Supported Question Types: How to Author and Grade

Follow

Click in the table of contents to jump to info on each question type and how each can be graded.


Table of Contents:

How to Add Questions
Multiple Choice
Multiple Correct
Multipart (All or Nothing)
Multipart (With Partial Credit)
True/False & Yes/No
Short Answer / Constructed Response
Extended Text Response Graded with a Rubric
Drawing Response Graded with a Rubric
Performance Graded with a Rubric
Extended Response Graded with a Simple Slider
Drawing Response Graded with a Simple Slider
Performance Graded with a Simple Slider
Extended Response, Drawing Response, and Performances - Steps for Students
Placeholders
Griddables
Drag and Drop
In-Line Choice Picklist
In-Line Extended Text Answer
Matching Questions
Match Table Grid
Passages
Weighting Questions
Other Question Types
Convert a Question's Type

 

How to Add Questions

The fastest way to add questions is by using the Quick Assessment Key: Go to the Lessons/Assessments tab>Create New>Assessment key.

In the create a new Assessment Key screen, you can insert most of the commonly used question types, or convert a slide to a question.

mceclip2.png

Note: Some Technology Enhanced Question Types cannot be added this way, however, you can edit the assessment to add other types. (Read more about Technology Enhanced Questions by following the In-Line links in the Table of Contents.)

 All Question Types can be added in the Authoring Tool, which you can get to in several ways:

  • Lessons/Assessments tab > Create New > Custom Lesson / Assessment
  • Lessons/Assessments tab > [choose an assessment] > Actions > Edit
  • Lessons/Assessments tab > Create New > Import Word or Import PowerPoint

Below you can read about each of the Question Types that ALL In Learning offers.

 

Multiple Choice Questions 

You can choose from 2 to 12 Answer Choices (MC2-MC12, A-L) per question, and use alternating answer schemes (ABCD/FGHJ) by clicking "Show Advanced Options." Here are the ways each grading method can be used with multiple choice questions:

Clickers with Multiple Choice Questions
Clickers have buttons A, B, C, D, and E and are ideal for answering MC2-MC5 questions for student engagement and immediate feedback. 


Bubble Sheets with Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple-choice bubble sheets can be scanned with your document camera or our ASSIST app for iPhone, iPad, or Android and work with MC2 through MC5 question types.

If you have a test with a mix of question types up to MC5, choose the MC5 sheet, and let students disregard the extra bubbles for questions that don't use all 5 bubbles.

*Tip for using MC6-MC12 questions with bubble sheets: Create the key with a "Short Answer" question instead and enter the correct answer in the key. Students can then write their answer choice letter ("G," for example) on the back of the sheet. When you scan the bubble sheet, ALL In Learning will prompt you to manually grade those questions.


The Student Portal (Engage & Learn) with Multiple Choice Questions
Engage & Learn can be used with all multiple choice variations from MC2-MC12 in both slide-presentation mode and electronic bubble sheet mode.


Manual Grading with Multiple Choice Questions

All multiple-choice options work with ALL In Learning's manual grading interface.

 

Multiple-Correct-Answer Questions (Multiselect)

To create Multiple-Correct-Answer questions, create a New Assessment with an Assessment Key by going to the Lessons/Assessments tab>Create New>Assessment key.

After selecting the Multiple Choice Question Type and picking the desired number of answers, select a correct answer in the area on the left next to "Q1." You'll see the question added in the key on the right. There, select additional correct answers. 

You’ll be prompted to choose whether students will only be counted as correct if they select all of the correct answers or if they can select any of them.

mceclip7.png

Multiple correct answers can also be added or edited in the Authoring Tool. To do this click Insert>Question>Multiple Choice Question. Here, you can select multiple correct answers in the Question Properties menu on the right side. 

mceclip8.png

Multiple-Correct-Answer questions can be used with every grading method in ALL In Learning except for clickers.

Note for bubble sheets: If a student gets a score of incorrect on a multiple-correct-answer question because we could not detect that one or more of the "correct" answers were filled in, we'll prompt you to look at their bubble sheet to make sure a reflection didn't possibly obscure a filled-in bubble. (Same rule used when no response is detected for single-correct-answer questions, because reflections off lamination, penciled, or ink are the most common -- and easily remedied -- scanning-environment issue.)

 

Multipart Questions (All or Nothing) 

Multipart questions are multiple-choice questions that have a part A and part B. The steps below do not have a partial credit option, instead, a student must get both questions correct.

