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Add questions to an exam

 

1. Add question types

Hover the mouse over the “Add question” button. Select the question type you would like to add. (see figure 3.1)

Question types:

  • Text question: Students answer with a written answer. A text question is appropriate for open-ended, short answers, fill-ins, and essay questions. The answer can include text, numbers, and drawings (on most operating systems). When grading text questions, it’s possible to comment and provide feedback directly in the student’s answer.
  • Multiple choice question:  Students are presented with multiple answer choices and select only one answer choice as correct.  This question type is always corrected automatically.
  • Multiple response question: Students are presented with multiple answer choices and select all answer choices that apply. This question type is only corrected automatically if the student gets the answer completely correct or completely incorrect. If the student gets the answer partially correct, it is up to the teacher to go in and manually enter the score.
  • Word gap question: This question type means that a text is presented followed by a text box in which the student fills in his/her answer. The answer is then compared to the correct word for a match. "Word Gap" can be used for glossaries, quizzes, questioning, spelling and much more. * Word Gap only works on version 11.4.0 and later.

 

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Figure 3.1

 

- Add media links

Add media links to any question with the +Add media button. To learn more about media links, go to the guide here.

 

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Set up a Text question

Fill in the following fields to meet your needs (see figure 3.2):

  • Question title: Edit the question title/number as needed.
  • Question: Enter your question in the text box. This is a required field.
  • Attach image: You can attach an image or images. DigiExam supports JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF files.
  • Max points: The number of possible points students can earn for the question. This is a required field.
  • Max length (words):
    • No limit
    • Soft limit Students are able to continue adding text to their answer even after they’ve reached the maximum word limit. The word counter will turn red to let them know they have exceeded the quota.
    • Hard limit  The student is unable to write more than the specified word limit.
  • Your notes: Notes are not visible to students. Professors and teachers might use notes to list what should be included in a student answer, or to provide background information on a question when sharing exams with colleagues, etc.

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Figure 3.2

  

Set up a Multiple choice question

Fill in the following fields to meet your needs (see figure 3.3):

  • Question title: Edit the question title/number as needed.
  • Question: Enter your question in the text box. This is a required field.
  • Attach image: You can attach an image or images. DigiExam supports JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF files.
  • Answer alternatives: List two or more answer choices/alternatives. Use the “remove” and “add alternatives” buttons until you have the number of answer choices you need. Only one answer choice/alternative can be correct.  Select which answer choice is correct.  
  • Max points: The number of possible points students can earn for the question.  This is a required field.
  • Your notes: Notes are not visible to students. Professors and teachers might use notes to list what should be included in a student answer, or to provide background information on a question when sharing exams with colleagues, etc.

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Figure 3.3

  

Set up a Multiple response question

Fill in the following fields to meet your needs (see figure 3.4):

  • Question title: Edit the question title/number as needed.
  • Question: Enter your question in the text box. This is a required field.
  • Attach image: You can attach an image or images.  DigiExam supports JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF files.
  • Answer alternatives: List two or more answer choices/alternatives. Use the “remove” and “add alternatives” buttons until you have the number of answer choices you need. Many of the answer choices/alternatives can be correct.  Select which answer choices are correct.
  • Max points: The number of possible points students can earn for the question.  This is a required field.
  • Your notes: Notes are not visible to students. Professors and teachers might use notes to list what should be included in a student answer, or to provide background information on a question when sharing exams with colleagues, etc.

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Figure 3.4

Set up a Word gap question

*Word gap only works with DigiExam client version 11.4.0 and later.

Matching types:

  • Exact Match: This option requires that the blank is filled in exactly as the teacher wrote.
  • Contains: With this setting, it needs not to be exactly that word but the word must be included.
  • Case sensitive: makes the words sensitive to upper and lower case letters.

Grading types:

  • All or nothing: The student must complete all the correct spellings to get points. If the student makes a misspelling or writes an incorrect word, the student is assigned zero points.
  • Right minus wrong: Students receive plus points for correct spelling and minus points for each incorrect spelling.
  • Points per answer: Each correct spelling gives plus points and if the spelling of a gap is wrong it won't give any points. Each correct answer is worth the maximum points divided by the number of gaps.

 

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Click here to read more about the question type word gap.

 

2. Save the exam

Select the green “Save” button and the exam will appear in your library (see figure 3.5).  If the exam does not appear in your library, then it means one of the mandatory fields has been left blank.  Click on the red box with a question mark to see what is missing.  Add in any missing information and try to save your exam again.

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Learn how to start an exam for your students here.

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