Question Editor

Question Editor

Screenshot: Question Editor for a Forced Choice question

Integrating interactive questions with learning courses help activate the learner and provide them means to self-assess their progress. docendo supports different question types that are defined by IMS Global Learning Consrtium's Question & Test Interoperability Specification.

The questions in docendo clearly are meant only for the learner's self-assessment, as opposed to graded exams. This is for the fact that the correct answer(s) to each question is encoded on the HTML page the learner views, so with sufficient technical knowledge the learner may cheat. Nevertheless, for the intended use of these questions this does not impair suitability.

All questions in docendo utilize the SCORM runtime to submit the answer(s) the learner has given to your LMS. This way, you - as the author of learning content - can always keep track on how well your topics are understood.

Question Editor structure

The editors for the different question types follow the same general structure:

  1. Prompt or actual question text: This can either be an actual formulated question or an instruction on how to solve the task. As with sections, you may add one or more media resources here, e.g. for illustration or to refer to.
  2. Task: This is the part that the learner has to work on. Depending on the type of question, this is either a set of answers you give to choose from or one or more free text fields to fill in by the learner.
  3. Answer specific feedback: Some question types support giving feedback on each possible answer separately.
  4. General feedback: All question types - except the type “Essay with sample solution” - can automatically be evaluated to correct or incorrect depending on what the learner answered. Thus, most question types give you the opportunity to provide feedback for correct and incorrect answers.

Supported question types

  • Multiple Choice: m out of n answers are correct, the learner may pick multiple answers (via checkboxes).
  • Forced Choice: exactly 1 out of n answers is correct, the learner may pick exactly one answer (via radio button).
  • Short text entry: learner may enter a short text, most suitably one word. You can define n correct answers, e.g. to cope with different notations of the correct solution.
  • Inline text entry: you provide a continuous text with one-word gaps that have to be filled in by the learner as free text.
  • Inline choice: you provide a continuous text with gaps and for each gap a set of options from which the learner has to choose one.
  • Essay with sample solution: the learner has to write a (short) essay on a subject you give. You can provide a sample solution that the learner will see upon submission of their work.

External links

3.3.5/question_editor.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/10 11:21 (external edit)
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