Overview

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

Example question

Summarise the purpose and uses of blogs.

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select Short Answer from the drop down menu.

Question

  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

Answer

  1. Select the number of lines of text that will be displayed to students from the drop down list.

Answer setup with the set number of rows that will display drop down box circled

Rubrics

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

Rubrics section with the add rubrics button circled

  • 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.

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.

Instructor notes with text box circled

Submit

  1. Click on the  Submit button.

View of newly created short answer question.

Short answer questions are marked in Grade Centre.

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