What this article is about…

The Learning Hub provides a few different options for how Contributors can add their content. These are called Resource Types. This article explains the main features of the resource type called Assessment and what to expect when reading one.  

Who this article is for…

This article is for anyone who wants to read resources that have been contributed to the Learning Hub.

What you will need…

  • You will need to sign up for an account with the Learning Hub to access content in unrestricted catalogues. Note that there are restrictions on who will be permitted to sign up for an account.
  • You will need to be a member of any restricted catalogue to access its content, which can be requested from the catalogue owner. 

What is an Assessment?

People who contribute content to the Learning Hub have been asking for a resource that allows readers to answer questions and receive a score on how well they have performed. 

This has led to the development of a new resource type: the Assessment. Assessments will now be available to open and start alongside the types you are familiar with like Articles, Images and Videos.

What's new with Assessments

Whole-slide Images

Completely new to the Learning Hub, Assessments now support enhanced image files that have been generated by whole-slide imaging devices like Hamamatsu and Aperio.

You will be able to explore digital slide samples including any annotations the contributor has added.

For now, whole-slide images are only available in the new resource types: Case and Assessment.


For resource types like Article, Image and Video, all of the information you will see will be read from top-to-bottom all on one page. With Assessments, you will most likely answer questions across multiple pages.

For some assessments you will be able to move between the pages at will.

For other Assessments you will need to answer all of the questions on a page before you are allowed to proceed to the next one.

Supported questions

For now there are two kinds of question you will be expected to answer: Single Best Answer and Consider the Possibilities.

Single Best Answer questions will present you with a question and several options to choose from. You will be expected to choose one option that you think is the best answer. Answers can be Best, Reasonable or Incorrect. You will get 2 points for a Best answer, 1 point for a Reasonable Answer and no points for an Incorrect answer.

Consider the Possibilities questions will present you with a statement or question and a series of responses to consider. You will be expected to answer each response with either Yes to indicate you agree with the response, or No to indicate that you disagree. You will get 2 points if all of the responses are correct, but no points if any are incorrect.