Types of Quiz Activities

Types of Quiz Activities

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There are a number of available question types that can be employed. Currently, there are 16 types of quizzes that may be used to test and gauge the student's knowledge on specific learning topics designed by educators.

Questions from the Question bank or Random questions may also be used to create quiz questions from a specified category.

Follow this tutorial if you want to learn more about How to Create a Quiz Activity.


Step 1: From the Quiz Activity page, click the  button.



Step 2: Select the Add drop-down menu then choose + a new question from the list

There are sixteen (16) question types to add on your quiz activity, 



Types of Quizzes

Multiple choice
With the Multiple Choice question type you can create single-answer and multiple-answer questions, include pictures, sound or other media in the question and/or answer options (by inserting HTML) and weight individual answers.
True/False
In response to a question (that may include an image), the respondent selects from two options: True or False.
Matching
A list of sub-questions is provided, along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question.
Short answer
In response to a question (that may include an image), the respondent types a word or phrase. There may several possible correct answers, with different grades. Answers may or may not be sensitive to case.
Numerical
From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question. The difference is that numerical answers are allowed to have an accepted error. This allows a continuous range of answers to be set.
Essay
This allows students to write at length on a particular subject and must be manually graded.

It is possible for a teacher to create a template to scaffold the student's answer in order to give them extra support. The template is then reproduced in the text editor when the student starts to answer the question
Calculated
Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of wildcards that are substituted with individual values when the quiz is taken.
Calculated multichoice
Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions with the additonal property that the elements to select can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken. They use the same wildcards than Calculated questions and their wildcards can be shared with other Calculated multichoice or regular Calculated questions.

The main difference is that the formula is included in the answer choice as {=...} i.e if you calculate the surface of a rectangle {={l}*{w}}.
Calculated simple
Simple calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions whose response is the result of a numerical formula which contain variable numerical values by the use of wildcards (i.e {x} , {y}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken.

The simple calculated questions offers the most used features of the calculated question with a much simpler creation interface.
Drag and drop into text
Students select missing words or phrases and add them to text by dragging boxes to the correct location. Items may be grouped and used more than once.
Drag and drop markers
Students drop markers onto a selected area on a background image.Unlike the Drag and drop onto image question type, there are no predefined areas on the underlying image that are visible to the student. More on the Drag and drop marker question type.
Drag and drop onto image
Students make selections by dragging text, images or both to predefined boxes on a background image. Items may be grouped. More on the Drag and drop onto image question type.
Embedded answers (Cloze)
These very flexible questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers.
Random short-answer matching
From the student perspective, this looks just like a Matching question. The difference is that the sub-questions are drawn randomly from Short Answer questions in the current category.
Select missing words
Students select a missing word or phrase from a dropdown menu. Items may be grouped and used more than once.
Description
This question type is not actually a question. It just prints some text (and possibly graphics) without requiring an answer. This can be used to provide some information to be used by a subsequent group of questions. It is more of a label than a question type.

Multiple choice

There are two types of Multiple choice questions - single answer and multiple answer.

Single-answer questions
These questions allow one and only one answer to be chosen by providing radio buttons next to the answers.

Multiple-answer questions
The teacher can select "multiple answers are allowed" in a Multiple Choice question type. "Multiple answers" questions types in a quiz allow one or more answers to be chosen by providing checkboxes next to the answers. 

Multiple choice questions now offer to learners the option to clear all answers, once they have made a selection by clicking Clear my choice:


Multiple Choice Settings

General



Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field)This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
One or multiple answers?
How many answers are there to the question.? Select either one (radio button) or multiple answers (checkboxes).
Shuffle the choices?
(Checkbox) If enabled, the order of the answers is randomly shuffled for each attempt, provided that "Shuffle within questions" in the activity settings is also enabled.
Number the choices?
Option for numbering each choice on the question.

Answers


Answer Choice
This is where you enter the choices for the answer to the question.
Answer Grade
One of the choices should be 100% so that it is possible to get a grade for the question, If there are multiple answers to a question weight percentage of the answers must be 100% in total
Answer Feedback
Provide feedback or helpful hints or deeper/ in-depth explanation to the question asked.

Combined Feedback

For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Hint options
• Clear incorrect responses
• Show the number of correct responses
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.
Created/last saved
Logs and timestamp on when the question was created and edited, you can also do a quick preview on how the question would look on the student's view.



