This guide will take you through the settings available while creating questions for your multiple-choice question in the author module.
The top of the editor contains the most basic settings.
- When finished editing or wanting to cancel, click on either Save question or Cancel, in the top right corner of the editor.
- Undo/Redo changes made to the question by clicking Undo or Redo.
- Change between edit and preview view. Preview allows the author to see the question as it will be shown to the participant during the exam along with the scoring, by performing a live demo of the question.
To edit the question text or each of the options of the question, click the text box of the feature you wish to edit. This will make a editing toolbar appear above the text box and show the cursor in the editor. The editor is provided by Learnosity, but customised to fit WISEflow and, furthermore, customised to fit the current question type. For other question types, additional or fewer options may be available.
- Change text style: bold, italic, underlined or remove all style.
- Make a numbered or bulleted list. Change alignment of the text.
- Choose from a line of pre-made style options for heading, subheadings, paragraph, code etc.
- Increase or decrease indentation.
- Add link or unlink highlighted text.
- Add image from file to the text.
- Add mathematical equation rendered with LaTeX/MathML. Use the top box to write the equation with help from the quick menu or edit source to program with LaTeX manually.
- Open symbol menu to insert advanced symbols not available on the keyboard.
- Insert table. When inserting, select number of columns and rows, and choose from a list of styles (borders, lines etc.). To edit (insert/remove rows or columns, change styles) or delete the table the table, click the table and click Edit table in the top right.
- Add grey horizontal line to the text.
- Add media or tool to the text.
- Edit source to program the text with HTML.
Click More options to fold out several advanced options for the question.
- Set the question to not score the answer.
- Choose between scoring types:
- Exact match: the amount of points set in the correct response schema is given only if the question is answered exactly like in the schema.
- Partial match per response: when the question has multiple responses available, each response gives the amount set by the correct response schema.
- Partial match: the amount set by the correct response schema is split between the correct answers (e.g. 2 points is split between two responses so they each give 1 point).
- Set penalty for incorrect answers. This setting is sensitive to the scoring types above.
- Set a minimum number of points to give if the question is attempted.
- Allow or disallow the participant to check (via a button) if they've answered correct (not give the correct answer).
- Set the amount of times the check answers button can be pressed.
Edit the visual layout of the options in the question. The layout options are very distinct for each question type.
- Change the overall layout of the question options from the standard "block" layout to more point checks and with centering.
- With more than one column, choose whether the order of the questions (e.g. A, B, C, D) should be horizontal or vertical.
- Label type for each option (numbers, upper- or lowercase letters).
- Number of columns (e.g. change from a 1x4 to a 2x2 grid).
- Font size for the question options.
Add an assessment guide or a comment for authors to the question. This is an easy way to convey information to assessors and authors that is not shown to participants.
- Assessment guide: overrides the stimulus (question text) chosen at the top, the question during the assessment phase and post-assessment. This setting is mainly developed to be used as a tool for the author to inform the assessor and participant of the reasoning behind the automatic scoring. Notice: if you want the original question text to be visible, copy it into the field and write the guide below.
- Comment for authors: Adds a blue text box above the question stimulus/text. This is shown in the question editor and during assessment to the assessor.
- Both field allow maths equation rendering with MathJax or MathQuill.
Below is an example of both fields from the assessment tool (Annotate).
Set up auto validation
With the question editor, you can setup and edit the way questions (those that allow it) are auto validated. To set this up, you have to choose which answers are correct and how much they score. Below the question text and qptions, go to the section Set correct answer(s).
- Auto validation schemas. As a default, the question has a unfilled Correct schema, but you can add alternative schemas, meaning that you can setup multiple answers that give different points.
Notice, that in the example above, the correct tab gives 2 points for choosing the two correct sections. The alternative tab gives one point for guessing just one of them.
- The score given by answering according to the schema below. Can be set to give the score(e.g. 2 points) per correct chosen (partial match per response), divide the score for each response (partial match) or two points only if the answer is exactly as the schema (exact match). These options are found in the More options section.
- The schema. Click on sections to define them as "correct" answers. These will turn yellow.
- Set to one or multiple responses.
- Set the response sections to shuffle each time they are shown (in preview and for the participant).
WISEflow offers different question types, some of which are automatically assessed and some which require manual assessment. The options available to each question type varies, but the set-up and logic behind the various question types is mostly the same.
* Automatic validation
|MCQ||The Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) allows participants to select one or more correct answer(s) from a number of potential answers. There are various layout customisation options in this question – block or inline, labelling, and columns.|
|Choice matrix||The Choice Matrix requires participants to evaluate one or more row items using a set of column options.|
|Fill in the blanks|
|Cloze text||In the Cloze Text question type, the participant can type their responses into empty response boxes that have been inserted by the author into a passage of text.|
|Cloze - Drag and Drop||In the Cloze Drag & Drop question, participants drag their responses from a list of options set by the author into empty response boxes.|
|Cloze - Drop-down||The Cloze - Drop-Down question allows participants to select the correct answer from a response box drop down menu situated in a passage of text.|
|Label Image - Drag and Drop||In Label Image - Drag and Drop questions participants can select from a list of potential answers and drag them to the correct response box on the image.|
|Label Image - Drop-down||In the Label Image - Drop-down question type, participants select their response from a response box drop down menu located somewhere on an image.|
|Text and words|
|Sort list||The Sort List question type allows participants to arrange items into their correct order by dragging the items from the source area to the target area. Participants can drag, highlight and move items between/within the lists using the arrows.|
|Order list||In the Order List question type, participants organise a list of responses into a specified order. This question can be used to reorder words, paragraphs of text or sentences within a paragraph.|
|Match list||The Match List question type requires participants to pair associated items using one static list and one dynamic list.|
|Classify - 1 row||The Classification question allows participants to categorise a list of possible responses, in the form of words or images, into a table.|
|Order sentences||Order sentences allows participants to reorder and shuffle sentences. Sentences are dragged around via the mouse.|
|Maths||Maths questions have advanced validation capabilities using maths specific scoring methods, in conjunction with the purpose built maths engine that allows the participant to render the equations correctly. Validation includes different methods, e.g. equal value that calculates if the value of the participant input is the same, allowing the participants to use different methods to the same result and still score.|
|Maths - Formula||The Maths Formula question allows participants to easily enter complex maths as a response. These include fractions, matrices and the ability to include units.|
|Maths - Essay||The Maths Formula Essay question type allows participants to input text and maths formula within the same response, usually when a response needs further explanation.|
|Maths - Cloze||In the Maths Formula Cloze question, the participants enters a maths response into one or more response boxes set by the author. These response boxes can be placed on more than one line, as part of an equation or inline with text.|
|Maths - Image||The Maths Formula question allows participants to easily enter complex maths formula as a response on an image|
|Graphs||The Graph question type requires participants to plot points, lines and shapes on a grid.|
The Chart questions allows participants to create or modify bar charts, line charts, histograms, dot plots and line plots. Authors have the option to pre-populate the chart with as much, or as little, data as desired.
|Highlight image||The Highlight image allows participants to manually draw on an uploaded image to highlight specific areas relevant to the question.|
|Shading and Hot spot questions||The Shading question type allows participants to click sections/quadrants to shade them on an uploaded image. Authors can choose to have pre-shaded areas if necessary. The Hot spot question type allows the author to manually define highlight areas on an uploaded image that the participant can click to highlight.|
|Token highlight||Token highlight allows participants to click pre-defined parts (tokens) of a text highlight. Authors can choose the text and define how the text is separated into tokens. The editor can automatically separate the text into paragraph, sentences or word tokens.|
|Chemistry||Like Maths, chemistry questions have advanced validation capabilities using maths specific scoring methods, in conjunction with the purpose built maths engine that allows the participant to also render the equations correctly. Validation includes different methods, e.g. equal value that calculates if the value of the participant input is the same, allowing the participants to use different methods to the same result and still score.|
You can also read the article: Question types: The different types in WISEflow