The administration area of the question bank provides question bank managers with access to the five organisational domains of the question bank. Just like e.g. the user manager or the author, question bank manager is a role assigned to a system user by an administrator. The question bank manager has the right to change / manipulate/regulate organisational aspects of the question bank, but he has no control over the content of the question bank or individual pools. The question bank manager, however, has access to the following domains of the question bank.
Subjects allow for technical indexing the question items. They are organized in a tree structure, enabling the representation of e.g.potential degree programs in educational organisations, or private industry organisational units. Select the "Create subject" button in order to create a new subject, or select an existing one for editing purposes.
A pool is a question bank that allows all system users with the appropriate rights (authors) the exchange of question items. Pools can be either public, thus automatically granting access to all system authors, or privat, giving access only to selected users, e.g. members of staff to a particular department. Pools, whether public or private, both display this icon:Users without question bank managing rights are able to set up their own pools by sharing question items with one or more groups. Group shares display this icon: Create a new pool by clicking the "Create pool" button. Already existing pools may also be edited or deleted.
OpenOLAT has 5 standardized question types: Multiple Choice, Single Choice, Essay, Fill-in-Blank and Kprim, all supported by the IMS QTI Standard. All are available for test item creation in the test editor as well as in the item editor in the question bank. Create more question types if the existing default types aren't sufficient. Please note that the default question types can not be deleted.
A question type deviating from the standard question types can't be created in the editor. Instead, the new type needs to be assigned to an existing question of a standard type by opening that questions' detail page and then altering the "Type" metadata in the "Item analysis" categorie. A question altered in such a way will still be consistent with its original question type, but the type shown in the "Type" column in the question bank will be the new question type.
Newly created questions need to be translated into each language available, so as to make sure that e.g. german as well as english speaking users are shown the correct terms instead of the translation key visible in the screenshot.
Level add another categorisation option to the question bank, and can be compared to difficulty levels. Create those levels that apply to your organisations' educational level. Examples for levels in an academic context could be elementary school, middle school, high school, bachelor, master. Within a corporation context, levels could be the following: without apprenticeship, with vocational training, administration, middle management, CO. New levels are created similar to the creation of new question types.
The level of a question item can be assigned by opening that questions' detail page and then altering the "Level" metadata in the "Educational" categorie.
Just like question types, newly created level need to be translated into each language available, so as to make sure that e.g. german as well as english speaking users are shown the correct terms. Proceed as described under "Create types".