___ years old), or just ask for answers (Name the first 3 presidents).
Note: One big caution to pass on to students: a misspelled answer is WRONG (unless you put
in the right answer and the 2 or 3 most common misspellings that would work).
Next to each answer is the Grade field. The total points of the question must equal 100%. In
the case of the presidents question above, you would make each answer worth 33% of the
question. In the case of the fill in the blank question, one answer would be worth 100%. You
can have multiple answers be worth 100% (in the case of listing common misspellings, or in the
case of Name 1 of the first 3 Presidents where 3 answers would be worth 100% each).
You may also fill in feedback for each answer. Feedback generally comes up if you type an
answer that the quiz has, so on short answer questions, the feedback is limited to telling you
why your answer is correct (on short answer questions only). The feedback can show the
student the correct answer if the student guesses wrong, even if the wrong answer is not in the
list of answers. Once you are finished, click on Save changes to return to the quiz edit
creation screen (Fig. 26).
Numerical Question To add a numerical question, make sure Numerical is selected in the
Create new question drop down menu. This will take you through a process similar to that of
creating multiple choice questions discussed above. A numerical question is a question that
expects a number for the answer. It has the added flexibility to accept a range of answers
(10 + 3 would accept anything from 7 to 13).
Fill in the Question name with anything that will help you identify the question. In the
Question box, fill out the question you wish to ask ( How fast can Matt run? ). If you have
loaded any picture images to the system (from Files area), you will have the option to display
the image as part of the question. Next, fill in the correct answer, and the accepted error
(2 in the example would allow a correct answer of 8 12). You may then fill in feedback if you
wish to use that feature. When everything is filled out the way you want it, click on
Save changes. The question will then appear in the list of questions on the main quiz screen.
Matching To add a matching question, select Matching from the drop down menu. This will
take you through a process similar to that of creating multiple choice questions discussed
above. Fill out a question name that you will recognize, and then write the big question this
is the introduction the student sees. This could be Match the following questions with the
correct answers, or Match the name of the president with the year he was elected, or
anything else you like.
Next, fill in at least 3 questions that will be matched to the answers you provide. The
questions can be one word to be matched to the answer. Each matching part is worth an
equal amount (if you have four matches, each is worth 25% of the whole question. The whole
question then can be weighted on the quiz more on weighting later). When you are finished
filling in the whole question (remember the program treats all the matches even if there are
eight as one question), click on Save changes. You will then be taken back to the quiz edit
ing screen where you will see your new question added to the list.
Description To add a description, select Description from the drop down menu.
A description is not actually a question. It allows you to add text to a quiz (such as a story or an
article) that you can then ask other questions about. Fill in the Question name with a name
that will help you remember the description. Then, in the Question box, fill in your description
(story, article, etc.). If you have uploaded pictures in the Files area, you can choose to display
them with the description (so your description can describe a picture). When everything is filled
out the way you want it, click on Save changes. Your description should now appear in the list
of questions on the main quiz screen.
Random question To select a random question, select Random question from the drop
down menu. A random question will select a question that already exists randomly from all the
questions in any category you specify. If you have 10 questions in say an Othello category, this
feature will pick one of those questions at random.