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Exam Questions

  • To add a question to an exam, click the Exams tab and click on the exam name.

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    Click on + New question. The New Question dialog box will appear. Select the Type of question from the dropdown menu.

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    There are several options when creating an exam question.

    Note: If the instructor has already entered question text and decides to switch to a different question type, the question text will be saved and transferred to the other type selected. This is true for all question types except fill-in-the-blank. However, any response choices will not transfer to the new question type.

    Add Table to Question

    1. Click the grid icon to add a table in the question text box.

    2. The Table Properties dialog window appears. Enter the number of rows and columns for the table to have. Change other table properties as desired. Click OK when finished.

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    3. The table appears in the text box. Right click anywhere in the table to paste text, edit the number of cells, rows, or columns, delete the table, or edit table properties.true

    True/False

    1. Select True/False from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to true/false format. Enter the question text and check either T or F to indicate the correct answer.

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    3. Adjust the points for each response in the Points column.

    4. Provide generalized feedback for the question. Select the desired feedback format from the type drop down menu. Two types of feedback are possible for true/false questions:

    • Different for each: to enter separate feedback entries for each possible response. Students view the feedback entry according to how they responded to the question.
    • Same for all: to enter one feedback entry that appears to students regardless of the answer they select.

    5. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or in the Grader.

    6. Click Save.

    Multiple Choice

    1. Select Multiple choice from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to multiple choice format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Enter the choices for the question and check the correct choice’s letter to the left.

    4. Adjust the points earned for the correct answer.

    5. Provide generalized feedback for the question. Select the desired feedback format from the type drop down menu. Three types of feedback are possible for multiple choice questions:

    • Correct/Incorrect: to enter two different feedback entries. The correct entry appears to students if they enter the correct answer and the incorrect entry appears to students if they enter an incorrect answer.
    • Different for each: to enter separate feedback entries for each possible response. Students view the feedback entry according to how they responded to the question.
    • Same for All: to enter one feedback entry that appears to students regardless of the answer they select.

    6. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or the Grader.

    7. Click Save.

    Multiple Response

    1. Select Multiple response from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to multiple response format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Enter the choices for the question and check the correct choices’ letters to the left. Additional choices can be added by clicking Add New.

    4. Adjust the points earned for correct answers. The points possible for a response can be a negative value. Negative point values will not change the points possible for the question and the question can never be worth less than zero points.

    The ability to award negative points for a response is most helpful for multiple response questions. This allows instructors to penalize students for selecting incorrect answers, thus taking away the possibility of students receiving full credit by simply checking all response options. This method is recommended if the option All answers must be correct for credit is not checked in the Options menu.

    5. Provide generalized feedback for the question. Select the desired feedback format from the Feedback drop down menu. Three types of feedback are possible for multiple response questions:

    • Correct/Incorrect: to enter two different feedback entries. The correct entry appears to students if they enter the correct answer and the incorrect entry appears to students if they enter an incorrect answer.
    • Different for each: to enter separate feedback entries for each possible response. Students view the feedback entry according to how they responded to the question.
    • Same for All: to enter one feedback entry that appears to students regardless of the answer they select.

    6. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • All answers must be correct for full credit: All correct responses must be selected and no incorrect responses can be selected to get credit for this question. If this option is not checked it is recommended that incorrect responses are awarded negative point values, thus taking away the possibility of students receiving full credit by simply checking all response options.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or the Grader.
    • Prompt students to enter ___ answers: to prompt students to select the correct number of responses. For example, text will appear when students take the exam to "Select 4 answers."

    7. Click Save.

    Open Response

    1. Select Open response from the Type drop down menu.

    Note: Open responses questions are manually graded questions that require an instructor or TA to assign grades. Students' exam grades DO NOT appear in BYU Grades after exam completion until an instructor or TA grades manually graded questions in an exam.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to open response format. Enter the question text, the response box height, and the points possible.

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    This is not a computer-scored question. The exam score will not be added to BYU Grades until instructors have scored open response questions. Instructors can score open response questions in the Scoring tab that appears when the exam has been published, or the Grader.

    3. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Limit response length to ___ words: This will limit the number of words students can use in a response to the amount you enter here.
    • Allow file uploads: Students will have an option to submit a file for the question.
    • Add feedback: A feedback text box appears if this option is checked. This type of feedback is generalized information that appears to all students. When students can view feedback is based on the preferences set in the Reporting section of the Scheduling Tab.

