BYU Learning Suite allows instructors to link exams administered in the Testing Center to exams created in Learning Suite. If linked, students’ testing center scores will automatically upload to BYU Grades in Learning Suite.
Only machine scored portions of a test will be uploaded to Learning Suite. If a test has both machine and manually scored parts, the points possible listed in Learning Suite from the Testing Center refers only to the machine scored part. An additional test will need to be created in Learning Suite in order to enter scores for the manually scored part. Currently, Learning Suite does not support a multi-part exam, such as an exam in the Testing Center as described here. A future enhancement will allow for test parts, not just sections of one test as we currently have in Learning Suite.
Note: This is a retroactive feature. Meaning that all scores will still be uploaded to Learning Suite even if an exam is linked after students begin taking the exam.
Exams administered in the Testing Center can be linked while creating a new exam in Learning Suite.
Enter a Learning Suite course and click the Assignments tab found in the Course Home navigation menu.
Click + New Assignment.
A dialog window appears. Click the Type drop down menu and select Exam . The dialog window automatically adjusts to handle exam creation. Click the Delivery drop down menu and select Testing Center . Enter an exam title  and description .
The dialog window adjusts to show a Testing Center section at the bottom . Click the Select exam… drop down menu and select the desired Testing Center exam .
The open and close date selection boxes default to the dates of the Testing Center exam and are no longer editable . Once a Learning Suite exam is linked to a Testing Center exam, the open and due dates must be changed on the Testing Center website. Click the Go to Testing Center Website  option to go to the Testing Center website and make changes to the schedule.
Note: It may take a few hours for any changes made via the Testing Center website to reflect on Learning Suite.
Click the Category drop down menu  and select an existing category or new category to create a new category. Adjust the points possible for the exam . The points possible can only be edited in Learning Suite if that information has not been given to the Testing Center. Once an instructor submits the exam and all information to the Testing Center, the points possible in Learning Suite will be overridden by the points possible listed in the Testing Center and can no longer be edited in Learning Suite.
Click Link Exams. A confirmation dialog window will appear. It will display the Testing Center exams and what Learning Suite exams they are going to be linked to. Click Link Exams if all information is accurate.
An alert with appear if the sections that are scheduled with the Testing Center exam do not match the sections that are scheduled with the Learning Suite exam. The exams could still be linked but keep in mind that students in sections that are not listed with the Testing Center schedule will be prohibited from taking the exam. Consider the example below. A student in section 009, who notices in Learning Suite that they are supposed to take this exam, would not be able to take it at the Testing Center because it is not scheduled at the Testing Center for their section. These settings must be changed via the Testing Center website.
View the linked exam on the Assignments page. A green link icon marks exams that have been linked to Testing Center exams. Students’ scores will automatically be uploaded to BYU Grades now that the exams are linked.
Exams can be unlinked at anytime. Click here for more information about unlinking Learning Suite and Testing Center exams.
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