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You can now login at:

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But first… We strongly recommend reviewing the remainder of this page to quickly learn how Sero! works. You’ll be glad you did.

You can also get back to these instructions by clicking “Help” in Sero!.

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Assessor Instructions

Version 1.0 – December 2017

(NOTE: All terms followed by * are defined on the Definitions page.)

An Assessor* can manage accounts, author MasterMaps* and AssessmentMaps*, and interact with AssessedMaps*. Here’s how — using the Dashboard, Create Assessments and Review Assessments tabs.

A Taker takes Sero! assessments. Taker instructions are reviewable on the Taker instructions page.


The dashboard is for managing accounts and review the progress of your Takers. First, click Dashboard tab.

  1. Click add New User.
  2. Enter the Login Name, Full Name, and Password.
  3. Click Save User.


  1. Click Learners and Progress.
  2. Click any Assessment to open in Review Assessments.


Create Assessments is for authoring MasterMaps* and AssessmentMaps*. First, click Create Assessment tab.

Author MasterMap

Here you can author a MasterMap in a few quick steps.

  1. Click Create New Assessment.
  2. Name Your Assessment.
  3. Create MasterMap from…
    1. Scratch. Enter each proposition* by tabbing through – Concept Relation Concept.
      1. Click Preview Map to preview the map you have created.
      2. Click Use Map when you are satisfied with your map.
    2. Import. Import Concept Maps from CmapTools (.cxl format) or lists of propositions (.csv [comma separated values] or .txt [tab-delimited text] – formats must be Concept Relation Concept).
      1. Select format.
      2. Click Choose File.
      3. Find file.
      4. Click Use Map.
    3. Existing Map. Use an AssessmentMap* you have previously created.
      1. Select a previously created MasterMap.
      2. Click Preview Map to preview the map you have created.
      3. Click Use Map.

Done! You are ready to author an AssessmentMap*.

Author AssessmentMap*

Here you can author an AssessmentMap.*

  1. Click Map Mode to switch between Assessment for adding assessment items, and Positioning for repositioning the concepts and relations. You MUST be in Assessment mode to add assessment items.
  2. To add assessment items:
    1. Click on any concept or relation.
    2. Choose which assessment item you want to assign.
      1. Select MultipleChoice, then Click Select. To add other choices, click Add More, enter your other choice; repeat until you are satisfied; click Use These Choices.
      2. Select Fill-In, then Click Select.
      3. Select Drag&Drop, then Click Select. (NOTE: Selecting will remove the item and all of its lines* from the map. For v.1.0, it is best to use Select-and-Fill for concepts at the bottom of a map.)
      4. Select ConnectTo, then Click Select. (NOTE: Connect-To will remove the line(s)* that appears AFTER the item.)
      5. Select ErrorCorrect, then Click Select. Enter the erroneous version of the concept or relation. Click Use This Choice.
  3. Assign Assessment To… select Taker, then click Assign.
  4. Click Create My Assessment.

Done! Your assessment has been assigned to your Takers. As they complete them, you can review them under the Review Assessments tab. Check out our How to Make a Great AssessmentMaps blog posts for tips on creating challenging and valid assessments.


Here you can review the assessments your Takers have taken. First, click Review Assessment tab.

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