Steps to Start Delivering Brillium Exams to Thinkific Students.
This article provides steps for Thinkific users, with a Brillium trial or paid Brillium subscription, through the process of defining a Brillium Assessment, and configuring it for delivery to Thinkific students. Following these steps will ensure a successful integration between Brillium and the Thinkific platform.
Configure Brillium Respondent Fields for Thinkific Integration
Respondent Fields are used to collect demographic information for students that complete your assessments. When integrating Brillium data with a Thinkific account, this information needs to include additional Thinkific data beyond name and email address. Some of this information is sent by Thinkific to ensure the proper student score is associated with the correct Thinkific student.
In Brillium, Thinkific automatically populates four Respondent fields with student information to help Brillium send data back to the correctly matching student when an assessment is completed.
To configure Respondent Fields:
- Select the gear icon and choose Respondent Fields from the menu that appears.
- From the Predefined Set dropdown list, select Thinkific
- If results already exist in your Brillium Workspace, a warning message may appear. Selecting the Confirm button on the warning page will save the change.
You will now see that the Thinkific data fields are configured and ready. The next step is to create a Brillium assessment (if you do not already have one).
NOTE: If your Brillium Account already contains assessment results, contact Brillium Support for assistance activating Thinkific Respondent fields.
Create a Brillium Assessment
- Log into a Brillium Workspace
- Select Assessments from the menu
- Select [+ Add New] to create a new assessment
- Choose an Assessment Name and Assessment Type
- Select Save
When a new Assessment is created, Brillium automatically generates a Unique ID for the assessment (also referred to as an "Exam ID" in Thinkific), which is displayed at the top of the screen. This Unique ID can be changed, if desired.
Be sure to note the Unique ID, it will be required later when configuring the Exam lesson within Thinkific.
Once an assessment name and type are selected, the Assessment Builder screen is presented. Assessment builder is where all assessment settings, including Topics, Questions, and Integration options, are selected for a Brillium assessment. To configure assessment features and options, are select among the tabs presented toward the top of the screen.
When defining integration options to connect a Brillium assessment with Thinkific, only options located under the Properties, Requirements, Feedback and Integration tabs will be changed.
In addition to a Unique ID, each Brillium assessment has an Assessment Key (referred to as an “Exam Password” in Thinkific). Like the Unique ID, this is automatically generated when an assessment is created but can be changed, if desired.
To change the Assessment Key, choose the Properties tab in Assessment Builder and select the Change button.
To view an Assessment Key:
- Select Assessments from the main menu
- Select the ellipse icon next to the Assessment, located under the Actions column
- Select the link icon from the action menu that appears
- The Assessment Key is the series of alpha-numeric characters that follow the “=” symbol
Select the Requirements tab.
The Requirements tab is where the Introduction information, Agreement Terms, Login Page demographic fields, and Assessment Logout Options are defined. In Assessment Builder, Logout Options tell Brillium where to return the student after the assessment is completed.
When using Brillium with Thinkific, students that have completed an assessment will typically be directed back to Thinkific. This action will also confirm to the student that the assessment results are properly received and processed by Thinkific for the related Exam lesson. This is accomplished by customizing the Logout button and associated action under the "Assessment Logout Options".
- Navigate to the Assessment Logout Options section of the Requirements tab.
- Next to Button Action, select Web Link
- Change the Button Label as desired (i.e. “Return to the Course”, see below for further explanation)
- In the Link After Assessment field, enter the specific link back to the exam defined in the Thinkific course player. This is the URL for the Thinkific page where the student clicked the button to begin the exam.
It is recommended that the Link After Assessment takes student back to the course page that launched the assessment, making it easier for students to continue with additional lessons. We also recommend that the logout Button Label be named in a way that encourages students to return to the Thinkific course page. Example button labels may include "Return to Course", "Review My Results", or "Confirm My Score".
Select the Feedback tab.
The Feedback tab is where the end of assessment Pass or Fail feedback summary are defined. When creating a test, quiz, or certification exam in Brillium, a Passing Score for the assessment must be defined.
When defining a passing score in Brillium, it is important to ensure the score matches the passing score defined in Thinkific.
To define a passing score, enter the score percentage number in the Passing Score field on the Feedback tab. The number must be between 1 and 100.
Select the Integration tab.
The Integration tab is where parameters are defined to indicate where Brillium will send results once the assessment is completed. There are several integration methods available in Brillium, but to send student assessment results to Thinkific, the POST-FORM method must be used.
To define assessment integration parameters for an assessment, perform the following steps:
- Select POST – Form from the Integration method list
- The Link Password field may be left blank (see additional information under Defining the Exam Setup in Thinkific )
- Select Blind Post from the Postback Method list
- The Postback URL field defines the Thinkific provided URL for Brillium to send the assessment results. This is typically in the form: “https://yourdomain.thinkific.com/brillium_notify”.
Be sure to use the Thinkific provided URL, and not the Thinkific custom domain if one has been set up. If assistance identifying your Thinkific site URL is required, please contact the Thinkific Support team.
With all of the settings defined in Brillium, return to the Thinkific account to create an Exam lesson.
Brillium Exam Setup in Thinkific
The final step is to define the Exam lesson in Thinkific with the proper settings to launch the assessment, sending the student to the Brillium exam, and ensuring the results are properly received by Thinkific when the exam is complete.
Create a Thinkific Exam Lesson
Within the Thinkific account, create an Exam lesson and enter the proper information in the following fields:
- Title: Enter an exam title.
- Brillium Root URL: This is the URL of your Brillium exam. This url will be unique to your account and only include the domain and subdomain portion of your URL. For example, if your Brillium instance is at: https://abccompany.onlinetests.app, the the root URL will be: https://abccompany.onlinetests.app. (see note below for Brillium trial account users)
- Exam ID: The Exam ID is equivalent to the assessment Unique ID in Brillium. (this can be found in Assessment Builder)
- Exam Password: This is equivalent to the Brillium "Assessment Key" defined in Assessment Builder. (for more information refer to the instructions under "Properties ")
- Entry Hash Password: When used, this is defined as the "Link Password" in the Brillium Assessment Builder Integrations tab. While this setting is recommended, it is not required.
- Passing Grade: This can be any number between 1 and 100. Ensure that it is the same value as entered in Brillium within the Assessment Builder Feedback tab under Passing Score.
It is important not to include any other additional information in the ROOT URL field, such as assessment link information like: "?aid= " or anything that appears thereafter. The ROOT URL should ONLY appear in the form: https://yourbrilliuminstance.onlinetests.app or https://yourbrilliuminstance.brillium.com.
When using a Brillium trial account, the Brillium Root URL will be: https://trial.onlinetests.app
For additional information, and to learn how to use all of the additional assessment features and options available in Brillium Assessment Builder, refer to the following knowledge base articles and videos:
Create Assessments with Brillium Assessment Builder
Create Topics with Brillium Assessment Builder
Create Questions with Brillium Assessment Builder
Additional Question Options