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Available Question Types

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[edit] Types of questions available to the Tests and Quizzes tool

Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

You have a great deal of flexibility in creating content for assessments. You may use each question type listed below interchangeably and in any combination within an assessment. For instructions on creating each type of question, see Creating questions for an assessment.

Overview of the question types available:

[edit] Multiple Choice

Presents users with a question followed by a list of possible answers. You can choose to have either one or several correct answers.

[edit] Survey

Designed for collecting survey data; presents users with a question or statement to which they respond using the rating scale of your choice: Dichotomous: Choose from "Yes, No" or "Disagree, Agree". Likert scales: Choose from semantic or numeric differentials (e.g., Strongly disagree-Strongly agree, 1-5) Short Answer/Essay: Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer.

[edit] Survey: Matrix of Choices

Designed for collecting survey data; presents users with a series of row and column choices that allow for a single response in each row. This is most useful in surveys and assessments where a number of questions will be subject to the same scale or response convention.

An Isaak-Sakai survey using the Matrix of Choices question type
An Isaak-Sakai survey using the Matrix of Choices question type

[edit] Short Answer/Essay

Provides space for open-ended or qualitative student responses. Note that scores for questions of this type must be manually applied by the instructor or TA.

[edit] Fill in the Blank

Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer; each user's answer is compared to a list of allowed answers

[edit] Numeric Response

Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter a numeric answer; each user's answer is compared to a list of allowed answers

[edit] Matching

Presents users with a series of choices and possible matches

[edit] True / False

Presents users with a statement that they must identify as being either true or false

[edit] Audio Recording

Presents users with a question that they must answer audibly; recording applet opens and allows user to record the answer using a microphone

[edit] File Upload

Presents a question or assignment that requires the user to upload a file

[edit] Copy from Question Pool

Allows you to import questions from an existing question pool that you created. For more information, see Add/Move/Copy/Remove Question Pools

You can set an answer point value for each question. Survey questions are automatically worth 0 (zero) points, but you can (if you want) assign points to a survey question. Also, each of the above is scored automatically, except for the Short Answer/Essay, Audio Recording, and File Upload questions.


Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content


Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.

The Sakai Educational Community License is deemed to be compatible with this sites Project:Copyrights which are under the Creative Commons 2.5 Licence. You can view the original Sakai help documentation, unedited, at http://kumu.brocku.ca/sakai/help/

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