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Types of Quiz Questions Available in D2L

This document provides an overview of the types of quiz questions in D2L.

True or False (T/F):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. If you want to have an image in the question, click on the Add a File button, and select an image.
  4. Use the Enumeration drop-down list to select an enumeration style.
  5. Choose a display Style.
  6. Set the Weight of the options in the drop-down lists.  Type in 100 for the correct answer choice.
  7. Click the Save button.

Multiple Choice (MC):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. If you want to have an image in the question, click on the Add a File button, and select an image.
  4. Use the Enumeration drop-down list to select an enumeration style.
  5. Choose a display Style.
  6. Type in the question options (answer choices) in the value text boxes.  Set the Weight of the options in the drop-down lists.  Type in 100 for the correct answer choice.
  7. Click the Save button.

Multi-Select Question (M-S):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. If you want to have an image in the question, click on the Add a File button, and select an image.
  4. Use the Enumeration drop-down list to select an enumeration style.
  5. Choose a display Style.
  6. Choose a marking format:
    • All or nothing: Students will receive full points for the question only if they select all the correct answers and none of the incorrect answers.
    • Right minus wrong: Students will receive points equal to the number of correct answers they choose minus the number of incorrect answers.
    • Correct answers: Students will receive points for each correct answer they select and for incorrect answers they leave blank. Incorrect answers selected and correct answers left blank are ignored.
  7. Check the Randomize options box to display the answers in a random order for each student.
  8. Type in the question options (answer choices) in the value text boxes.  Click  to add more answer options.
  9. Check the check boxes in the Correct column beside each of the correct answer options.
  10. Click the Save button.

Long Answer Question (LA):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. If you want to have an image in the question, click on the Add a File button, and select an image.
  4. Select the number of Rows and Columns to include in the Input Box to control the size of the text box that the question displays.
  5. OPTIONAL: You can enter Initial Text to display text at the top of the answer text box.
  6. OPTIONAL: You can enter answers in the Answer Key field to display solutions for grading purposes (not displayed to test takers).
  7. Click the Save button.

Short Answer Question (SA):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. Select the number of Rows and Columns to include in the Input Box to control the size of the text box that the question displays.
  4. Click http://www.uwgb.edu/ltc/D2L/10/graphics/icons/add.pngAdd Blank to create additional answer boxes if your SA question requires users to submit more than one answer.
  5. Click http://www.uwgb.edu/ltc/D2L/10/graphics/icons/add.pngAdd Answer if you accept more than one possible solution for each answer.
  6. Type in the answer(s) in the Text field(s) and choose the Weight(s).
  7. The Check Answers button is used to validate any regular expression you include in the answer fields.
  8. Click the Save button.

Multi Short-Answer Question (MSA):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. Select the number of Rows and Columns to include in the Input Box to control the size of the text box that the question displays.
  4. Click the Add Answer icon to increase the number of available answers.
  5. Type the answer in the Text field and choose the Weight.
  6. The Check Answers button is used to validate any regular expression you include in the answer fields. Regular expressions are explained more in a separate document.
  7. Click the Save button.

Fill in the Blanks Question (FIB):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter the text that appears before the first blank in the first text field.
  3. Choose your blank size in the drop-down list.
  4. Click http://www.uwgb.edu/ltc/D2L/10/graphics/icons/add.pngAdd Blank to create additional blank fields. Click http://www.uwgb.edu/ltc/D2L/10/graphics/icons/add.pngAdd Text to create additional text fields. Your listed order of blank and text fields correspond with the sequence displayed to users.
  5. Enter your question text and the fill-in-the-blank answer in respective fields.
  6. Enter a Weight for each answer.
  7. Click the Save button.

Matching Question (MAT):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. If you want to have an image in the question, click on the Add a File button, and select an image
  4. Choose a marking format:
    • Equally weighted: The total points value is divided equally among all possible correct matches. Users receive equally weighted points for each correct answer.
    • All or nothing: Students must have all the possible correct answers or else they will receive no points.
    • Right minus wrong: Students will receive points when the number of right answers chosen is subtracted from the number of wrong answers chosen to get an overall score.
  5. Type the question choices in the text boxes and if you want to add more choices click on the Add Choice button.
  6. Type the matches in the text boxes and if you want to add more choices click on the Add Match button.
  7. Use the drop-down list beside each match to select a corresponding choice number.
  8. Click the Save button.