True/False

A student is given only two choices for an answer in this kind of question: True or False. The question content can include an image or html code.

When feedback is enabled, the appropriate feedback message is shown to the student after the answer. For example, if the correct answer is "False", but they answer "True" (getting it wrong) then the "True" feedback is shown.

True


Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.



Correct Answer
Choose whether the correct answer is 'True' or 'False
Feedback for the response 'True'
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
Feedback for the response 'False'
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.
Penalty for each incorrect try
The default penalty for each incorrect try is 1.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Matching

Matching questions have a content area and a list of names or statements which must be correctly matched against another list of names or statements.

General


Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
Shuffle
(Checkbox) If enabled, the order of the statements (answers) is randomly shuffled for each attempt, provided that "Shuffle within questions" in the activity settings is also enabled.

Answers


Combined Feedback


For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Hint options
• Clear incorrect responses
• Show the number of correct responses
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Short Answer

In a short answer question, the student types in a word or phrase in response to a question (that may include an image). Answers may or may not be case sensitive. The answer could be a word or a phrase, but it must match one of your acceptable answers exactly. It's a good idea to keep the required answer as short as possible to avoid missing a correct answer that's phrased differently.




Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
Case Sensitivity
There are two options: 'No, case is unimportant' or 'Yes, case must match', this controls if answers should be case sensitive or not.

Answers


Answer
Enter the Grade for each correct answer. The first matching answer will be used to determine the score and feedback. If the question has more than one correct answer you can add more by clicking the 'Blank for 3 more answers' button
Feedback
Feedback for the particular answer chosen by the student.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.

Numerical

From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question. The difference is that numerical answers are allowed to have an accepted error. This allows a fixed range of answers to be evaluated as one answer.



Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
Case Sensitivity
There are two options: 'No, case is unimportant' or 'Yes, case must match', this controls if answers should be case sensitive or not.



Answer
Enter the answers to the question including the error number and enter the Grade from 0% to 100% for each answer.
Feedback
Feedback for the particular answer chosen by the student.

Unit Handling
Units can also be specified. For example, if you enter a unit of 'cm' here, and the accepted answer is 15, then the answers '15cm' and '15' are both accepted as correct. You can also specify a multiplier. So, if your main answer was 5500 with unit W, you can also add the unit kW with a multiplier of 0.001. This means that the answers '5500', '5500W' or '5.5kW' would all be marked correct. Note that the accepted error is also multiplied, so an allowed error of 100W would become an error of 0.1kW.




Unit Handling
Choose from the following options:

1. Units are not used at all. Only the numerical value is graded
2. Units are optional. If a unit is entered, it is used to convert the response to Unit 1 before grading
3. The unit must be given, and will be graded

**This setting can be fully adjusted if Option 3 was chosen (The unit must be given, and will be graded)
Unit penalty
Penalty applies if:

• The incorrect unit name is entered into the unit input
• The unit is entered into the value input box

This is determined as a fraction of either the response or question grade
Units are input using
The three options available are:

• The text input element
• Multiple choice selection
• Drop down menu
Units go
Units can either be placed on either the:

• Left side of the value (eg dollars $50)
• Right side of the value (eg centimeters 50cm)
Units
Units may include symbols or letters $, %, Kw, cm, ml, etc

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.

Essay

This allows students to write at length on a particular subject and must be manually graded.



Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
Case Sensitivity
There are two options: 'No, case is unimportant' or 'Yes, case must match', this controls if answers should be case sensitive or not.

Response Options


Response format
Format of the Essay question sheet where the students will answer, five options are available for the response format:

• HTML Editor
• HTML Editor with file picker
• Plain text
• Plain text, monospaced font
• No online text
Require texts
Setting to adjust if a student is required to enter text on their essay or not, two option are available for required text:

• Requires the student to enter the text
• Text input is optional
Input box size
The range for input box size is from 5 lines to 40 lines
Allow attachments
This will determine if students are allowed to insert attachments, the range is from 'No' to 'Unlimited'.
Require attachments
This will determine if students are required to insert attachments, the range is from 'Attachments are optional' up to '3'
Accepted file types
File types are able to be restricted by selecting the Choose button.
Response template
Any text entered in this field will be displayed after each question to guide students.

Grader Information

Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.

Calculated

Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of wildcards (i.e you can use common variables names like x, y enclosed in curly braces to create the wildcards {x} and {y}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken.

