Create questions 2.9

Short answer questions

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions

 The Administration block

Question bank

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

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating categories" for further information).

creating a new question for the question bank

Select Short answer

Click on Add

adding a short answer question

General Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

Questions 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.

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

Short Answer details

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the question.

Case sensitivity: select if case is important or not.

providing feedback on answers

Correct answers

You must provide at least one possible answer. Answer left blank will not be used. Asterisks (*) can be used as a wildcard to match any characters. The first matching answer will be used to determine the score and feedback.

Example answers

possible answers to short answer questions

Settings for multiple tries

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

 penalties for each incorrect response

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 short answer questions to the question bank.

If you would like a more specific example of a short answer question, please visit Example Short Answer 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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