Description: This is an abstract for Highlighting, an online testing tool that can be enabled for students when taking an assessment online.
Purpose: Provides an explanation of how Highlighting works and the student view.
Navigation: Assessments > View Assessments > 'Title of Assessment' > Administration > Online Testing > Test in Portal > Tool Settings > Highlighting
Supported Assessment Types
Highlighting is available for Itembank Assessments only and can only be used on Passages.
Highlighting a tool that is available for Passages only on Itembank assessments.
When enabled, students can select groups of words to:
- Highlight in yellow, blue, red, orange, or green
- Strike through
If the same passage tied to more than 1 item, the highlighting carries over from question to question.
Highlighting can only be seen by students, it does not appear for teachers to view when scoring.
For students to Highlight answer choices:
- Click and drag across a word or group of words.
- Select which highlighting function you'd like to use.
- After selecting a function, the group of words with be highlighted accordingly.
Highlighting can be removed by clicking on a highlighted section and clicking the Trash Can icon that appears in the highlight tool box.
Start enabling testing tools in your assessment by visiting Online Testing for Teachers!