Quizzes: creating quiz questions

Introduction

Quizzes may contain different types of questions that will make the passing quiz process for learners more exciting and versatile.

In this article, we describe different types of questions available in the LMS365 quiz builder and how to create them. You will also find the detailed instructions on how to fill in the quiz question form.

 

Where to create a quiz question

There are several ways to create new quiz questions:

In all cases, you will be finally directed to the Create Quiz or Edit Quiz panel. Here, from the Quiz Questions section, you need to select the question type to include in the quiz and drag it to the Quiz Editor. You need to fill in the quiz question builder form that will differs depending on the question type.

 

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Question types

From the Create/Edit Quiz panel, in the Quiz Questions section, select the question type to include in the quiz and drag it to the Quiz Editor

 

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You can select out of the following quiz question types:

Multiple choice – This question type allows you to create a question with multiple answers to select from, where the only one is correct. 

Multiple Answers – This question type requires multiple correct answers to one question. This means that more than one answer can be set as correct.

True or False – With this question type, you can create a question  where the anwer to the question is True or False.

Ordering – This question type will require learners to order answers in the predefined order.

Matching – This question type requires learners to provide theri answer by matching items in the anwer field on the left side with items on the right side.

Hot Spot – The learner must spot a certain area of an image to answer a question of this question type.

Gap Fill – A question of this type has omitted word(s) that must be filled in by the learner.

Short Answer – This type of question requires learners to type in a short answer in the answer field.

Free Text Answer – Answering this type of question, learners submit answers with writing free text in the answer field. The question is always considered as answered and points are earned if the learner has entered any answer.

 

Quiz question form

As soon as you drop the selected question to the Quiz Editor section or select the question to be edited, you will need to fill in or edit the question form.

To create a question, fill in the fields of the opened question form.

The fields of the form differ depending on the question type.

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Question Name

In the Question Name field, enter the name of the question.

It's possible to create questions with identical names.

 

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When taking the quiz, learners will see this name in the breadcrumb of the LMS365 Player for the desktop experience, and on the top of the screen, in the LMS365 mobile app.

 

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Admins will see the name to recognize the question in the admin interface.

 

Question

In the Question field, enter the question. The rich-text editor allows you to edit text, font, text layout, lists, links, images, and media content to form the question.

 

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To insert a YouTube video, select the YouTube icon, insert the video URL, and select Insert.

 

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To upload a video, select the Upload Video icon and fill in the opened form. Choose a file from your local computer to be uploaded, specify the width and the height of the video player in pixels. Select Upload to upload a video. To canel the action, select Cancel.

 

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To upload audio, select the Upload Audio icon and fill in the opened form. Choose a file from your local computer to be uploaded, specify the width of the audio player in pixels. Select Upload to upload the audio file. Select Cancel to cancel the action.

 

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To upload an image, select the Upload Image icon and fill in the opened form. Choose an image from your local computer to be uploaded, specify the width and the height of the image in pixels. Select Upload to upload an image or Cancel to discard.

 

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To upload a file, select the Upload File icon, choose a file from your local computer and select Upload to add a file or Cancel to discard.

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IMPORTANT   

All uploaded items (video/image/documents) are stored in the SharePoint Site Assets library. Learners can only view uploaded videos and documents while taking a quiz if they have access to this library. To view uploaded images, no additional permissions are required. By default, learners have permissions to this library. If you reuse a quiz with uploaded items from another site within the site collection, permissions may differ. You can check permissions in the Site Assets library settings on the site where the quiz was created.

 

Answers

In the Answers field, provide the aswer options along with the correct answer(s).

The Answers field configuration depends on the question type.

 

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Multiple Choice

For the Multiple Choice question type, there must be at least two answers and only one is correct.

By default, in the Answers section, three answer options are displayed. To add more answers, select Add Answer.

To enter the answers to the question, select either the name of the answer or the edit icon of the answer.

Select the checkbox of the correct answer.

For a richer user experience, a rich-text editor is provided.

 

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Use the Edit icon 10-17.png to edit the answer, the Save 10-18.png icon to save the answer, or the Delete 10-19.png icon to delete the answer. 


If an empty or an identical answer is created, the quiz question will not be saved. You will see the notification All answers should be different by content.

 

Multiple Answers

In the Answers section for the Multiple Answers question type, there must be multiple answer options to the question. This means that more than one answer can be set as correct.

By default, three answer options are displayed with two of them checked as correct. To add more answers, select Add Answer.

To enter the answers to the question, select either the name of the answer or the edit icon of the answer.

Select the checkboxes of the correct answers.

For a richer user experience, a rich-text editor is provided.

 

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Use the Edit 10-17.png icon to edit the answer, the Save 10-18.png icon to save the answer, and the Delete 10-19.pngicon to delete the answer.  

 

If an empty or an identical answer is created, the quiz question will not be saved. You will see the notification All answers should be different by content.

