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Calculated Question

A calculated question calculates new answers for every test, based on variables whose value changes each time. The answer is based on a formula, using those variables.

  • A variable definition has a name, a minimum and maximum value, and a number of decimal places.
  • A formula definition has a name, an mathematical expression that uses the variables, and a tolerance, so that answers within that tolerance of the answer are also considered correct.

Example: Kevin has {x} apples. He buys {y} more. Now Kevin has [[{x}+{y}]]. Jane eats {z} apples. Kevin now has { {w} }.

The formula w in the example above would be defined as: {x} + {y} - {z}

More instructions and examples are provided on the page where you create your calculated question.

File Upload

Presents a question or assignment that requires the user to upload a file.

Fill in the Blank

Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer; each user's answer is compared to a list of allowed answers.

Hot Spot

Presents users with an image that they can click on and select an area that answers the question. The instructor pre-specifies the area of the image that is the correct answer.

Please see a video demonstration of the Hot Spot question type:

Matching

Presents users with a series of choices and possible matches.

Multiple Choice

Presents users with a question followed by a list of possible answers. You can choose to have either one or several correct answers.

Numeric Response

Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter a numeric answer; each user's answer is compared to a list of allowed answers

Short Answer/Essay

Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer.

Student Audio Response

Presents users with a question that they must answer audibly; recording applet opens and allows user to record the answer using a microphone.

Survey

Designed for collecting survey data; presents users with a question or statement to which they respond using the rating scale of your choice:

  • Dichotomous: Choose from "Yes, No" or "Disagree, Agree".
  • Likert scales: Choose from semantic or numeric differentials (e.g., Strongly disagree-Strongly agree, 1-5).

Survey - Matrix of Choices

Presents users with a table made up of choices in the columns and rows. Users can then make a selection by clicking one of the radio buttons.

True/False

Presents users with a statement that they must identify as being either true or false.

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