To add a question to a new or an existing test you have to click on the "Add question" (1) button and pick one of the many different options on the drop-down list.These options (some of them quite self-explanatory) are:
- Empty spaces
- Free text / File upload: The user either submits their answer via the text editor or uploads it as a document for the instructor to review and grade
- Free text with keywords: The user submits (via the text editor) an answer that is graded automatically based on keywords that are set by the instructor to either add or subtract points. An answer is correct when the specified amount of points is collected
- Multiple choices - Single answer
- Multiple choices - Many answers
- Drag and Drop
- Matrix: For more on matrix type questions, see this article
- Hotspot: The user has to point the correct area(s) on a specific image.
- Fuzzy correctness: This question type has many correct answers, but each one has a different weight/score as set by you
- Randomized: The user is presented with a specific number of questions, drawn randomly from a question pool (that contains more questions than the ones required for the test unit). For more on randomized type questions, see this article
Note: with a 'Multiple Choice - Many answers' question type you can select three different grading options, and the 'Score calculation mode' can be (A) DEFAULT (B) OR (C) AND. While the OR option will give 100% if at least one of the possible correct answer is correctly selected, and the AND mode give a score of 100% when all the answers selected are correct. In the DEFAULT grade calculation, instead, the question score is the result of the correct answers given, minus the value of all wrong answers given divided by the total of possible correct answers.
- Example 1: a question with 5 total answers, and 4 of them correct. A learner that selects all 5 answers will receive as score 75% (4/4 correct answer selection 100% - 1/4 wrong 25% = 75%)
- Example 2: a question with 5 total answers and only one correct, and a learner select them all, then the score would be a 0% (1/1 correct answer selected 100% - 4/1 wrong 100%[400%] = 0%)
New questions are automatically added to the test's questions list and labelled as being in use (2). To exclude a specific question from the test, go to the "Use" column and click on the "YES" button to change it to "NO". To reverse this setting, just click on the "NO" button to change it to "YES".
All changes are auto-saved.