Once you've set up your quiz template you are ready to add quiz questions.  Click 'Create Question'.

(See the article 'Quiz Builder - Create a quiz' for details about setting up your quiz template).

Select Question Type

NOTE:  You only get to choose this once and if you choose the wrong type the only thing you can do is delete the question or make the question inactive so it doesn't show up in the final quiz.  

Question types:

Choice = multiple choice type

Essay = typing in a response

Likert = is a radio button type of input

Message = Message only

Form = data input


This type of question allows the student to provide free text answers.
Click ‘Add question’, then select ‘Essay’ from the drop-down box as the question type.
Set up the question then select ‘Save’.

Format / description
Default / example values
Quiz Template:
Defaults from the quiz template that you selected before clicking add question

This is the question you are asking the student.  Keep this as simple as possible.  Use capitals, spell check, and correct punctuation.  Make sure you specify the number of answers you are requesting and type the number in brackets eg Give three (3) reasons for …..
Question 3: Approximately how many venues are licensed to sell liquor in NSW?


Give the question a unique code (optional)
If you are going to use the custom fields or html then you need to wrap any text in <p> tags.  i.e. at the start <p> and at the end </p>
Using custom tags for websites Eg
If custom 1 = the name you want to give a hyperlink and custom 2 is the web address of the hyperlink;
<p>Click here to review section <a href="[Question:Custom2]" target="_blank"> [Question:Custom1]</a>
<p>Please type your answers into the box below.</p>
Hint (displayed after the first incorrect attempt):
After an incorrect attempt, you can display a hint to the student when they return to re-attempt the question.
In this example the student is directed to the learning section headhing (custom 1) and can click the link (custom 2) to open that section of the learning material.
Click here to review section <a href="[Question:Custom2]" target="_blank"> [Question:Custom1]</a> in a new tab. Close the tab to return here.
Correct Message:
Will inherit from the default values in the template. To be specific add text here

Incorrect Message:
Will inherit from the default values in the template. To be specific add text here

Pending  Message:
Will inherit from the default values in the template. To be specific add text here

Retry Message:
Will inherit from the default values in the template. To be specific add text here

Lockout Message:
Will inherit from the default values in the template. To be specific add text here

Custom 1:
1.2 Context of RSA
(This is the text you want to appear)

Custom 2:
This is the link associated with the text in Custom 1 https://www.xxx.xxx
Custom 3:

Custom 4:

Designer Notes (eg. general notes, mapping, etc.. not shown to end-users):
Here you can add the mapping details &/or maintain a change log or make other designer notes SITHFAB201 Mapping: RK1.0, CA4.1
Order of the question if not random

Max Attempts:
The maximum number of attempts before being locked out of the question
Instant Retry:
Allows student to try again without returning to the course material

Allow Incorrect:
Do not tick this box if the student needs to get all questions correct.
Tick this to hide this question i.e. delete. If a course is live, tick this box before hitting save so that the live students don’t see it until you have all of the questions done and they have been double checked etc.

Essay details
This subheading is related to the question type you chose earlier

Text Mode:
Single line =  a single line of text entry
Multi-line =  multiple lines of text entry
Password = hidden character entry
Single line
Min Words:
The minimum word count that a student can enter otherwise they get a message

Min Words:
The number of whole words – eg if you are asking for three things the minimum words would be 3 – always be super conservative i.e. what is the absolute minimum number of words someone could answer the question

Max Words:
The maximum number of words allowed

Spell Check:
Ticking this means that the student will not be able to submit answers that are underlined in red.  You must add specific words to the system for the system to allow them.

Survey Mode:
?? indicates not to give responses ??

Draft Enabled
To allow students to save a draft of their response prior to submitting select this option
NOTE: if you are using multiple questions per page then every question on that page must be ticked enable draft or not otherwise it will cause errors.
This will provide 3 x buttons in the student’s view
1 - Save draft – to allow them to come back to edit their response prior to submit.
2 – Submit (for marking)
3 - Close
Automated Scoring Formula: 
This is where keywords and characters can be highlighted and scored for computer-assisted marking.
Separate SOP provided
Hint (starting text):
This text will appear in the answer box at the start of the answer and be part of the answer.

Assessor's Notes (answer key):
The correct answer or comments about wrong answers for the assessor.  These notes can only be seen by the assessor marking the quiz responses.
More than 18,000 (18.000 is also acceptable)
Automated Scoring Formula:
This will allow you to set keywords and phrases that the system will recognise as being correct or incorrect and indicate this to the assessor marking the quiz.
See 'Computer Assisted Marking' help for further details.

Once complete, save and test.  When testing the question you can also see and test the hint text if added.  This won't be seen by students unless they get the question wrong the first time.

Student view

Unable to be submitted

Showing ‘Pending’ message set up for quiz template.

Answers are submitted to the marking queue – listed under ‘Quiz Marking’ and can be accessed by personnel that have been given the group 'Course Trainer' role and permissions.

They can be then marked as passed or failed – if failed, the student’s view of the assessment will appear as not completed prompting them to go back in and re-submit the questions.

The example below shows the text underlined in green has been selected as correct keywords and phrases via the automated scoring formula.  The green 'thumbs up' symbol indicates that the required number of correct answers have been provided.  In this case the trainer can click on 'Pass'.  The system can also be set up to automatically pass answers that have achieved a passing score via the automated scoring formula.  See the article about Computer Assisted Marking for further details.