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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Best Practices

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Best practices for creating and using self assessments

  • CourgarVIEW recommends that you create all self assessment questions within Question Library. This enables you to reuse questions in various quizzes, surveys, and self assessments. All point values are removed when importing questions from Question Library to self assessments.
  • To allow users to see hints to questions, select the Allow hints check box when creating a self assessment.
  • Create self assessment sections to organize your questions into folders. Avoid creating subsections within sections to keep question organization simple and intuitive.
  • You can also create categories to organize your assessments based on similar or related content.
  • Create random sections in self assessments to distribute a unique set of questions to individual users. Random sections pull questions from a designated pool of questions stored in Question Library.
  • Use the integrated HTML Editor to insert a self assessment into a Content topic, Announcements item, or event via a quicklink if you want to include other information with the self assessment.

Use Self Assessments as Study Aids


  • Here is the BrightSpace link for Best practices for creating and using self assessments.