  1.  To create a new assessment with Multipart Questions, go to Create New>Custom Assessment.
  2.  Go to Insert>Question>Multiple Choice Question
  3.  Choose the total number of answer options for both questions (example: choose 8 Part MC if your two question parts are each 4 Part MC).
  4. Now, you can enter the part A question in the Question Stem then click “Display Second Question Stem”mceclip0.png
  5.  A second box will appear. There you can input the Part B question.
  6.  Scroll down and type in the different answer choices
  7.  On the right under Question Properties, you can choose the correct answers for both parts of the question. (For example, in an 8 Part MC the first four choices represent Part A and the last 4 represent Part B).

  8. Below the answer key for the question, choose whether students will only be counted as correct if they select all of the correct answers or if they can select any of them.

  9. Click “Save Question”

There are three other ways to input a multipart question without partial credit.

  • Through an assessment key by clicking Create New>Assessment Key. (In this option, the correct answers must be chosen in the “Insert Question” menu).
  • Add to an existing assessment by going to the Lessons/Assessment tab, finding the desired assessment, and clicking Actions>Edit.
  • With a Microsoft Word import. More information on this can be found here.

Multipart Questions (With Partial Credit)

Multipart questions are multiple-choice questions that have a part A and part B. The steps below allow for a partial credit option.

  1. Create a question using the “Student Work Graded with a Simple Slider” Question Type. (For more information about Student Work Graded with a Simple Slider, refer to the section below or click the link in the Table of Contents.)
  2. Set the Max Value of the Slider to 2 by manually moving the slider or typing “2” in the “Max Value” text box
  3. Click “Save Assessment”
  4. In the Question Stem area, Enter the Question and Answer options for BOTH parts with instructions for the student to enter their answer selection for both questions (example: B, D).
  5. Click “Save Question”

To grade this multipart question, view the student's response and use the slider as follows:

  • Full credit (both correct answers) = 2 points
  • Partial credit (one correct answer) = 1 point
  • No credit (zero correct answers) = 0 points

Note:  The slider points do not correlate to question weight on the assessments, merely being the granularity by which you can reduce credit. For more on question weighting, see this article.

 

True/False & Yes/No Questions

True/False & Yes/No questions work the same way as an MC2 (A/B) question and can be used with clickers and bubble sheets. "A" serves as Yes/True, and "B" as No/False (for younger students, some teachers display this info for reference, often incorporating colors like green and red). In the Student Portal (Engage & Learn) T/F and Y/N will display as T/F and Y/N. 

 

Short Answer Questions

Short Answer (or "Constructed Response") questions are ideal for fill-in-the-blank questions, math questions, and even longer responses where the grading is deemed either correct or incorrect.

Bubble Sheet Scanning and Short Answer Questions

Even though Short Answer questions cannot be scanned in, you can still have short answer questions in a bubble sheet test. Students simply write their constructed response on a separate sheet ("11. George Washington," for example) and skip that question on the bubble sheet.

When you scan the bubble sheet, you'll be prompted to check any non-bubble questions like short answer questions. Click the "Hand" icon next to the student's name and click the correct/incorrect symbol.

Note: Students should never write their answers on the front of the bubble sheet as it may render the sheet unscannable.


The Student Portal (Engage & Learn) and Short Answer Questions

In the Student Portal (Engage & Learn), students type their short answers/constructed responses. If they typed it in exactly correctly (case-sensitive, space-sensitive, etc.), it will automatically be counted as correct.

To grade, click the "hand" icon next to their name to see what they entered and count it as correct or incorrect. If you make an exception and count a different answer as correct, we'll count all other students correct who entered the same answer you just made an exception for.

 

mceclip3.png

 

Extended Response, Drawing Response, or Performance Graded with a Rubric

ALL In Learning's rubric feature is based on grid-style rubrics which can be created, shared with your campus, used repeatedly, and graded easily by clicking the desired box.

    mceclip0.png

 

How to Create a Rubric

Option 1: Go to Lessons/Assessments > Rubrics Library>Create a Rubric, and fill in the name and details. You can then select how many rows and columns it needs, enter descriptions, and set points and percentages as needed. Be sure to click "Save & Close" when done!

Option 2: As you are creating a Key (Lessons/Assessments>My Lessons>Create New>Key), choose "Student Work" as the question type and select "Create New Rubric." Be sure to click "Save & Close" when done!

 

How to Share a Rubric with Your Campus for Broad and Future Use
Go to Lessons/Assessments > Rubric Library > choose "Actions" next to your rubric, choose "Share," and click "Update Sharing." Teachers at your campus will see the rubric in their Rubric Library.