For example, if you want to create a large number of "Calculate the area of a rectangle" problems to drill your students, you could create a question with two wildcards (i.e. {base}, {height} created from the common base, height variable names) and put in the "Correct Answer Formula=" input field {base} * {height} ( * being the multiplication sign ).

General

Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Shared wild cards
Calculated questions may use wildcards (i.e use of common variables names like a, b enclosed in curly braces to create the wildcards {a} and {b}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.



Answer 1 formula =
Enter the Answer 1 formula and the grade for the answer from 0% to 100%
Tolerance ±
Enter the tolerance acceptable for the answer as a percentage with type either:

• Relative
• Nominal
• Geometric
Answer display
Enter a number from 0 - 9 with the format being either:

• Decimals
• Significant figures
Feedback
Provide feedback or instructions for the question being asked
Unit handling
Choose from the following options:

1. Units are not used at all. Only the numerical value is graded
2. Units are optional. If a unit is entered, it is used to convert the response to Unit 1 before grading
3. The unit must be given, and will be graded

**This setting can be fully adjusted if Option 3 was chosen (The unit must be given, and will be graded)
Unit penalty
Penalty applies if:

• The incorrect unit name is entered into the unit input
• The unit is entered into the value input box

This is determined as a fraction of either the response or question grade
Units are input using
The three options available are:

• The text input element
• Multiple choice selection
• Drop down menu
Units go
Units can either be placed on either the:

• Left side of the value (eg dollars $50)
• Right side of the value (eg centimeters 50cm)
Units
Units may include symbols or letters $, %, Kw, cm, ml, etc.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Calculated multi-choice

Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions with the additional property that the elements to select can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken. They use the same wildcards than Calculated questions and their wildcards can be shared with other Calculated multichoice or regular Calculated questions.

The main difference is that text and the formula can be included in the answer choice as {=...}.

In this example we want the student to see text in the answer along with the answer. Given a question written by the teacher as:

Calculate the area of a rectangle where l = {A} cm  and h = {B}cm.

The correct answer choice text written by the teacher would be:

The rectangle's area is {={A}*{B}} cm2.

The correct answer's choice will display as:

The rectangle area is 10.0 cm2 

The variables picked by the dataset in the example were {A} = 4.0 {B} = 2.5 .

You will also need to provide distractors - additional incorrect options presented to the student to choose from. In this example with rectangle's area, example formulas for incorrect answers could be

The rectangle's area is {={A}*{B}-{B}} cm2.

and

The rectangle's area is {={A}*{B}+{A}} cm2.

General




Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Shared wild cards
Calculated questions may use wildcards (i.e use of common variables names like ab enclosed in curly braces to create the wildcards {a} and {b}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
One or multiple answers?
How many answers are there to the question.? Select either one (radio button) or multiple answers (checkboxes).
Shuffle the choices?
(Checkbox) If enabled, the order of the answers is randomly shuffled for each attempt, provided that "Shuffle within questions" in the activity settings is also enabled.
Number the choices?
There are six numbering systems to select from when numbering the choices

• a, b, c, ...
• A, B, C, ...
• 1, 2, 3, ...
• i, ii, iii, ...
• I, II, III, ...
• No numbering

Answers


Choice 1
Enter the first choice to the calculated multichoice question and the grade for the correct answer from 0% to 100%
Answer display
Enter a number from 0 - 9 with the format being either:

• Decimals
• Significant figures
Feedback
Provide general feedback or instructions

Combined Feedback


For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Calculated Simple

Simple calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions whose response is the result of a numerical formula that contains variable numerical values by the use of wildcards (i.e {x}, {y}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken.

The simple calculated questions offer the most used features of the calculated question with a much simpler creation interface.




Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.



Answer 1 formula =
Enter the Answer 1 formula and the grade for the answer from 0% to 100%
Tolerance ±
Enter the tolerance acceptable for the answer as a percentage with type either:

• Relative
• Nominal
Answer display
Enter a number from 0 - 9 with the format being either:

• Decimals
• Significant figures
Feedback
Provide feedback or instructions for the question being asked
Unit handling
Choose from the following options:

1. Units are not used at all. Only the numerical value is graded
2. Units are optional. If a unit is entered, it is used to convert the response to Unit 1 before grading
3. The unit must be given, and will be graded

**This setting can be fully adjusted if Option 3 was chosen (The unit must be given, and will be graded)
Unit penalty
Penalty applies if:

• The incorrect unit name is entered into the unit input
• The unit is entered into the value input box

This is determined as a fraction of either the response or question grade
Units are input using
The three options available are:

• The text input element
• Multiple choice selection
• Drop down menu
Units go
Units can either be placed on either the:

• Left side of the value (eg dollars $50)
• Right side of the value (eg centimeters 50cm)
Units
Units may include symbols or letters $, %, Kw, cm, ml, etc.

