Adding Static Input to your test

The static Input feature allows you to add custom static elements to your test. Whether your objective is to request additional information from a candidate or fill gaps between various parts of the test, Static Input will provide such opportunities.

In this article you will learn how to:

1. Add a Static Input to your test

2. Utilize various types of Static Input

3. Position Static Input within your test

4. Label and customize Static Input

1. Add a Static Input to your test

In order to add Static Input to your test, expand the “Add static element” option from the moving menu to the right. Then select the “Input” option as shown below:

2. Utilize various types of Static Input

There are several types of Static Input you can use, choosing from a variety available in the expandable menu:

The types of Static Input on our platform are as follow:

1. Text field

A simple, one-row text field for the candidate to fill with short information you require from them.

2. Number field

A different one-row field meant for proving numbers or quantity. Candidate can also use the arrows to the right to specify the number they want to provide:

Note: This field accepts both positive and negative numbers, including those containing decimal fractions

3. Textarea

It is a variant of a text field that has an option to expand it for a larger area. This way a candidate can provide even more information:

Tip: Both Text field and Textarea can be used to gather some initial information from a candidate by asking them questions early on before they start solving the test.

You can also give the candidate some break time during the test. Then, at the end of the test, you can collect feedback from them. There are many possibilities!

4. Salary expectations

You can use this special variant of the numeric fields to ask candidates for their salary expectations. The difference between a regular number field is that Salary expectations must be a positive integer:

5. Notice period

It is a text field that behaves just like a regular one. Its function is to ask candidates for their notice period. The different name will help to separate it from possible different static input files within your test:

6. Photo capture

A type of static input which provides an opportunity to capture a candidate's visage while taking a test. It will automatically connect to a detected camera device in their device. The candidate can see themselves on the preview to take a photo in the right moment, using the button:

The picture will be then saved and available for the recruiter upon test validation

Note: We also recommend using it as an anti-cheating measure

7. Video capture

Similar to photo capture, this type of Static Input allows you to request a short film be made by the candidate. It can be used to creatively enrich the test, allowing candidates more expression and some positive distraction from tasks!

3. Position Static Input within your test

The placement of such a test element may vary per your individual needs. It might as well be placed at the Welcome page:

As at the Exit page of the test:

Or anywhere in the middle, even in between multichoice questions or code gaps!

4. Label and customize Static Input

Once you’ve selected the type of static input and positioned it within your test, you can customize it as you will. There are several elements that you may edit to that end:

1. Label of the Static Input is the name that will be visible once you stop editing the element. There you should put the actual question you want to ask the candidate:

2. Description additional information about the input

3 Duration specifies how much time you intend to give the candidate for the given static input segment:

4 “Required” checkbox: All Static Input elements can be either marked or unmarked as “Required” allowing a candidate to move past at will or forcing them to fill those that were marked.

All you need to do is to use the checkbox as shown below:

Have fun with the Static Input! If you have any additional questions about the feature, please contact us at support@devskiller.com

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