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Contents

Overview

BetterExaminations is an online examination software integrated with UWindsor's directory that automatically syncs all courses and students to the site. The software has a plethora of question types and can serve as an alternative to Blackboard's assessment tool for instructors who are looking for more advanced and customizable questions. This wiki article will cover all question types in BetterExaminations, how to create them, different grading options, and important considerations when constructing the different question types.

Accessing BetterExaminations

To access BetterExaminations, go to https://uwindsorca.on.betterexaminations.com/ and it should automatically log you in using the University of Windsor's Single Sign On (SSO).

Alternatively, you can login to Blackboard by going to https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/ and navigate to your course, then go to Control Panel -> Course Tools -> Better Exams to launch the software in a new browser window.

Creating a Question

To create a question in BetterExaminations:

  1. Click the Create new Question button to start creating a new question.  
  2. Enter a title for the question. 
  3. You can change the question display properties by clicking on the Settings icon and choose a layout from the available six formats.  
  4. In the details menu, you can set the status of the questions and scoring type.  
  5. Once you have adjusted the questions settings, click “Add new” to open the questions/features menu. 
  6. In the Questions tab, you can select a question type from a list of 54 question types. 
  7. Select the question you would like to create to launch the question creation window.

  To add questions from a question bank in BetterExaminations:

  1. Click the “Add from Question Bank” button to add previously created questions in the course. 
  2. In this menu, you search for a question by its title or click the down pointing arrow for more filter options, such as by content, question type, tags, etc.
  3. Can also click the Sort button to change the sorting type to by last updated, creation date, and alphabetical.
  4. To view more results, click the Next button to navigate to additional pages(if applicable).
  5. Once you have found the questions you would like to add, check the box to the left of the question name to select.
  6. When you are done selecting questions, click the Add n Question(s) button (where n is the number of selected questions) to add the selected questions to the exam.

Note: Creating any questions in a course will automatically add those questions to the course question bank. Questions in the course question bank can be used for future exams in the course.

Editing/Deleting a Question

To edit a question in BetterExaminations:

  1. Click the question title to launch the edit window
  2. Hover over the right side of the question text and click the pencil icon to launch the question in edit mode.
  3. Once you are done making changes, click Save. 

To delete a question in BetterExaminations:

  1. Click the question title to launch the edit window
  2. Hover over the right side of the question text and click the Garbage can icon and click Confirm? to delete the question.

Question Types

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice - Standard

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Create the available answer choices under Multiple choice options. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last multiple choice option. To delete responses click the bin icon to the right of the response.
  3. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answer by checking the box to the left of the correct answer.
  4. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers) or change the question type to a multiple answer type question by toggling Multiple responses.
  5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty point(s), toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  6. For scoring type, keep it as exact match, as there is only one correct answer for this question type. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  7. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  8. Under Layout and Selection you can change the display formatting of the question.
  9. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

10. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
11. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Multiple Choice - Multiple Response

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Create the available answer choices under the Multiple choice options options. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last multiple choice option. To delete responses click the bin icon to the right of the response.
  3. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by checking the box to the left of the correct answers.

Note: The points set will be for each individual correct answer as the question has multiple correct responses. For example, setting the points to 1 for a question with 2 correct responses will set the total score of the question 2.

4. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers).
5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
6. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
7. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
8. Under Layout and Selection you can change the display formatting of the question.
9. In the Extras section, you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

10. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
11. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

True or False

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Use the provided answer choices, true and false. If you would like to add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last response option. To delete responses click the bin icon to the right of the response.
  3. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answer by checking the box to the left of the correct answer.
  4. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers) which may not be necessary for this question type.
  5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  6. For scoring type, keep it as exact match, as there is only one correct answer for this question type. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  7. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  8. Under Layout and Selection you can change the display formatting of the question.
  9. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

10. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
11. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Multiple Choice - Block Layout

This question type is identical to the standard multiple choice question in terms of creation. The only difference is the question display layout. The block layout has the responses in slightly shaded blocks as opposed to plain text provided in the standard multiple choice question type and has larger text for the different options (A, B, C, etc.).

