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In Inspera Assessment, you can create questions in the context of a question set, or independently of the question set. The way you create and change questions will be identical regardless of context.
1. To create a question via the question bank, select Questions and click Create New.
To create a question in the context of a question set, select an existing question set or create a new one, and then click Create New.
2. When you create a question, you are presented with the question types that you can choose from. Select the type you want by clicking on the icon or name in the list:
3. Once you select the question type, you will enter the question's edit mode:
The options associated with each question type vary. To make the question design as simple as possible, the layout and logic behind the question types are the same:
1. The name of the question
Enter the desired name of the question. This name will appear at the top when viewing the question. Since your questions can be used in different question sets, and both questions and question sets can be reused and copied over time, you may want to give the questions names that contain information about the topic within a subject. For example: "GEO100 autumn 2020 - Ice age", or just "Ice age 2020".
2. Language Settings
Here you can define the language of the question. For more information, read Translate Questions and Question Sets.
Click here to see a preview of a question. For more information, read Preview questions and test correct answers.
4. Save and Close
In edit mode, changes are not saved automatically. Therefore, it is important to save along the way. The Save button will save the question without leaving edit mode. Close button allows you to exit editing mode.
5. Question text
Here you write the actual question wording.
6. Response area
Here the candidates gives their answers. The response area is positioned equally across the question types, but the interactions vary. In this example, the answer area consists of four alternatives, one of which is correct. If you click in the answer area, the panel on the right will give you options and settings for this. The possibilities you have here depend on the question type.
7. General options
If the cursor is in the question text, you will get four general choices in the right panel:
- Marks - For manually marked questions, the maximum achievable marks should be defined. For automatically marked questions, there are various marking options. For more information, see these pages: Question scoring - Basic and Question scoring - Advanced.
- Main illustration - Insert illustrative media into the heading of the questions.
- PDF panel - Add a PDF document that will be displayed along with the question for the candidate.
- Labels - Add labels to mark your questions, such as specific topics.
In the article General options for questions you can read more about the four choices.
Clicking on the interactive element (candidate's response area) will display other selections in the right panel specific to the selected question type.