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Using the Question LIbrary Tool

The Question Library is a central repository for your quiz questions. When you create questions in the Question Library you can reuse them in any number of quizzes. Using the Question Library and this feature helps you to avoid tedious re-inputting of questions.

To access the Question Library from the main Quizzes page:

Click the Question Library icon question library icon

 

The Question Library page displays.

Question Library Page

There are three ways to populate your question library with quiz questions:

  1. Create questions within the Question Library or from within a quiz (see Question Types).
  2. Import questions using Desire2Learn's text format file (see the Importing Questions from a Text File section).
  3. Copy questions from another course using Copy Course Components

You can also Import Quiz Questions from Respondus but that does not put them into the library. There will be one additional step to import those questions into the Question library.


Managing Questions and Sections(Folders) in the Question Library

Sections are like file folders in your Question Library. They help you to organize your questions. You might choose to create a "multiple choice" section that includes all of your multiple choice questions, or a section containing all questions related to a specific topic such as a "Book Chapter".

Sections are also helpful when you are creating a quiz. Instead of importing questions one at a time, you can import a whole section of questions into a quiz at once.

To create a New Section in the Question Library:

Select Section from the Create New drop-down list and click Go.

section creation

To create a New Question in the Question Library:

Select the applicable question type from the Create New drop-down list and click Go . For further information, refer to Question Types.

After you have created or imported quiz sections and questions, you can then manage them in the Question Library.

The following options are displayed at the top of the Question Library page once you have created sections or questions (detailed instructions are below the image:

  • Import - Use to import questions from an existing quiz or text file.
  • Create New - See Creating Quiz Sections / Creating Quiz Questions.
  • Move - (Appears when you have added and selected questions or sections.)
  • Delete - (Appears when you have added and selected questions/sections.)
  • Order - (Appears when you have added and selected questions/sections.)
  • Edit Values - Use to quickly edit the points and the difficulty level of questions.
  • Display Options -used to control what you are seeing on this page.
question library

To change the position of an item in the list:

  • Check the box beside a question or folder.
  • Click the Order icon at the top of the page. Image of Order Icon in Question Library A new page displays with a list of questions and sections.
  • Select a question or section from the list and use the Up and Down arrows to move it to the desired position in the list.
  • Repeat this step for each item until you have achieved the desired order.
  • Click Save at the top of the screen.

To move a question inside another section:

  • Select the box beside one or more questions
  • Click on the Move icon. question library move iconA new page displays with a list of sections in your Question Library.
  • Click on the name of the section you want to move the questions into. It is automatic and there is nothing to Save.

To delete a question or section:

  • Select the box beside the question or section.
  • Click the Delete icon. question library delete icon
  • A Pop Up Window will ask you to confirm the Delete, click Okay. There is nothing to Save.

You can edit the appearance of the Question Library using the Display Options link:

Click Display Options in the top-right corner of the Question Library page.

The Display Options page displays.

Display Options

Uncheck Show Sections Sidebar if you do not want to see the area on the left of the Question Library that shows a list of sections in your library.

Select a Header Display type from the drop-down list. This feature controls how the links along the top of the Question Library are displayed.

  • Text and Icons : show both the text and icons for each link.
  • Text Only : shows only the text for each link.
  • Icons Only : shows only the icons for each link.
  • Check View Questions in Popup if you want questions to open in a new window when you click on them, rather than opening in the main Question Library page.

Also, from the main Question Library page, you have the following options:

Select the View Question icon beside a question to see how it will appear in a quiz, how it will be marked, feedback comments, and where this question is used. You can also quickly enter the question-edit area by clicking the Edit icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Click the Edit icon beside a question or click on the question title to make changes to the question.
  • Click the Edit icon beside a section to make changes to the section.
  • Click Edit Values to change the points and difficultly values for your questions. Click Save to update your changes.

    Note: The Difficulty level feature allows instructors to visually organize and compare questions. For example, after assigning a specific difficulty value to a number of questions you can sort and view the questions by their assigned difficulty value to ensure consistency. It has no influence on, which questions will be used in a Random Section with in the Quiz.

Creating Quiz Sections

You can create quiz sections to organize your questions into folders. This can be done in the Question Library or during the creation of a new quiz (in the Layout/Questions tab by clicking Add/Edit Questions). Both of these areas are identical in functionality: one creates folders within the Question Library, while the other creates folders within a quiz.

Example Scenario: You want to create a quiz in which the first five questions all refer to the same diagram, and you want to repeat the diagram before each question. To do this you can simply create a section that contains the first five questions, add the image (as in step 6 below), and set the Display Options for the section to "Display message and image" and select "repeat section message and image before each questions." Note that this will also repeat any text in the Message field before all of the questions.

To create a section, from within a quiz go to the Layout/Question tab, and then click Add/Edit Questions.

Layout Questions Tab

Add Edit Button

1. From the Create New drop-down list select Section and click GO Go button.

The Add Section page displays.

Add Section window

  • Type the name of your section in the Section Name field.
  • Type a Message (optional). This message can be displayed to students at the beginning of the section if you include the section in a quiz. *
  • Type Private Comments (optional). These comments are for your personal use and view only.
  • Add an image to the section (optional).. This image can be used at the beginning of the section, or repeated before each question in the section (refer to step 7). *
  • Set your Display Options: *
    • Check Show section name to have the section name displayed in quizzes that contain this section.
    • Check Insert a line break after section name to insert some extra space below the section name when displayed in a quiz.
    • Check Display message and image to display the text you typed in the Message text box and the image you specified in step 6 (above) in quizzes.
    • Select Display section message and image once to display these items once at the beginning of the section, or
    • Select Repeat section message and image before each question to repeat both the message and image before each question in the section.
  • Click "Expand section feedback" to this section to add feedback to the section. This feature allows you to leave feedback for an entire section when grading the quiz. *
  • Click Save.

Creating Quiz Questions

Select the Question Library icon on the quizzes homepage. OR From within a quiz, select the Layout/Questions tab and then click Add/Edit Questions.

To start creating quiz questions, select the applicable question type from the Create New drop-down list and click Go.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you create all your quiz questions from within the Question Library. This gives you the ability to reuse questions on various quizzes and to create random sections within quizzes. For detailed instructions on each Question Type see Question Types.


Importing Questions from Respondus or Basic Course Import

Within the Respondus application, and before either opening an existing quiz or starting a new one, ensure that the "D2L Personality" is selected from the Current Personality drop-down list under the Start tab in Respondus.

If you are attempting to convert an existing Respondus file from WebCT or Blackboard, you will need to convert it to D2L before importing. It is recommended that you save this new file under a new file name if you wish to keep the quiz file under the original personality for future use. Save your changes.

  • Export the ZIP file from Respondus.
  • Login to Desire2Learn and go to your course.
  • Click on the Edit Courselink on your course home navigation bar.
  • Select Import/Export/Course Components link.
  • Browse and retrieve the ZIP file you created in Respondus.
  • Click Next. The system will indicate when the upload is complete.

The imported quiz will be in the list of quizzes. (NOTE: THE QUESTIONS ARE NOT IN THE QUESTION LIBRARY - you must import them from inside D2L)


Random Question Sets

Inserting a random section into a quiz ensures that each user will receive a unique set of questions. The random section pulls from a designated pool of questions stored in the Question Library. It is important to note that you can only Import questions that have already been created elsewhere into a random section; you cannot create questions within the random section, nor can you move questions into this section.

After selecting the questions from the library, you can specify how many questions from the random question pool each student should see. The random section will then randomly select this number of questions for each student that takes the quiz. This feature guarantees that each student will receive a unique quiz with different questions.

You must create a quiz before adding a random set of questions. Since random sections can only contain questions from the question library, it is important that you create questions in the Question Library before you create a quiz. You can import questions from a quiz into the Library if you created them in a Quiz and not in the Library first. You can then import the questions into the random section folder of the quiz. There are no limits to the number or type of questions in a random quiz.

Creating a Random Section Folder

Select the quiz you would like to add random section and questions to.

Select the Layout/Questions tab.
Lauout Questions Tab

  • Click Add/Edit Questions .Add Edit Button
  • From the Create New drop-down list, choose Random Section and click Go.
  • Enter a Section Name (for example, "random short answers").
  • random section
    Optional: Add a message to be displayed with the section (for example "The next five questions will involve the Biology and Chemistry unit").
  • Check any applicable Display Options and click Save. If you need more information about Display Options please see Creating Quiz Sections as the Display Options are the same for both
  • A purple folder displays in the list of questions/sections for your quiz. Click on the folder you just created.
  • Select the Import icon questions import.
  • Choose the section you want to import questions from in the Source Section drop-down list, or choose Collection Root to view a list of all questions in the Question Library.
  • Check the questions you want to include in the random section. You can automatically select all the questions in one section by checking the box beside the desired folder.
  • Click Save. The questions included in your random folder are now listed in green.
  • At the top of the page, type the number of questions you want each student to see from the random section and assign a mark value for the questions.
  • Click Save.
    Note: All questions in one random section must have the same point value