    4. Click Save.

    Fill in the Blank

    1. Select Fill in the blank from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window automatically adjusts to fill in the blank format. Type in the question text and select + New Blank once in the appropriate location.

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    3. A textbox appears when + New Blank is selected. Possible fill in the blank responses are entered in the box beneath Computer-scored answers. Select the type of response from the drop down menu located at the top of the textbox.

    Note: The type cannot be changed after the question is saved. For example, if a fill in the blank question is originally saved as a number type it cannot be changed to a text type later on.

    There are six response types to improve computer-scored answer matching:

    1. Text: This includes regular phrases or words. Every possible combination of the answer needs to be entered to ensure correct computer-scored answer matching. Ex: cougar, Cougar
    2. Number: This includes any numerical entries. There are three number types: normal, range, tolerance.
    3. Date: to enter a specific date format as the correct response.
    4. Wildcard: to enter * or ? into the correct response to enhance answer matching. For example, if 123??? is entered as the correct response, "123" followed by any combination of three numbers will be considered correct. Ex: 123456 or 123789.
      Note: Be sure to only enter * or ? into the wildcard option. If entered into any other fill in the blank type, students must include those characters in their answer to receive credit.
    5. Regex: Regex is an abbreviation for "regular expression" and is a more complex version of wildcard. This allows you to enter a wide variety of characters to create sequences that enhance answer matching. For example, a regex such as ^gr[ae]y$ will match either "gray" or "grey". Students' responses must match anything that begins with ^ and ends with $.
    6. Multiple Choice: Students will have a dropdown with choices in this blank to choose from. The instructor needs to add the choices in the question answer.

    Note: Leaving the textbox blank allows an instructor to manually score the question, which can be done in the Scoring tab that appears when the exam has been published, or in the Grader.

    4. Enter the points possible in the Points column.

    5. Provide generalized feedback for the question. Select the desired feedback format from the type drop down menu. Two types of feedback are possible for fill in the blank questions:

    • Correct/Incorrect: to enter two different feedback entries. The correct entry appears to students if they enter the correct answer and the incorrect entry appears to students if they enter an incorrect answer.
    • Same for All: to enter one feedback entry that appears to students regardless of the answer they select.

    6. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Exclude punctuation: If selected, punctuation at the end of students' responses is not recognized. For example, if a student enters a period after their answer because it is at the end of a sentence, the period is excluded when the question is computer-scored. However, punctuation entered in the correct response is not excluded. Meaning that if instructors enter punctuation into the correct response, students must include the punctuation to receive credit for the question. Excluded punctuation includes: periods, commas, question marks, exclamation points, colons, and semicolons.
      Note: This option is checked by default.
    • Case sensitive: If this option is selected, student responses will be case sensitive.
      Note: This option should not be used with regex or date fill in the blank question types.

    7. Click Save.

    Matching

    1. Select Matching from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to matching format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Enter the column titles, prompts, and matching choices. The correct match should be entered in the same row as the prompt.

    Click + New prompt/match pair to create an additional row to enter a new match.
    Click + Edit match list to reorder match options, create additional match options with no connected prompt (distractors), and delete match options.

    4. Enter the points possible for each response in the Points column. The total points possible for the question can be found at the bottom of the Points column.

    5. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Sort match column in "option" order: This allows instructors to sort the Match column in custom, random, ascending, or descending order.
    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for participation points.
    • Add Feedback: A feedback text box appears if this option is checked. This type of feedback is generalized information that appears to all students. When students can view feedback is based on the preferences set in the Reporting section of the Scheduling Tab.

    6. Click Save.

    Date

    1. Select Date from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to date format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Enter the answer(s) into the Computer-scored answer(s) display. Values must be entered numerically, and the Add button must be clicked for the answers to be saved. Responses can be deleted by clicking the X in the associated box.

    4. The point value of the question can be edited in the Points column.

    5. Provide generalized feedback for the question. Select the desired feedback format from the type drop down menu. Three types of feedback are possible for multiple choice questions:

    • Correct/Incorrect: to enter two different feedback entries. The correct entry appears to students if they enter the correct answer and the incorrect entry appears to students if they enter an incorrect answer.
    • Same for All: to enter one feedback entry that appears to students regardless of the answer they select.

