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Add coding challenges to your assessments! ✍️

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Bizzah Batool

Assessments with coding challenges, along with MCQs, are powerful tools for your team to test their knowledge and evaluate their thought processes.


Educative wants your team to be the best at what they do. Whether you are building a website, search engine, data analytics tool, or game application, we help your team upskill and make sure no one is left behind.

We launched assessments for enterprises to create customized assessments, assign-to-evaluate their team members, and level them up by assigning them quality content from the Educative Catalogue.

We started off with MCQs but we soon started getting feedback that you want to evaluate code. We listened, and now we introduce coding challenges...

What are coding challenges in assessments?

Coding challenges in assessments are designed to evaluate the technical prowess of your team. These challenges range from basic coding tasks to complex problem-solving exercises. You can customize challenges to suit the level of expertise of your team and the specific skills you want to assess.

How does it work?

At Educative, we allow Managers to create assessments with an easy-to-use and simple editor.

Create Assessments with Coding Challenges

From the sidebar, go to Create New → Assessments → Create an assessment.


When opening the assessment editor, you can add as many questions as you want. For each question, you can select its type:


When you select "Coding Challenge" as the type, you can do the following to set up the challenge:

  1. First, write the question statement

  2. Then select the programming language from a list of languages

  3. Write the name of the function you wish to evaluate

  4. Then select the data type of your input and output parameter(s).

  5. Finally, write the test cases to evaluate the code.


Assign Assessments

After creating and publishing the assessment, you can assign them to your team by finding the assessment that is the perfect fit for your team members.


Where to assign from?

How to assign assessments?

To assign assessments by linking them in an Onboarding or a Skill Path:

  1. Go to the Path editor

  2. In the Path Contents section, click on Link

  3. Then from the options, select From Assessment Library

  4. You can simply paste the desired assessment URL to link the assessment in the Path


To assign assessments directly,

  1. Select the team member(s) you want to assign the assessment to

  2. Search for the content of your interest

  3. Select the most relevant assessment(s) (you can assign multiple content at one time as well)


Team member taking the assessment

The team members can start any assessment from Educative Assessments. But for a team member, the one that their Manager assigned would be on the top of the list.

  1. Once they start the assessment and come across the coding challenge, they will see the playground where they can write and run their code.

  2. With "Run", they will be able to see the result of public test cases and make changes if they have incorrect test cases.

  3. On "Submit", their code will be submitted and they will move to the next question.


Assessment Report Card to the Managers

Once the assigned assessment is submitted, the Manager can see the report card by going to the Track Progress dashboard and clicking on the row to see the report card of the respective team member and the assessment they are taking. On the report card, the Manager can see

  1. The total score

  2. The code submitted by the learner

  3. The number of test cases that failed and passed

  4. The result of each test case


What are the benefits of coding challenges in assessments?

  • Assess technical prowess accurately — You can evaluate your team members' coding skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity. This can help you identify their strengths and weaknesses and plan training programs accordingly.

  • Ensure up-to-date skills — You can ensure that your team members are up-to-date with the latest technologies and coding practices. You can customize challenges to include specific programming languages and frameworks to test their knowledge in these areas.

  • Encourage continuous learning — Encourage your team members to continuously improve their coding skills. By setting challenges regularly, you can motivate them to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and coding practices.

With coding challenges in assessments, we're excited to see our assessment feature benefit your team. Take your first step today by creating an assessment and experiencing it for yourself. Share your thoughts with us by filling out this feedback form [insert feedback form link]. We value your feedback and would love to hear what you think. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enhance your team's performance – try our assessment feature now! 🎉

WRITTEN BYBizzah Batool

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