With the assessment Text editor you can use a simple, text-based format to create and edit questions. You can assign properties, like question type, by entering them above the question number. You can also use optional special codes that indicate question structures and advanced formatting.
In the following example:
MC: Indicates question type (multiple-choice) assigned as a property.
*c: Indicates the correct answer (c) with a code.
Type: MC Label: A 1) What is the capital of Sweden? a. Oslo b. Helsinki *c. Stockholm
You can preview your questions by switching to the Visual editor for individual questions or the Preview for the entire assessment.
Building questions with the Text editor
The question Text editor format consists of five basic parts:
- Question type (required)
- General and type-specific question properties
- Question body (required)
- Feedback blocks
- Type-specific interaction and answer details (required for most questions)
Buzz offers nine question types; each type has a specific interaction and specific answer details, and there are some properties that can only be applied to specific question types.
When creating a question in the Text editor, you enter the question type code property first, like this:
This table outlines the nine available question types and their corresponding codes.
Supported math operations
Buzz's assessments allow authors to create math problems that Buzz solves when rendering content for learners, generating values in questions and answer options. These can be used in Fill in the Blank questions using the Math expression Answer types and with Assessment variables to test math concepts using different values for each student and each attempt.
The following math operations are supported in Buzz: