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In this chapter you will learn what the assessment mode is and where to find it, which course elements can be used for assessing course participants, what the assessment mode is and where to finde it, and how best to use the coaching tool. Information on how the assessment mode affects a students access to OpenOLAT can be found under "Exams".


A number of course elements can be used either for summative or formative assessment, or serves as performance control tool. The following course elements can be viewed and assessed in the assessment tool:

  • Task (manual assessment)
  • Portfolio task (manual assessment)
  • Assessment (manual assessment)
  • LTI (automatic assessment, transferred from LTI page)
  • SCORM (automatic assessment, transferred from SCORM module)
  • Test (automatic & manual assessment)

More information on the creation and use of the task, the portfolio task and the test can be found in their respectice chapters. In addition to that, In addtion to that, the chapter "Creating tests and questionnaires" offers further information on how to create and use self-tests and questionnaires. The chapter "Question bank" deals with the compilation of test items for tests and questionnaires, available in the question bank for collaborative use and editing. You can easily create tests and questionnaires from scratch from within the question bank.