Adding Questions and Setting up the Quiz Layout

To add or remove questions or sections to your quiz:

  • Click on the Layout/Questions tab within a quiz.
  • Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
  • Create Sections for your quiz by choosing Section from the Create New drop-down list and click Go. Refer to Creating Quiz Sections for details.
  • Import questions from your Question Library by clicking the Import icon. Choose Question Library in the Source Collection drop-down list. In the Source Section drop-down list, choose Collection Root to show all of the questions and sections in your Question Library, or choose a specific section. Questions from your library display on the page. Check the boxes beside the questions you want to import and click Save.

Or,

  • Create questions in your quiz as described in the Common Features Among All Question Types located below.
  • Go to the Layout/Questions tab for your quiz.
  • Set how many questions will be displayed per page by typing the number in the Place Questions Per Page text box and click Go.
  • To manually insert a page break in the quiz, click on the small gray arrow between the questions where you want the page break to be. The gray arrow and line will turn blue, indicating the page break. The arrow is extremely small and is on the gray lines between each question on the most left end point of the line. If you rest your mouse on this point, your mouse will change from the arrow into a hand that signifies a link.
  • Tip Using a small number of questions per page reduces page load time.
  • Click Save Quiz.

Layout/Questions Window

 

Bonus Questions

To create bonus quiz questions, from the Layout/Questions tab while editing your quiz, or from the Add/Edit Question page. From either location:

  • Click the Edit Values button.
  • Check the boxes in the Bonus column beside the questions you would like to assign a bonus value.
  • Click Save. The selected questions will now display a green checkmark in the Bonus column.

The bonus value will be equal to the point value assigned to that quiz question. If you are connecting the quiz to a Grade Item in the Grades tool, you will need to make sure the Grade Item can exceed the point total if you want a student to get over 100% for the quiz in the Grades tool. In the Grade tool there is a check box on the Grade Item's property's screen, "Allow to exceed".


Common Features Among All Question Types

The following features apply to all question types in the quizzing tool:

  1. All questions are built at the location of - choose quiz name, Layout/Questions Tab, Add/Edit Questions button, Create new drop down menu and GOGo Button or in the Question Library, Create new drop down menu and GOGo Button.
  2. All question types have an optional Title field. If you do not enter a title, the system will take the first 20 characters from the question text and enter it as the title. The title is only displayed in the quiz tool and not to students taking the quiz. It can be useful to place a number in the Title box to help you stay organized when creating the questions.
  3. Difficulty Level is for Instructors only. It allows you to see what kind of questions you have already built.
  4. If you would like question feedback displayed to the users, enter your feedback in the Add Feedback area.
  5. To display hints, enter the text in the Question Hint field. If you are using hints on the quiz make sure the Properties Tab's Optional Advanced Properties has Hints enabled on the quiz.
  6. If the questions you are building utilize the same question text or set of answers then after you build one you can click Save and Copy, make the appropriate edits and repeat the steps until you have built all of them.

    You have access to the HTML Editor, Previewing, and spell check. Remember to Save each question when you are done building it and you can hit Save and New if you want another question of the same type.

Multiple Choice

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  4. Use the drop-down list to choose an enumeration style.
  5. Choose a display Style to set how answer choices appear to students. We recommend Vertical.
  6. Type in the question options (answer choices) in the text boxes. If you wish to add more options, click the Add Option button. You can put a number from 1-99 in the Add Option box to quickly add lots of Option boxes.
  7. Set the weight of each option in the drop-down lists. For example, you may want to select 100% from the drop-down list beside the correct option. Associating an option with 100% simply means if a student were to choose that option, they would receive full points for that question. Each Option box can have a different weight if you want to give partial credit. You must use one of the preset percentages, you can not type your own.

Optional: If you would like to randomize the question options, check the box beside Randomize Options. Randomizing the options ensures that each student will receive the question options in a different order. You can also type in Feedback that students will see if the Submission View has been enabled.