 

How to Add a Rubric to an Assessment
The process for adding a rubric varies depending on how the assessment is created.

Option 1: If creating a Key, select "Student Work Graded with Rubric" as the question type and select the desired rubric from the list or click "Create New Rubric" (see "to create a rubric" option 1, above).

Option 2: If creating a Custom Lesson, choose Insert>Question>Rubric>Add Rubric, and choose the rubric you wish to add from your rubric library.

Note: If the "Lock-Down Browser" Security feature is enabled for an assessment, students will not be able to insert an image or link to a Google Doc.
 

How to Assign Weight to a Rubric on a Test
When initially added to a test, rubrics have the same weight as all other questions. The number of points available within your rubric does not affect the rubric's weight on your assessment automatically (though you can adjust the weighting to make it so), they affect the granularity of credit that will be deducted. For example, if your rubric has 10 possible points, credit for that question can be reduced in 10% increments. If it has 20 possible points, you can take away credit in 5% increments.


How to Grade a Question with a Rubric for Student Portal (Engage & Learn) Tests
After students finish the assessment, click the "hand" icon next to a student's name on the grading list. Then, to view student work submitted with computers, Chromebooks, or tablets, click "View Student Work." Next, to open and grade the rubric, click the "Rubric" button, and click the box that describes the student's performance on each criteria. If they didn't turn any work in, you must select "No Work Turned In." Then click Save & Close.

 

How to Grade a Question with a Rubric for Bubble Sheet Tests
When administering the test, instruct students to leave bubbles blank for student work questions and to turn in their project, performance, or written essay (on another sheet) along with their bubble sheet test. When you grade, scan the bubble sheet, then click the "hand" icon on the grading screen (or if you're using ASSIST on a phone or tablet, click "Questions" and choose the question). Click the Rubric button to view the rubric and simply click the box that describes the student's performance on each given criteria on the left. If they didn't turn any work in, you must select "No Work Turned In." Then click Save & Close.

 

Extended Response, Drawing Response, or Performance Graded with a Partial-Credit Slider

These question types let you give partial credit for a question with a simple slider.

    Screen_Shot_2019-03-08_at_2.31.20_AM.png

Note here that the "Points" (7 in the above image) are not the weight or value of the question on the test, but the granularity of how much partial credit can be given. So, a 4-point rubric will let you give partial credit in 25% increments.

 

How to Add a "Student Work Graded with Slider" Question to an Assessment
Adding student work graded with a slider to an assessment can vary depending on how the assessment is created.

Option 1: If creating a Key, select "Student Work Graded with Simple Slider" as the question type, set the slider to the desired points, and click Save.

Option 2: If creating a custom assessment or editing an assessment, go to Insert>Question>"Student Work (graded with a simple slider)"

Note: If the "Lock-Down Browser" Security feature is enabled for an assessment, students will not be able to insert an image or link to a Google Doc.
 

How to Assign Weight to a Student Work Question on a Test
When initially added to a test, Student Work Graded with a Simple Slider question has the same weight as all other questions.  The number of points available within your slider (7 in the above image) is not the weight or value of the question on the test, but the granularity of how much partial credit can be given. So, a 4-point rubric will let you give partial credit in 25% increments. See this article for how to change question weights.

 

How to Grade "Student Work Graded with a Simple Slider" for Student Portal Tests
Click the "hand" icon next to a student's name in the grading list. To view an essay submitted on computers, Chromebooks, or tablets, click "View Student Work." Then, move the slider to adjust the grade. If they didn't turn any work in, you must select "No Work Turned In." Then click Save & Close.

 

How to Grade "Student Work Graded with a Simple Slider" for Bubble Sheet Tests
To use bubble sheets with student work questions on the assessment, instruct students not to fill in those questions on the bubble sheet and to turn in their written essay, project, or performance. When grading, scan the bubble sheet, then click the "hand" icon on the grading screen to score the student work question(s). (In ASSIST, click "Questions" and choose the question.) Here you can make adjustments to the slider. If they didn't turn any work in, you must select "No Work Turned In." Then click Save & Close.

 

Extended Response, Drawing Response, and  Performance Questions - Steps for Students

If testing with computers, Chromebooks, or tablet devices, students can submit essays, drawings, or performance questions. You can grade these submissions with a rubric or a simple point slider (see above sections for instructions on adding and grading these question types).    

In the Student Portal (Engage & Learn) site on the student device, when students click on an assessment with a student work question included, they will see four options: Upload File, Google Doc, Type In Work, and Draw Answer. 

