In this article, we will discuss text-based questions.
We will discuss the following four types of text-based questions you are able to include in your Quiz Assignments:
- Short Text Question
- Rich Text Question
- Table Question
- Read-Only Question (for a set of questions)
1. Short Text Question
We recommend using this question type when there is ONE single correct answer. For example, if asked "What is the capital of New Mexico?", you may provide both the "Explanation for correct answer" and "Feedback for any other answer".
2. Rich Text Question
In contrast, for rich-text based questions - answers responses tend to be more open-ended and there is no one "correct" answer. As a course administrator, you can provide your example response in the "Feedback for any answer".
3. Table (Short Text) Question
When creating a table (short text) question, you can select the number of rows and columns you would like learners to fill in. For example, if you were to ask "What are the five largest populated cities in the United States?", it would make sense to include 5 rows and 1 column. (Note: Do note the order and placement of your answers)
Upon clicking on "Submit", you will be presented with text areas to fill in with the answers. Look for the icon on the right to edit and input your answers.
Here you can also "Insert" or "Delete" cells if you choose to.
Once submitted, your Table (Short Text) Question will look similarly to below:
4. Read-only question (for a set of questions)
This 'question' type is useful for including instructions, story, or problem that applies to multiple questions, and it does not collect responses from the student. It is a rich text box that can include text and images. These read-only questions are titled as "Text Without Response".