How to Run an IRAT in a Synchronous IRAT & TRAT Activity?

This article will show you how to run your newly created Synchronous IRAT activity to students.

Step 1

From the Modules & Activities click the Go to Dashboard of the IRAT Activity.

Students will see the Enter Test button for the IRAT activity. Clicking this will open the placeholder screen with a disabled Start Test button.

Step 2

Click the Start IRAT button to Start the activity.

The Instructor's Dashboard

  • Students also see a timer clock displayed on the top of the screen that tells them how much longer they have to finish the IRAT. This time can be extended or stopped early via the teacher dashboard if need be on Synchronous activities.

  • Here’s how the Intstructor’s dashboard looks. It’s the same for both Synchronous and Asynchronous IRAT activities. Except that in Asynchronous activities you won't be able to extend time, because the time is set when the activity is published.

  • In the Status box, you can then see how students are getting through the IRAT.

  • Please note, if students are done sooner than you expected, you can choose to click the End IRAT button. If you find that students need more time, as they often do, you can click the Extend Time button on the top of the page next to the timer clock.

  • You will also see your Activity Settings box which gives you a glimpse of the settings chosen for your activity during the creation process. That's at the top left corner of the dashboard.

  • You will notice that the questions will be listed in the Item Analysis board according to the student fail rate, ranging from 100% to 0%. This section will help you analyze how your students are doing on a question by question basis.

  • At the top of the Student Analysis table you will see the grade legend tool which makes grading easier and less time consuming on multiple choice question types.

  • As you scroll down to the Questions area, you can see how your students are doing on a question by question basis. You can see the way your students are performing through a visual statistical representation if desired.

  • After the IRAT is over you may go into Presentation Mode. You may click on the Open Presentation Mode button in the questions area. This will give your questions a nice distraction free design for clearer presentation.

  • What to do if would like your IRAT to be Asynchronous? Please click here to access further information on this.