Types of Questions

Information about all question types and descriptions are included below:

True or False (T/F)

These questions present a statement which respondents must determine is correct or incorrect.

When creating a True False question, first, type your question text. Select the correct answer. Then, enter a point value. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy


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Multiple Choice (M/C)

These questions present a statement of question with a list of possible answers of which respondents must choose the best possible answer. Multiple choice questions differ from multi-select (M-S) questions in that you can only select one answer for each multiple choice question.

When creating a Multiple Choice question, first, type your question text. Type your answers, and select the correct answer by selecting the answer's radio button. You also have the choice to Randomize answers for each student. Enter a point valueClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy.


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Multi-Select (M-S)

Questions require respondents to identify one or more correct answers from a list of possible answers. Unlike multple choice (MC) questions, multi-select questions enable you to choose a grading format and allow users to select more than one answer. 

When creating a Multi-Select question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Choose what Grading Style you would like: All or nothingRight minus wrong, or Correct Answers. Enter the percent of points for each correct answer in the Weight (%) column for that answer. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, adding Enumeration to the answers, changing the Style of the answers (Vertical or Horizontal), and choosing to Randomize optionsClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel


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Written Response (WR)

Questions require respondents to write detailed answers in repsonse to open-ended questions. You can enable users to respond in multiple sentences, paragraph answers, or mathematical explanations and calculations. Users can also repond in HTML code. WR questions are not auto-graded.

When creating a Written Response question, first, type the question text. Then, enter a point valueClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy.


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Short Answer (SA)

Questions require respondents to create one word or brief sentence answers in responde to open-ended questions. SA questions can be auto-graded. Auto-grading searches for a matching character pattern in the answer text.

When creating a Short Answer question, first, type the question text. Next, type the Answers for Blank 1 that answer the question text. You also have the ability to add additional blanks by clicking Add Blank. Enter a point valueClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy.


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Multi-Short Answer (MSA)

Questions require respondents to answer a multi-solutions question and input their answers into individual input boxes. MSA questions can be auto-graded. Auto-grading searchs for a matching character pattern in the answer text. Respondent's answer are checked against each possible answer stored in the answer fields.

When creating a Multi-Short Answer question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Type the answers to the questions in the Answer text boxes. Enter a percentage in the Weight (%) for your correct answers. Choose how you would like the answer to be evaluated by choosing one of the following radio buttons from the Evaluation column: Case InsensitiveCase Sensitive, or Regular ExpressionAdditionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, changing the number of Input Boxes and the Rows and Columns, and adding answers by clicking Add Answers. You can also Check Answers to ensure acceptable possible answers. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel


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Fill in the Blanks (FIB)

Questions require respondents to fill in one or more missing words of an incomplete sentence, statement, phrase of list. FIB questions can be auto-graded. Auto-grading searches for a matching character pattern in the answer text. As a best practice, D2L recommends that answers in blank fields be no more than one or two words to ensure auto-grading accuracy. Your listed order of blank and text fields should correspond with the sequence displayed to users. 

When creating a Fill in the Blanks question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your fill in the blank sentence in the Text field, and type your answer to the question in the Answer text box. Enter 100 in the Weight (%) for the correct answer. Choose how you would like the answer to be evaluated by choosing one of the following radio buttons from the Evaluation column: Case InsensitiveCase Sensitive, or Regular Expression. In the second Text field, type what you would like to appear under the fill in the blank input box. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional Blanks, Text, and AnswersClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel


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Matching (MAT)

Questions require respondents to choose from a set of possible match choices from dropdown lists and correctly pair them with related items. MAT questions enable you to assess users' recognition of information and demonstrate comprehension of specific relationships.

 When creating a Matching question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Choose what Grading Style you would like: All or nothingRight minus wrong, or Equally Weighted. Type your question choices in the Value column of the Choices section. Type the matches you would like to have in the Value column of the Matches section. The matches will be displayed in the order in which they are arranged in this section. Choose which answer the match corresponds to by selecting it from the Correct Choicedropdown menuAdditionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding both Choices and Matches by choosing Add Choice and Add Match respectively. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.


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Ordering (ORD)

Questions require respondents to arrange a series of itmes into a correct sequence or order.

When creating an Ordering question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question textChoose what Grading Style you would like: All or nothingRight minus wrong, or Equally Weighted. Enter the answers in the Value columns. The answers will automatically be randomized for students while taking the quiz. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional items by clicking Add ItemClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.


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Arithmetic (2+2)

Questions enable you to assess users' knowledge and comprehension of mathematics and number theory. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including a variable enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate numbers within the problem.

When creating a Arithmetic question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Type variables surrounded with curly braces (e.g., {x}). Define all of the variables used in the Variables section:

- Type the name of your variable (e.g., x) in the Name column.

- Type the minimum value for the variable in the Min column.

- Type the maximum value for the variable in the Max column. 

- Select the number of decimal places for the variable in the Decimal Places dropdown menu. 

- In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random number from the range you specified in the Min and Max fields.

Type the formula that you use to calculate the correct answer in the Formula field. Again, type variables surrounded by curly braces. Click Test to test your formula. From the Answer Precision dropdown menu, select a number to define the number of decimal places for answers. Type a Tolerance value and choose either Units or Percent to define how accurate answers must be. Type the unit that the answer to the question should be in, if any, in the Units field (e.g., meters, inches, MPH). Check the case sensitive box if the unit is case sensitive. If you want to assign points for using the correct unit in an answer, choose a percentage value from the Worth dropdown menu. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional variables by clicking Add VariableClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.


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Significant Figures (x10)

These questions require respondents to answer in scientific notation and provide solutions that contain a specified number of significant figures. Math and science courses commonly use this question type. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including variables enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate scientific notations within the problem. 

When creating a Significant Figures question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Type variables surrounded with curly braces (e.g., {x}). Define all of the variables used in the Variables section:

- Type the name of your variable (e.g., x) in the Name column.

- Type the minimum value for the variable in the Min column.

- Type the maximum value for the variable in the Max column. 

- In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random number from the range you specified in the Min and Max fields.

Type the formula that you use to calculate the correct answer in the Formula field. Again, type variables surrounded by curly braces. Click Test to test your formula. In the Significant Figures field, define how many significant figures the answer should contain. If you would like to deduct a percentage of the points for a correct answers that don't have the correct number of significant figures, you can do so using the Deduct field. Type a Tolerance value and choose either Units or Percent to define how accurate answers must be. Type the unit that the answer to the question should be in, if any, in the Units field (e.g., meters, inches, MPH). Check the case sensitive box if the unit is case sensitive. If you want to assign points for using the correct unit in an answer, choose a percentage value from the Worth dropdown menu. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional variables by clicking Add VariableClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.


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Text Information (TXT)

This item is not a question that can be used for assessment but rather is an informational item placed within a quiz to provide a block of text for course participants to reference on a subsequent group of questions.

When creating a Text Information item, first, you have the option to give the item a Title. Then, type your text information within the Question Text field. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel. 


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Image Information (IMG)

This item is not a question that can be used for assessment but rather in an informational item placed within a quiz to provide an image and caption for course participants to references on a subsequent group of questions. 

When creating an Image Information item, first, you have the option to give the item a Title. Then, insert an image by clicking Insert an Image, and you may give the image a Description. Type a caption within the Caption field. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel. 


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To add an image within a Question Text of a question where the option of adding an image by clicking Insert an Image does not exist, click within the Question Text box, and click the Add Image icon. You can then add an image from your computer, within eLC (Course Offering Files), or with an URL.


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You also have the option to Add FeedbackAdd HintAdd Short Description, and Add Enumeration

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