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The TQ Test Fest is designed to get people involved with Functional Testing for the Teaching Evaluations 1.4 release. Everyone is welcome, from sysadmin to developer to student. 

Please read the information below to get started. 

When: Starts Tuesday, February 21st at 7AM EST

How Long: Ends Tuesday, February 21st at 9PM EST

How do I get involved?

  1. Create an account at https://jira.sakaiproject.org/ to be able to create JIRA Issues.
  2. Create an account here (on confluence) to be able to add your information to the Sign Up sheet below.
  3. Sign up in the Resources section below and start testing.

Test Fest JIRA

All issues found during the Test Fest should be created as Sub-Tasks in JIRA for the following version 1.4.0-B10 at https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/EVALSYS
Throughout the Test Fest, all sub-tasks will be triaged. Duplicates and issues document expected functionality will be closed. Anything remaining will be assigned as appropriate.

Resources

  • The QA5 server is available for testing can be found here.
    Quick link: http://qa5-us.sakaiproject.org/portal
  • Test Cases - Test cases for many of the functional areas of OAE can be found here. Not all of the test cases have been updated for the 1.1 release but they should still give the tester a good overview of the functionality. In addition, each section is linked to the corresponding test page in the sign up sheet below. 
  • Creating a bug in JIRA for the OAE Test Fest

Sign Up Sheet

If you are able to help with the test effort, please enter your name into the sheet below. Once the Test Fest starts and testing is under way please enter JIRA ticket numbers for any issues you create, the Operating System (eg, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.6) and Browser (eg, Internet Explorer 9.0, Firefox 7 you used to test with and any other pertinent information you have into the Notes section.

If someone has already entered their info in the functional area you are looking at that is ok, more than one set of eyes on each area is valuable. You could use a different OS, a different browser or just exercise that area in your own way. 

General Information

The Evaluation System is used to conduct formative and summative (end of term) evaluations and review the results. An evaluation consists of a series of scaled and/or free text questions, which are delivered to students over a fixed time period (typically a few days). This guide will explain how to create items (questions), templates, and evaluations, deliver the evaluation and view the results. Permissions have been assigned for the "maintain" and "access" roles.  Instructors with the maintain role can create a template, assign an evaluation to a template, and be evaluated in an evaluation.  Students with the access role can complete and submit an evaluation.

Overview of Evaluation Process

The process of using the Evaluation Tool involves the following general steps:
1. Create your items (this is optional as you can also create items while creating a template)
2. Create a template
3. Add items to your template
4. Create an evaluation
a. Set the parameters for the evaluation
5. Run the evaluation
6. View the results

Each of these steps are explained in the following sections. Click on the link in the Content table to view test conditions for each step.

Preparation

If you are new to QA testing for Sakai, there are some things that you learn about and do before the Test Fest begins:

Creating test accounts and sites on the Sakai QA servers

On the Sakai QA servers, each user creates his or her own test accounts and sites*.

Login to the Qa5 server:  UserID = admin    Password = (traditional Sakai login)

Navigation for Teaching:  Click on "More Sites" at the top of the page > "TQ-test" site > Evaluation System tool

Evaluation Dashboard

The Evaluations Dashboard provides a summary of group information and the current status of your evaluations. Links at the top of the page when selected will display the following:

  • My Evaluations
  • My Templates
  • My Items
  • My Scales
  • My Email Templates
    • + Add Template
    • + Add Evaluation

You'll also see two boxes on the screen which are described below:

  • Site/Group Listing: displays the groups that the instructor can be evaluated in and the groups they can evaluate.
  • Evaluations I am creating or administering: displays the Title, Status and Date of the instructor's evaluations
    • Clicking on the Title of the evaluation will bring up a preview of the evaluation.
    • The Status column will indicate whether an evaluation is active or if the results are viewable. You can click on the View Report link to gain direct access to the report for that particular evaluation.
    • The Date column will indicate the due date of the evaluation or the date of the when results become viewable.

T2. Sign Up and Log In

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

T2.1 Sign up


 



T2.2 Log in widget

 

 



T2.3 Log out


 

 

 

T7. Content and Media

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

Create template and add/remove items


 


 

B. Test drag and drop re-ordering


 


 

C. Test drop-down menu re-ordering


 


 

T7.4 Share content overlay


 


 

T7.5 Content profile
(comments, related content, content metadata)


 


 

T7.6 File previews


KERN-2325


Currently cannot be tested due to blocker bug

T7.7 File permissions


 


 

T7.8 Delete content


 


 

T7.9 Upload a new version


 


 

T7.10 Revision History


 


 

T7.11 Link previews


 


 

T7.12 Sakai Documents (viewing, adding, page titles)


 


 

T 7.13 IMSCP Import

Kent

KERN-2295, KERN-2352

 

 

T8. Page Editing

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

T8.1 Editor


 


 

T8.2 Adding widgets


 


 

T8.3 Discussion widget


KERN-2348


 

T8.4 Comments widget


 


 

T8.5 Google Maps widget


 


 

T8.6 Files and documents widget


 


 

T8.7 Remote content widget


 


 

T8.8 JISC content widget


 

 

 

T8.9 RSS feed reader widget


SAKIII-4312

 

 

T8.10 Google Gadget widget


 

 

 

T9. Networks related

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

T9.1 Sending a message


 


 

T9.2 Adding to contacts


 


 

T10. Worlds

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

T10.1 Selecting a template


 

 

 

T10.2 Creating a world


 

 

 

T10.3 Viewing a world


 

 

 

T10.4 Editing world pages


 

 

 

T10.5 Adding/removing areas


 

 

 

T10.6 Area permissions


 

 

 

T10.7 World settings


 

 

 

T10.8 Adding/removing participants

 

SAKIII-4278SAKIII-4302

 

Cannot currently be tested due to SAKIII-4278

T11. Other

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

T11.1 Acknowledgments page

 

 

 

 

T11.2 Emails


SAKIII-4304

 

 

T12. Hybrid

Feature

Tester

Issues

OS/Browser

Notes

T12.1 Hybrid1

 

 

 

Currently not testable on server while configurations are changed

If you are new to QA testing for Sakai, there are some things that you learn about and do before the Test Fest begins:

Creating test accounts and sites on the Sakai QA servers

On the Sakai QA servers, each user creates his or her own test accounts and sites*.

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