Quizzes: create quiz questions (legacy view)

Introduction

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

In this article, we describe different types of questions available in LMS365 and how to create them using the legacy method. You'll also find the detailed instructions on how to complete the quiz question form.

 

NOTE   

From the December 2022 release, LMS365 allows you to create quiz questions using the original (legacy) method and the new method. For information on using the new method to create quiz questions, read this article. The menu route for the legacy method will be removed in a future release.

 

Where to create a quiz question

There are several ways to create new quiz questions:

In all cases, you'll be directed to the Create Quiz or Edit Quiz panel. Here, from the Quiz Questions section, select the question type to include in the quiz and drag it to the Quiz Editor. The next step is to complete a quiz question form that 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 enables 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 answer to the question is True or False.

Ordering. This question type requires learners to order answers in the predefined order.

Matching. This question type requires learners to provide their answer by matching the items on the right with the items on the left by dragging and dropping the right-side items.

Hot Spot. This question type requires learners to spot a certain area of an image to answer a question.

Gap Fill. The answer to the question of this type has omitted words that must be completed by the learner either by entering the words or selecting from the provided options.

Short Answer. This type of question requires learners to enter 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

When you drop the selected question to the Quiz Editor section or select the question to be edited, you'll have to complete or edit the question form.

To create a question, complete 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 complete 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 cancel the action, select Cancel.

 

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To upload audio, select the Upload Audio icon and complete 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 complete 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 answer options along with the correct answers.

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 Save10-18.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 won't be saved. You'll 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 Edit10-17.png icon to edit the answer, the Save10-18.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 won't be saved. You'll 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 whether the answer 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 by learner 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 here.

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, complete 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, select Add Matching.

 

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You can use the rich-text editor, upload images, or add links. You can customize the image size by dragging the resize icon 10-40.pngat the bottom right corner.

Use the Edit icon 10-17.png to edit the answer, the Save10-18.png icon to save it, or the Delete 10-19.png icon to delete the answer. 

If an empty or an identical answer is created, the quiz question won't be saved. You'll 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, choose 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

The Short Answer question type requires learners to provide a short answer in the answer field. Depending on the learner's answer and the percentage match to the correct answer, learners will score the relevant number of points.

For this question type, provide several correct or partially correct answers in the Answers section. Define the percentage match of each answer to the correct answer.

Each answer field is limited to 50 characters. Learners will be prevented from entering more than 50 characters.

If a learner's answer matches 100% with the correct answer, the learner receives all the points specified in the Points Awarded field. If a learner's answer matches for example 10% with the correct answer, then the learner's answer will bring them only 10% of the available points.

If required, select the Is RegExp (regular expression) checkbox to enable variants of the correct answer to be accepted.

For more information about regular expressions and implementation, see Microsoft documentation on Regular Expression Language. 

 


EXAMPLE

In the following image, the correct answer for the question is e-Learning but there are a number of ways that learners might enter this answer. Regardless of how the answer is entered, it should still be accepted as correct. Using regular expressions in this case allows for answers entered in various ways to be accepted as correct: the use of capital letters, hyphens, regional spelling variations, etc.

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Use the Edit icon 10-17.png to edit the answer, Save10-18.png to save it, or Delete 10-19.png to delete it. By default, three answers are displayed. To add more answers, select Add Answer.

If an empty or an identical answer is created, the quiz question can't be saved. Instead, you'll see a notification that informs you that all answers should be different.

 

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's 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. Only the answers in the left column will be randomized for this type of question.

 

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Points Awarded

This field is required and should contain a score value between 0 and 2147483647. The default value is 1. If you leave this field empty, you won't be able to save the question and a warning message notifies you of this.

The total number of points for all quiz questions that a learner can score is associated with the set percentage value in the Quiz Passing Score % that controls quiz completion by the learner. A learner's score is calculated based on the quiz points a learner achieves while taking the quiz.

The points scored by the learner for correct answers influence completion of the quiz with regard to the quiz passing score percentage.

For learners to receive points for answered questions, complete this field with the relevant value for each question. Enter the number of points that'll be awarded for answering the question correctly.

You can award a different number of points for each question in the quiz. This might be helpful if you set the quiz passing score percentage to less than 100% because it enables learners to pass the quiz even if they answer fewer questions correctly, but the questions they do answer correctly carry a higher points value.

Enter 0 if you don't want to award any points for answering the question correctly.

If you set 0 points for all the questions in the quiz, learners can pass the quiz even if they provide incorrect answers.

If the Show Points for Question option is enabled in Quiz Details, learners will see the number of points available for each question in the quiz. Each question with a number of points set will show as "This question is worth (the number of) points." when learners see this question in the LMS365 Player.

 

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If the Show Score During Quiz option is enabled in Quiz Details, learners see the number of points they've scored as they progress through the quiz out of the total number of points available for the quiz while taking the quiz in the LMS365 Player. The total number of points available for the quiz is the combined total of points available for all questions in the quiz that have points set.

 

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Tags

Specify tags 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, enter 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 won't 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   

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

 

In the Semi-positive field, enter the message that'll 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 won't 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, enter the message that'll 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 won't 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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