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Test-taker Tools

The Test-taker Tools comprise a set of tools designed to aid the Test-taker in various ways when taking tests. Many of them are accommodation tools which aim to improve accessibility. The Test-taker Tools for a Test can be found in the Properties panel on the right.

To configure the Test-taker Tools for a specific test, follow the steps below.

1. Select the test for which the Test-taker Tools are to be configured from the Test Library on the left, and click on Authoring.

Test-taker Tools can be configured either for a whole section of a test, or on a per-item basis. To configure the Tools for a whole section, on the canvas click on the cog wheels to the right of the section in question. To configure the Tools for an individual item, click on the cog wheels to the right of the item in question.

In each case, the Test-taker Tools will appear in the Properties panel on the right.

Test-taker Tool Configuration for a Section
Test-taker Tool Configuration for a Section

2. Check the boxes next to each of the Test-taker Tools you wish to activate.

The Tools available are as follows:

Calculator

This option provides the test-taker with a basic calculator. Calculator

Answer Eliminator

The Answer Eliminator allows the test-taker to eliminate answers in Choice interactions. This is useful if there is a long list of answer choices, and the test-taker has a learning disability. Answer Eliminator

Answer Masking

Answer Masking allows the test-taker to mask and unmask answers in choice interactions Answer Masking

Area Masking

Area Masking allows the test-taker to mask parts of the item with a movable mask. Area Masking

Highlighter

The Highlighter allows the test-taker to highlight parts of the text in an item. Highlighter

Line Reader

The Line Reader allows the test-taker to visually isolate a line of text. Line Reader

Magnifier

The Magnifier provides the test-taker with a movable magnifier tool. Magnifier

Zoom Tool

The Zoom Tool allows the test-taker to zoom in on an area of an item. Zoom Tool

Keyboard Shortcuts

The set of keyboard shortcuts provided to the test-taker for these Tools is as follows:

Tool Action Shortcut
Answer Masking Toggle D
Area Masking Toggle Y
Calculator Toggle C
Highlighter Toggle Shift + U
Line Reader Toggle G
Magnifier Toggle L
Magnifier In Shift + I
Magnifier Out Shift + O
Magnifier Close Esc
Zoom In I
Zoom Out O

Configuration is now complete. Any Test-takers taking the test will have access to the selected Tools, for the sections or items specified.