There are two ways for teachers to schedule a test. The first is via clicking on the '+' icon next to "TESTS" at the course overview.

The second method is via the "TEACHER" environment. When you are here, click on the "TESTS" tab. You can select the correct class using a drop-down menu in the top-right of the screen.

Creating a new test

Click on the green new test button to start scheduling a test.

You will now see an overview of all the tests available for this class. These are all linked to the chapters which are available in your class. This list can contain turn-key SOWISO tests, as well as tests created by an "AUTHOR" in your institution.


Tests can be created from multiple sources. As a source you can choose

  • Test: Users with an author account can create a package of exercises of type test. They can link this to a chapter. Only classes that use this chapter can schedule this test. This is useful for larger institutions with a centralized content creation team.

  • Exam: Users with an author account can create a package of exercises of type exam. They can link this to one or more classes that can then schedule this exam. This is useful for larger institutions with a centralized content creation team.

  • Course material: This source allows you to pick your own exercises for the test from the course material. You do not need to have an author account for this.

For this article, we will be showing how to create a test from course materials. 

Select exercises

You can select exercises, or entire packages of exercises, on the left side of the screen. You will see them get added to your test on the right side of the screen.

On the right column you can create and manage sections.

You can use sections to divide your exam in different parts. Perhaps you want to create different sections for different topics. After submitting the test, the student can see their score per section as well. This can also be disabled in the test settings with the option "View results by section". 

You can also apply a filter to a section. This allows you to create a larger pool of exercises of which each student will only receive a limited number on their version of the exam. You can apply a filter using the filter icon.  

Date & time

After you are done selecting the exercises the exam should consist of, you can click the 'next' button to continue. On the next screen, you can choose the start and end times of your test.

The start and end times determine the period in which the test can be started. The test can still be submitted after the end time; if so, it will appear highlighted in red in
the results list. To choose how long the test will last, go to Test Settings and then Scheduling, Duration in minutes.

You can also change the timezone, if relevant. When you have selected a time, click the 'Next' button to continue.


On this screen, you can give your test a name, and write an instruction your students will get to see before, during and/or after the test. You can write several messages for after the test, depending on the student's score.

Note that when you write messages afterwards depending on the student's score, they will see the message even when you have selected not to reveal the actual score on the next screen. Click the 'next' button to continue.


The last step is changing the settings of your created test. Are the questions shown in a random order? Will the course be available during the test, making it an open-book test? Can students see the results directly after submitting the test or do you want to be able to view and tweak their scores before making them public? 

You can hover your mouse cursor over the grey ‘i’ icons to learn more about what the settings mean. When you’re done, you can click the ‘save’ button save your test! 

You will automatically go back to the test overview screen, where you will find your newly created test.

In the test overview, you can click on the name of the test to edit the general settings.

You can now see your scheduled test on the homescreen under "TESTS". This is also how your students in the class see it!

Watch a video to see it in action

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