Your question can
be one of several types:
- CHOICE: A
typical multiple-choice question. The student can select one of several
- To create, select the
question type Choice, and enter your question text. Before
each choice, enter the <?> symbol. When the student sees the
question, a radio button will replace this symbol. For the answer,
specify the number of the choice which is correct. ClassNet will automatically
grade these answers.
Who was the 16th President of the United States?
The <BR> symbol is
HTML for a line break and causes each answer to appear on
a new line. Without this symbol, the answers would appear on the same
line. You may use HTML commands in your text to control the format.
All questions should begin with a new paragraph and end with a horizontal
- BLANK: A
typical fill-in-the-blank question. Select the question type Blank,
and enter your question text. Surround your blank with <?>.....</?>
delimiters (one line only). The blank will be the size of the blank you
specify and any text between the delimiters will be the initial value
of the blank. You may have multiple blanks.
The type of question which requires a student answer
- Type the answer in the
answer editor and specify the judging options as needed. Separate
answers by commas for multiple blanks. Alternate answers are separated
using the '|' symbol. ClassNet will automatically grade these answers.
- Please note: The "|"
is the "pipe" symbol, and is located above the backslash
key on most keyboards.
choice | option, blank | essay
- This would provide the
answers for two blanks. The answer for the first blank would
be either choice or option. The answer for the second blank would
be blank or essay.
- ESSAY: A
text editor in which students enter free-form answers. Select question
type Essay, and type in your text. Delimit the text editor using
<?>....</?> . These may extend over multiple lines. Any text
between the delimiters will be the initial value of the editor. Specify
the size of the editor in the Essay Editor Size fields. The answer must
be manually graded.
What is your opinion of this software: <?> I believe
that the software is...... </?>
- OPTION: A
pop-up list of option names. Select the question type Option, and
type in your text, placing a <?> before each option and a </?>
after the last option. Put the text for the correct option in the answer.
The answer will be automatically graded.
Which is your favorite pizza topping:
- LIST - a
listbox of options. Select the question type List, and type in
your text, placing a <?> before each option and a </?> after
the last options. Put the text for the correct option in the answer. The
answer will be automatically graded.
Which is your favorite color:
A multiple-choice question which allows more than one correct answer.
Select the question type Multiple, and enter your question text.
Before each choice, enter the <?> symbol. When the student sees
the question, a checkbox will replace the symbol.
A multiple-choice question which generally represents a scale from
one extreme to another. Likert scales are specified like Choice
questions. However, since there is no right answer, a score is
generated based on the answer selected. By default, the score is based
on the order of the answer chosen. The first answer would be scored
1, the second 2, etc. Weights can be specified in the answer field
if another scoring scheme is desired. The weights should be numbers
(plus or minus) separated by commas.
Your view of computers is:
- The above example would
present a Likert scale of five items which are reversed scored.
- Feedback: With
this question type, you can supply feedback, which will be displayed
when the student views the answer (if you allow it). This would be a
good place to put links to relevant information for the question.
Blank Judging Options
To grade a Blank question, ClassNet
compares the correct answer with the student answer. You can control this
judging process by using the following options:
Treat the answer as a number and compare it numerically. Your
answer can be a value like 3.14 or a range like -5.00:10.33. If Numeric
is selected, all of the following options are ignored.
A text comparison will be made. This comparison is controlled by the following
The comparison is letter for letter. All the remaining judging options
are ignored. If not selected, the following options are enforced if
'a' and 'A' will be considered different
Words must be spelled exactly as in the answer. Otherwise, words that
are "close" are accepted as the same.
Enforce the same punctuation as in the answer. Normally, punctuation
Order: If the order of words in the answer is important, select
Count: If you are only looking for a specified number
of words in the answer select this option. Otherwise, extra words will
The best way to learn how to
build a question is to enter text in the editors and click on View. The
question as it appears to the student will appear in a separate window.
Your data won't be saved until you click on Save.
Click on Back
in your browser to return to the Editing a Test page.