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What are test directions?
Test directions dictate how your course works, that is, which items you will tested on and which items you will be prompted with.
You can set each level in your course to have different testing directions. This is relatively easy to do but you need to take a few things into account:
- Testing directions apply to typing and tapping (aka 'rearrange the words') tests only. Multiple-choice tests will switch testing directions as you progress through a level, and there is no way of editing this.
- When you set a testing direction, you'll be asked what you want to test on, and what you want to be prompted with. This can seem a bit confusing if it's your first time creating a course. To make it simple, think of it this way: 'Tested on' means "what you will need to answer" and 'Prompted with' means "this will be the question"
For instance, if you set it up this way:
- la manzana: prompted with
- the apple: tested on
You will be shown "la manzana", and you will have to answer (type or tap in) "the apple".
How do I choose testing directions on my course?
To set the testing direction, follow the instructions below:
- Click on 'Edit course' on your course's main page
- Click 'Show' on the level you want to work on
- At the top of the level, you will see the 'Test on (column name), prompt with (column name)' option. Click on the ✎ pencil icon next to it to edit this.
You can choose testing directions from the columns available in your course (if you want to Test on and/or Prompt with Audio or Images, you will first have to add the relevant column in the course):
Don't forget to click 'Save'!
If you would like to test the same items in the opposite direction, simply Duplicate the level and change the testing direction accordingly.
Limitations and issues
- You will only be able to edit test directions on a course you've created or are a contributor on. You can't therefore customise testing directions on Memrise official courses or courses created by other Memrise learners
- Speed Review mode is not currently available on courses testing on or prompting with an Image column. Launching this mode on these courses will throw an error