With Cengage Testing powered by Cognero, you can deliver tests to your students anywhere with Cengage Testing

Are you looking to find a new way of administering tests to your students. Cengage Learning Testing powered By Cognero allows you to create, modify and deliver tests to students both in and outside of the classroom.
This system allows you to create and manage a test library from a variety Cengage Learning solutions. You can also easily create multiple test versions, and send them to your students via email, LMS, or in class. Anyone with a Cengage account can use Cognero as a free tool.
Continue reading to learn how to use this tool to create your course.
Add Cognero to Your Cengage Account
Follow the steps below to add Cognero into your Cengage account.
Log in to your Instructor’s Cengage Account here.
Search by author, title or ISBN to find the textbook for your course.
Click “Continue” to select your book.
Select the Cognero product that matches the textbook you have selected, then click “Add to Instructor Resource Center”.
Your Cengage dashboard will now include Cognero. To open the program, click on Cognero in Access Instructor Supplements.
Create a test using Cognero
After you have added Cognero in your Cengage dashboard, you are ready to start creating tests using the following steps.
1. Open Cognero. You’ll notice that the Cognero window is divided into three sections, or ‘panes’.
Question Sets: The Question Set pane shows your question folders (test banks) with questions organized by author/title/chapter and section. These question sets can be used to create tests.
Tests Pane: This is where you’ll find all your tests organized by folders.
Editor Pane: This is where you will edit and place your questions.
2. Create a new test
Click “Create new test” in Editor pane. Select the folder where the test will be saved.
3. Decide how you want to build your tests
Click ‘Next’ to proceed. These options are:
Build Option 1: Randomly choose questions by question type from existing test and/or question sets
Option 2: Randomly select questions based on question information (state standards, difficulty level) from existing test sets and/or question sets.
Option 3: Create an empty test
4. Start Assembling Your Test based on Your Build Option
The build option selected in the previous step will determine which steps are used to create your test.
Build Option 1
You’ll be prompted to select title/chapter/section from which to get test questions. You can select multiple question sets if needed.
When you are done, click “Next”.
Next, you will be asked to choose how many questions from each type to include in your test. Next, click “Next”.
Option 2:
Similar to Option 1, you’ll be prompted to select title/chapter/section from which to get test questions. You can select multiple question sets if needed.
Next, you will be asked to choose questions based upon Question info/typo. When you are done, click “Next”.
The next step is to verify your settings. If everything is correct, click “Finish”, and the test will be generated.
If you choose to build an empty test, the third option (build an empty model), you can use the Question pane for selecting the chapter or section of the text you want to receive test questions.
Drag and drop your selections from the Question pane to the Editor pane. The test items will appear. You can now edit your test.
Pro Tip: To preview the question, hover your cursor over it in the Question pane. Finalize your tests
You can delete, edit, duplicate, or add to each question using the “pencil” dropdown menu.
After creating and finalizing your test content, you can adjust the appearance and organization of the questions using the menu.
You can choose to export your file as a Word doc or PDF using the File menu. This will allow you to print it for in-class assignments or send it to your students by email.
(OPTIONAL: Export the Test to Your LMS
If you don’t have the test you want to export, then select the test from the Test pane and drag it to the Editor pane.
Choose Export from the File menu.
Click on the export format (e.g. Angel, Blackboard or Respondus)
The zip file will now be saved to your hard disk. This zip file can now be imported into the LMS.
Refer to LMS-specific videos for exporting your tests
For more information, click here
You can watch the entire training video for Cognero here: