How to add different types of questions

TYPES OF QUESTIONS

The assessment tool allows you to add several types of questions to the assessment. Each question typology is different and asks the learner to do different things. You can choose from the following options:

  • Single Choice Question
  • Multiple Choice Question
  • Short Answer Question
  • Match the Following Question

Each question type allows you to add title, text, choose a question category, choose a difficulty level, set the questions to quest shuffle, add a maximum time limit for each answer, and assign a score for each answer.

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For each question, add or delete the answer options and add comments/feedback for correct and incorrect options.

Note: Use these options to create an efficient and customized test, composed by various types of questions, an adjustable number of answers (Maximum 6), enriched by images, comments, and adjustable difficulty level.

ADDING A SINGLE CHOICE QUESTION TO A QUESTION BANK

Here’s what you need to do to add a single choice question to a question bank.

  • On the left menu pane, select Courses >Manage Assessments->Manage Question Bank.

The Manage Question Bank screen appears.

Note: You can edit, assign, or delete a question bank by clicking the related icons provided in the Action column. You can also search for a question bank by typing its name in the Search field.

  • In the Action column, click the Assign Questions

The Manage Single Choice Question screen appears.

  • Click Add Single Choice Question.
  • After creating a single choice question, mark the correct answer.

Note: This is a popular question category because it has provisions to give precise learner instructions and instant feedback after the learners select an answer. Here’s how learners might view this type of question: Learners can choose a single answer among those proposed as there is only one correct answer. When you create a single choice question, click the rounded box on the left side of the correct answer.

ADDING A SHORT ANSWER QUESTION TO A QUESTION BANK

Here’s what you need to do to add a short answer question to a question bank.

  • On the left menu pane, select Courses>Manage Assessments->Manage Question Bank.
  • The Manage Question Bank screen appears.

Note: You can edit, assign, or delete a question bank by clicking the related icons provided in the Action column. You can also search for a question bank by typing its name in the Search field.

  • In the Action column, click the Assign Questions

The Manage Short Answer Question screen appears.

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  • Click Add Short Answer Question.
  • After creating a short answer question, provide a maximum character limit for the answer.

Note: For this type of question, learners will respond with an extended text written by them instead of choosing from the list of options. You can use this tool to verify what the learners have learned. This type of question requires more control because the system is unable to calculate the score; rather, it is the instructor/master admin/sub-admin who must evaluate the answers given by each learner.

ADDING A MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTION TO A QUESTION BANK

Here’s what you need to do to add a multiple-choice question to a question bank.

  • On the left menu pane, select Courses>Manage Assessments->Manage Question Bank.

The Manage Question Bank screen appears.

Note: You can edit, assign, or delete a question bank by clicking the related icons provided in the Action column. You can also search for a question bank by typing its name in the Search field.

  • In the Action column, click the Assign Questions icon.

The Manage Multiple Choice Question screen appears.

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  • Click Add Multiple Choice Question.

Note: While creating a multiple-choice question, once you’ve added the answer choices, you must flag the correct answers. In the screenshot given below, for multiple choice questions, the check box is square instead of round.

Note: Learners can choose more than one answer from the options provided. When you create a multiple-choice question, it is recommended to add more than just two answers. This helps learners understand that they must pick more than one answer.

ADDING A MATCH, THE FOLLOWING QUESTION TO A QUESTION BANK

Here’s what you need to do to add a match the following question to a question bank.

  • On the left menu pane, select Courses>Manage Assessments->Manage Question Bank.

The Manage Question Bank screen appears.

Note: You can create, edit, and assign a question by clicking the related icons provided in the Action column. You can also search for a question by typing its name in the Search field.

  • In the Action column, click the Assign Questions icon.

The Manage Match the Following Question screen appears.

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  • Click Add Match the Following Question.

Note: Learners should associate elements with a topic. This is a very common type of question. This question type requires significant learner attention. When building this question, explain the learners what they are required to accomplish (in the question box) and fill in the answer boxes using the elements they should associate with.

Note: For this type of question, the learners will respond by associating elements with logic.

UPLOADING BULK QUESTIONS

Apart from adding in the questions one-by-one, you can also upload multiple questions in bulk by using a CSV data file.

Here’s what you need to do to upload/add questions in bulk.

  • On the left menu pane, select Courses >Manage Assessments->Manage Question Bank> Import Questions.

The Import Questions screen appears.

Note: You can only upload CSV, XLS or XLSX files.

  • Click Sample File to download the sample file.
  • Type the required data.

Note: You can download a sample CSV data file and edit/modify it in the specified format to upload bulk questions.

  • Click Instructions to follow the instructions while entering the required data.

Note: The fields that you need to fill up are like the fields that you use when you add a question one-by-one.

  • Select the required Question Type sheet to enter questions.

The following list displays the fields that you need to enter for ‘Single Choice Answer Question’ and ‘Multiple Choice Answer Question’ type:

  • Question Bank Name (Mandatory)
  • Question Text (Mandatory)
  • Question Category (Mandatory)
  • Difficulty Level (Mandatory)
  • Shuffle Choices (Optional)
  • Answer Text 1 (Mandatory)
  • Is Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 2 (Optional)
  • Is Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 3 (Optional)
  • Is Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 4 (Optional)
  • Is Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 5 (Optional)
  • Is Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 6 (Optional)
  • Is Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Score if Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Negative Score if Incorrect Choice (Mandatory)
  • Negative Score if No Response (Mandatory)
  • Maximum Answer Time (In seconds) (Mandatory)
  • Feedback for Correct Choice (Optional)
  • Feedback for Incorrect Choice (Optional)

The following list displays the fields that you need to enter for ‘Match the Following Question’ type:

  • Question Bank Name (Mandatory)
  • Question Text (Mandatory)
  • Question Category (Mandatory)
  • Difficulty Level (Mandatory)
  • Shuffle Choices (Optional)
  • Answer Text 1 – A (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 1 – B (Mandatory)
  • Answer Text 2 – A (Optional)
  • Answer Text 2 – B (Optional)
  • Answer Text 3 – A (Optional)
  • Answer Text 3 – B (Optional)
  • Answer Text 4 – A (Optional)
  • Answer Text 4 – B (Optional)
  • Answer Text 5 – A (Optional)
  • Answer Text 5 – B (Optional)
  • Answer Text 6 – A (Optional)
  • Answer Text 6 – B (Optional)
  • Score if Correct Choice (Mandatory)
  • Negative Score if Incorrect Choice (Mandatory)
  • Negative Score if No Response (Mandatory)
  • Maximum Answer Time (In seconds) (Mandatory)
  • Feedback for Correct Choice (Optional)
  • Feedback for Incorrect Choice (Optional)
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The following list displays the fields that you need to enter for ‘Single Answer Question’ type:

  • Question Bank Name (Mandatory)
  • Question Text (Mandatory)
  • Question Category (Mandatory)
  • Difficulty Level (Mandatory)
  • Word Limit for Answer (Mandatory)
  • Maximum Score (Mandatory)
  • Maximum Answer Time (In seconds) (Mandatory)
  • Once you have filled up the required data, drag and drop the data sheet to upload or click Select File to browse to the saved sheet.
  • The questions get uploaded and the added questions now appear in the list of questions.
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