Note: If you chose the "Kick students out of assessment if they leave the assessment screen" Engage & Learn security option, then they can only use the "Type In Essay" option.

 

mceclip0.png

 

Upload File
To upload a file (like a recording, a PowerPoint presentation, Word doc, etc.) students will click Upload File > Choose File > navigate to the file and select it > Open. The file will be attached. After this, they can move to the next question.  

Google Doc
To attach a Google Doc, students will click Google Doc. If they are not signed into their Google Account, they'll be prompted to choose their account, allow the connection, and sign in. When signed into their Google Account, they'll see a window showing the contents of their Google Drive.
student_work_google_drive.png
They can then click on the desired file and click "Select." They'll then see the message "Your work has been submitted," with the option to Delete and Replace if needed. 

Type In Work
To type in an Essay, students will click "Type in work." They'll then type using familiar word-processing tools.     mceclip1.png

When finished, they'll click Upload Work and see the message indicating their work has been submitted with the option to Delete and Replace. (There is no way to make edits once an essay has been submitted.)

Draw Answer

To draw an answer, students will click on "Draw Answer." They'll then draw using a pencil with five different line widths, an erasure, and several colors.     

mceclip1.png                                                                            

When finished, they'll click "Upload Work" and see the message indicating their work has been submitted with the option to Delete and Replace. (There is no way to make edits once a drawing has been submitted.

Note: Students can either type or draw, however, they can't do both. 

 

How to Grade Student Work Questions
Click one of these links to jump to the section above that describes how you intend to grade your student's work:
Student Work (Essays, Projects, and Performances) Graded with a Rubric
Student Work (Essays, Projects, and Performances) Graded with a Simple Slider


Placeholder Questions

The Placeholder option allows a question to be skipped without the question counting in the average or points at all - for or against the student. This has two primary uses:

  1. You can use a placeholder in your key if you already handed out a written test but decide that a certain question shouldn’t be included. (Note: If you've already created your key you can accomplish the same thing by grading it and then clicking Reports>Actions>Edit Key & Standards> Omit Question.)
  2. Use a Placeholder if you would like to re-use a bubble sheet in which, say, the first ten questions have been used. You would be able to start a new test using bubbles 11-20, with 1-10 being placeholders.

Please note that if a teacher had assigned a 45 Question test and printed out a 60 Question bubble sheet that it is not necessary to assign Placeholders to Questions 46-60. During grading, the program will know what questions had questions and of what type, and grade appropriately.

 

Griddable Questions

While griddable grading is planned for a future update of ALL In Learning, there is currently not an automatic griddable grading option. However, there is a simple workaround:

When creating your test in ALL In Learning, use the Short Answer question type for that question and input the correct answer. Students will each get a bubble sheet and a separate sheet (or sheets) with any griddables you want to use (ones you already had access to or found online, for example). When you grade, first scan the bubble sheet, and then click the "hand" icon next to the student's name to mark their griddable correct or incorrect while looking at their griddable sheet. See this section for more details on grading short answer questions.

Also, note that griddable grading is planned in a future update of ALL In Learning!

 

Drag and Drop Questions 

See instructions here for creating Drag & Drop questions. Or see this quick video

 

In-Line Choice Picklist (Drop Down) 

Below are the steps for using the in-line choice picklist question type. 

(See a video of these steps here.)

  1.  In the Authoring Tool, click Insert>Question>Hybrid Technology Enhanced mceclip6.png
  2.  Type out the question in the Question Stem field
  3. Highlight the text within the question that you would like a drop-down selection for. The word, sentence, and/or number you highlight should be the answer to the question. For example. You could write "2 x 2 = 4." For this, highlight the "4."
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Question Stem field and click “Add New Drop-Down Selection From Selected Text”
  5. This will add a light blue section titled Drop Down Answer. Here you will see the word, sentence, and/or number you highlightedmceclip3.png
  6. Click “Add New Drop Down Selection Detractors” to add wrong answer choices.
  7. After you are done creating the question, click “Save Question.”

 

In-Line Short Text Answer 

Below are the steps for using the In-line short text answer.

  1.  In the authoring tool, click Insert>Question>Hybrid Technology Enhanced
  2. Type a question in the Question Stem
  3. Type in the desired short answer response
  4.  Highlight the short answer response and click “Add Short Answer From Selected Text”mceclip4.png
  5.  A light blue box titled Short Answer will appear with the correct answer inside. Once you see this, click “Save Question.”