True or False

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  4. Use the drop-down list to choose an enumeration style.
  5. Choose a display Style. We recommend Vertical.
  6. Set the weight of each option in the drop-down lists. For example, you may want to select 100% from the drop-down list beside the correct option. Associating an option with 100% simply means if a student were to choose that option, they would receive full points for that question. Each Option box can have a different weight if you want to give partial credit. You can also type in Feedback that students will see if the Submission View has been enabled.

Long Answer

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your text, graphics. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  4. To set the size of the input text box, select the number of rows and columns, we recommend large numbers to give students as much room as possible.
  5. Text entered in the Initial Text box will be displayed to users in the text box before they type their answer.
  6. Text entered in the Answer Key box will be displayed to instructors or other users that grade quizzes in the Grade Quiz area.
  7. Allowing student to use the HTML Editor will give them a Spell Check and several other features. Students can also Copy and Paste from Microsoft Word into the boxes so that they can use a spell checker they are more familiar with.

NOTE: Long answer questions can not be auto graded. If you are using Questions that can be auto-graded with Long Answer Questions and you do allow attempt score to be seen immediately upon completion, the score will be misleading to students immediately following the submitting of the quiz. Example: 40 MC questions each worth one point, 3 LA questions worth 20 points each. If a student gets 39 out of 40 MC correct, the score will show 39 out of 100 upon completion of the exam. The best thing to do is allow this to happen but explain the results in your Submission View.


Short Answer

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. Choose the size of the input box by using the drop-down lists beside rows and columns.
  4. Click the Add Answer icon if there is more than one correct answer.
  5. Type the answer in the text field and choose the weight.
  6. Continue adding all accepted answers and weights. For example, you may want to select 100% from the drop-down list beside the correct option. Associating an option with 100% simply means if a student were to choose that option, they would receive full points for that question. Each Option box can have a different weight if you want to give partial credit.
  7. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  8. Click Preview to view your question. Click Save to save the question and return to the main page or click Save & New to continue creating short answer questions.

Note: We do not recommend auto grading Short Answer questions as it can be very difficult to match your answers with what students write. Also, if you allow attempt score to be seen immediately upon completion, the score will be misleading to students immediately following the submitting of the quiz. Example: 40 MC questions each worth one point, 3 SA questions worth 20 points each. If a student gets 39 out of 40 MC correct, the score will show 39 out of 100 upon completion of the exam. The best thing to do is allow this to happen but explain the results in your Submission View.


Multiple Short Answers

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. Choose the size of the input box by using the drop-down lists beside rows and columns.
  4. Click the Add Answer icon if there is more than three correct answers.
  5. Type the answer in the text field and choose the weight.
  6. Continue adding all accepted answers and weights. For example, you may want to select 100% from the drop-down list beside the correct option. Associating an option with 100% simply means if a student were to choose that option, they would receive full points for that question. Each Option box can have a different weight if you want to give partial credit.
  7. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  8. Click Preview to view your question. Click Save to save the question and return to the main page or click Save & New to continue creating short answer questions.

Note: We do not recommend auto grading Short Answer questions as it can be very difficult to match your answers with what students write. Also, if you allow attempt score to be seen immediately upon completion, the score will be misleading to students immediately following the submitting of the quiz. Example: 40 MC questions each worth one point, 3 SA questions worth 20 points each. If a student gets 39 out of 40 MC correct, the score will show 39 out of 100 upon completion of the exam. The best thing to do is allow this to happen but explain the results in your Submission View.

Arithmetic

The Arithmetic question type is a great way to present unique questions to each student. Numbers can be randomly chosen for each variable in the question based on specified number ranges.

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take. To refer to variables, type the variable surrounded with curly braces.

    Example: "2 trains are traveling away from each other at {x} miles per hour and {y} miles per hour respectively. How far apart are they after 15 minutes?"
  3. In the Variables section, define all of the variables you used in the Question Text (you may need to scroll down to see this).
    1. Type the name of your variable (for example, x) in the Name column.
    2. Type the minimum value for the variable in the Min column.
    3. Type the maximum value for the variable in the Max column.
    4. Select the applicable number of decimal places for the variable in the Decimal Places drop-down list.
    5. In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random numbers from the range you specified in the Min and Max fields.

    Example: If you create variable X with Min=100, Max=200 and Step=5, the system will only choose values for X that are increments of 5 above 100 (105, 110, 115, etc., up to 200) when generating questions.

  4. Click Add Variable to add more variables or Remove to delete extra variables.
  5. Type the formula that you use to calculate the correct answer in the Formula field. Make sure that you enclose all variables in curly braces.

