Question Type | Description of Question Type |
Clickable Image Questions | A Clickable Image question presents an image with a number of hot spots. Students are required to identify the correct image element by clicking the appropriate hot spot. |
Essay Questions | An Essay question type is typically used for a long answer response, which could include mathematical proofs, long answer questions, and essays. |
Free Body Diagram Questions | Free Body Diagram questions can be used to ask a student to draw forces from one or more starting points (called "control points") over a background image. These forces are automatically graded. |
HTMLQuestions | The HTML question type provides Javascript hooks that allow an author to connect web applications to the grading system. As a result, both existing and purpose-built HTML + Javascript applications may be used as questions if they can be appropriately configured. |
List Questions | A List question offers some advanced features, including options for text or menu input styles, exact or relaxed graders, and the ability to specify multiple correct or incorrect responses as well as partial credit for each response. List questions can be used to present a drop-down list or a free response area (for example, fill in the blanks). |
Maple-graded Questions Maple-graded Formula Maple Syntax | A Maple-graded question includes facilities for algebra, calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, graphics, numerical computation, and many other areas of mathematics. Maple-graded questions use the Maple mathematical software to generate algorithmic variables in questions, generate plots, and evaluate student responses. This question type gives you access to the computational power and plotting capabilities of Maple. You have access to many different kinds of mathematical objects. Maple-graded questions allow for questions with complicated answers, questions with different possible answers, and questions requiring a powerful answer-equivalence checker. You can even find common errors and assign partial credit. Additionally, you can also use functions and routines that are contained in a separate Maple Repository (Maple Library). You can access your personal Maple library archives from within your Maple questions. |
Matching Questions | A Matching question displays two lists. The student must match each element of the first list with an element of the second list. |
Math App Questions | A Math App question contains an embedded worksheet that the student can interact with. The worksheet will be graded in a final state that the student leaves it in. |
Mathematical Formula Questions | A Mathematical Formula question allows instructors to compare a student response (generally a mathematical expression, such as symbolic, algebraic, and equation expressions) to a specified answer. It has several variants, including: Note: To see specific information and examples for each subtype, click Mathematical Formula Question Types Comparison Table. |
Multiple Choice Questions | A Multiple Choice question can have any number of choices, and has exactly one correct answer. You can add additional incorrect choices after the question is initially created. The choices can be presented in fixed or random order. A Multiple Choice question can be modified to become a Multiple Selection question, where several answers are correct simultaneously. Answer choices can be displayed horizontally or vertically. |
Numeric Questions | A Numeric question compares a student's response to a given number, with or without units. You can set grading tolerance and answer precision (error of margin) of a student's response. |
Scanned Document Questions | A Scanned Document question allows students to scan in a document using a generated, private, unique code. Allowed file extensions are: .avi, .bmp, .css, .ggb,.gif, .htm, .aspx, .ind, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .lib, .m4v, .mla, .mp3, .mw, .ogg, .pdf, .png, .swf, .txt, .wav, .wmv, and .zip. |
Sketch Questions | A Sketch question can be used to create and/or operate on various sketch types. Note: You can include a Maple plot in any question type (including non-mathematical question types). For more information, see Plotting Using Maple. |
Sorting Questions | A Sorting question allows you the flexibility of re-arranging answers (by drag-and-drop) to determine a correct order for the response. A Sorting question is interactive and can facilitate sorting from smallest to largest, shortest to longest, first to last, etc. |
True/False Questions | A True/False question allows you to ask a true or false question. |