Question types

Updated by Helpdesk Coordinator -

There are now additional question types.

 

Multiple choice

How do I create either/or questions? (yes/no, agree/disagree, etc)

Step 1. Insert a multiple choice question.

Step 2. Add your prompt/question text, and two distinct answers.

Step 3. Ensure your min and max settings are both set to 1.

Note: This means that an answer must be selected for the question to be complete, and the student cannot select more than one answer.

Step 4. Click ‘Add this component to your question’.

Note: In the case of yes/no or agree/disagree questions, it is unlikely that you will want to assign a score, so you can leave the settings as zero and leave the yellow boxes unchecked.

 

How do I create multiple answer questions?

Step 1. Insert a ‘Multiple Choice’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Add your possible answers.

Note: You can add more answers by clicking on ‘Add another answer’.

Step 4. Check the yellow box next to the correct answers.

Note: More than one box can be checked.

Step 5. Allocate marks to the correct answers by moving the numbers up.

Note: You can choose to weight answers with higher scores by increasing the numbers to reflect this.

Step 6. Change the min and max values to reflect the correct answers.

Note: Using the min and max settings when creating a multiple choice question can provide great flexibility.

  • If a question requires that two of the available four options are selected, then the min and max values would both be two.
  • If only one option should be selected, then the min and max values would both be one.
  • If students can pick between one and three answers, then the min value would be one, and the max value should be three.

Step 7. Click the ‘Add this component’ button when you are finished.

 

How do I create multiple choice questions?

Step 1. Insert a ‘Multiple Choice’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Add your possible answers.

Note: You can add more answers by clicking on ‘Add another answer’.

Step 4. Check the yellow box next to the correct answers.

Note: More than one box can be checked.

Step 5. Allocate marks to the correct answers by moving the numbers up.

Note: You can choose to weight answers with higher scores by increasing the numbers to reflect this.

Step 6. Select the speech bubble to provide feedback if the student selects that option as their answer. This will be shown in the completed responses.

Step 7. Tick the ‘shuffle answers’ checkbox to present the options in a random order to each student. You can lock answers by pressing the ‘pin’ button if you want all answers to be displayed randomly except for the second option which will always appear second.

Step 8. Change the min and max values to reflect the correct answers.

Note: Using the min and max settings when creating a multiple choice question can provide great flexibility.

  • If a question requires that two of the available four options are selected, then the min and max values would both be two.
  • If only one option should be selected, then the min and max values would both be one.
  • If students can pick between one and three answers, then the min value would be one, and the max value should be three.

Step 9. Click the ‘Add this component’ button when you are finished.

 

How do I create true/false questions?

Step 1. Insert a ‘Multiple Choice’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Ensure your min and max settings are both set to 1.

Note: This means that an answer must be selected for the question to be complete, and the student cannot select more than one answer.

Step 4. Check the yellow box next to the correct answers. Allocate marks to the correct answers by moving the numbers up.

Step 5. Click ‘Add this component to your question’.

 

Dropdown List

This is as per the Multiple Choice questions, but the answers appear in a dropdown list for the user to select from.

 

Free-text response

You can use these to provide either essay questions or short answer questions.

 

Step 1. Insert a ‘free text response’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Select a number of lines/words to create a text box to indicate how much of a response you expect to receive.

Note: This is not enforced as a limit. The student can write more than the words/lines selected.

Step 4. Click ‘Add this text response component’.

 

Rich text box

As per the Free-text response, you can use these to provide either essay questions or short answer questions. However, these allow for rich text editing for the user to use.

 

Email Address

If an email address is entered in this box on an assessment, that email will receive a copy of the assessment. This is quite useful for raters.

 

Signature

This is more useful for mobile deployments, as it uses the touch screen to allow the user to sign their assessment. 

 

Numerical value

An answer that needs a numberical value. This can be a positive or negative value.

 

Date and time

A date/time picker for the user to complete. You can choose to enable the user to complete either the date or time or both.

 

Likert rating matrix

here are three main ways of using a Likert Rating Matrix question.

  • Matrix - Matching pairs
  • Opinion scale - Likert questions
  • Place in order questions

Note: You do not need to assign scores in order for this question type to work.

We do recommend, when using Likert questions, to add these as individual questions rather than multiple Likerts per question. This would give the ability of reusing individual questions in multiple assessments.

 

Matrix - Matching pairs

Step 1. Insert a ‘Likert Rating Matrix’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Add your options into the rows and columns.

Step 4. Allocate marks to the correct pairs by increasing the number to 1. Leave all other scores to zero.

Note: You can weight pairs with higher scores or assign scores to incorrect matching that still warrant some credit by increasing the numbers to reflect this.

Step 5. Click ‘Add Matrix'/'Update Matrix’ when you are finished.

 

Opinion scale - Likert questions

Step 1. Insert a ‘Likert Rating Matrix’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Note: These questions work well when devices are passed to observers (customer, patient, supervisor, etc.) though these users may not be familiar with how to use the Myprogress app, so ensure that the prompt text is clear and simple.

Step 3. Enter in the text for your columns and rows.

Note: Additional columns and rows can be added by clicking on the buttons. The assessment completion interface can support up to 8 columns comfortably.

Step 4. You can either leave all the scores at zero, add the scores in manually, or you can use the standard scoring, use the ‘Auto fill these marks’.

Step 5. Click ‘Add Matrix'/'Update Matrix’ when you are finished.

 

Place in order questions

tep 1. Insert a ‘Likert Rating Matrix’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise, or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Enter in the text for your columns and rows.

Note: Additional columns and rows can be added by clicking on the buttons. The assessment completion interface can support up to 8 columns comfortably.

Step 4. Add scores for the correct match.

Note: Numbers will be generated from 1 up to the number of columns you have made from left to right.

Step 5. Click ‘Add Matrix'/'Update Matrix’ when you are finished.

 

File upload

Step 1. Insert a ‘file upload’ question.

Step 2. Enter your prompt/question into the text box. You can use the formatting tools to embolden, italicise or underline your text. You can also use the symbol picker for additional mathematical and text based symbols.

Step 3. Specify what type of file you would like submitted, if appropriate.

Step 4. Click ‘Add this component to your question’ when you are finished.

 

Group picker

AA picker for the user to chose their group.

 

Placement picker

A picker for the user to chose their placement. The user must be in a placement in order to select this.

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