Question Banks & Additional Resources


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The machine-graded assessments in this course are organized by module and are aligned to specific learning outcomes. Waymaker courses assess students in three locations: Show What You Know (ungraded pretests at the beginning of each module), Self-Checks (short, ungraded practice tests), and end-of-module quizzes (graded).

Authorized faculty may edit and delete quiz questions and also add new ones using the quiz editing tool inside their Waymaker course(s). To learn more about editing the assessments in Waymaker, visit the Waymaker Faculty User Guide AFTER the course package has been imported to your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).

Optional Download

The Show What You Know and Self-Check questions are also available as a separate file that can be downloaded and imported into the assessment tool in your LMS. This format and extra step are needed ONLY if you want to make your own customized quiz, midterm, or final exam that combines quiz questions from multiple modules.

There are 10 question banks with a total of 447 multiple choice questions.

We provide quiz banks as QTI files, a standard format that allows you to import questions, build, and customize quizzes in most learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.). These files cannot be opened outside of an LMS.

According to Lumen company policy, we do not provide quizzes in written (e.g. MS Word) form, in order to preserve the academic integrity of our quiz banks on behalf of everyone using our materials. We adopted this policy after observing how easy it is for quiz banks in written formats to find their way onto websites that promote academic cheating.

Click the name of your LMS to prompt the download of the file.

Once you’ve downloaded the file, visit the Quiz Imports page and click through to the directions for your LMS.

College Success Pacing

Lumen Learning’s College Success course features ten modules. Our goal is to provide the infrastructure to support your learning objectives while providing flexibility to customize your course using your institutional resources.

All of the modules are independent so you can choose which modules work best for your institution’s learning objectives. Simply un-publish what you do not want in your course using your learning management system.

If you need to modify the pace and cover the material more quickly, the following modules work well together:

Module 1: Motivating Success and Module 2: Goal Setting and Time Management
Module 6: Learning Styles and Strategies and Module 7: Study Skills

We recommend NOT doubling up Module 3: Career Exploration because it has a lot more material to cover. Students will need additional time for mastery, completion, and reflection.

If you need to extend the course, you could spend two weeks on Module 3: Career Exploration in order to give students time to reflect on their career goals and/or to further explore their interests. For instance, on this page about Career Paths, there are many videos to discuss in-class or on discussion boards. Many of our partners link local resources to their career and advising centers, and/or student organizations using their learning management system.

Discussion Questions

Each of these questions can be found in the PowerPoint slides for each module, and they are listed here for your reference. Each question is aligned with a learning outcome and there is a link to the slide deck that supports each module. Use these questions on discussion board questions or to create homework assignments.


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