Multiples Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Drag and drop into text

A drag and drop question type where missing words have to be dragged into gaps in a paragraph of text.

How to create a Drag and drop into text question

• Give the question a descriptive name to help you find it in the question bank. (Students won't see the name.)
• Add the question to the text editor, using any formatting you wish.
• Use double square brackets '[[n]]' with a number in place of the word you wish the students to find:


• Add the missing words or phrases in the correctly numbered boxes in the 'Choice' section. (You may add extra ones to make the question harder.) If you tick 'Shuffle' the display order will be shuffled:






Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.

Choices



Choices shuffle
(Checkbox) Tick to enable if shuffling of choices is required.
Choice
Enter an answer for the choice question. Choices may be grouped from 1 - 8 and may only be dropped in a gap with the corresponding colour group. Choices that are marked as 'Unlimited' may be used in multiple locations.

Combined Feedback


For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Drag and drop markers

This question type allows students to drop markers onto an area on a background image. Drag and drop markers questions differ from Drag and drop onto image question type in that there are no predefined areas on the underlying image that are visible to the student.





Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.





Background Preview
Select a background image file, enter text labels for markers and define the drop zones on the background image to which they must be dragged. Acceptable files are:

• Image (GIF) .gif
• Image (JPEG) .jpe .jpeg .jpg
• Image (PNG) .png
• Image (SVG+XML) .svg .svgz
Shuffle Markers
Enable if Markers are to be shuffled
Marker
Enter the Marker name and the number of times it can be used.
Drop Zone
Drop zones may be defined by co-ordinates or dragged into position using the preview.

The fields: shapes (Circles, Rectangles or Polygons), markers or co-ordinates may be used as placement holders.

Combined Feedback


For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Drag and drop onto image

This question type allows students to drag words, images or both from a list and drop them into pre-defined gaps on a base image.

How to create a Drag and drop onto image question
 Give the question a descriptive name to help you find it in the question bank. (Students won't see the name.)
• Add the question to the text editor, using any formatting you wish.
• In the Preview section, click the background image button to upload an image. Larger images will be displayed at a maximum of 600 x 400. Your image will then display under the file upload box.
• In the Draggable items section, you can upload images if you leave the type as 'draggable image' or you can type in words if you change the type to 'draggable text'. You may have a mixture of images and text.
• In the Drop zones section, you choose which items to go in which zone. Click the 'Refresh Preview' button.
• You can then position the items on the background image and this will add their coordinates.
Note:(1) Draggable images cannot be more than 150 x 100 pixels. If they are larger, they will be scaled on import. Remember to add a short text descriptor too. If you change your mind about an image, simply upload a different one to replace it.
Note (2) You can format draggable text using <sub>, <sup>, <b>, <i>, <em>, <strong> and <br/>
Note (3) Choices that are within the same Group are colour coded and may only be dropped on a drop zone with the corresponding colour. Choices that are marked as 'Unlimited' may be used in multiple locations.



Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.



Background Preview
Select a background image file, enter text labels for markers and define the drop zones on the background image to which they must be dragged. Acceptable files are:

• Image (GIF) .gif
• Image (JPEG) .jpe .jpeg .jpg
• Image (PNG) .png
• Image (SVG+XML) .svg .svgz
Draggable Items
Select one of the Draggable Item types with an appropriate image if necessary.

Draggable Image
Draggable Text

Select a Group letter from the range of A - H
Text
Enter the Marker name and the number of times it can be used
Drop Zone
Enter the value for Left and Top, the draggable item number and text to identify the draggable item.

Combined Feedback


For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Hint options
Enable the options of:

• Clear incorrect responses
• Show the number of correct responses
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Embedded answers

Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers, and numerical answers.




Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.

