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Add questions to an exam

 

1. Add question types

Hover the mouse over the “Add question” button. Select the question type you would like to add. (see figure 3.1)

Question types:

  • Text question: Students answer in writing.  A text question is appropriate for open-ended, short answers, fill-ins, and essay questions. The answer can include text, numbers, and drawings (on most operating systems).  When grading text questions, it’s possible to comment and provide feedback directly in the student’s answer.
  • Single choice question:  Students are presented with multiple answer choices and select only one answer choice as correct.  This question type is always corrected automatically.
  • Multiple choice question: Students are presented with multiple answer choices and select all answer choices that apply.  This question type is only corrected automatically if the student gets the answer completely correct or completely incorrect.  If the student gets the answer partially correct, it is up to the teacher to go in and manually enter the score.  

Screen_Shot_2017-06-05_at_1.50.24_PM.pngFigure 3.1

 

- Set up a text question

Fill in the following fields to meet your needs (see figure 3.2):

  • Question title: Edit the question title/number as needed.
  • Question: Enter your question in the text box. This is a required field.
  • Attach image: Attach an image that has been saved in your files.  Image files that are supported include: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF.
  • Max points: The number of possible points students can earn for the question.  This is a required field.
  • Max length (words):
    • No limit
    • Soft cap: Students are able to continue adding to their answer even after they’ve reached the word limit. The word counter will turn red to let them know they have exceeded the word limit.
    • Hard cap: The student is cut off and cannot add words once the limit is reached.
  • Your notes: Notes are not visible to students. Professors and teachers might use notes to list what should be included in a student answer, to provide background information on a question when sharing exams with colleagues, etc.

Screen_Shot_2017-06-05_at_12.54.41_PM.pngFigure 3.2

  

- Set up a single-choice question

Fill in the following fields to meet your needs (see figure 3.3):

  • Question title: Edit the question title/number as needed.
  • Question: Enter your question in the text box. This is a required field.
  • Attach image: Attach an image that has been saved in your files.  Image files that are supported include: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF.
  • Answer alternatives: List two or more answer choices/alternatives. Use the “remove” and “add alternatives” buttons until you have the number of answer choices you nee. Only one answer choice/alternative can be correct.  Select which answer choice is correct.  
  • Max points: The number of possible points students can earn for the question.  This is a required field.
  • Your notes: Notes are not visible to students. Professors and teachers might use notes to list what should be included in a student answer, to provide background information on a question when sharing exams with colleagues, etc.

Screen_Shot_2017-06-05_at_12.55.15_PM.pngFigure 3.3

  

- Set up a multiple-choice question

Fill in the following fields to meet your needs (see figure 3.4):

  • Question title: Edit the question title/number as needed.
  • Question: Enter your question in the text box. This is a required field.
  • Attach image: Attach an image that has been saved in your files.  Image files that are supported include: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF.
  • Answer alternatives: List two or more answer choices/alternatives. Use the “remove” and “add alternatives” buttons until you have the number of answer choices you nee. Many of the answer choices/alternatives can be correct.  Select which answer choices are correct.
  • Max points: The number of possible points students can earn for the question.  This is a required field.
  • Your notes: Notes are not visible to students. Professors and teachers might use notes to list what should be included in a student answer, to provide background information on a question when sharing exams with colleagues, etc.

Screen_Shot_2017-06-05_at_12.55.44_PM.pngFigure 3.4

 

 

2. Save the exam

Select the green “Save” button and the exam will appear in your library (see figure 3.5).  If the exam does not appear in your library, that means one of the mandatory fields has been left blank.  Click on the red box with a question mark to see what is missing.  Add in any missing information and try to save your exam again.

Screen_Shot_2017-06-05_at_1.51.21_PM.pngFigure 3.5

 

Learn how to start an exam for your students here.

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