Question Types

Pooled Questions: To help prevent learners/candidates from copying and cheating we can create tests that have pooled questions, which means not everyone gets asked exactly the same questions. This form of online assessment is also great if you are going to let learners/candidates take a test more than once…so they don’t get asked exactly the same questions again.

Hot Spots: These are interactive shapes you can click on instead of buttons when answering questions. Hot spots are especially useful when you want to click on areas of an image to assess someone’s understanding of what the image is explaining. Hotspots are also very effective in drag and drop scenarios.

Audio/Visual: To keep learners/candidates engaged and interested we use Audio and Visual media to support your questions. For example asking questions around a video a learner/candidate has just seen or use a video to ask the question.

Branching: If you do not want everyone to take the same test then we can set branching options so the learners/candidates can choose themselves the sections in the test that are only relevant to them. Alternatively, branching can be used as a result of answers given to previous questions in the test. For example, if a learner/candidate gets question 1 correct they can go straight to question 5, if they get question 1 wrong then they will go to question 2.

Checklist: this question type is a common practice within many industries and used to identify and limit human error, ensure quality assurance and provide an audited record whilst carrying out regular tasks.

Compulsory Questions: We can make some questions compulsory so you can prove in an audit trail that the learner/candidate has been educated and knows the correct answer. These are popular when the wrong answer to a question is potentially very damaging to customers.

Drag and Drop: To keep learners/candidates engaged and interested we can use the drag and drop question type to drag images or words and drop them into other images for them to answer questions.

Drop Down: We can create questions that have answers where a learner/candidate can choose from a drop down list.

Fill in the blank: We can ask learners/candidates to fill in blanks in a passage of text to complete the passage and for it to make sense. This question form also removes the issue of learners/candidates being able to guess answers as there are no answer options to choose from.

Hot Questions: Again if a question is more important than others, we can set it as a HOT question which means even if a learner/candidate scores over the pass mark for the test but they answered the HOT question incorrectly, they would fail the assessment.

Multi Choice: Answer options can range from 2 (such as True/False) up to as many as you like to reduce the “chance” of learners/candidates guessing the answer. You can also choose to create questions that have a single correct answer or questions that have multiple correct answers.

Multi Response: Like Multi Choice, however this time more than one answer maybe correct and therefore learners need to select more than one answer.

Randomised Questions: To help prevent learners/candidates from copying and cheating we can randomly order the questions in the online assessment and in indeed the order of answer options.

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