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How do I take an assessment in Gauge?

You can take an assessment from your Gauge account. Questions may be shown all on one page or one at a time. Gauge appears as a Global Navigation option in Canvas.

You can also leave an assessment and resume it at a later time, as long as it is in the timeframe that assessments are considered open by your institution.

Open Gauge

Open Gauge

In Global Navigation, click the Gauge link.

View Current Assessments

View Current Assessments

Your current assessments will display in the dashboard by default. Current assessments include assessments that you haven't started [1] and assessments you have started but haven't completed [2].

If your current assessments are not displayed in the dashboard, click the Assessments drop-down menu [3] and select the View Current Assessments option [4].

Take Assessment

Take Assessment

To take an available assessment, click the Take button.

Begin Assessment

Begin Assessment

View the instructions for the assessment [1]. If the assessment includes a time limit, the time limit displays on the page [2].

To begin the assessment, click the Begin button [3].

Enter Access Code

Enter Access Code

If the assessment includes an access code, enter the code in the Access Code field [1]. Then click the Submit button [2].

View Assessment

You may be asked to complete several types of question. Each question displays its point value [1].

To pin a question to review later, click the Pin icon [2].

Open Question Navigator

Open Question Navigator

To open the Question Navigator, click the Expand icon.

View Question Navigator

View Question Navigator

The Question Navigator allows you to easily view all questions included in an assessment. To jump to a specific question, click the question in the Question Navigator [1]. To pin a question to review later, click the Pin icon [2].

Answered questions are highlighted in blue text. Unanswered questions are indicated by white text.

View Pinned Questions

View Pinned Questions

All pinned questions will display in the Pinned Questions section [1]. To view a pinned question, click the name of the question [2].

View Time Limit

View Time Limit

If the assessment has a time limit, a countdown displays at the top of the assessment [1]. To hide the time limit, click the Hide icon [2].

Open Calculator

Your assessment may include a calculator that can be used for the entire assessment [1] or for an individual question [2]. If calculators can be used in your assessment, open the calculator by clicking the Calculator icon.

Note: If the Calculator icon does not display in your assessment, this setting has not been enabled by your instructor or institution.

Use Calculator

Use Calculator

Your instructor may enable a basic calculator or a scientific calculator. To use the calculator, click the number and function buttons or type numbers and functions using your keyboard [1].

To clear a calculation, click the Clear button [2].

View your calculation and results in the results field [3]

Close the calculator by clicking the Close button [4]. Calculations are saved if you close the calculator window.

To move the calculator around the browser window, click and drag the calculator header [5].

Use Scientific Calculator

The scientific calculator includes additional buttons for more advanced functionality [1].

Click the Rad/Deg toggle to switch between Radian and Degree mode [2].

Submit Assessment

Submit Assessment

To submit the assessment, click the Submit button.