When rendering your assessment, there are two main rendering modes to choose from.
The differences between these rendering modes are explained below:
1. 'Items assess' mode
In Items assess mode, Items will be rendered one at a time, and the assessment will be paginated (delivered on multiple pages, for example one Item at a time with a navigation interface). This is the recommended form of assessment rendering.
In this mode, you have the assessment player, which provides a lot of additional functionality in the user interface such as the assessment timer, calculator, ruler, accessibility panel, and the annotations tool.
The Items assess mode also supports advanced capabilities such as Adaptive Item branching and live event monitoring (proctor mode).
Further reading on Items assess mode
Read about how to use the Items assess mode in the following article:
Demos: Items assess mode
You can see Items Assess mode in action in the following demos:
A restriction of the Items assess mode is that entire assessment needs to be wrapped within one DOM container (div block). In Items inline mode, you have more flexibility, for example you can place the Item anywhere on the page as desired.
2. 'Items inline' mode
In Items inline mode, all of the Items will render on one continuous page. Students will not need to click the "Next" button to get to the next Item. Instead, they will be able to scroll to any Item in the assessment within in the web browser window.
Note that when using Items inline mode, you do not have the assessment player, and you cannot use any of the Assess API initialization options, methods or events. This mode calls Items API for some basic layout elements such as columns and tabs, and then Questions API (a lower-level API) renders the content.
Further reading on Items inline mode
Read more about Items inline mode in the following articles:
- Embedding the Items API Into Formative Content With Inline Rendering
- Using Save and Submit Buttons with the Items API Inline Mode