Question Types

Note: FIRST to add a question to the Feedback, the instructor would start in the Feedback edit window.

There are a total of 11 options when adding a question to a Questionnaire. The instructor has the choice to add one of nine different question types or one of two features (page break and label).

Types


Long Text Answer

This option is for creating a text box (you specify how big it will appear in rows and columns) which people can write a long answer into.

  1. Choose Longer text answer from the pull-down menu.

  2. Screen image of page break question selection
  3. Required: is the question required. (default is set to = no)
  4. Question: Write the question in the text box.
  5. Label: text that will be placed infront of the question text.
  6. Width: how many pixels wide with the text box be for the students to write their answer in.
  7. Number of lines: the number of verticle lines for the text box.
  8. Dependence item: First, create an item on which another item will depend on. Next, add a pagebreak. Then add the items dependant on the value of the item created before. Choose the item from the list labelled "Dependence item" and write the required value in the textbox labelled "Dependence value".
  9. Dependance value: If the question is a Yes/No answer. The dependance value is Yes,
  10. Position:
  11. Click on the Save question button.

 


Multiple Choice - Multiple Answer

The check box question type allows the student to select multiple items from a selection. This can be helpful if surveying the students on information such as the elements of the course that were most helpful to them.

  1. Choose Longer text answer from the pull-down menu.

  2. Screen image of page break question selection
  3. Required: is the question required. (default is set to = no)
  4. Question: Write the question in the text box.
  5. Label: text that will be placed infront of the question text.
  6. Adjustment: the answer options will be displayed in a Verticle or Horizontal format.
  7. Multiple choice type: the number of verticle lines for the text box.
  8. Dependence item: First, create an item on which another item will depend on. Next, add a pagebreak. Then add the items dependant on the value of the item created before. Choose the item from the list labelled "Dependence item" and write the required value in the textbox labelled "Dependence value".
  9. Dependance value: If the question is a Yes/No answer. The dependance value is Yes,
  10. Position:
  11. Click on the Save question button.

Multiple Choice - Single Answer

The date question type allows the instructor to ask the students to enter correctly formatted dates.
Note: This is currently not working. Please see the warning note (Date Question Type - Not Working) to the right.

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Date Question Type - Not Working

This question type is currently not working. It requires the user to type in Day, Month, Year and then will not display it for the instructor to read the answer list. The work around is to use the Text Box or Essay Box question types until this bug is fixed by Moodle.

  1. Choose Date from the pull-down menu.
  2. Screen image of date question selection
  3. Click on the Add selected question type button.

  4. Options
    • Add a Question name.
      Note: The question name will only be necessary if the Questionnaire is going to be exported.
    • Response required sets if the student is forced to answer the particular question.
  5. Type the Question text (required) into the text box.
  6. Click Save changes.

 


Dropdown list

The dropdown box question type allows the students to choose from various options that are stored within a pull-down menu. This question type operates the same as radio buttons but is more preferable for longer lists of items to prevent unnecessary page scrolling.

  1. Choose Dropdown box from the pull-down menu.
  2. Screen image of dropdown box question selection
  3. Click on the Add selected question type button.

  4. Options
    • Add a Question name.
      Note: The question name will only be necessary if the Questionnaire is going to be exported.
    • Response required sets if the student is forced to answer the particular question.
  5. Type the Question text (required) into the text box.
  6. Type the Possible answers (required) into the text box.
    Note: Each possible answer needs to be on a new line in the text box.
  7. Click Save changes.

Numeric Answer

The numeric question type allows the students to input numeric answers to questions.

  1. Choose Numeric from the pull-down menu.
  2. Screen image of numeric question selection
  3. Click on the Add selected question type button.

  4. Options
    • Add a Question name.
      Note: The question name will only be necessary if the Questionnaire is going to be exported.
    • Response required determines if the student is forced to answer the particular question.
  5. Choose how many digits and digits after the decimal will be allowed in the text box.
    Note: By default the numbers are set to 0, so in order for the student to answer the question, the numbers must be changed.
  6. Type the Question text (required) into the text box.
  7. Click Save changes.

Short Text Answer

The radio buttons question type allows the students to choose from various options that are listed in either a column or row. This question type operates the same as dropdown boxes but is more preferable for shorter lists.

  1. Choose Radio Buttons from the pull-down menu.
  2. Screen image of radio buttons question selection
  3. Click on the Add selected question type button.

  4. Options
    • Add a Question name.
      Note: The question name will only be necessary if the Questionnaire is going to be exported.
    • Response required sets if the student is forced to answer the particular question.
    • Radio buttons alignment sets if the options will be listed vertically or horizontally.
  5. Type the Question text (required) into the text box.
  6. Type the Possible answers (required) into the text box.
    Note: Each possible answer needs to be on a new line in the text box.
  7. Click Save changes.