Questions can be added to a test (refer Create a Test guide) or pool (refer Create a Pool guide).

Example question

In a graphics program i.e. Paint

Draw a diagram showing the parts of a flower. Clearly label: stigma, style, ovary, ovule, receptacles, anther, filament, sepal and nectar.

Save the file and upload it using the Browse button below.

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select File Response from the drop down menu.

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  1. Enter a descriptive name for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question into the Question Text  textbox.

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  1. If required, click on the Add Rubric button.

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  • Note: Refer to the Rubric tool page for instructions on how to set up a rubric.

Categories and Keywords

Adding categories and keywords to questions, allows you to search you tests and pools for questions by topic etc.

To add a new Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Click on the OK button.

To delete a Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Delete button.

To add an existing Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
  2. Select a word from the drop down list.

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Instructor Notes

  1. Notes added in the Instructor Notes text box cannot be viewed by students.

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  1. Click on the  Submit button.

View of newly created file response question.

File Response questions are marked in Grade Centre.

Note: Students cannot receive a mark for tests until the instructor marked questions have been graded.