As an e-learning platform, Thinkific offers many features that enable instructors to create engaging and interactive courses. However, if you want to take your courses to the next level and include comprehensive exams, consider integrating Brillium with Thinkific.
Brillium is a powerful assessment tool that provides various benefits, including creating custom assessments, tracking learner progress, and analyzing data to improve course quality. When you combine Brillium with Thinkific, you can create comprehensive exam lessons to help your learners succeed and achieve their learning goals.
This article will provide a step-by-step guide on connecting Thinkific with Brillium to create comprehensive exam lessons. We’ll start by giving you an overview of both platforms and explaining the importance of integrating them. So, if you want to create effective assessments for your Thinkific courses, this article is for you. Let’s get started!
Setting up Brillium and Thinkific Integration
You need to take two main steps to set up Brillium and Thinkific integration: creating a Brillium account and setting up assessments, and configuring Thinkific integration settings.
First, to create a Brillium account, you must visit the Brillium website and sign up for an account, specifically the Brillium for Thinkific plan. Once you have an account, you can create assessments that you can use to test your learners’ knowledge and skills. With Brillium, you can access a range of question types, such as multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank, which you can use to create custom assessments tailored to your course.
After creating your Brillium assessments, you can start setting up the integration with Thinkific. To do this, you’ll need to configure your Thinkific integration settings. In your Thinkific account, navigate to the Integrations tab and select Brillium from the list of available integrations. Then, enter your Brillium API key, which you can find in your Brillium account, and select the assessments you want to connect to your Thinkific course.
When setting up the integration, ensure the assessments are connected to the appropriate course and lesson in Thinkific. You can do this by selecting the appropriate course and lesson in Thinkific and adding the assessment to the corresponding section.
It’s worth noting that both Brillium and Thinkific offer extensive documentation and support to help you through the integration process. You can contact their respective support teams for assistance if you have any questions or issues.
Creating an Exam Lesson in Thinkific
Now that you’ve set up the integration between Brillium and Thinkific, it’s time to create an exam lesson in Thinkific. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Creating a new course and lesson in Thinkific
To create a new course in Thinkific, navigate to the Manage Learning Products tab from the dashboard menu > Courses > New Course. Follow the prompts to add course details, such as the course name, description, and pricing. Once you’ve created the course, you can add a new lesson by navigating to the Curriculum tab and selecting Add Lesson.
Step 2: Adding an exam section to the lesson
To add an exam section to your lesson, select the lesson in the Curriculum tab and click on Add Lesson. Select the Exam option from the given options. From here, you can customize the exam settings, such as the number of questions, time limit, and pass rate.
Step 3: Connecting the exam section to the Brillium assessment
You will need to enter the Brillium Root URL within the exam settings. The Brillium Root URL is the URL of your Brillium exam and will be unique to your account. You must also enter the Exam ID, Exam Password, Entry Hash Password or link password, and the Passing Grade, which can be any number between 1 and 100.
Customizing Exam Settings
Once you have connected your Thinkific course to your Brillium assessment and added the Exam lesson, you can customize the exam settings to ensure that the assessment meets your specific requirements.
Configuring Exam Settings in Brillium
Brillium provides a range of settings that allow you to customize the exam experience for your learners. These settings include exam layout, feedback options, and time limits. To configure these settings, log in to your Brillium account and navigate to the assessment builder. From there, you can access and adjust the exam settings as needed.
Enabling Question Types, Scoring, and Feedback
Brillium supports many question types, including multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions. You can also customize each question’s scoring and feedback options, allowing you to provide learners with immediate feedback on their performance. To enable these options, select the appropriate settings in the Assessment Builder.
Setting Up Time Limits and Exam Availability
Brillium allows you to set time limits for each exam and define when the exam is available to learners. This helps ensure learners have enough time to complete the exam while preventing them from accessing it outside the defined timeframe. To set up time limits and exam availability, go to the assessment settings and adjust the appropriate options.
By customizing the exam settings in Brillium, you can create a comprehensive and engaging exam experience that meets the needs of your learners.
Publishing and Testing the Exam Lesson
After completing the above steps, it’s important to preview, publish and test the exam lesson in Thinkific to ensure that it’s working seamlessly.
Previewing the Exam Lesson in Thinkific
Before publishing the exam lesson, it’s recommended to preview the exam lesson in Thinkific to ensure that everything is configured as desired. To preview, simply click the preview button within the course builder.
Publishing the Exam Lesson to the Course
Once you’re satisfied with the exam lesson’s configuration, it’s time to publish it to the course. To do this, simply click the “Save” button to save your changes.
Testing the Exam for Seamless Integration
Testing the exam to ensure it integrates with Brillium correctly is essential. To test, enroll a test student in the course and have them complete the exam. Once completed, check that the score has been passed to Thinkific and is displayed correctly.
If any issues arise during testing, review the configuration steps to ensure all settings are correctly configured. If the issue persists, reach out to the support team for assistance.
In conclusion, following the above steps will enable seamless integration between Thinkific and Brillium, allowing you to create comprehensive exam lessons that test students’ understanding and knowledge.
Analyzing Exam Results and Generating Reports
Once students complete the exam lesson, their results are stored in Brillium. To access the results, log in to your Brillium account and navigate to the Assessments tab. Here, you will find a list of all your assessments. Find the assessment you created for your Thinkific exam lesson and click on its name to open its dashboard.
From the dashboard, you can view an overview of the exam results, including the number of completions, the average score, and the passing rate. You can also access detailed reports that provide in-depth insights into student performance. These reports can be filtered by date range, student, and question.
Brillium offers various report types, including Item Analysis, Response Summary, and Score Distribution. These reports allow you to analyze exam data and identify areas where students struggle. By using this data to improve your course content and assessment quality, you can enhance the learning experience for your students and improve their overall outcomes.
To generate a report, select the assessment and click on the “Reports” tab. Choose the report type you want to generate, and set any relevant filters. Once configuring the report settings, click the “Generate Report” button to generate the report.
In conclusion, connecting Brillium with Thinkific can significantly enhance the quality and effectiveness of your online course. By using Brillium’s powerful assessment capabilities and Thinkific’s intuitive course-building features, you can create a seamless and comprehensive learning experience for your students. With the ability to track and analyze student performance, you can continuously improve your course content and assessments, ultimately leading to better student learning outcomes.
By setting up the integration properly and customizing your exam settings, you can ensure that your students have a smooth experience while taking exams. The ability to generate reports and analyze data provides valuable insights to help you make data-driven decisions to improve your course quality.
Overall, we highly recommend using Brillium and Thinkific together to maximize the potential of your course. With the right setup and best practices, you can create a robust and engaging learning experience that benefits you and your students.