Teacher

How do I create questions for assessment and practice questions activities?

  • Updated:
    info_outline
    Created:

Add questions

Adding questions to assessments and practice questions activities is easy.

  1. Open the Editor from the Main Menu.
  2. Add an assessment or practice questions activity to the desired folder, or select an existing assessment or practice questions activity and click the pencil (edit) icon to add questions to it.
  3. Select the Questions tab.
Add questions
  1. Click:
    • The Add question (plus sign) icon to create a new question. See the Create and edit questions section below for more information.
    • The Link question (link) icon to add existing questions or question banks. From here, you can choose a question or question bank from the current course, or click the list (browse) icon to find questions or question banks from another course you have access to.
Add questions

Create and edit questions

Buzz's question editor let's you:

  1. Choose from between eight question types using the question dropdown menu: Custom, Essay, Fill in the Blank, Matching, Multiple Answer, Multiple Choice, Ordering, and Passage. Review each question type, below.
  2. Select editable fields to open and use the rich text editor.
  3. Choose to edit questions using a purely Text editor.
  4. Preview the selected question.
  5. Preview all questions.
  6. Edit all of the questions using the Text editor.
  7. Reorder questions by dragging them to the location you want them.
  8. Delete questions.

Question types

Custom questions

Create questions that don’t fit any of the predefined types. These can range in complexity from simple, formatting overrides of standard questions to complete, custom-question rendering and grading systems hosted on external servers.

Essay questions

Essay questions ask students to answer with an essay. You can provide an example answer and feedback. Because Practice questions activities are meant to give students immediate feedback to respond to, essay questions are not available in them.

Click the example below:

Fill in the Blank questions

Fill in the Blank questions ask students to provide a word or phrase to accurately complete a statement. You can provide multiple correct answers to account for possible variations and feedback.

Click the example below:

Example

 

Students can complete the blank fields.

Matching questions

Matching questions ask students to match items correctly.

Click the examples below:

Example: Matching questions with dropdown menus

 

Buzz's default Matching question format is to list one set of values on the left and the other set on the right. Each value in the list on the left has a drop down menu next to it with all the answer options in it. Students can select the value they think matches from the drop down menus.

Example: Matching questions with inline drag and drop

 

You can place answer targets within sentences, and create a list of draggable answers (text and/or media) to accompany them. Students can drag the answers to the targets they think match.

Example: Matching questions with drag and drop

 

You can format the Matching questions to automatically list answer targets on the left and draggable answer options (text and/or media) on the right. Buzz allows you to include additional distractors if you want (notice that the watermelon and mango images don't have a text match). Students can drag the answers to the targets they think match.

Example: Matching questions with graphic drag and drop

 

You can format Matching questions as graphic drag and drop interactions where you give students an image with targets, and a list of draggable answer options that they can drag and drop on those targets.

  1. Set an image as the backdrop for your answer targets on the left.
  2. Place and size the targets anywhere on the image.
  3. Create a list of answer options (text and/or media) that are displayed on the right under Choices.
  4. Learners can drag the answer options to the content they match on the image.
Example: Categorization drag and drop

Categorization questions ask students to drag answer options into the category drop boxes that they match.

Multiple Answer questions

Multiple Answer questions ask students to identify all correct answers from a list of possible answers.

Click the examples below:

Example: Multiple answer questions with clickable inline answers

 

You can place answers (text and/or media) within sentences. They appear within clickable dotted-line boxes, and students can select all that they think are correct.

Example: Multiple answer questions with graphic hot spots

 

You can format Multiple answer questions as graphic hot spot interactions where you give students an image with clickable hot spots that they can select to answer a question.

Example: Multiple answer questions with checkboxes

 

You can list the answers (text and/or media) vertically under the question with checkboxes next to them. Students can check all that they think are correct.

Multiple Choice questions

Multiple Choice questions ask students to identify the single correct answer from a list of possible answers.

Click the example below:

Ordering questions

Ordering questions ask students to put items in the correct order.

Click the examples below:

Example: Ordering questions with vertical drag and drop

 

You can list the options (text and/or media) that need to be put in order  vertically under the question. Students can drag and drop the options into the desired place.

Example: Ordering questions with horizontal drag and drop

 

You can list the options (text and/or media) that need to be put in order horizontally under the question. Students can drag and drop the options into the desired place.

Example: Ordering questions with clickable arrows

 

You can list the options (text and/or media) that need to be put in order vertically under the question. Students can click the up and down arrows next to the options to move them into into the desired place.

Click the examples below:

Passage questions

Passage questions are not an interactive question template. You can use this to provide a passage of text and ask students to refer to it in order to answer other questions in the assessment or homework activity. You can provide a single passage for the activity and/or assign a passage to specific questions.

Click the example below:

Example

 

In this example, one passage (Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs) is provided on the left as a reference for multiple assessment questions on the right.

forum

Have a question or feedback? Let us know over in Discussions!