Users can use the diagnostic functionality to self-assess their knowledge on chosen topics.
The diagnostic assessment will consist of a number of questions relating to each topic in the basket. When used as part of the pathway, users will be prompted to complete this assessment first. If they are able to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter by reaching or exceeding the set passmark, they will be exempted from that activity. This can be useful for annual regulatory training, saving learners valuable time where they can prove their knowledge on a particular topic.
Note: a user can choose to bypass the assessment and complete all activities in the pathway if they wish.
When adding activities to your pathway through Find Learning, you are able to identify if an individual activity has questions associated with it and, if so, how many. This will represent the pool of questions to be used in the diagnostic (and pathway) assessments.
To create a diagnostic assessment, click on the Add a Diagnostic Assessment link above your activities. If you do not see the option to add a diagnostic assessment this is because the activities you have chosen are not linked to any questions within the diagnostic question banks held on the platform.
You will be presented with the following window:
Here you can set a passmark for each activity and choose the number of questions you wish to present per item (pathway topic) or individual activity (each activity within a pathway will be assessed separately). The total number of questions you can expect to make up the assessment may vary according to whether you select Item or Individual Activity but will be displayed under the Number of questions selection criteria.
Now click on Save.
The diagnostic assessment will be added above your list of activities.