March ’24 Cirrus Update: Streamline Your Exam Setup With The Test Wizard

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Imagine you’re juggling a demanding teaching schedule, with the added pressure of setting up multiple assessments for different courses. In education, where workloads can be taxing to say the least, efficiency isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. 

While Cirrus offers a comprehensive set of features to fine-tune your assessments, we understand that sometimes, speed and simplicity take precedence. We are therefore committed to ensuring that Cirrus remains easy to use despite its extensive capabilities, especially for essential tasks like creating and scheduling assessments. A

With this in mind, we’ve developed the Test Wizard – our latest innovation tailored to ease the burden of assessment setup. Designed to transform the way you create and schedule exams, the Test Wizard ensures that this essential task is not just manageable but effortlessly efficient. 

The Cirrus Test Wizard

The Test Wizard is designed for educators and administrators who need to create and schedule tests quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re managing a tight schedule, handling multiple courses, or simply looking for a more streamlined process, the Test Wizard is your go-to solution.

How does the Test Wizard benefit you?

Simplified Exam Creation and Scheduling

The Test Wizard combines assessment options and scheduling details into a single process, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to create and schedule assessments.

Direct Access from Collections

Easily start the Test Wizard from within your collections, reducing navigation time and simplifying the process.

User-Friendly Interface

The Test Wizard is designed to be intuitive and efficient, catering to both beginners and experienced users.

Default Settings for Efficiency

Several assessment options are set to default values to streamline the process, such as attempt limits and score report settings.

Publishing Flexibility

Upon completing the setup, you have the option to publish your assessment immediately or save it as a draft for later adjustments.

How to schedule exams in a flash with the Test Wizard

  1. Access the Test Wizard in the top right corner of your Collection section on the Cirrus platform.
  2. Follow the guided steps to configure your assessment, including basic settings, question selection, and scheduling.
  3. Tailor the assessment to your needs, from the welcome page to the conclusion, and add candidates as required.
  4. Choose to save your assessment as a draft for later refinement or publish it immediately for use.

For more details, please refer to the Test Wizard article in our Knowledge Base or contact your Cirrus Customer Success Manager. 

Stay tuned for these updates and more as we strive to make your Cirrus experience even better. As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing how these changes enhance your workflow.

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Vegard Sivertsen
Vegard Sivertsen
Cirrus’ founder and CEO is passionate about the potential of EdTech to transform how we teach and assess skills and knowledge.
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