Categorization

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Name a category: type the name in a Category field
    Note: Each category must have a unique name.
  4. Add an answer for a category: type the answer name in an Answer field below the category where it belongs. To add a new answer, click the Add Answer link.
  5. Add a new category, click the Add Category link.

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  1. Add distractors to a question. Distractors will appear with the answer choice but do not belong to any of the categories. To add a distractor, click the Add Distractor link and type the distractor name in the Additional Distractor field.
  2. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

Example Question

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File Upload

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Limit File number: type the file number in the Number field or use the arrows to increase or decrease the value.

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  1. Restrict File types: enter the file extensions separated by commas in the File Types field. E.g. .pdf, .pptx, .doc
  2. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

Example Question

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Formula

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Answer: Set the variable answers for the formula. Specify the minimum and maximum values for the variable. Select decimal places in by using the increase or decrease arrows
  4. Formula Definition: Type the formula definition in the formula field. Make sure the formula does not contain any brackets or equal signs.
    Notes: The Formula Definition supports the following operators: + (add), - (subtract), * (multiply), / (divide), and ^ (power).
  5. Generate Possible Solutions: Specify the number of possible solutions you want to generate in the Number of solutions field. Then select the number of decimal places required in the Decimal places field.

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In the Margin type field, select the absolute or percent margin type. Enter the margin of error for the student's answer in the +/- margin of error field.
Click the Generate button to view possible solutions

  1. Possible solutions will process according to the number of value combinations.
  2. Show on-screen calculator checkbox: allow students to use an on-screen calculator for this question.
    You can enable a basic calculator or scientific calculator. 
    Note: The on-screen calculator option is intended to be used while displaying one question at a time. If the assessment does not display one question at a time, students may be able to use the calculator for all questions.
  3. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

Example Question

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Matching

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Add a question and answer pair, type the question in the Question field and its matching answer in the Answer field. To add additional Question/Answer pairs, click the Add Question/Answer Pair link.
  4. Add distractors to a question. Distractors will appear with the answer choice but do not belong to any of the categories. To add a distractor, click the Add Distractor link and type the distractor name in the Additional Distractor field.
  5. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Multiple Choice

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Add answers to a Multiple Choice question, type the answers in the Answer fields. To select the correct answer, click the button next to that answer.
    To add an additional answer choice, click the Add Answer link.
  4. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Ordering

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Ordering questions will include a top label and a bottom label. To name the labels, type the names in the Label fields.
  4. Add answers to the Ordering question, type the answers in the Answer fields. To add additional answers, click the Add Answer link
  5. Include Labels: By default this box is checked. Uncheck to remove labels from questions
  6. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Essay

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Options: You can enable various tools for students to use when answering an Essay question.
    • Rich Content Editor is enabled for students by default..
    • Spell-check: enable word count tracking
    • Show Word Count: Shows students how many words they have typed
    • Word limit: Can set a minimum and maximum word limit for student answers.
  1. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Fill in the Blank

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: Optional to add a question stem. The question stem contains instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. To begin creating a Fill in the Blank question, type a statement in the Type a statement field. To create a blank space, highlight a word or group of words. Then click the Create Blank Space button or press the Enter key.
  4. Answer Type: Select the answer type to use for a blank space.
    Open Entry: Select a Text Match option from the Text Match menu.
    • Contains: Allows for the text to exist anywhere in student responses.
    • Close Enough: Uses Levenshtein Distance to determine if the response is close enough to the correct answer. Levenshtein Distance is the number of single-character edits needed to change one word to another. You can choose to ignore case.
    • Exact Match: Requires case and spelling to match exactly.
    • Specify Correct Answers: Specifies that each acceptable response use regular expressions for a custom match.
    • Regular Expression Match: Requires using specialized text strings that describe search patterns. Not recommended for beginners.
    Dropdown: Enter the answer choices in the Possible Choices fields. Click the button next to the correct answer.
    Word Bank: Enter the answer choices in the Possible Choices fields. Click the button next to the correct answer].
  5. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Hot Spot

The following image types can be used for Hot Spot questions:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPG/JPEG
  • PNG
  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. You can use one of three shapes to draw the hot spot: square, circle, and polygon.
    Drag the shape over the hot spot. To complete the shape, click your mouse.
  4. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Multiple Answers

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. Add answers to the Multiple Answer question, type the answers in the Answer fields. To select the correct answers, click the checkbox next to the answers.
  4. You can select a grading option for the question.
    Partial credit with penalty option awards points for each correct answer selected and deducts points for each incorrect answer selected.
    Exact Match option only awards points if all correct answers are selected and no incorrect answers are selected.
  5. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Numeric

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. To select a requirement for the answer, select an option from the Requirement drop-down menu.
    Exact Response: Enter an answer by typing the answer in the Answer field or using the arrows. Exact response answers can be added in scientific notation (accepted format: 1.234*10^5).

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Margin of Error: Enter the answer in the Answer field. Then add the margin in the Margin field and select the margin type in the Margin Type drop-down menu. You can select percentage or absolute margin type. Margin of error fields do not accept entries written in scientific notation.
Within a Range: Select the range start and range end for the answer. Range inputs can be in scientific notation (accepted format: 1.234*10^5).
Precise Response: Select the answer, precision value, and precision type. The options for precision type are significant digits and decimal places. Precise response fields do not accept entries written in scientific notation.

  1. Show on-screen calculator checkbox: allow students to use an on-screen calculator for this question.
    You can enable a basic calculator or scientific calculator. 
    Note: The on-screen calculator option is intended to be used while displaying one question at a time. If the assessment does not display one question at a time, students may be able to use the calculator for all questions.
  2. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

Example Question

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True and False

  1. Question Title field: add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.
  2. Question Stem field: add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.
  3. To select the correct answer for the question, click the button next to the True or False option.
  4. Assign point value and correct/incorrect feedback

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Example Question

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Stimulus

Stimulus content gives students a piece of content with associated questions.

  1. Add a title to the Title field.
  2. Add instructions to the Instructions field.
  3. Add content for the stimulus, type or paste content into the Rich Content Editor. To format text or add media, links, or tables, use the Rich Content Editor icons.
  4. Click the Attach Question button.
  5. Select the question type you want to attach
  6. Or select content from an item bank

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Example Question

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