    6. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or the Grader.
    • Exclude punctuation: If selected, punctuation at the end of students' responses is not recognized. For example, if a student enters a period after their answer, the period is excluded when the question is computer-scored. However, punctuation entered in the correct response is not excluded. Meaning that if instructors enter punctuation into the correct response, students must include the punctuation to receive credit for the question. Excluded punctuation includes: periods, commas, question marks, exclamation points, colons, and semicolons.
      Note: This option is checked by default.
    • Case sensitive: If this option is selected, student responses will be case sensitive.

    7. Click Save.

    Short Text

    1. Select Short Text from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to short text format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Select the desired type of short text answer from the Computer-scored answer(s) dropdown menu provided. Options available are Text (ex: Hello World), Wildcard (ex: jump*), and Regex (ex: [0-9]|a*).

    4. Enter the answer(s) in the Answer textbox provided. The Add button must be clicked for answers to be saved. Answers can be deleted by clicking the X associated with the answer.

    5. The point value of the question can be edited in the Points column.

    6. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or the Grader.
    • Exclude punctuation: If selected, punctuation at the end of students' responses is not recognized. For example, if a student enters a period after their answer, the period is excluded when the question is computer-scored. However, punctuation entered in the correct response is not excluded. Meaning that if instructors enter punctuation into the correct response, students must include the punctuation to receive credit for the question. Excluded punctuation includes: periods, commas, question marks, exclamation points, colons, and semicolons.
      Note: This option is checked by default.
    • Case sensitive: If this option is selected, student responses will be case sensitive.

    7. Click Save.

    Number

    1. Select Number from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to number format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Under the Computer-scored answer(s) section, select the desired type of number answer from the dropdown menu. The options available are Normal (ex.: 12.5), Range (ex.: 12.5 - 13.15), and Tolerance (ex.: 15.5 +/- 5%). Enter the answer(s) in the textbox provided. The Add button must be clicked for answers to be saved. Answers can be deleted by clicking the X associated with the answer.

    4. The point value of the question can be edited in the Points column.

    5. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or the Grader.

    6. Click Save.

    Hot Spot

    A Hot Spot question is an image based question where the student is required to select a location on the image to match the question.

    1. Select Hot Spot from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to hot spot format. Enter the question text.

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    3. To select an image to use for a Hot Spot type, select Upload Hot Spot Image.

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    4. Select an image from the Learning Suite File system or upload a new image to use:

    • To select an image from the Learning Suite File system: simply select the image in the file list.
    • To upload a new file: select Upload file radio button, then select Choose File, and use the file finder to locate and select the image. The instructor can add a description to the file (the file will be uploaded to your Learning Suite File system). Select the location to save it to. For images with duplicate names, selecting Replace Existing File will delete the older version of the picture automatically. Select to rename the file as it is uploaded. When finished with selections, select Upload.

    5. Now the image is uploaded, the instructor needs to add all the areas that are possible selections. They will later match these areas to prompts. Select Edit Hot Spots in either location on the page.

    6. Make sure the letter of the current selection is highlighted in green, then enter the name to give the selection in the Selection Area box.

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    7. The instructor can add an additional area to be a match for the same Selection Area. For example, if the student needs to select where the eye on a face is, the instructor can add an area for both the right and the left eye. Both will be valid locations for that selection.

    Select the drop down next to the Selection Area, then follow the steps below to create a selection. As long as the main selection letter is highlighted in green, the instructor will add additional sub-areas to that selection area.

    8. Use the tool bar to select the location on the image.

    • Zoom Bar: Click the + magnifying glass to zoom in on the image. Click the - magnifying glass to zoom out on the image.
    • Undo/Redo: Click to undo the last thing on the image or click to redo the last undo.
    • Click and Drag Rectangle: Click, hold, and drag the mouse to create a rectangle hot spot on the image.
    • Click and Drag Oval: Click, hold, and drag the mouse to create an oval hot spot on the image.
    • Draw Area (pencil icon): Click and drag the mouse to create a free-draw selection
    • Connect Points: Click here to connect the points created with the Draw Area tool.
    • Add Point to Selected Area: Add points to a line.
    • Erase Points: Click and drag the mouse to erase points on a selection or line.
    • Select Area by Color: Select the area in an image based on the color.
    • Move Area: Click and drag a selected area to a new location on the image.
    • Copy Area: Click on a selection to create a copy.

