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

Warning: This question type should not be used with IE. This question type is not recommended for summative assessment.

Example question

Click on the state Western Australia.

Map of Australia showing each of the states in a different colour

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select Hot Spot from the drop down menu.

Create question button circled with hot spot circled from the drop down menu


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

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled

Upload image

  1. Enter the required Options.
    • Click on the Browse My Computer or  Browse Course button.
    • Open the required file.

Upload image with Browse my Computer circled

Submit Information

  1. Click on the Next button.


  1. Select the answer area by drag from the top left to the bottom right of the required area.
  2. If you make an error, click on the Clear button.

Answers section with image of Australia and the selected answer area


  1. Giving specific feedback is optional. The default is Correct / Incorrect.

Feedback section with the correct response feedbask and incorrect response feedback text boxes circled

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.

Categories and keywords with the add button, red X Add tag text box, ok and choose from existing all circled

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 hot spot question.