The following article lists the types of questions available to use in a test, survey or pool, together with a description.

Calculated Formula Questions

Calculated Formula questions present students with a question that requires them to make a calculation and respond with a numeric answer. The numbers in the question change with each user and are pulled from a range set by the instructor. The correct answer is a specific value or a range of values. Instructors may grant partial credit for answers falling within a range. Calculated Formula questions are graded automatically.

Calculated Numeric Questions

With Calculated Numeric questions, students are presented with a question that requires a numeric answer. The question does not need to be a mathematical formula. Instructors can provide a text question that requires a numeric answer.

Either/Or Questions

In Either/Or questions, students are presented with a statement and asked to respond using a selection of predefined two-choice answers, such as:

  • Yes/No
  • Agree/Disagree
  • Right/Wrong
  • True/False

Essay Questions

Essay questions require students to type an answer in a text box. Instructors can type directly in the text box or paste a question from another application, such as a simple text editor like Notepad or TextEdit. Essay questions are graded manually in the Grade Centre.

File Response Questions

File Response questions require students to upload a file from their computers or from the Content Collection as the answer to the question. Instructors grade these questions manually. Students can work on something before a test and submit it with the test, particularly if it requires a large amount of text.

Fill in Multiple Blanks Questions

In Fill in Multiple Blanks questions, students are presented with text containing up to 10 blanks. Each blank can have a maximum of 100 answers. Students complete the sentence by typing the appropriate word or phrase for each blank. For questions with a single blank Fill in the Blank Questions are used.

Fill in the Blank Questions

Fill in the Blank questions consist of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space indicating where the student should provide the missing word or words.

Answers are scored based on whether the student answer matches the correct answers the instructor provide. Instructors can require student answers to match exactly, contain part of the correct answer, or match a pattern. Instructors can choose whether or not the answer is case sensitive. The maximum number of answers is 100.

Hot Spot Questions

With Hot Spot questions, students are presented with an image and are asked to select a particular area. Examples of Hot Spot questions include the following:

  • Anatomy: Locate different parts of the body.
  • Geography: Locate areas on a map.
  • Foreign Language: Select different articles of clothing.

Hot Spot questions are graded automatically.

Jumbled Sentence Questions

Jumbled Sentence questions require students to complete a sentence by selecting words or phrases from a drop-down list. The same drop-down list appears for all blanks and can include both correct answers and distractors. Up to 100 different words or phrases can appear on the list.

Jumbled Sentence questions are graded automatically.

Matching Questions

Jumbled Sentence questions require students to complete a sentence by selecting words or phrases from a drop-down list. The same drop-down list appears for all blanks and can include both correct answers and distractors. Up to 100 different words or phrases can appear on the list.

Jumbled Sentence questions are graded automatically. Students are granted partial credit for matching questions if they answer part of the question correctly. For example, if the question is worth eight points and a student gives the correct answers for half of the matches, they will receive four points.

Multiple Answer Questions

Multiple answer questions allow students to choose more than one answer. Use this type of question when more than one answer is correct. For example, in the medical field, use this type of question to select symptoms associated with a medical condition.

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple choice questions allow users several choices with only one correct answer. Users indicate the correct answer by selecting a radio button. The number of answer choices is limited to 20.

Opinion Scale / Likert Questions

Opinion Scale/Likert questions are designed to measure students’ attitudes or reactions using a comparable scale. By default, five answer choices appear, ranging from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree, and a sixth option that allows students to select Not Applicable. Instructors can change the text of the answer choices and adjust the number of answers from 2 to 100.

Ordering Questions

Ordering questions require students to provide an answer by selecting the correct order of a series of items. For example, the instructor can give students a list of historical events and ask them to place these events in chronological order.

Students are granted partial credit for ordering questions if they answer part of the question correctly. For example, if the question is worth eight points and the student gives the correct order for half of the items, they will receive four points.

Quiz Bowl Questions

With Quiz Bowl questions, students are presented with an answer and they must provide the question. Student responses must be in the form of a question that begins with an interrogative, such as who, what, or where. For example, the statement, "It is the only country that is a continent," requires the answer, "What is Australia?"

Short Answer Questions

Short Answer questions are similar to Essay questions. Student responses are not limited in length, but the number of rows set for the text box size can let students know the expectations of the answer. The maximum number of rows is six. Short Answer questions are graded manually.

True / False Questions

True/False questions allow students to choose either true or false in response to a statement question. True and false answer options are limited to the words True and False.