Searching and Adding questions from the Assessments Library

Regardless of whether you are using Codio’s global assessments library or your organization’s assessment library, the steps for searching for and adding assessments from them are the same.

Searching Assessments Library

From the assessments drop down, select the “Assessment Library” option.
Searching

Use the drop down on the left to indicate which assessments library you want to search.
Select library

To narrow down the assessments, input a tag and value pair. For example, you can search by the “Programming Language” (tag) and indicate you want “Python” (value) questions. The search is not case-sensitive. You will notice that Codio tries to help you by presenting auto-complete suggestions.
Autocomplete

Once you have completed inputting the tag and value pair, you will get a list of results.
Search results

You can add as many additional tag and value pairs to narrow your results by clicking the plus sign to the right of the vale box.
Add tags

To navigate through your search results, you can use the scroll bar on the right to scroll through assessments on a page. Once you reach the bottom, you can use the page navigation in the top left to move backwards/forwards a page or jump to a certain page of results.
Scroll results

Previewing Question

You can get a sneak peek of the question text by clicking within a listed assessment’s white box. The question text will appear below the listed value/tag pairs.
Previewing

If you preview a second question, the first preview will collapse.
More previewing

Saving Searches

If you find a set of particular search parameters you want to save, you can do so by simply clicking the “Save” button to the right of the tags and values boxes.
authtoken

A prompt will ask you for the “Search Name” - this is how it will be listed in your saved search list.
Search name

Using Saved Searches

To use a saved search, you click on the “Saved” drop down to the right of the tags and values boxes. Select the search you want to use by clicking on it’s name.
Saved searches

You will then be able to see all the parameters you saved previously. You can edit these search parameters freely without changing your saved search.
Saved searches 2

If you find a set of search parameters you like better, you can simply save the new set and delete your old search.

Deleting Saved Searches

To remove a saved search, you click on the “Saved” drop down to the right of the tags and values boxes. Delete the saved search by clicking on the red “x” to the right of it’s name.
Delete saved search

Adding Questions from Assessments Library

Once you have found an assessment you would like to add to, simply press the “Select” button to the right.
Select question

Please note the difference between layouts to know how it will be inserted.

Simple vs Complex Layouts

In Codio’s assessments libraries, there are two types of layouts:

  • Simple
    An assessment in the library has a simple layout if it was added with the 1 Panel without tree layout. When adding a simple layout question to your project or book, the assessment will be inserted into the current page at your cursor’s location.

  • Complex
    An assessment in the library has a complex layout if it was added with any layout besides 1 Panel without tree. When adding a complex layout question to your project or book, the assessment will be inserted on a new page directly after the current page.

How do you tell the difference?

When you are filtering the assessments library, you will notice the “complex layout” icon on assessments saved with a complex layout. All assessments without the icon are simple layout assessments.
Layout icon