Assessment tool

Last modified by Moritz Baumgarten on 13.02.2024

Icon_Bewertungswerkzeug.png   Course owners and supervisors can use the assessment tool to assess user accomplishments, award points or address personal comments to learners. It allows them to view the assessment of all assessable course elements and make changes to existing assessments.

The course elements which can be assessed, can be found in Assessable course elements.


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Assessments can only be performed for users enrolled in one or more learning groups.

Assessment data of users who do not belong to a learning group will not be displayed in the assessment tool.

Open assessment tool

To open the assessment tool, proceed as follows:

1Start one of your courses.

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Open the Assessment tool using the icon Icon_Bewertungswerkzeug.pngin the top menu area. Please note that this icon will only be visible to you if you have the necessary rights

Possible assessment views

The assessment tool provides various data compilations in different assessment views.

Start the assessment with the appropriate view for your scenario:

Assessment view


As per group

Here you will find an overview of all the course groups you are supervising. After choosing a group, you can select the course element you want to assess and proceed with the assessment.

As per course structure

From the overview of all assessable course elements, first select the relevant course element, then the group and finally, the user you want to assess.

For ONYX resources, you have additional options at this point. You can, for example, display statistical evaluations or perform an anonymous assessment without user names.

Additional options for ONYX tests: Answers: The link Assess leads to an overview of all results as well as a list of all test questions. The assessor can see which assessments have already been performed automatically and whether any manual assessments are still necessary (blue M-symbol). Statistical values of previous answers will also be displayed. The assessor can select each task by clicking on its title and manually (re)assess tasks if necessary. More detailed information can be found on the help page Assessment of test results. On this page, you will also find instructions on how to perform a manual (user-related or anonymous) test assessment.

Additional options for ONYX tests and surveys

As soon as there are results available for the course element Test, Self-test or Survey, you can display an anonymous statistical evaluation. The link Display leads to an overview of all results as well as a list of all test questions and their associated statistical values. The link in the task title leads to the detailed view of the task.

Note: A survey can only be completed once and only by registered users.

As per user

First select the desired user from the list of all course participants and then, the course element to be assessed from the list of all course elements.  

Here you can assess all course participants independently of existing access and visibility rules or the results available in the system.

Manual user assessment

For the manual user assessment, an assessment form is displayed. This form can be configured, depending on the course element. Available configuration options are explained on the respective course element's help page.

To perform a (single) manual user assessment, proceed as follows:


Open the detailed view of the user's assessment.

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Depending on the course element, you will then see a preconfigured assessment form. To find out more about the configuration options for individual course elements, refer to the respective elements' help pages.


Enter the missing assessment data (e.g. the score, a mark or comment).


Confirm your entries with Save .

Assessment of ONYX tests

Manual changes to an automatically calculated total score using this assessment form can lead to inconsistencies not only in the ONYX test assessment, but also in the assessment within the learning platform in general, and may confuse your users. Necessary changes to the assessment should therefore be made directly in the test assessment. More detailed instructions can be found on the help page Assessment of test results.

To assess several users at once, you can use the collection function Bulk assessment.

Additional functions in the assessment tool

The assessment tool provides you with the following additional collection functions:



Create grading key

Using a wizard, you can assign marks for existing user results from selected learning groups. In the first step of the wizard, create an overview of which scores result in which marks. In a preview, you will now see the expected distribution of marks. As a next step, you can adjust the previously entered scores to control the distribution of marks. The system will then automatically assign the marks using this grading key. In the last step, you can download a complete overview of the assigned marks as a file.

The assessment function grading key can only be used for already existing test results. We therefore recommend using this assessment function only after all results have been obtained.  

An automatic assignment of marks based on a fixed grading key is not possible with this function.

Download certificates

The wizard helps you download all existing certificates for the course. You can filter your search by groups and course elements.

Bulk assessment

The mass assessment allows you to assess several course participants at once. This type of assessment is only available for assessable course elements.

User results

Using a wizard, you can select the course element, group, export format and user attributes to be exported. The created list can then be downloaded and saved as a file. Help on how to export user results can be found in Export user results

Verify learner response

The verification is to confirm that the selected HTML file of the exam overview page has not been subsequently manipulated. Therefore, the technical checksum generated with the standard MD5 is compared with the value contained in the HTML page.

Log file of an assessment

In the detailed view of a user's assessment, a history log is visible. This log lists key changes to results or conducted assessments

To view the change history, open the review tool and navigate to the user entry to see the detailed view of the user's review. Below the review form, you will find a button labeled "Show log file". Bewertungswerkzeug - Änderungsverlauf_en.png

By clicking the button, the section will open and display the stored entries. To close the section, use the "Hide log file" button.                                                                                                            Bewertungswerkzeug - Änderungsverlauf geöffnet_en.png