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Test Question Settings

On the Question Settings page, you can adjust question settings for a test, survey, or pool. Question settings include:

  • Enabling feedback for answers.
  • Adding images, files, or web links to answers and feedback.
  • Determining default point values for questions in tests.
  • Specifying whether or not to offer partial, negative, and extra credit.
  • Adding metadata to questions.
  • Determining display options such as numbering and ordering of answers.

 
OptionDescription
Provide feedback for individual answers Allow response feedback boxes for individual answers rather than just one set of feedback boxes for correct or incorrect answers. You cannot provide individual feedback for answers to True/False, Ordering, and Matching questions.
Add images, files, and web links to individual feedback and answers Allow adding images, files, and web links to individual feedback and answers.
Add categories, topics, levels of difficulty, keywords and instructor notes to questions Allow adding categories, topics, levels of difficulty, and keywords metadata to questions. When searching for questions from a pool or other tests and surveys, you may search for questions by these criteria. To learn more, see Question Metadata.
Specify default points when creating questions You can automatically assign all questions in a test the same default point value. To be effective, you must set the default point value beforecreating questions. If you change the default point value, only new questions will have the new value. Questions you created before the modification have the old point value.

You cannot specify a default point value for questions in pools or surveys.

Specify partial credit options for answers Make partial credit available for questions included in a test. If selected, an option to give partial credit appears when you create or edit questions.

The partial credit option does not appear for pools or surveys.

Specify negative points options for answers Make negative points available for questions included in a test. The partial credit option must be enabled before the negative points option will appear.Negative points—used to penalize wrong answers or guesses—are typed as a negative percentage value in the partial credit box for each incorrect answer. If selected, an option to allow for negative scoring for answers appears when you create or edit questions.

The negative points option does not appear for pools or surveys.

Provide option to assign questions as extra credit Make extra credit available for questions included in the test. If selected, extra credit is assigned for each question individually after you create it.

The extra credit option does not appear for pools or surveys.

Specify random ordering of answers Allow answers to appear in a random order. If selected, the option appears when you create or edit each question.
Specify the horizontal or vertical display of answers Select whether answers appear vertically or horizontally. If selected, the option appears when you create or edit each question.
Specify numbering options for answers Determine the answer numbering such as 1 2, 3 or A, B, C. If selected, the option appears when you create or edit each question.

When the answer is a number, test takers can confuse numbers that denote the order of the answers as part of answer itself. To avoid confusion, use letters to denote the order of answers.

This article was updated: 04/27/2017