Video Guide

Create an Ordering Question (YouTube, 2m 15s)


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

Example question

If I was driving south from Brisbane in what order would I reach the following towns?

  1. Tweed Heads
  2. Coffs Harbour
  3. Port Macquarie
  4. Newcastle

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select Ordering from the dropdown list.

Create question button circled with ordering circled from the drop down menu


  1. Enter a title for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question in the Question Text textbox.
  3. Optionally, to add an image within the Question Text textbox, refer to the Insert an Image using the Text Editor guide.

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


  1. Select the required option from the Answer Numbering dropdown list.

Note: Ensure you choose the same option consistently.

  1. Optionally, check the Allow Partial Credit checkbox.

Note: If you leave this checkbox unchecked, students will need order all answers correctly to receive any marks.

Options with answer numbering and allow partial credit circled


  1. Select the required number from the Number of Answers dropdown list.

Tip: If you require less than four answer options, click on the Remove button to delete an answer option.

  1. Enter each answer in a separate Answer textbox in the correct order

Answers setup with number of answers drop down box, the remove button and the answer text boxes circled

  1. Click on the Next button.

next button

Answer order

  1. Check the answers are displaying in the correct order in the Correct Order column. 
  2. Click and drag the answers in the Display Order column to rearrange them. 

Note: The Display Order will be the order in which all students see the answers when attempting the question. 

Answers ordering setup

Feedback (optional)

Giving specific correct or incorrect response feedback is optional. 

  1. Enter correct response feedback in the Correct Response Feedback textbox. 
  2. Enter incorrect response feedback in the Incorrect Response Feedback textbox. 

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

Categories and Keywords (optional)

Adding categories and keywords to questions allows you to search your tests and pools for questions by topic, category, level of difficulty or keyword.

Add a new topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Enter a word in the Add Tag textbox. 
  3. Click on the OK button to submit.

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

Add an existing topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

    1. Click on the Add button.
    2. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
    3. Select a word from the dropdown list.

    add existing category

    Tip: Click on the (x) button to delete a topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword.

    Instructor Notes (optional)

    1. Enter any notes for the marker in the Instructor Notes textbox.

    Note: Instructor notes cannot be viewed by students.

    Instructor notes with text box circled


    1. Click on the Submit button.
    2. The question will then be added to your test.

    View of newly created ordering question.