How do I create a new question (with the assessment builder)?
Questions can be added to a new or existing assessment with the assessment builder.
In general, the instructor clicks "Add," chooses a question type, and supplies the parts that are called for by that question type. This article covers the general settings common to most question types. For additional information on specific questions types, please refer to the individual articles for the appropriate question type.
Select an assessment.
Add a question and choose the question type.
Select the type of question you would like to add from the Insert New Question drop-down menu.
Set the point value for the question.
Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose.
Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So, if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.
Enter the question text.
Enter the text of your question into the text box provided. You may also click on the Show All Rich-Text Editors link in the top right corner of the text box to load the WYSIWYG html editor. The rich text editor allows you to format your question text and/or add images, links, or other resources.
Note: This section will vary depending on the type of question you are adding.
If you would like to attach a file to the question, you may click on the Add Attachments button to browse for and upload a file. Most multiple choice questions do not contain file attachments; however, in some cases you may want to provide students with a file in order to answer the question. For example, you could attach an audio file, a reference document, or other resource.
Choose whether or not to randomize answers (for multiple choice).
The default setting is No for randomizing answers. If you would like the answer choices to appear in a random order each time a student takes the assessment, select Yes.
Tip: Remember that if you answer choices contain items like "all of the above" or "A and B are correct" randomizing the order could cause confusion with the answer key.