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How do I set up Ordering questions?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

Ask students to put items in the correct order. Ordering questions can be added to assessments and practice questions activities.

  1. Add the Assessment or Practice Questions activity.
  2. Add an ordering question to the activity.
  3. Follow the directions, below.

Content

  1. Enter the question in the first field as you want it displayed to students.
  2. Enter items you want ordered.
  3. Indicate the correct Order. Buzz automatically populates this to match the entry order; most likely, you will only want to change this if you choose to Maintain response order in Properties (see instructions below).  
  4. If you want to provide feedback for the entire question, use the dropdown to choose from the following types:
    • When answer is correct
    • When answer is incorrect
    • Always
    • When condition is true; this option allows you to set up conditions beyond the three provided here. It requires you to specify a group and a condition (contact support for additional assistance).
  5. Enter the desired feedback in the field next to the speech bubble icon.
  6. Click Add question feedback to create additional feedback.
  7. This section pictures and explains the default Visual editor; select Text to create and edit questions with the advanced Text editor.
Content

Properties

From the Properties section on the right, you can:

  • Indicate how you want the answer option Labels to appear.
  • Choose to Maintain response order as you've entered them or to randomize the order of answer options.
  • Check Show inline to display the answers without including a static list of the original order they were presented in.
  • Check Display workspace to give students a rich text editor where they can record their notes and processes as they work on the question.
  • Assign a Passage to this question.
  • Place the question in a specific Question group for use in a question pool.  
  • Provide a Custom question definition (contact support for additional assistance).
  • Find the unique question ID that Buzz automatically assigns.
Properties

Objectives

Use the Objectives section to review and align objectives with the question:

  • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the activity's Parent folder, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  • Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the question. This makes it possible to set up Formative and Remediation assessments.
Objectives

Score

Use the Score section to:

  • Specify how many Points the question is worth.
  • Indicate if you'd like students to receive Partial credit for partially correct answers, and whether you want to Round that partial credit to whole numbers or not.
  • Indicate if you want the question to count as Extra credit.
Score

Variables

With the Variables section you can create a range or list of variables for use in the question.  

Variables

Calculator

Check the appropriate box(es) to provide students with one or more of the following calculators to use with this question:

  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Scientific

Companion Material

Click Add in the Companion Material section to attach any supplemental documents students need to complete this question. You can do this by pointing to existing resources in the course or by uploading new files (PDFs only).

Companion Material

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Flew Flewelling

The new ordering question is AWESOME.  I particularly like the update that allows you to drag the answers, not just the a, b, c, etc.  

How does Buzz work the partial credit on this type of question?  If the answer should be a, b, c, d, e, will Buzz give a student a 4/5 for saying a, e, b, c, d since 4 of them were in the correct order?  Or will it only count forward until it is incorrect and give a 1/5?  

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Flew:

Partial credit for an ordering question is based upon the placement of the choices and the student's response. For example:

The correct question and response order:

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

The student's response:

  1. a
  2. d
  3. c
  4. b

In the above example, the student only match the ordering question for 1 and 3. So, the student would get 50%. 

Flew Flewelling

Good to know.  Thanks, Brad!  

Bruce Sharp

Here is what I don't like about ordering questions though.

The correct question and response order:

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

The student's response:

  1. d
  2. a
  3. b
  4. c

In the example above, the student would get zero points since none of the letters are in the correct place. I would argue, though, that they only put one letter out of order. Since the ORDER is what is important, the student correctly put a, then b, then c so wouldn't they get 75%? The argument is should you grade an ordering question based on placement or order?

This isn't necessarily a Buzz issue. Most teachers would give the student 0% for this even though only one letter is out of place. For this reason, I would make ordering questions not give partial credit.

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