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.
2. Check the boxes next to each of the test-taker tools you wish to activate.
The Tools available are as follows:
TAO provides three different calculators, a simple one, a BODMAS and a scientific version.
Note: If you select multiple calculators, only the most complex variety will be used!
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 Masking allows the test-taker to mask and unmask answers in choice interactions
Area Masking allows the test-taker to mask parts of the item with a movable mask.
The Highlighter allows the test-taker to highlight parts of the text in an item.
The Line Reader allows the test-taker to visually isolate a line of text.
The Magnifier provides the test-taker with a movable magnifier tool.
The Zoom Tool allows the test-taker to zoom in on an area of an item.
The text-to-speech functionality allows the test-taker to hear the questions of a test being read aloud. Note: This functionality is only available on the Premium Edition of TAO.
Configuration is now complete. Any test-takers taking the test will have access to the selected tools, for the sections or items specified.