The General Tab will open automatically after you’ve clicked to add an exam. This is where you will define the basic exam settings, including the Exam Title and Exam Type which are mandatory fields.
The exam type is set to Standard exam by default which means that the exam can only be taken once. Choosing Self-Study means that the exam may be taken multiple times.
If you choose self-study you can use the drop down menu to decide how to grade the exam. There are three options for Scoring: High Score, Last Score, or Average Score. You can also choose the Maximum number of attempts for a self-study exam. This will automatically be set to an unlimited number but you can use the drop down menu to choose between 1 and 10 attempts.
Additional settings, which are optional, are available within the General tab:
Categories and Tags can be also used for searching and organizing questions in the question bank. For example, you could create a Category named “Chapter One” with the tags “heart” and “brain”. This would allow filtering on all questions from “Chapter One” or filtering on all questions across all chapters related to the “heart” or the “brain.”
This does not affect the actual availability of the exam. Availability settings must be set from the Availability tab.