Questions ❔

Questions allow you to evaluate your learners or alternate the rhythm of activities in a course.

Move your curser over the blue markers in the activity below to discover the 9 question formats offered on the platform:

In this article, all question-related topics are covered:

1 - Creating a question: question text, importing and writing corrections

2 - How to write good question corrections

3 - Creating a course with random questions

4 – True/False Questions

5 – Multiple Choice Questions

6 - Ordered Questions

7 – Linkers

8 – Fill the gap Questions

9 - Sensitive Areas

10 – Open Questions

11 - Multiple Choice Questions (Opinion)

12 - Open Questions (Opinion)

 

1 – Creating a question: question text, importing and writing corrections

To create a question, navigate to the course editing menu and click on the question mark icon and the desired question format.

A – Question text

By default, question text appears in the activity menu on the left:

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Tip: You can include the title of the question in the Additional Information section (click on this iconmceclip1.png). This way, learners will not see the question ahead of time in the activity menu:

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B – Importing a question

To use an existing course question:

  • Click on the Add Question icon in the left-hand menu
  • Click on Import existing questions
  • Select the questions you want to import
  • Click on + Import
  • The questions will be available in your course

Please note: Any changes made to a duplicated version will also be applied to the original version.

An imported question can only be modified by the question author. The administrator or course co-author cannot make changes. Don't hesitate to make a copy of the question if you're not the author of the activity and want to edit it anyways.

 

2 – How to write good question corrections

Corrections to questions are an important moment in a course. The information you include in your question correction text will have a significant impact on your users.

Our writing tips:

  1. No need to repeat the answer for that it's already been displayed in the correction box.
  2. Consider possible incorrect answers: ask yourself why learners may have been wrong and clarify those points.
  3. Keep it short: as always, the more concise you are, the clearer you will be and you will increase learner comprehension. Re-read your text several times over and force yourself to shorten your text each time.

Why is the information you include in the correction text so important?

The questions you’ve created evaluate learners on key points of your training program. Information included in corrections will help reinforce the knowledge of learners who correctly answered the question and help those who didn’t answer correctly improve.

Data on question corrections

Whether or not they answered the question correctly, learners read the correction text carefully (+15% time spent compared to time spent reading other course content).

For learners, reading question corrections is a moment of rest and understanding in a course, the sequence goes as follows: 

  • Read the question
  • Answer
  • Find out if you provided the correct answer or not

These are active, fast-paced, sequences and learners cannot complete them back to back without a rest period. During question corrections, learners tend to listen carefully and be open-minded.

It’s for all of these reasons that question corrections are an important moment in the program. You need to accustom your users to thoughtful explanations, this will keep them motivated, attentive and is a key component of their progress.   

 

3 - Creating a course with random questions

You can create a course with a randomized set of questions, to prevent any attempts at cheating 🕵🏼.

To do so:

  • Go to the course editor
  • Click on the General Settings menu 
  • Then scroll the Boost Engagement section
  • Activate the Random set of questions option
  • All questions will be visible by default. Click on How many questions should be picked > All and type the number of questions to be displayed.

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4 – True/False Questions

To create a True/False question:

  • Fill in the question title
  • Add a document (optional) using the gray button on the right
  • Select the correct statement (you can put them in any order)
  • Write the correction text

 

5 – Multiple Choice Questions

To create one or more multiple choice questions:

  • Fill in the question title
  • Add a document (optional) using the gray button on the right
  • Write different proposals
  • Indicate the correct answer(s) by checking them
  • Choose the order of the different proposals (random or fixed)
  • Write the correction text

 

6 – Ordered Questions

An ordered question incorporates the notion of sequencing:

  • Fill in the question title
  • Add a document (optional) using the gray button on the right
  • Write the proposals in the correct order. By default, they will be displayed randomly
  • Write the correction text

 

7 – Linkers

A linker incorporates the notion of pairs and pairing. To create one:

  • Fill in the question title
  • Add a document (optional) using the gray button on the right
  • Write the proposals and associate them with the correct answer. By default, they will be displayed randomly.
  • Write the correction text

Please Note: it’s possible to create matching questions with the same options:

  • Bananas / yellow
  • Clementines / orange
  • Tangerine / orange

You must, however, use the same spelling (pay attention to hyphens, plurals, accents) and formatting (line breaks).

Also, remember to type in the question in the left section and the answer in the right section. 

 

8 – Fill the gap Questions

To create a fill-in-the-blank question:

  • Fill in the question title
  • Add a document (optional) using the gray button on the right
  • Write the statement
  • Double click on the word(s) learners need to fill in, they will turn orange. They will be automatically hidden.
  • Write the correction text

Please note: Only one correct answer per hidden word is permitted. To create a question with multiple options per missing word:

  • Add a multiple choice question
  • Write the statement in the Question text field
  • Replace the words that learners need to fill in with "_________"
  • Provide several possible answer choices

Psst: you can add several correct answers for one given question. Just double click on the answer to add more combinations!

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9 – Sensitive Areas

To create a hotspot question:

  • Fill in the question title
  • Upload the image to be used
  • With your curser, trace the correct zone(s)
  • Write the correction text

Please note:  When the learner answers, identifying one correct zone will be enough for the question to be validated, even if you designated multiple zones. If your image contains several hotspots, and you want the learner to identify each one, you’ll need to create multiple questions.

 

10 – Open Questions

By creating an open question, you give your learners the opportunity to have their answers validated directly by the program reference points.

Please note: for the question to be corrected, it must be answered as part of a program

To create an open question:                    

  • Fill in the question title
  • Select the response type (write a text, upload a document, or either one

 

 11 - Multiple Choice Questions (Opinion)

☝️A correct answer is not expected for placement questions. Thus you won't receive a notification when learners reply, as you would for open questions. Instead, you can access results to an opinion question via the Program statistics > Opinion Questions section.

Please note: A placement question will only be visible if a program course is skipped. No need to worry if you don’t see it in “preview” mode or if your learners who’ve already completed the course don’t see it either.

The creation process is the same as for multiple choice questions, except that you do not fill in a correct answer.

 

12 – Open Questions (opinion)

☝️A correct answer is not expected for placement questions. Thus you won't receive a notification when learners reply, as you would for open questions. Instead, you can access results to an opinion question via the Program statistics > Opinion Questions section.

Please note: A placement question will only be visible if a program course is skipped. No need to worry if you don’t see it in “preview” mode or if your learners who’ve already completed the course don’t see it either.

The creation process is the same as for an open question, except that you do not fill in a correct answer.

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