Ordering Question (ORD):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter your Question Text in the text box.
  3. If you want to have an image in the question, click on the Add a File button, and select an image
  4. Choose a marking format:
  5. Equally weighted: The total points value is divided equally among all possible correct matches. Users receive equally weighted points for each correct answer.
  6. All or nothing: Students must have all the possible correct answers or else they will receive no points.
  7. Right minus wrong: Students will receive points when the number of right answers chosen is subtracted from the number of wrong answers chosen to get an overall score.
  8. Type the question choices in the text boxes and if you want to add more choices click on the Add Item button.
  9. Use the drop-down list beside each match to select the correct choice number.
  10. Click the Save button.

Arithmetic Question (2 + 2):

    1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
    2. Enter in your Question Text in the text box.  To refer to variables, type the variable surrounded with curly braces.
      Example. If you set variables x, y, and z with a Min 1 to Max 5 number range in 1-step increments, the question “You have x green marbles, y red marbles, and z blue marbles. How many marbles do you have in total?” will randomly generate a rational number (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) for x, y, and z.
    3. Enter the solution's Formula and enclose all variables in curly braces.
      Example. The formula for the example question in Step 2 is x+y+z.
The formula field supports the following operations, functions, and constants.
quiz formulas

  1. Select an Answer Precision from the drop-down list to define the number of acceptable decimal places. Select Enforce Precision if correct answers must contain a specific number of decimal places.
  2. Select and enter a Tolerance level in the units +/- or percent +/- field to accept near-accurate, estimated, and rounded answers.
    Example. A percent +/- tolerance of 3 would allow answers to be off by 3%. A units +/- tolerance of 0.5 would allow answers to be off by 0.5 units.
  3. Enter a unit type (mm, cm, grams, inches, etc.) in the Units field to assess if answers include correct units of measurement. Select a percentage from the Worth % of Points drop-down list to assign a weighted points value to the measurement unit.
  4. In the Variables section, define all the variables you used in the Question Text.
    • In the Name column, type in the name of the variable. (ex: x)
    • In the Min column, type in the minimum value for the variable.
    • In the Max column, type in the maximum value to the variable.
    • In the Decimal Places drop-down list, select the number of decimal places for the variable.
    • In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random numbers from the range that you specified in the Min and Max fields.
      Example. If you create variable x with Min=100, Max=200 and Step=5, the system will only choose values for x that are increments of 5 above 100 (105, 110, 115, etc., up to 200) when generating numbers for your question.
  5. Click Add Variable to add more variables or click on the trash can to remove any of the variables.
  6. Click the Test button to test your formula.
  7. Click the Save button.

Significant Figures Question (x10):

  1. Assign the Points value and a Difficulty level.
  2. Enter in your Question Text in the text box.  To refer to variables, type the variable surrounded with curly braces.
  3. In the Variables section, define all the variables you used in the Question Text.
    • In the Name column, type in the name of the variable. (ex: x)
    • In the Min column, type in the minimum value for the variable.
    • In the Max column, type in the maximum value to the variable.
    • In the Decimal Places drop-down list, select the number of decimal places for the variable.
    • In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random numbers from the range that you specified in the Min and Max fields.
  4. In the Formula Field type the formula that you use to calculate the correct answer.
  5. Click the Test button to test your formula.
  6. In the Significant Figures drop-down, choose the number of significant figures that the system should accept in answers.
  7. Select either Units or Percent under Tolerance, and type in the value in the corresponding text field.
  8. Type the unit that the answer to the question should be in (if any) in the Units field.  Check Case Sensitive if the unit is case sensitive.  Choose a percentage value form the Worth drop-down list if you wish to assign points for using the correct unit in the answer.
  9. Click the Save button





Keywords:D2L, quizzes, quiz questions, instructor   Doc ID:39452
Owner:Todd D.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-04-23 14:19 CSTUpdated:2014-05-06 08:32 CST
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