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5.6 List Questions

Description

A List question offers some advanced features, including the ability to give partial credit to certain answers. List questions can be used to present a drop-down list or a free response area. In both cases, you set a single response object in the question. You can also include multiple response areas in a single question.

Details:

  • You can define multiple correct (and even incorrect but expected) responses.
  • For each specified answer, you can control the amount of credit awarded in decimal numbers ranging from 0 to 1.
  • For each specified incorrect answer, you can define response-specific feedback.
  • You can define the display style for the student response input cells - either Drop-down Menu or Text Field display style for student response objects (entry cells).
  • Grading is done by comparing the student response with each answer in order until a match is found, and the corresponding credit is then returned. If no match is found, the credit is zero. The emphasis on comparing in order is necessary because someone writing regular expression questions might start with a very specific criterion for full credit and then allow more vague criteria for low credit.

Instructions

To create a List question:

  1. From the Class Homepage, click Content Repository in the top menu.
  1. From the Create New drop-down menu, select Question/Text.
  1. This brings you to the Question Designer screen:
  • Enter a title for the question under the Question Name panel.
  • Enter the question in the Question Text.
  1. Click Response Area ().
  1. In the Edit Response Area dialog:
  1. Under Choose Question Type, select List.
  1. Weighting: specify the weight of this response area in the overall question. (By default, the Weighting is set to 1).
  1. Matching Type:
  • To apply strict grading, case-sensitive, and literal string-matching as your grading mode, set the matching type to Exact text match.
  • To invoke a less stringent grader settings that ignore case sensitivity and punctuation, select Ignore case text match.
  • You can also select Regular expression match to customize the grading routine.
  • When the display type is Text field, you can set the grading standards.
  1. Display Type:
  • The default Display Type is Text field, which presents students with a blank response area and allows you to set the grading standards.
  • Select the Drop-down Menu to present students with a drop-down menu of choices. Note: Permute list will create a different order each time the drop-down list is generated.
  1. Enter the answer choices in the Item fields. To add additional choices, click Add Item. To delete items, click Delete Item.
  1. Edit Weight in the table as desired, using 1 (fully correct) or any decimal value between 0 and 1 for partially correct answers.
  1. (Optional) To add an Algorithm or Feedback, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields.
  1. Click Save to save the question.
  1. In order to view the question and test it by selecting various responses, click Preview.

Example

In this example, you are guided through the creation of a List question. List questions serve two purposes: to ask students to select from a list of entries, or to fill in the blanks. This example uses a list of entries.

To create a List question:

  1. From the Class Homepage, click the Content Repository.
  1. From the Create New drop-down menu, select Question/Text.
  1. This brings you to the Question Designer screen:
  • Enter the Question Name: List Question
  • In the Question Text field, enter the following: Who introduced the Arabic number system to Europe?
  1. Click Response Area ().
  1. In the Edit Response Area dialog:

a. Under Choose Question Type, select List.

b. Weighting: specify the weight of this response area in the overall question. (By default, the Weighting is set to 1).

c. Under Matching Type, select Ignore case text match.

d. Under Display Type, choose Drop-down Menu.

e. Enter the following answer choices in the Item and Weight fields, as shown in Figure 5.7 below.

Item

Weight

Rene Descartes

0.0

Leonardo Fibonacci

1.0

Marcel Duchamps

0.0

Note: The system assigns them a default credit value of "0.0" in the right column. Edit the Weight as desired, using 1.0 (fully correct) or any decimal value between 0.0 and 1.0 for partially correct answers. See the figure below.

.List Response Area in the Question Designer

Figure 5.7: List Response Area in the Question Designer


6. Click OK.

7. (Optional) To add an Algorithm or Feedback, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and

Adding and Editing Information Fields.

8. Then click Preview to view the question, as shown below in Figure 5.8:

List Question Preview

Figure 5.8: List Question Preview


Next Steps

To edit further details in the Content Repository, see Editing Question Details.