 

True or False

In the Answers section for the True or False question type, select if the anwer to the question is True or False.

Select the correct answer checkbox. 

 

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Ordering

In the Answers section for the Ordering question type, provide the answers to the question that must be placed in the predefined order. Place the answers in the correct order by using the drag-and-drop 10-35.png option. Learners are required to order the answers exactly the way you set them.

By default, three answer options are displayed. To add more answers, select Add Answer.

To enter the answers to the question, select either the name of the answer or the edit icon of the answer.

For a richer user experience, a rich-text editor is provided.

By default, all answers are randomized for learners when they pass the quiz.

 

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Matching

The Matching question type requires from learners to match items on the left side with items on the right side.

In the Answer section, fill in two columns by entering the beginning part in the left column and the matching answers in the right column.

By default, three answer options are provided in each column. To add more answers, click Add Matching.

You can use the rich-text editor, upload images, or add links.

 

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You can customize the image size by clicking the resize icon 10-40.pngat the bottom right corner.

 

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Use the Edit button 10-17.png to edit the answer, the Save 10-18.png button to save it, or the Delete 10-19.png button to delete the answer. 

If an empty or an identical answer is created, the quiz question will not be saved. You will see the notification All answers should be different by content.

 

Hot Spot

The Hot Spot question type requires from learners to spot the certain area on the image to answer the question.

In the Answers section, click Select Image to upload an image from your local device. The supported image formats are: GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG.

On the image, select the correct spot area with help of the highlighted shape.

 

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Gap Fill

The Gap Fill question type requires from learners to fill in the gaps in the sentence.

In the Answers section, enter the sentence and put the word to be omitted in the question into square brackets. If you want to provide the learner with multiple options, put all the options into square brackets separated by a pipe character. The correct answer should be the first one in the order.

The multiple options will be randomized in a drop-down list during the quiz.

 

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Short Answer

This Short Answer type of question requires learners to type in a short answer in the answer field.

In the Answers section, provide several answers in the fields (maximum number of characters is 50 symbols). Define percentage match of this answer to the correct answer.

Select the ‘Is RegExp’ (regular expression) checkbox for user input validation and text reformatting (for example, short answer “input numbers 1 to 5” can be validated as [1-5] expression). For more information on regular expressions, see the article Regular Expression Language. 

 

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Use the Edit button 10-17.png to edit the answer, Save button 10-18.png to save it, or Delete 10-19.png to delete the answer. By default, 3 answers are displayed. To add more answers, click the Add Answer button.

If an empty or an identical answer is created, the quiz question will not be saved. You will see the notification All answers should be different by content.

 

Free Text Answer

For the Free Text Answer, learners submit answers with writing free text in the answer field. The question is always considered as answered and points are earned if the learner has entered any answer.

There is no Answers section in the quiz question form for the Free Text Answer.

 

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Randomize Answers

Enable the option by dragging On to randomize the order of question answers are presented to learners in the quiz.

This option is available for question types: 

  • Multiple Choice.
  • Multiple Answer.
  • Matching Answer. The answers in the left column only will be randomized for this type of question.

 

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Points Awarded

Type in the number of points awarded for the right answer. The field value should be 0 to 2147483647.
 

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Tags

Specify tag(s) for the question to be able to filter questions on topics from the Question Pool.

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Positive Feedback

In the Positive Feedback field, type in the message to be displayed to the learner under the default answer upon submission of the correct answer and selecting Next.

A rich-text editor is available for creating the feedback messages.

 

IMPORTANT   

  • The feedback is displayed in the LMS365 Player when the Allow Navigation option is disabled.
  • If you leave the field empty, the learner will not see any feedback to this answer, including the default one, and will automatically proceed to the next step.

 

 

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When all fields are complete, select Save to save the question. Select Cancel to cancel question creation.

 

Semi-positive Feedback

NOTE   

The Semi-positive feedback is available for the Short Answer Question type only.

 

In the Semi-positive field, type in the message that will be displayed to the learner under the default answer, upon submission of the semi-positive answer and selecting Next.  

 

IMPORTANT   

  • The feedback is displayed in the LMS365 Player when the Allow Navigation option is disabled.
  • If you leave the field empty, the learner will not see any feedback to this answer, including the default one, and will automatically proceed to the next step.

 

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When all fields are complete, select Save to save the question. Select Cancel to cancel question creation.

 

Negative Feedback

In the Negative Feedback field, type in the message that will be displayed to the learner under the default answer, when they click Next  and the submitted answer is wrong. 

A rich-text editor is available for creating the feedback messages.

 

IMPORTANT   

  • The feedback is displayed in the LMS365 Player when the Allow Navigation option is disabled.
  • If you leave the field empty, the learner will not see any feedback to this answer, including the default one, and will automatically proceed to the next step.

 

 

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When all fields are complete, select Save to save the question. Select Cancel to cancel question creation.

 

 

 

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