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Create the available answer choices under Multiple choice options. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last multiple choice option. To delete responses click the bin icon to the right of the response.
  3. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answer by checking the box to the left of the correct answer.
  4. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers) or change the question type to a multiple answer type question by toggling Multiple responses.
  5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty point(s), toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  6. For scoring type, keep it as exact match, as there is only one correct answer for this question type. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  7. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  8. Under Layout and Selection you can change the display formatting of the question.
  9. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

10. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
11. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Choice Matrix - Standard

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Create the different question statements (stems). To add more statements, click the blue ADD button under the last option. To delete statements, click the bin icon to the right of the statement.
  3. Set the appropriate selectable options for the created question statements (i.e., true/false) under Options.
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by checking the box under the appropriate option.
  5. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of questions).
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question and change the Font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Choice Matrix - Inline

This question type is identical to the standard choice matrix question in terms of creation. The only difference is the question display layout. This question type has the options inline as opposed in the question header ( the options are not in the column header, they are located to the right of the checkboxes).

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Create the different question statements (stems). To add more statements, click the blue ADD button under the last option. To delete statements, click the bin icon to the right of the statement.
  3. Set the appropriate selectable options for the created question statements (i.e., true/false).
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by checking the box under the appropriate option.
  5. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of questions).
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question and adjust the font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Choice Matrix - Labels

This question type is identical to the standard choice matrix question in terms of creation. The only difference is the question display layout. This question type has the labels to the left of the statement text. This question type is identical to the standard choice matrix question in terms of creation. The only difference is the question display layout. This question type has the options inline as opposed in the question header ( the options are not in the column header, they are located to the right of the checkboxes).

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Create the different question statements (stems). To add more statements, click the blue ADD button under the last option. To delete statements, click the bin icon to the right of the statement.
  3. Set the appropriate selectable options for the created question statements (i.e., true/false).
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by checking the box under the appropriate option.
  5. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of questions) and add Multiple responses for the question.
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout and Selection you can change the display formatting of the question.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Fill in the Blanks (Cloze)

Cloze with Drag & Drop

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Enter the question text in the Template markup field. To add the response field click on the text field and click the r symbol enclosed in a dotted box to add it to the text field. The response box cannot be moved once inserted, so make sure you place it appropriately. To delete it, simply select it and click the backspace key on your keyboard.
  3. Create the appropriate responses under the Possible responses section. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last option.
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by dragging and dropping the responses in the correct location.
  5. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers).
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question and adjust Font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Cloze with Drop-Down

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Enter the question text in the Template markup field. To add the response field click on the text field and click the r symbol enclosed in a dotted box to add it to the text field. The response box cannot be moved once inserted, so make sure you place it appropriately. To delete it, simply select it and click the backspace key on your keyboard.
  3. Create the appropriate responses under the Possible responses section. For each response, add a number of selectable responses from the drop-down. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last option.
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by dragging and dropping the responses in the correct location.
  5. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers).
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question and adjust Font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Cloze with Text

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Enter the question text in the Template markup field. To add a response field, click on the text field and click the r symbol enclosed in a dotted box to add it to the text field. The response box cannot be moved once inserted, so make sure you place it appropriately. To delete it, simply select it and click the backspace key on your keyboard.
  3. Enter the appropriate responses under the Set correct answer(s) section. You can set up alternate answers for the question by clicking the + button next to the Correct box. This is useful when the order of the responses is not important.
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer.
  5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question as well as toggle whether or not the answers are case sensitive by toggling Case sensitive.
  6. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  7. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  8. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question, toggle the feature to accept Special characters, set the question to be Multiple line, adjust Font size. and whether or not you would like to toggle Spellcheck and text correction.
  9. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

10. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
11. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Label Image with Drag & Drop

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. In the Image preview click edit to either upload an image or click the More options drop-down to enter the URL for an image you would like to host. In the same menu, you can adjust image dimensions.
  3. Drag and drop the answer fields to the appropriate location on the image under the Response containers section. You can adjust the number of answers per field by specifying the number in the Maximum responses per container field.
  4. Create the appropriate responses under the Possible responses section. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last option.
  5. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by dragging and dropping the responses to the correct location on image.
  6. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers), duplicate responses, show the drag handle when dragging a response and add transparency to the responses.
  7. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  8. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  9. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  10. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question and adjust Font size.
  11. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

12. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
13. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Label Image with Drop-Down

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. In the Image preview section, click edit to either upload an image or click the More options drop-down to enter the URL for an image you would like to host. In the same menu, you can adjust image dimensions.
  3. You can choose to add Image alternative text for the image, and add Text on hover, if desired.
  4. Drag and drop the answer fields to the appropriate location on the image under the Response positions section. You can add more responses by click ADD under Response positions.
  5. Create the appropriate responses under the Possible responses section. For each response, add a number of selectable responses from the drop-down. To add more responses, click the blue ADD button under the last option.
  6. Set the points required for the correct answer and select the correct answers by selecting them from the drop-down.
  7. You can choose to Shuffle options (randomize order of answers).
  8. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  9. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  10. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  11. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question, change the Image scale, adjust Font size and customize the Pointer location.
  12. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

13. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
14. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Label Image with Text

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. In the Image preview section, click edit to either upload an image or click the More options drop-down to enter the URL for an image you would like to host. In the same menu, you can adjust image dimensions.
  3. You can choose to add Image alternative text for the image, and add Text on hover, if desired.
  4. Drag and drop the answer fields to the appropriate location on the image under the Response positions section. You can add more responses by click ADD under Response positions.
  5. Set the points required for the correct answer and set the correct answers by inserting them in the appropriate field.
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle if the answers are Case sensitive, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for partially correct answers. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question, change the Image scale, adjust Font size and customize the Pointer location.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Classify, Match & Order

Classification

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Specify the Column count and Row count (number of rows/columns) by inserting an appropriate integers in the two boxes.
  3. Specify the column and row titles under Column titles and Row titles, respectively. To add additional columns/rows, click the the ADD button under the appropriate section.
  4. Specify all possible answers under the Possible responses section. To add more responses, click the ADD button under the last response.
  5. Set the points required for the correct answer and set the correct answers by dragging and dropping them into the row/column.
  6. You can choose to show the drag handle upon hovering by enabling Show drag handle,, shuffle options to randomize the order of the given responses, and Duplicate responses if a response is applicable to more than one cell.
  7. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle if the answers are Case sensitive, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  8. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per cell to ensure that students get credit for each correct answer. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  9. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  10. Under Layout you can customize the Response container position, Row titles width, Row min height, the Row header, specify the Maximum responses per cell, and adjust Font size.
  11. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

12. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
13. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Match List

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Specify the first columns of the question by filling in the responses under Stimulus list.
  3. Specify all possible answers under the Possible responses section. To add more responses, click the ADD button under the last response.
  4. Set the points required for the correct answer and set the correct answers by dragging and dropping them into the appropriate position.
  5. You can choose to show the drag handle upon hovering by enabling Show drag handle, shuffle options to randomize the order of the given responses, and Duplicate responses if a response is applicable to more than one position.
  6. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle if the answers are Case sensitive, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  7. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for each correct answer. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can customize the Response container position and adjust Font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Order List

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Construct a list of items to be sorted by adding them under the List section. To add more items to the list, click the ADD button under the last item.
  3. Set the points required for the correct answer and set the correct answer by dragging and dropping them in the appropriate order.
  4. You can choose to show the drag handle upon hovering by enabling Show drag handle, and toggle shuffle options to randomize the order of the given responses.
  5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle if the answers are Case sensitive, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  6. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for each correct answer. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  7. Alternatively, you can set the scoring type to Exact match if you students to get marks only if all their responses are sorted appropriately.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can customize the List style, and adjust Font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

12. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Sort List

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Construct a list of items to be sorted by adding them under the List section. To add more items to the list, click the ADD button under the last item.
  3. Set the points required for the correct answer and set the correct answer by dragging and dropping them in the appropriate order.
  4. You can choose to shuffle options to randomize the order of the given responses.
  5. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle if the answers are Case sensitive, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question.
  6. For scoring type, set it to Partial match per response to ensure that students get credit for each correct answer. Make sure Enable auto scoring is checked so the question is automatically graded.
  7. Alternatively, you can set the scoring type to Exact match if you students to get marks only if all their responses are sorted appropriately.
  8. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  9. Under Layout you can choose to show the drag handle upon hovering by enabling Show drag handle, and adjust Font size.
  10. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

11. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
12. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Written & Recorded

Essay with Rich Text

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Under Text formatting options, you select which formatting options you would like to make available for students when attempting the question. To toggle an option, simply click the formatting icon and it should turn blue.
  3. Under the same menu, you can also set a Word limit on responses, select the Word limit visibility from the drop-down and toggle whether or not you would like students to see the word count when attempting the question by toggling the Show word count button.
  4. Under the More options section, set the Max score (required), assign a Minimum score if attempted (not recommended), toggle whether or not you would like students to Submit over limit by toggling the option as well as associate a rubric to the question by clicking the Manage rubrics button.
  5. Under Layout you can toggle Special characters, change the display formatting of the question, toggle Spellcheck and text correction, Disable auto link and adjust Font size.
  6. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

7. Questions that require manual grading cannot be tested for correct answers, so when you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always view the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly.

