Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016

The Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question allows you to add questions to be used within an Online Exam. For each question, you can define how many options the user can select when they are answering the question, how many points each option is worth and whether or not points are taken away if they do not answer the question.

Bookmarks

Once you have added an Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question, you can configure its settings on its associated asset screens. The majority of these screens are the same or similar to those for a Standard Page and are described in the Asset Screens manual. In this chapter, we will describe the Details screen, which is different for an Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question.

Details Screen

The Details screen allows you to configure the question text and answer options for an Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question. For more information about the Status, Future Status, Thumbnail and Details sections, refer to the Details Screen chapter in the Asset Screens manual.

Question Text

This section allows you to format the text for the question.

The fields available in this section are as follows:

  • The Question Text Bodycopy
    The Question Text Bodycopy

    Use Bodycopy for Question Text? : If this is set to Yes, an additional Bodycopy will be created under the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question asset in the Asset Map, as shown in the figure to the right. This Bodycopy allows you to format the text of the question through the use of a WYSIWYG Editor. If this is set to No, the text for the question can be entered into the Question Text field on the Details screen. By default this is set to No.
  • Question Text: Enter the text for the question to be displayed in the quiz. If Use Bodycopy for Question Text is set to Yes, this field will not appear on the screen. Instead, you must enter the text onto the Bodycopy located under the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question in the Asset Map.
  • Question Note: Enter any further information that needs to be displayed with the question or in the results for the quiz.

Response Form

This section allows you to add and format each option for the question.

The fields available are as follows:

  • Use HTML for Question Option Text? : if this is set to Yes, a WYSIWYG Editor will appear for each option where you can format the information that is being shown.
  • Question Options: by default, no options will be listed, as shown in the figure above. Once an option has been added, it will be listed in these fields, as shown in the figure below.

    The Question Options field listing two options
    Options in the Question Options fields

    For each option listed, the following information is displayed:
    • Option Text: this is the text that is displayed for the option in the quiz. By default, the text that was entered when the option was added will be displayed. To change the text, click within the box and enter the new value.
    • Points: this is the number of points the user receives if they select this option in the quiz. You can enter any number into this field.
    • Delete?: to delete an option for the question, select the delete box and click Commit.
    If you have selected Yes in the Use HTML for Question Option Text above, the layout of the Question Options fields will change, as shown in the figure below.

    The Question Options field with Use HTML enabled
    The Questions Options fields with Use HTML enabled

    A WYSIWYG Editor will be displayed in the Option Text field, where you can format the layout of the option.
  • New Option: this field allows you to add options for the question. To add a new option, enter the text for the option into this field and click Commit. The new option will be displayed in the Question Options field above.

    If you have selected Yes in the Use HTML for Question Option Text above, the layout of the New Option field will change, as shown in the figure below.

    The New Option field with Use HTML enabled
    The New Option field

    A WYSIWYG Editor will be displayed, where you can format the layout for the new option before you add it to the question.

Response Form: Supplementary Content

This section allows you to specify additional content for each option in the quiz, which is displayed once the user has completed the quiz.

By default, no information will be displayed, as shown in the figure above. Once an option has been added to the question, the information shown in the figure below will appear.

The Response Form: Supplementary Content section of the Details screen with Question Options
The Response Form: Supplementary Content section with Question Options

For each option listed, enter the text to be displayed in the Response Supplement field. If the user then selects this option in the quiz, this text will be displayed within the results.

Response Form Settings

This section allows you to format how the options are displayed on the quiz.

The fields available are as follows:

  • Option Style: select either Radio Buttons / Checkboxes or Dropdown List from the list provided. The value that is selected in this field and the value that is entered into the Maximum number of option selections field, will change the style of the options that are displayed on the quiz. For more information on the different styles, refer to the Style of Question Options section below.
  • Maximum number of option selections: enter the number of options the user can select for the question. The value that is entered into this field and the value that is selected in the Option Style field, will change the style of the options that are displayed on the quiz. For more information on the different styles, refer to the Style of Question Options section below. By default, this value is set to one.
  • Forfeit Penalty: enter the total number of points the user will lose if they do not answer this question in the quiz or have selected the incorrect number of options. By default, this value is set to zero.

Style of Question Options

Depending on what option is selected in the Option Style field and the value that is entered into the Maximum number of option selections field, will depend on the style of fields used for the options for the question. The style of the options can appear in one for four ways:

  • The radio button list
    A Radio button list

    Radio button list: this style will be used if Option Style is set to Radio Buttons / Checkboxes and Maximum number of option selections is set to 1. The user can only select one value from the list by clicking on the box next to the value.
  • The checkbox list
    A Checkbox list

    Checkbox list: this style will be used if Option Style is set to Radio Buttons / Checkboxes and Maximum number of optionselections is set to a value greater than 1. The user can select a number of values from the list by clicking on the box next to the value.
  • The drop down list
    A Drop down list

    Drop down list: this style will be used if Option Style is set to Dropdown list and Maximum number of option selections is set to 0. The user can only select one value from the list.
  • The multi-select list
    A Multi-select list

    Multi-select list: this style will be used if Option Style is set to Dropdown list and Maximum number of option selections is set to a value greater than 1. The user can select one or multiple values from the list.

Formatting the Text for a Question

The Question Text Bodycopy
The Question Text Bodycopy

By default, the Question Text field on the Details screen of the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question is used to enter the text for the question. If you would like more control over the formatting of this text, a Bodycopy asset can be added where you can use a WYSIWYG Editor. To add this asset, select Yes in the User Bodycopy for Question Text field on the Details screen and click Commit. An additional Bodycopy will be created under the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question asset in the Asset Map, as shown in the figure to the right. To edit the Bodycopy, right click on the asset in the Asset Map and select Edit Contents.

Adding an Option

To add an option to a question, go to the Details screen of the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question asset. In the New Option field, enter the text for the new option and click Commit. The new option will be added to the Question Options section, as shown in the figure below.

The Question Options field listing two options
The Question Options fields

Deleting an Option

To delete an option from a question, go to the Details screen of the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question asset. In the Question Options section, click Delete for the option you want to delete and click Commit. The option will be removed from the question.

Formatting an Option

By default, for each option that has been added to the question, a text box will be displayed in the Question Options section, as shown in the figure below.

The Question Options field listing two options
The Question Options fields

If you would like more control over the formatting of this text, change Use HTML for Question Option Text to Yes on the Details screen and click Commit. A WYSIWYG Editor will now be displayed for each option, as shown in the figure below.

The Question Options field with Use HTML enabled
The Question Options fields

Changing the Points Value of an Option

To change the points value of an option, go to the Details screen of the Online Quiz Multiple-Choice Question asset. In the Question Options section, enter the new points value for the option in the Points field and click Commit.


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