
Path Builder is a tool that displays the entire course navigation tree of Units and Content Items and allows for the identification of "triggers" within the Course.
Respondus allows the importing of quizzes, tests, exams, and surveys into LearningStudio.
Threaded Discussion (Adding a Thread)
Information on how to create a threaded discussion.
Threaded Discussion (Enhancements)
Threaded Discussion (Grading)
Information on grading a threaded discussion while viewing all posts for a particular student.
Threaded Discussion (Responding)
Threaded Discussions are used heavily in online courses and serve as a way of asynchronous communication between students.. Learn about them here.
Threaded Discussions Block Inappropriate Posts
Turnitin is a plagiarism-prevention and detection feature, which checks documents for unoriginal content.
Turnitin Video Tutorials
VitalSource Ebook (PC and Mac)
VitalSource Ebook (Tablets and Phones)
VitalSource Universal Reader Comparison
VitalSource Video Tutorials, Troubleshooting and Support Links
Course Content Help
List of contacts for help with things within your course.
Browser Compatibility With IWU Systems
Lists major IWU web-based software and systems and their supported browsers, recommended browsers, known issues, and support information.
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