Configuring Assessment & Survey Questions

Questions are used to challenge Learners on specific content in an Assessment or Survey. A Question may take various forms such as a single answer question, a multiple choice question or text question. A Learner enrolled into an Online Course that contains an Assessment or Survey will be asked the configured questions and graded appropriately. This article discusses configuring Questions for Assessments and Surveys.

Learn more about Learning Objects, Assessments, and Surveys.

 

Managing Questions

Questions may be configured at the time of creating an Assessment or Survey or contained in a Question Bank. A Question Bank is like a deck of cards where each card represents a Question. A Question Bank can be added to an Assessment in place of manually adding new Questions. This article will discuss the process of manually creating a Question and provide an overview of related settings.

Questions is a section of available settings when creating either an Assessment or Survey. The following indicates how to find the Questions section:

  1. From the Admin Interface open the Courses Report.


  2. Add or Edit an Online Course.


  3. Add or Edit an Assessment or Survey.
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  4. The Questions section is at the bottom of the Learning Object settings.

 

How to Add a Question to an Assessment

The following instructions begin from the Add Assessment modal frame when creating an Assessment Learning Object:

Step Instructions
1

Click the Manage Questions button.

  • The button is located in the Questions section of the Add Assessment modal frame.
  • This action will update the modal frame to the Manage Questions modal frame.

You can re-name Question Groups. Question Group "#" is the default naming convention assigned.

2

From the Manage Questions modal frame, click the Add Question button.

  • This action will update the modal frame to the Add Question form.
3

Add Question Settings

Setting Details
Question Enter the Assessment Question. This is a required field.
Question Type

Click the drop-down menu to select a Question Type.

  • Multiple Choice (Single Answer).
  • Multiple Choice (Multiple Answer).
  • Text.
Option/Answers

Create an Answer Option and identify it as Correct or Incorrect.

  • Option: Enter the Answer option's text, number, or a combination of both.
  • Answer: Click the toggle button to change the status setting.

    • CORRECT:  The Answer Option is marked as the correct answer to the question.
    • INCORRECT:  The Answer Option is marked as incorrect for the question.
Attachment

Question Attachments are available to Learners during the Assessment. Click the radio button to select an option:

  • File: Click the Choose File button to upload new content.
  • URL: Enter the URL address of external content.
Weight Per Question Read more details on Assessment Weighing here.
4 Click the Save button to save the Assessment Question.
  • This action will return you to the Manage Questions modal frame.
5 From the Manage Questions modal frame, you can choose to add more questions or apply a Question Bank to the Assessment.


When finished configuring the Assessment Questions, click the Apply button.

  • This action will return you to the Add Assessment settings form.
6 From the Add Assessment modal frame, click the Apply button to save and close the Assessment Learning Object.
  • The modal frame will close and you will return to the Add Online Course page.
7 Choose to PublishQuick Publish, or Save as New Version by clicking the appropriate button from the right-hand context menu.

 

Add a Question to an Assessment Example

The following video is an example of adding a Question to an Assessment:

Question Groups

Question Groups allow you to organize Assessment Questions. To the Learner, the Questions will be shown seamlessly, and not interrupt the flow of the Assessment

 

How to Add a Question Group

The following instructions begin from the Add Assessment pop-up window when creating an Assessment Learning Object.

Step Instructions
1 Click the Add Question Group button.
  • The button is located in the Questions section of the Add Assessment pop-up window. 
  • This action will add another Question Group section where you can credit additional Assessment Questions.

 

Adding a Question Group to an Assessment Example

The following video is an example of adding a Question Group to an Assessment:

Here is how this Assessment with multiple Question Groups will display to Learners:

 

Question Banks

Question Bank represents a set of Questions that can be re-used. Similar to a deck of cards, a Question Bank will contain the same Questions you configure, but may be delivered to the Learner in sequential, or random order. The same Question Bank may be used between multiple Assessments.

More information about Question Banks is located here.

 

How to Add a Question Bank to an Assessment

The following instructions begin from the Add Assessment modal frame when creating an Assessment Learning Object:

Step Instructions
1

Click the Manage Questions button.

  • The button is located in the Questions section of the Add Assessment modal frame.
  • This action will update the modal frame to the Manage Questions dashboard.
2

From the Manage Questions modal frame, click the Use Question Bank button.

  • This action will update the modal frame to the Add Question Bank form.
3

 Add Question Bank Settings

  • Select Question Bank: Click the drop-down menu to display a list of available Question Banks and select one.  This is a required field.
  • Weight Per Question: The default weight value is one (1). To change the value, click the field and enter a new number.  This is a required field.

4

Click the Save button.

  • The selected Question Bank will be added to the Assessment Question Group.
  • This action will route you back to the Manage Questions modal frame.
5 From the Manage Questions modal frame, you can choose to add individual Questions or additional Question Banks to the Assessment

6

When you are finished, click the Apply button to save and close the Assessment Question Group.
  • This action will route you back to the Add Assessment modal frame.

 

Adding a Question Bank to an Assessment Example

The following video is an example of adding a Question Bank to an Assessment:

 

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