On the Test Templates screen click on Publish.

Give your test a Title

The Test Title is made up of the Template name and the Publish name.

Template name - The default name from your test template is automatically entered here, you can modify this as required.

Publish name - This is automatically set with the current academic term/sitting, but you can modify this as required.

When you update either field the Test Title in the black box will be updated.

Duration(mins) - You can time-limit the test by adding a Duration value in the Test Options window. Leave this field set to 0 if you do not want a time limit.

Calculator/Audio - For certain subjects and Key Stages, audio and a calculator may also available. These can be turned on/off if not compulsory by ticking/unticking the relevant check box.

Show Student Markscheme - For certain subjects and Key Stages, you can choose whether the learners can view the markscheme at the end of the test.

Homework - The Homework tick box will appear for AQA Online Progress Tests so that you can decide whether the test is for the Classroom or to be done as Homework. The Homework tests allow pupils to see in test feedback to help them answer the questions.

Click Next.

Share this test or schedule for a group - Must have MIS Data Imported

If you have imported class/group data into the AlfieCloud you can choose to share your test with other groups.

A shared test display in your staff members account and also the learner area for those associated with the selected group(s).

Subject - This will list all available subjects that have been imported.
Years - If a year is available, this will be displayed (normally applicable to SIMS-Sync schools only)
Classes - Lists all available classes with the corresponding staff member in brackets.
Others - Lists Registration groups or classes that cannot be classified.

Click on the field to display a list.

Select the relevant selections from each list.

Click to cross next to a selection to remove it from the list.

Click Next.

Select when this test will be active

On - Learners can view and take this test.

Off - The test will be published but set as disabled and cannot be taken. You can edit this setting at a later date via the Settings on Manage Tests.

Set a time or date -  You can choose a time and date for the test to be active. Use the fields to set the time and date.

Click Publish now.

Get your test URL

You will see the online location of your test, for example, http://my.alfiecloud.com/123/4567/a/nwa9 This is the web address (URL) that learners need to put into an internet browser to take the test.

Right click your mouse on the URL and select Copy Link... (may vary depending on browser) to copy the link to your clipboard.

The URL is made up of five sections:


Local Authority Reference Number

DCSF School Establishment Number

Denotes this is a test

Unique four-character alphanumeric reference for a test

When making the computers ready for the students, you may want to enter the Internet address for them.

The easiest way to distribute the Internet address is to pass it to the students as a hyperlink within a Word document on a shared area, email it to them, or create a weblink within your eLearning System.

Students could also make a note of the first four sections of the Internet address within their learning journals, as these are unique to the school. The four character, alphanumeric reference can then be added when you require a test to be taken.

The Internet address above is an example, not the actual Internet address for your school.

Your Internet address is unique and will remain constant for your school.

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