    9. Select the location on the image. Once the location is selected green lines connected with white dots will appear around the selection. After a second selection is made in a new location the lines will become solid green.

    10. To create a new selection click on +New Selection Area.

    11. For each new selection, follow steps 7-9. When finished, click Save in the bottom right corner to save the Hot Spots and return to the question.

    12. Now that the hot spots are created, the prompts need to be created and matched to the hot spot area. To add a prompt, select + New prompt/match pair.

    13. A new blank prompt will appear. In this box, write the text to display as the prompt for the question. In the Match drop down to the right of the Prompt, select which area that question is looking for. In the Points box, enter how many points that selection is worth.

    14. Do steps 12 and 13 for each Selection Area created. Under + New prompt/match pair and Edit Hot Spots, there is a list of all created Selection Areas that are not paired to anything.

    15. When finished creating all the Selection Areas and matching them to a prompt, select Save.

    Ordering

    1. Select Ordering from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to ordering format. Enter the question text.

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    3. Enter the answer choices and set the correct order.

    4. Click +New to add another answer to order. Click +Distractor to add an option that will not be used in the order.

    5. The point value of the question can be edited in the Points column.

    6. Provide generalized feedback for the question. Select the desired feedback format from the Feedback drop down menu. Three types of feedback are possible for multiple response questions:

    • Correct/Incorrect: to enter two different feedback entries. The correct entry appears to students if they enter the correct answer and the incorrect entry appears to students if they enter an incorrect answer.
    • Different for each: to enter separate feedback entries for each possible response. Students view the feedback entry according to how they responded to the question.
    • Same for All: to enter one feedback entry that appears to students regardless of the answer they select.

    7. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.
    • Add 'Explain your answer' box for this question: An 'Explain your answer' box will be provided to students when answering the question. Instructors can view explanations and change scores in the Scoring tab or the Grader.
    • Prompt students to select __ answers: This will display how many answers should be ordered to the students.
    • Scoring:
      • Absolute position scoring: Answer choices must be in the exact answer spot to receive credit for that option.
      • Relative position scoring: Answer choices that are placed after the correct previous answer will be correct. Answers placed after the incorrect previous answer will be wrong.
      • Instructor graded: The instructor manually grades each answer.
    • Display: Select if the choices will display vertically or horizontally.

    8. Click Save.

    Calculated

    1. Select Calculated from the Type drop down menu.

    2. The dialog window will automatically adjust to calculated format. Enter the instructions (optional).

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    3. Enter the following options:

    • Name: Enter a name for a variable. Variables are case sensitive when added to calculated questions.
    • Possible Values: Click on the arrows to set the variable as a Range, List, Data Set, or Distribution. Assign values from the appropriate options.
      • Range: Select Range from the possible values drop down. Enter the lowest possible range value in the left box and the highest possible value in the right box. Click on to choose between an Inclusive range and an Exclusive range and click add to add the range to the variable. Click on the "x" next to the Range to delete the it. Repeat the process to add multiple ranges.
      • List: Select List, enter a value and click add. Repeat the process to add values to the list. Click on the "x" next to the List number to delete the number.
        Note: The possible values for all variable types are non-unique, meaning a list variable could have multiple of the same possible value. For example, a list variable could have possible values of 0, 1, 2, 2, and 3, which just means that makes 2 twice as likely as the other numbers.
      • Data Set: Select data set and determine the number of sets and the number of values in each set. Enter values in the values box and click add. Click Edit Sets to make changes to the sets. Data Sets can include up to 30 sets with up to 30 values in each set. Click on the "x" next to the Set number to delete the Set.
      • Distribution: Select Distribution, and choose Normal, Skew Normal, or Bimodal from the dropdown menu in the Possible Values column and enter the corresponding possible values for each distribution.
        Note: Size is for each distribution is limited to 30. Click add to assign values to the distribution. You can include multiple distributions of different types for each variable.
    • Precision: Define precision as Decimal Places or Significant Figures if desired.

    4. Click on + Variable to add a variable.

    Note: Variable names are required to start with a letter (lower or uppercase), followed by any combination of letters, numbers, or underscores.

