Create questions 2.9

Numerical questions

 Turn editing on

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Go to Course Administration block > Question bank > Questions

Accessing questions from the course admin block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into the following category from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question. 

Categories can be created and changed later later.

(See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Where to add a new question to the question bank

Choose a question type to add

Select Numerical

Click Add

adding a numerical question to the question bank


Current Category: Categories will be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for more information).

Question name*Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question text

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned 1 point. You can change this in the Grade field beside the question.

General settings for a calculated question

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer. You may also provide a link to more information they can use if they do not understand the questions.

General feedback box

Answer: Provide at least one correct answer to the question. All answers left blank will be ignored.

Feedback: Feedback may be provided for correct or incorrect answers.

Answer box for numerical questions

Unit Handling:  You can set whether or not the student needs to add a unit to the numerical value in order to receive a grade.

Unit handling in a calculated question

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty: A penalty may be applied for each incorrect try. Set to 0% if there are no penalties.

Settings for multiple tries

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes. 

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more calculated questions to your question bank.

If you would to read a more specific example of a numerical question, please visit Example Numerical Question

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

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