    Example: ({x}+{y})/4

    The following constants are supported:

    • PI - 3.14159 (accurate to 50 decimal places)
    • e - 2.71828 (accurate to 50 decimal places)

    The following functions are supported in the Formula field:

      Sign/Function Description
      +,-,*,/,\,^,% Basic mathematical operators
      {x}^{y} x to the power of y
      abs({n}) Absolute value of n
      cos({n}) The cosine of n (in radians)
      sin({n}) The sine of n (in radians)
      sqr({n}) The square root of n
      tan({n}) The tangent of n (in radians)
      log({n}) The log base 10 of n
      ln({n}) The log base e of n
      atan({n}) The inverse tangent of n
      sec({n}) The secant of n
      cosec({n}) The cosecant of n
      cotan({n}) The cotangent of n
      factorial Factorials
      exp The power of natural log (e)
  6. Click the Test button to test your formula. A new page will display containing an example of your formula.
  7. Select a number from the Answer Precision drop-down list to define the number of decimal places student answers must be accurate to.
  8. Type a Tolerance value and choose either Units or Percent to define how accurate students must be when answering the question. For example, a tolerance of 3% would allow students to be off by 3%, or a tolerance of 5 units would allow students to be off by 5 units in their answers (units are defined in the field below).
  9. Type the unit that the answer to the question should be in (if any) in the Units field (for example, MPH, meters, inches, etc.).
    • Check the case sensitive box if the unit is case sensitive.
    • If you wish to assign points to students for using the correct unit in their answer, choose a percentage value from the Worth drop-down list.

    Example: If 50% is chosen in the Worth drop-down list, the student would receive 50% of the points for the question for answering with the correct value, and would receive the other 50% if they answered using the correct unit. Note that if you have selected the case sensitive option, students must type the unit in the proper letter case to have their answer considered correct.

    Note: If you do not care what unit students put in, you can leave the Units box blank and at zero percentage points.This means that a student will only see one text box for them to type the answer. If they include the units in the answer, it will be marked wrong because the system is only matching the number. Alternatively, if you put the correct Unit, but leave the worth at zero percent, the student will get all or nothing credit for the question based only on the number. They will still see two text boxes however, only the number text box will be graded and counted for points.

  10. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.

Significant Figures

The Significant Figures question type is most applicable to science and math related courses. This question type is similar to Arithmetic questions type, but allows students to enter their answers in scientific notation format. The questions are then graded based on what students entered as their significant digits.

Example A student might submit an answer of 1.9 x 104. In this example, "1.9" are the significant digits.

  1. Assign a point value and difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take. To refer to variables, type the variable surrounded with curly braces.
    Example: "Answer the following: {x} x {y} = "
  3. In the Variables section, define all of the variables you used in the Question Text(you may need to scroll down to see this)
    1. Type the name of your variable (for example, "x") in the Name column.
    2. Type the minimum value for the variable in the Min column.
    3. Type the maximum value for the variable in the Max column.
    4. In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random numbers from the range you specified in the Min and Max fields.

    Example: If you create variable X with Min=100, Max=200 and Step=5, the system will only choose values for X that are increments of 5 above 100 (105, 110, 115, etc., up to 200) when generating questions.

    Note The Min, Max, and Step values must all be entered in scientific notation. Enter the significant digit(s) in the first text box, and the exponent in the second text box that is to the upper-right of "x10".

  4. Type the formula you use to calculate the correct answer in the Formula text box Refer to step 5 in the Arithmetic question instructions for a list of supported functions.
  5. Click Test to ensure that your formula has been entered properly. The system will provide a test case of the equation in a new page.
  6. Select either Units or Percent beside Tolerance, and type the applicable value in the corresponding text field. For example, a tolerance of 3% would allow students to be off by 3%, or a tolerance of 1.2 x 102 units would allow students to be off by that much in their answers.
  7. Choose the number of significant figures that the system should accept in students' answers from the Significant Figures drop-down list (this is the number of digits that will be accepted in the non-exponent field).

    a. Choose a percentage value from the Default drop-down list if you want to assign only a certain portion of marks for this question for entering the correct significant digit(s).

    Example: You might choose to assign 70% of the points for this question for getting the significant figures correct, and 30% for getting the unit correct.
  8. If your question uses a certain kind of unit (for example, MPH, mm, etc.), type the unit in the Units text box

    a. Check Case Sensitive if the unit is case sensitive.
    b. If you wish to assign points to students for using the correct unit in their answer, choose a percentage value from the Worth drop-down list.