Note: When grading the In-Line Short Text Answer, ALL In Learning will only mark exact matches, including capitalization, as correct.

 

In-Line Extended Text Answer

Below are the steps for using In-Line Extended Answer

  1. In the authoring tool, click Insert>Question>Hybrid Technology Enhanced
  2.  Type a question in the Question Stem
  3. Place your cursor wherever you want the student to type a long answer response and click “Add Long Answer at Selected Spot”
  4.  ClickSave Question”


Matching Questions

Matching questions can take all shapes and sizes and methods and there's not a specific Matching Question option. However, there are several good ways to do matching questions with ALL In Learning:

  1. Short Answer questions (See Short Answer Questions section above).
  2. Multiple Choice by using up to MC12 (A-L) and grading the questions manually or with Engage & Learn. (See Multiple Choice section above for more information.
  3. Multiple Choice 5 (MC5) by altering the questions so that they can fit into an MC4 or MC5 framework to be easily scanned or answered with clickers.

Match Table Grid

Match Table Grids require a student to fill in cells in a grid (table) with correct answers. The best way to create this type is with the In-Line Choice Picklist type, by inserting a table.  

Passages

Creating passages with attached questions is simple. A passage can have multiple questions attached, but a question can also have multiple passages attached to a question (which may consist of figures, diagrams, images, etc.).

  1. Start by adding the first (or only) question that will be attached to your passage(s). (See steps above).
  2. Select the question thumbnail on the left to see the authoring tool. 
  3. Click the "Add Passage" option on the right. 
    mceclip0.png
    This will open the Passage authoring tool, where you can type or copy/paste your passage. Click "Save Passage Data" when finished and click the "X" at the upper right to close the passage authoring window.
  4. To edit the passage, click "Edit Passage."
  5. To add more passages to this question, click the "+Add" tab.
  6. To view or edit one of multiple passages, select the tab with the passage name you entered.  
  7. To add more questions for the passage(s), click "Add Question for this passage." Note that clicking the thumbnail (left) for any question added this way will allow you to click "view passages" and see the same passages are attached. 

 

Note: Additional questions can be added to a pre-existing passage by clicking View Passage> Add question for this passage. 

 

Weighting Questions

To change question weighting, and how Rubrics affect question weighting, please see our help desk article on this subject.

 

Other Question Types

"Survey" Questions

Almost any question type can be used for a survey - multiple choice options, short answers, true-false, etc. What matters most is how you will be grading them, that you get usable reports, and if you want the data to be anonymous.

Of course, to build any assessment in ALL In Learning, whether it's a Quick Key or a full test with questions displayed to the participants, you'll have to designate "correct answers," but the correct answers can be disregarded when analyzing the survey results later. You can use bubble sheets, clickers, or Engage & Learn on student devices to grade survey assessments. Many teachers do small surveys regularly during class discussions using clickers On-the-Fly.

You also need "students" for the data to be collected and stored. If you don't mind the records being associated with identifiable students' data in ALL In Learning, you can use your normal class rosters or even build a roster of existing students. Note that because very large rosters may slow down performance, we recommend they be kept at 50 students or less.

If you want the records to be truly anonymous, you may need to create anonymous student records such as "Student 14532" and build rosters of them (this may require admin assistance if there are limitations on teachers creating or editing student records which could affect all users at your campus). Note that almost all of our reports can be exported and in excel the data can be combined, manipulated, and all identifying information removed.

Please feel free to contact Support if you're trying to decide how to do a survey. We'll be glad to help you figure out what methods will work best for your situation!

 

Character Recognition

Some teachers have asked us about character recognition for use in scanning short answers and essays. At this point, this is not an available grading option. For essays and other character-type questions, we recommend using Short Answer or Rubric Questions.

If you have questions about other question-type options, please let us know so we can include them here.

 

Convert a Question's Type 

In the authoring tool, You can use the Convert Slide to Question feature to change a question type (refer to the image below).

  mceclip2.png

  1. Select the slide on the left of the screen, click the Convert Slide to Question Icon, and answer Yes or Ok when asked if you approve of deleting question Data. This wipes away the underlying question functionality of the slide (as well as any standards and weighting) but will leave the visible slide for display.
  2. Select the slide again and click the Convert Slide to Question again. This will open up the Convert Slide to Question Modal, which you can use to apply whatever underlying question functionality you would like for that slide. The appearance of the slide will not change automatically. 

 

 

Keywords: Inline Drawn Draw TEI

Powered by Zendesk