Quizzes & Question Types

Creating Quiz Shells

Add quiz shells to a course. First step in the process of creating a quiz.

Adding Quiz Questions

Add questions to a quiz shell. Second step in the process of creating a quiz.

Question Banks Explained

Brief explanation of question banks and how they persist in courses.

Question Types

Multiple choice

Allows the selection of a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list.

True/False

A simple form of multiple choice question with just the two choices ‘True’ and ‘False’.

Matching

The answer to each of a number of sub-question must be selected from a list of possibilities.

Short answer

Allows a response of one or a few words that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which may contain wildcards.

Numerical

Allows a numerical response, possibly with units, that is graded by comparing against various model answers, possibly with tolerances.

Essay

Allows a response of a few sentences or paragraphs. This must then be graded manually.

Calculated

Calculated questions are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.

Calculated multichoice

Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions which choice elements can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.

Calculated simple

A simpler version of calculated questions which are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.

Drag and drop into text

Missing words in the question text are filled in using drag and drop.

Drag and drop markers

Markers are dragged and dropped onto a background image.

Drag and drop onto image

Images or text labels are dragged and dropped into drop zones on a background image.

Embedded answers (Cloze)

Questions of this type are very flexible, but can only be created by entering text containing special codes that create embedded multiple-choice, short answers and numerical questions.

Random short-answer matching

Like a Matching question, but created randomly from the short answer questions in a particular category.

Select missing words

Missing words in the question text are filled in using dropdown menus.

Description

This is not actually a question. Instead it is a way to add some instructions, rubric or other content to the activity. This is similar to the way that labels can be used to add content to the course page.