    Example: If 30% is chosen in the Worth drop-down list, a student would receive 30% of the points for the question for using the correct unit, and the remaining 70% would be earned by answering with the correct significant figure(s).
  9. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.

Fill In the Blanks

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter the text that appears before the first blank in the first text field or use the HTML Editor to enter your text, graphics or mathematical symbols. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. Choose your blank size in the drop-down list. The answers that you put in do a pretty good job of matching to what students type, but spelling does count and if you are using abbreviations or plurals - these must be entered in as separate answer boxes.
  4. Enter the text that appears after the first blank in the next text field or use the HTML Editor to enter your text, graphics or mathematical symbols. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
    Example of look and feel for Blank questions
  5. If you wish to add more text and blank options, click the Add Text or Add Blank buttons.
  6. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.

Multi-Select

Use multi-select questions to have students identify several correct answers out of a list of possible answers.

Example "Identify all of the prime numbers in the following list: 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 13, 15."

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  4. Use the drop-down list to choose an enumeration style.
  5. Choose a display Style. We recommend Vertical.
  6. Choose a marking format:
    • All or nothing : Students receive full points for the question only if they select all of the correct answers and none of the incorrect answers. Students receive zero points if they miss any correct answers or select any incorrect answers.
    • Right minus wrong : Students receive points equal to the number of right answers they choose minus the number of incorrect answers they choose. For example, if each answer is worth one point and a student selects 3 correct answers and 1 incorrect answer, they will receive 2 points for the question (3 minus 1).
      Note: To determine how much each answer is worth, the system takes the total number of points that the question is worth and divides it by the number of correct answers. For example, if a question is worth 4 points and has two correct answers, each correct answer will be worth 2 points, and each incorrect answer will be worth -2 points (students receive a minimum of zero on a question: they cannot receive a negative mark).
    • Right answers : Students receive points for each correct answer they select and for incorrect answers they leave blank. Incorrect answers selected and correct answers left blank are ignored.
  7. Check the Randomize options box to display the answers in random order to each student.
  8. Type the answer options in the Options text boxes. Click Add Option to add more answer options, or click Remove to delete extra options.
  9. Check the boxes in the Correct column beside each of the correct answer options.

Matching

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  4. Choose a Grading format: Equally Weighted, All or nothing (student must have all the possible correct answers or else they receive no points), or Right minus wrong (the number of right answers chosen is subtracted from the number of wrong answers chosen to get an overall score for the question).
  5. Type the question Choices in the Choice text boxes. If you wish to add more choices, click the Add Choice button.
  6. Type the Matches in the Matches text boxes. If you wish to add more matches, click the Add Match button.
  7. Use the drop-down list beside a "match" to select the corresponding "choice" number. This will create the "matched" pairs and account for the any randomizing of answers.

Ordering

  1. Assign a point value.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box or use the HTML Editor to enter your question. See HTML Editor for help with it. If you use the Spell Check you must click Finish for the changes to take.
  3. If you would like to use an image in the question, use Insert an Image or the HTML Editor in the question text to locate a course image in the course files, or click Upload Image to use one from your computer.
  4. Choose a grading format: Equally Weighted, All or nothing (students must have all the possible correct answers or else they receive no marks), or Right minus wrong (the number of wrong answers chosen is subtracted from the number of right answers chosen to get an overall grade for the question).
  5. Type in the question items in the text boxes. If you wish to add more choices, click the Add Item button.
  6. Choose the correct order by using the drop-down lists.

Text Information Item

Use this feature to create a question consisting of text only. You can use it to provide supplementary information on a quiz. For example, perhaps you have a case study you would like to base several questions on. Instead of inserting the case study into each question, you can simply create a text information question and have your related questions appear directly underneath the text information question. Simply enter your information text in the text box and Save.

Image Information Item

Use this feature to create a question consisting of an image only. You can use it to provide supplementary information on a quiz. For example, perhaps you have a diagram you would like to refer to in several quiz questions. Instead of inserting the diagram into each question, you can simply create an image information question and have your related questions appear directly underneath the image information item.

  • Use the Find link to locate a course image. Or, click the Browse button to locate an image stored on your computer.
  • Enter a caption to appear below the image.
  • Click Preview to preview the image.
  • Click Save or Save & New to continue creating questions.