ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Tests & Surveys, what types of questions are available for assessments?

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To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. If you're not sure what your role is, see the "Role" column in the Roster tool. For permissions, see What can I do in read-only Oncourse?

You can use the question types listed below in any combination within an assessment. For instructions on creating each type of question, see ARCHIVED: Creating questions for an assessment.

Following is an overview of the question types available:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Short Answer/Essay: Presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Matching: Presents users with a series of choices and possible matches
  • True/False: Presents users with a statement that they must identify as being either true or false
  • Audio Recording: Presents users with a question that they must answer audibly; a recording applet opens and allows user to record the answer using a microphone
  • File Upload: Presents a question or assignment that requires the user to upload a file
  • Copy from Question Pool: Allows you to import questions from an existing question pool that you created. For more, see ARCHIVED: Adding, editing, moving, copying, or removing a question pool or subpool.

You can set an answer point value for each question. Survey questions are automatically worth 0 (zero) points. Each of the above is scored automatically, except for the short answer/essay, audio recording, and file upload questions.

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