    5. Double click on the Question tab to edit the question name, click on the pages icon to duplicate the question, click on the trash icon to delete sub questions, Click on + Sub Question to add another question based on the same variables.

    Note: The question name on the sub-question tabs are not visible to students and are purely for instructor reference.

    6. Enter any desired text in the Question Text box and click on Insert variables and choose the desired variable from the drop down menu. Instructors can also type in the formula or function and Enclose variables between { } to identify them as variables, even if they are defined as exclusive. If a variable is not referenced in the question text, then a student will not know the value assigned to that variable. Remember, variables are case sensitive.

    7. Click on See all available math symbols and functions to display a list of symbols and functions available in Learning Suite.

    8. Enter the appropriate formula in the Answer text box. Click inside the box to display the Insert Variable and Insert Function menu. Click on Insert variable to add a variable, or type {variable}.

    9. Click on Insert Function to display a list of functions and click + to add the corresponding function to the question. Instructors can also alternatively simply write out the function. Enter the desired optional units and click Preview. A pop-up will display a correct response if the question is set up correctly or one or more error messages will appear with an explanation if it is not.

    10. Set the tolerance for acceptable responses as a number or percent from the dropdown menu and add points possible for the question and each sub question.

    11. Enter feedback for correct and incorrect responses as desired.

    12. Check any additional options desired for the question.

    • Make this question extra credit: Extra credit questions will not change the total points possible for the exam. Any questions marked as extra credit cannot negatively impact students' grades.
    • Any response gets full credit: If selected, students who answer the question will receive full credit, even if they answered the question wrong. This is a helpful tool for awarding participation points.

    13. Click Save.

  • Question Banks/Pools
    More info on Question Banks and Pools can be found here.

  • Instructors can choose to use Questions Blocks when creating exams on the Exam Questions Page. Question Blocks are groupings of questions within exams. Questions Blocks are named and can have descriptions, allowing for detailed organization of exams. Additionally, Question Blocks can be linked to Learning Outcomes. There are 3 types of Question Blocks: Regular, Dynamic and X of Y.

    Regular Question Blocks:

    Regular Question Blocks provide a general way to organize questions in exams by creating groupings of questions. When created, a Regular Question Block has a beginning and an end horizontal bar. Questions can be created directly inside the block, questions can be added directly into the block from the Question Bank, or questions can be dragged into the block from outside it.

    1. Under Exams on the Exam List page, click ?’s for the desired exam to navigate to that exam’s Questions Page
    2. Click + New question block located at the bottom of the page
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    3. Add a Title

    4. Add a Description (Optional)

    5. Select any Settings (Optional)

    Note: Do NOT select the Settings Dynamic Question Block or Score X of Y

    6. Click the dropdown next to Default Learning Outcome to select any desired Learning Outcomes to link to the block (Optional)

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    7. Click Save when all desired settings are applied.

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    8. Add questions to the block:
    a. Add questions directly in the block:
    i. Click + located in between the beginning and end of the question block to open up a new Question Button Menu
    ii. On this menu, Press + New question to create a new question or + Add from Question Bank to add questions from Question Pools in the Question Bank
    b. Drag questions into the block
    i. Click and hold on the white space of the desired question
    ii. Drag the question until the green bar is located inside the block
    iii. Release the click to drop the question in the block

    Dynamic Question Blocks:

    Dynamic Question Blocks randomly select a designated number of questions from a selected Question Pool from the Question Bank. Dynamic Question Blocks can only use questions in a Question Pool, no questions on the Exam’s Question page can be added to the block like with Regular Question Blocks.

    1. Under Exams on the Exam List page, click ?’s for the desired exam to navigate to that exam’s Questions Page
      1. Click + New question block located at the bottom of the page

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    3. Add a Title

    4. Add a Description (Optional)

    5. Click the dropdown next to Default Learning Outcome to select any desired Learning

    6. Outcomes to link to the block (Optional)

    7. Check the checkbox for Dynamic Question Block

    8. Select any other Settings (Optional)

    9. Click the dropdown to the right of from pool to open a list of Question Pools from the Question Bank 

    10. Select the desired pool

    11. Input the number of questions for the block to use

    12. Input the desired Total Scaled Points for the block

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    13. Click Save when all desired settings are applied.

