A Multiple Response question (MRQ) is like a multiple choice, except that instead of being required to make one (and only one) choice, the user is allowed to make none, one or more than one choice.
The steps required to create an MCQ are the same as creating a Multiple Choice item (MCQ) up to the point where scores are assigned: the differences are that:
(1) scores can be assigned to more than one response (choice);
(2) a unique set of choices can be configured as the only acceptable response (see screenshot below) – this makes partial credit impossible and is set using the ‘Select a group of choices as the correct answer’ option box. This is the recommended mode for summative use.
In a Numeric Question, the participant answers by typing in either a whole number or a real number. Answers can be defined within a specified range, with scores being assigned for accuracy.
Numeric questions can be compiled with correct responses (1,3 below) and also score ranges so that imprecise responses can, if desired, be awarded partial credit ( 2,5 below).
Targetted feedback can be provided according to whether responses are in range, incorrect or correct.
These questions enable you to present a series of items for a number of choices available in a drop-down menu. The user can select from the items for each choice. This question can be used as a multiple statement question, for “True” or “False” questions or to present several multiple choice questions on the same screen.
In order to compile a Pull-down list item, one creates two lists: Choices (1 below) and Options (2 below). It is then a matter of assigning scores to combinations of Choices and Options (3 & 4 below).
An Explanation question is a screen of text and/or graphics with a button the participant presses to continue. Such questions are not marked (that is, they get zero points).
Explanation items in useful in tests and surveys for showing explanatory rubric.
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A File Upload question is a question which allows the participant to upload a file as an answer.
Uploaded files are marked by hand, and can be restricted to a pre-defined list of file types.
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In a Fill In Blanks question, the participant is presented with a statement where one or more words are missing and completes the missing words. The score can be determined from checking each blank against a list of acceptable words.
Blanks are determined by highlighting target words in the text and these are hidden from particiapants.
Multiple alterative spelling or synonyms for target words can be created.
Feedback is by deafult the entire text, but this can be edited by the author.
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A Hotspot question is a drag and drop question with only one “hot” area. The participant places a single marker on an image to indicate the answer.
Hotspot items require two graphics: (a) a pictorial background image on which correct answers are defined in a ‘target zone’ and (b) a marker that the participant drags over the background image to indicate an answer.
The target zone that defines a correct answer is rectangular and hidden from participants.
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A Knowledge Matrix question type presents several multiple choice questions together where the participant selects one choice for each statement or question presented. It is similar to a Pull-down list question, except radio buttons are used instead of pull-down lists.
First, the wizard asks for a list of Choices – these are questions.
Next, the wizard asks for a set of Options – these are define possible responses to the questions.
Finally, the wizard asks for Choices to be linked to Options in order to define correct responses and scores.
Click the link below to see a live example of a Knowledge Matrix item which will open in a fresh browser window: