Online quiz multiple-choice question

The online quiz multiple-choice question allows you to add questions to be used within an online exam.

You can define:

  • How many options the user can select when answering each question

  • How many points each option is worth

  • Whether points are taken away if they do not answer the question.

Once you have added an Online quiz multiple-choice question, you can configure its settings on its associated asset screens. Read the Asset screens documentation for more information about the common asset screens in Matrix. This chapter will describe the Details screen, which is different for an Online quiz multiple-choice question.

Details screen

The Details screen allows you to configure the question text and answer options for an Online quiz multiple-choice question.

Question text

This section allows you to format the text for the question.

The fields available in this section are as follows:

The question text bodycopy
Use bodycopy for question text?

If this is set to Yes, an additional bodycopy will be created under the Online quiz multiple-choice question asset in the asset tree. This bodycopy allows you to format the text of the question through a WYSIWYG editor. If this is No, the question text can be entered into the Question text field on the Details screen. By default, this is set to No.

Question text

Enter the text for the question to be displayed in the quiz. If use bodycopy for question text is set to Yes, this field will not appear on the screen. Instead, you must enter the text onto the bodycopy located under the Online quiz multiple-choice question in the asset tree.

Question note

Enter any further information to be displayed with the question or in the results.

Response form

This section allows you to add and format each option for the question.

The fields available are as follows:

Use HTML for question option text?

If this is Yes, a WYSIWYG editor will appear for each option to format the information that is being shown.

Question options

By default, no options will be listed. Once an option has been added, it will be listed in these fields.

Options in the question options fields

For each option listed, the following information is displayed:

Option text

This is the text that is displayed for the option in the quiz. By default, the text that was entered when the option was added will be displayed.

To change the text, click within the box and enter the new value.

Points

This is the number of points the user receives if they select this quiz option. You can enter any number into this field.

Delete?

To delete an option for the question:

  1. Select the Delete box.

  2. Click Save.

    If you have selected Yes in the Use HTML for question option text above, the layout of the question options fields will change, as shown:

    The questions options fields with use HTML enabled

    A WYSIWYG editor will be displayed in the Option text field, where you can format the option’s layout.

New option

This field allows you to add options for the question. To add a new option:

  1. Enter the text for the option into this field.

  2. Click Save. The new option will be displayed in the Question options field above.

If you have selected Yes in the use HTML for question option text above, the layout of the new option field will change, as shown:

The new option field

A WYSIWYG editor will be displayed. You can format the layout for the new option before you add it to the question.

Response form: supplementary content

This section allows you to specify additional content for each quiz option, which is displayed once the user has completed the quiz.

By default, no information will be displayed, as shown in the figure above. Once an option has been added to the question, the information shown in the figure will appear.

The response form: supplementary content section with question options

For each option listed, enter the text to be displayed in the response supplement field. If the user then selects this option in the quiz, this text will be displayed within the results.

Response form settings

This section allows you to format how the options are displayed on the quiz.

The fields available are as follows:

Option style

Select either Radio buttons/checkboxes or Drop-down list from the list provided. The value selected in this field and the value that is entered into the Maximum number of option selections field will change the style of the options displayed on the quiz. For more information on the different styles, refer to the Style of question options section.

Maximum number of option selections

Enter the number of options the user can select for the question. The value that is entered into this field and the value selected in the Option style field will change the style of the options displayed on the quiz. For more information on the different styles, refer to the Style of question options section. By default, this value is set to 1

Forfeit penalty

Enter the total number of points the user will lose if they do not answer this question in the quiz or have selected the incorrect number of options. By default, this value is set to 0.

Style of question options

The style of fields used for the question options will depend on what is selected in the Option style field, and the value entered into the Maximum number of option selections field.

The style of the options can appear in one of four ways:

The radio button list
Radio button list

This style will be used if the option style is set to Radio buttons/checkboxes and Maximum number of option selections is set to 1. The user can only select one value from the list by clicking on the box next to the value.

A checkbox list
Checkbox list

This style will be used if the option style is set to Radio buttons/checkboxes and Maximum number of option selections is greater than 1. The user can select several values from the list by clicking on the box next to the value.

A drop-down list
Drop-down list

This style will be used if the option style is set to Drop-down list` and Maximum number of option selections is set to 0.

The user can only select one value from the list.

A multi-select list
Multi-select list

This style will be used if the option style is set to Drop-down list and Maximum number of option selections is greater than 1. The user can select one or multiple values from the list.

Formatting the text for a question

The question text bodycopy

By default, the Question text field on the Details screen of the Online quiz multiple-choice question is used to enter the question text.

A bodycopy asset can be added to use a WYSIWYG editor for more control over the formatting of this text.

To add this asset:

  1. Select Yes in the User bodycopy for question text field on the Details screen.

  2. Click Save.

An additional bodycopy will be created under the Online quiz multiple-choice question asset in the asset tree.

To edit the bodycopy:

  1. Right-click on the asset in the asset tree.

  2. Select Edit contents.

Adding an option

To add an option to a question:

  1. Go to the Details screen of the Online quiz multiple-choice question asset.

  2. Enter the text for the new option in the New option field.

  3. Click Save.

The new option will be added to the question options section.

The question options fields

Deleting an option

To delete an option from a question:

  1. Go to the Details screen of the Online quiz multiple-choice question asset.

  2. Click Delete for the option you want to delete in the Question options section.

  3. Click Save.

The option will be removed from the question.

Formatting an option

A text box will be displayed in the Question options section for each option added to the question:

The question options fields

For more control over the text formatting:

  1. Change Use HTML for question option text to Yes on the Details screen.

  2. Click Save.

A WYSIWYG editor will now be displayed for each option.

The question options fields

Changing the points value of an option

To change the points value of an option:

  1. Go to the Details screen of the Online quiz multiple-choice question asset.

  2. Enter the new point value into the Points field of the Question options section.

  3. Click Save.

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