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    Notes:

    • Questions will be selected ONLY from the chosen pool (or sub pool) and will NOT include questions in any sub-pools associated with the selected pool.
    • The Compound question types (fill-in-the-blank, matching, hotspot, ordering, and calculated questions) — those which have multiple scored items within the same question — are NOT allowed in Dynamic Question Blocks. Any Question Pool selected for a Dynamic Question Block that has any compound question type will not draw upon those questions. Additionally, selecting a Question Pool that only contains compound questions types is prohibited.
    • A question pool or sub-pool can be used in only one dynamic block per exam; similarly, a dynamic question block can pull from only one pool or sub-pool.

    X of Y Question Blocks

    X of Y Question Blocks are similar to regular question blocks. X of Y Question Blocks provide a way to organize questions in exams by creating groupings of questions, along with additional functionality. When created, an X of Y Question Block has a beginning and an end horizontal bar. Questions can be created directly inside the block, questions can be added directly into the block from the Question Bank, or questions can be dragged into the block from outside it. Additionally, X of Y Questions Blocks only grade a designated number of questions that are in its block.

    1. Under Exams on the Exam List page, click ?’s for the desired exam to navigate to that exam’s Questions Page
      1. Click + New question block located at the bottom of the page

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    3. Add a Title

    4. Add a Description (Optional)

    5. Click the dropdown next to Default Learning Outcome to select any desired Learning

    6. Outcomes to link to the block (Optional)

    7. Check the checkbox for Score X of Y

    8. Select any other Settings (Optional)

    9. Input the number of questions to be graded in the block

    10. Input the desired Total Scaled Points for the block

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    11. Click Save when all desired settings are applied.

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    12. Add questions to the block:
    a. Add questions directly in the block:
    i. Click + located in between the beginning and end of the question block to open up a new Question Button Menu
    ii. On this menu, click + New question to create a new question or + Add from Question Bank to add questions from Question Pools in the Question Bank
    b. Drag questions into the block
    i. Click and hold on the white space of the desired question
    ii. Drag the question until the green bar is located inside the block
    iii. Release the click to drop the question in the block

    Note: The Compound question types (fill-in-the-blank, matching, hotspot, and calculated questions) — those which have multiple scored items within the same question — are NOT allowed in X of Y Question Blocks. When creating a question inside an X of Y Question Block, the compound question types will not appear on the dropdown of question types that can be created. Compound question types cannot be dragged into X of Y Question Blocks. When adding questions from a Question Pool in the Question Bank, compound question types cannot be selected and will not be added to the Question Queue and therefore will not be added into the block.

    Additional Settings:

    • Randomize question order within this block.
      • The order of the questions in the block will be randomized for each Student's exam.
      • Available for Regular and X of Y blocks
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    • Restart question numbering.
      • The numbering of the questions in the block will begin again at 1, counting onwards.
      • Available for Regular, Dynamic and X of Y blocks
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  • Exam questions can be reordered by dragging and dropping the questions to a different location.

    Click anywhere on a question and drag it to the new location. The green line that appears indicates where the question will go.

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    Question numbers automatically adjust after questions are placed.

    Questions can be moved in and out of question blocks following the same procedure.

  • Instructors cannot take exams for specific students. However, they may take an exam in general student view.

    To take an exam in student view: 

    1. Go to Exams.
    2. When in the Exam List, select Go to Student View in the top right corner.
    3. From the Exam List, click View for the exam you wish to take.
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    Note: By default, instructors will see exactly what the students will including time limit, attempts, and status. Beginning the exam from here will enforce all options created for students. To take the exam without those specific options, click View Page as Instructor. This view will give instructors unlimited attempts and an hour time limit by default, regardless of how long and what date the exam is scheduled for students. (If there is no time limit, the instructor will also have no time limit) This is a feature which allows instructors multiple attempts so they can design the exam to fit their expectations. Students will be given the exam based upon how the instructor scheduled it (date, time, time limit, etc). 

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    4. Then click on Begin Exam.

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    This will ONLY be available for exams that are published. This is because students cannot view unpublished exams. The results of this test run can be found in the Results tab (in Instructor View) and will be listed under the instructor's name. The instructor's score will not be pushed to BYU Grades, since it is merely for testing purposes.

    Note: When professors/TAs take an exam in Student View, often an exception is created for them and they may see their name in the list of exceptions for the exam, but this is nothing to worry about.