Essay with Plain Text

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. You can toggle the formatting options that can be checked – Copy, Cut and Paste.
  3. Under the same menu, you can also set a Word limit on responses, select the Word limit visibility from the drop-down.
  4. Under the More options section, set the Max score (required), assign a Minimum score if attempted (not recommended), toggle whether or not you would like students to Submit over limit by toggling the option as well as associate a rubric to the question by clicking the Manage rubrics button.
  5. Under Layout you can toggle Special characters, change the display formatting of the question, toggle Spellcheck and text correction, and adjust Font size.
  6. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

7. Questions that require manual grading cannot be tested for correct answers, so when you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always view the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly.

Short Text

  1. In the Compose question field, enter the question text. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Under the Set the correct answer(s) section, set the correct answers by either setting Allow to Any text containing or Exact match from the drop-down and type the keyword in the Value box. To add alternate answers to the question (i.e., multiple keywords) click the + icon to the right of the correct cell.
  3. Under the More options section, you can set the problem to be Unscored/Practice usage, assign Penalty points, toggle whether or not you would like for students to be able to check if their answer is correct and set the number of times a student is allowed to check their answer on the particular question as well as set a Character limit.
  4. You can set a minimum score if the student attempts the question (not recommended).
  5. Under Layout you can change the display formatting of the question, toggle the feature to accept Special characters, set the question Input type to either text or number, , set a Placeholder, adjust Font size. and whether or not you would like to toggle Spellcheck and text correction.
  6. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample answer for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

7. Once you are done editing the question options, click the Preview button to launch a student preview of the question to test it. Answer the question and click the Show Answers button to view the correct answer.
8. If the question works as intended and you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always test the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly and the system is registering the correct response.

Audio Recorder

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. You can change the Player type, and set the Maximum length (seconds) allowed for the recording.
  3. Under the More options section, you can set the Max score (required), set a minimum score if attempted, set the Silence stop duration, toggle whether or not you would like to prompt students with an Overwrite warning when trying to re-record, and associate a rubric with the recording by clicking Manage rubrics to add a previously created rubric or to create a new one.
  4. Under UI settings, you can toggle a variety of options for Recording, Playback and Layout of the question, as well as adjust Font size.
  5. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample answer for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

5. Questions that require manual grading cannot be tested for correct answers, so when you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always view the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly.

Video Recorder

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. Set the Maximum length (seconds) allowed for the video recording, and toggle whether or not you would like to prompt students with an Overwrite warning when trying to re-record
  3. Under the More options section, you can set the Max score (required), set a minimum score if attempted, and associate a rubric with the recording by clicking Manage rubrics to add a previously created rubric or to create a new one.
  4. Under Layout, you can adjust Font size.
  5. Under Details you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample answer for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

6. Questions that require manual grading cannot be tested for correct answers, so when you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always view the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly.

Highlight and Drawing

Highlight Image

  1. In the Compose question field, enter instructions for the question. You can use rich text formatting to construct the question if desired.
  2. In the Image preview section, click Edit to either upload an image or click the More options drop-down to enter the URL for an image you would like to host. In the same menu, you can adjust image dimensions.
  3. You can choose to add Image alternative text for the image, and add Text on hover, if desired.
  4. You can choose to change/add additional line color options under the Line color options menu.
  5. Under the More options section, set the Max score (required), assign a Minimum score if attempted (not recommended), as well as associate a rubric to the question by clicking the Manage rubrics button to create a new rubric or use a saved one.
  6. Under Layout you can change the Line width, and adjust Font size
  7. Under Extras you can reference the source of the question (textbook, website, etc.) in the Acknowledgments field and under Sample answer you can choose to include a sample reference for future reference.

Note: The Acknowledgments and Sample answer fields under the Extras section are for instructional use only and cannot be viewed by students, so feel free to use the two to take notes for future reference.

8. Questions that require manual grading cannot be tested for correct answers, so when you are done making changes, click the Save button to add it to the question list.

Note: Always view the question in preview mode before saving it, to ensure you have set up the question properly.

Drawing

Shading

Token Highlight

Hotspot

Math

Math Formula

Math with Fractions

Math - Fill in the Blanks

Math with Text

Math with Matrices

Math with Units

Math Essay with Rich Text

Cloze Math

Cloze Math with Image

Math Question Generator

Graphing

Graphing

Graphing in the First Quadrant

Number Line with Drag & Drop

Number Line with Plot

Charts

Bar Chart

Line Chart

Histogram

Dot Plot

Line Plot

Chemistry

Chemistry Formula

Cloze Chemistry

Chemistry Essay with Rich Text

Cloze Chemistry with Image

Other

File Upload

Image Annotation Upload

Rating

Gridded

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