Multiple Tries


Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Hint options
Enable the options of:

• Clear incorrect responses
• Show the number of correct responses
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Random short-answer matching

  • From the student perspective, the Random Short-Answer Matching question looks just like a Matching question. The difference is that the sub-questions are drawn randomly from the Short Answer questions in the current category (including or not subcategories from the current category).
  • After an optional introduction, the respondent is presented with two or more sub-questions, each with a drop-down menu box opposite listing the same number (or fewer if several sub-questions have the same answer) of available answer options.
  • The respondent must select an answer option to match each sub-question.
  • Each sub-question is equally weighted to contribute towards the grade for the total question.
  • The questions and answers are randomly drawn from the pool of short-answer questions in the current category (and in its subcategories if this option was selected).
  • You must make sure that the category contains enough short-answer questions, otherwise the student will get an error message. The more short-answer questions you add to the category, the more likely it is that students will see a new selection on each attempt. Short answers questions used in a previous attempt to the same question or in another Random Short-Answer question of the same quiz are not excluded, so you should ensure there are enough Short Answer questions in the category to mitigate the risk of a student getting the same questions and answers.
  • Note that the answer options are taken from the correct (having a 100% grade) answers of each contributing short-answer question. If there are several answers to the short answer question with a 100% grade, the first one is used. Therefore, if the short-answer questions in this category are on different topics, this question type will not be useful, as the correct option will be obvious.
    • An example that doesn't work - suppose the category contains 2 short-answer questions, as follows:
1. What is the capital of France?
 Correct answer: Paris
 Other recognised answers: Lyon, Marseilles, *
2. What vegetable is called 'løk' in Norway?
 Correct answer: Onion
 Other recognised answers: Leek, *

    • The resulting Random Short-Answer Matching question will appear as follows:
What is the capital of France?
 - Options: Paris, Onion.
What vegetable is called 'løk' in Norway?
 - Options: Paris, Onion.

    • An example that does work - the 2 short-answer questions in the category are as follows:
1. What is the capital of France?
 Correct answer: Paris
 Other recognised answers: Lyon, Marseilles, *
2. In what city is Le Corbusier's "Unite d'Habitation"?
 Correct answer: Marseilles
 Other recognised answers: Paris, Lyon *

    • The resulting Random Short-Answer Matching question will appear as follows:
What is the capital of France?
 - Options: Paris, Marseilles.
In what city is Le Corbusier's "Unite d'Habitation"?
 - Options: Paris, Marseilles.




Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.

Multiple Tries

Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Hint options
Enable the options of:

• Clear incorrect responses
• Show the number of correct responses
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Select missing words

This is very similar to the Drag and drop into text question type, but uses drop-down menus in the text instead of drag-boxes. This works well where the question text is very long and you would have to scroll a lot to do drag and drop.

How to create a Select missing words question
• Give the question a descriptive name to help you find it in the question bank. (Students won't see the name.)

• Add the question to the text editor, using any formatting you wish.

• Use double square brackets '[[n]]' with a number in place of the word you wish the students to find:

dragdroptextquestion.png

• Add the missing words or phrases in the correctly numbered boxes in the 'Choice' section. (You may add extra ones to make the question harder. If you tick 'Shuffle' the display order will be shuffled. (Note that is not possible to add formatting to the responses)

selectblankchoices.png

• The student sees a drop-down menu for each blank:

selectblankdisplay.png



Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
Default Mark*
(Mandatory Field) Enter the default mark for a correct answer.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.



Choices shuffle
(Checkbox) Enable if shuffling of choices is required
Choices
Enter an answer to the choice question. Choices may be grouped from A - T


For any correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any correct response that is correct.
For any partially correct response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any partially correct response that would assist the student.
For any incorrect response
Enter a comment, additional information, suggest links to view for any incorrect response that is incorrect to assist the student to fully understand the question.



Penalty for each incorrect try
Enter the sanction for each incorrect try. The range is from 0% to 100%
Hint
Enter a text that would assist the student to achieve the correct answer.
Hint options
Enable the options of:

• Clear incorrect responses
• Show the number of correct responses
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.



Description

The description question page simply shows some text (and possibly graphics) without requiring an answer. It is more of a label than a question type.



Category
Depending on the setup, there may be a number of categories to select from. These may include but not limited to:

• Quiz
• Category
• Course
• System
Question name*
(Mandatory Field) Name of the question but not the main question.
Question text*
(Mandatory Field) This is where you type in the question, enter the main question text that appears to the student.
General feedback
General feedback is some text that gets shown to the student after they have attempted the question. Unlike answer feedbacks, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students.
ID number
It provides another way of identifying a question which is sometimes useful, but can usually be left blank.
Tags
Enter a suitable tag to describe the quiz/question.


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