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LearnJCU Test Question Types
A range of question types can be used in Tests, Surveys and Pools in LearnJCU. Question types fall into two main categories: Automatically and Manually graded.
Automatically graded questions:
These questions have defined answers and can be scored (graded) automatically. A test containing only automatically graded questions can be instantly marked and the result shown to students upon completion of the test. Scores are automatically recorded in the Grade Centre (Staff) and in My Grades (Students).
Manually graded questions:These questions have undefined answers (eg. Essays) and must be scored (graded) by the lecturer. Once a score has been awarded for an answer, the score (grade) will appear in the Grade Centre (Staff) and in My Grades (Students). Until a manually graded question has been marked, a green exclamation icon will appear for test in the Grade Centre. This also applies to a test that contains a mix of automatically and manually graded questions.
All manually-graded questions can be assigned partial credit and the following automatically-graded questions allow it: Calculated Formula, Fill in Multiple Blanks, Jumbled Sentence, Matching, Multiple Answer, Multiple Choice, Opinion Scale/Likert, Ordering, Quiz Bowl.
Automatically graded question types
If you Allow Partial Credit (under Options), you can specify the Partial Credit % that each incorrect answer is worth.
Question: Which of the following is not a common format for academic writing?
This is a Multiple Choice that can have any number of correct Answer choices per Question.
When you enter Answers, you may specify any number of them as correct. To get full marks, a student must select all correct Answers. Any Partial Credit is calculated automatically.
Note that if you select none of the Answers as correct, you will have to grade this question manually.
Question: Which of the following are usually required when referencing a source?
Fill in the Blank
In the Question Text, the blank can be indicated in any way you like: the Question will display exactly as you type it in. Variables in square brackets are not used with this Question Type. Note that the Question doesn't actually require a 'blank': you can simply enter a Question such as "What is JCU's Web address?"
Question: It is important to ___ the sources you have used in your essay.
Fill in Multiple Blanks
You must indicate each blank with a Variable, and provide the possible Answers for each blank. A student's Answer for each blank will be correct if it matches any of these Answers exactly (though capitalisation doesn't matter).
Question: The act of using another's work without properly [blank_1] it is called [blank_2] and is regarded as academic dishonesty.
The left and right columns for matching are known as Question Items and Answer Items respectively.
Note that there do not have to be the same number of items in each column.
Note also that not every Answer Item has to be used in a correct Answer: for example, you could have a Question where all items in the left-hand column should be matched to the first item in the right-hand column.
Question: Match the organisations in the left-hand column with the internet domain they would most likely be found in.
Question: Arrange the following elements of a report in the order in which they should appear:
Question: All information found on Wikipedia is reliable.
You can choose a Label for the two Answer choices that best suits the Question (e.g. Yes/No, Agree/Disagree).
Question: Should an essay always contain an introduction and conclusion?
This is like a multiple choice version of Fill in Multiple Blanks.
The Number of Answers is the number of different Answer choices there are to pick from. This same list will be available to choose from for each blank. On the second screen, under Correct Answers, you must specify which of these Answers is correct for each blank.
Question: The four stages of team development, in order, are [blank_1], [blank_2], [blank_3] and [blank_4].
To receive full marks, a student's Answer must include at least one Interrogative (e.g. Who, Where, When) and one Answer Phrase, from the lists you provide. Partial Credit can be granted for the inclusion of an Answer Phrase only.
Question: Advance Australia Fair.
This is simply a Multiple Choice with text pre-entered in the Answer fields.
Note that if used in a Test, you must specify a Correct Answer. For simply gauging opinions, it is usually better to use this Question Type in a Survey. However, if you want to include it in a Test, but not have it count towards the Test's Grade, simply give the Question a Point Value of 0.
Question: Indicate your opinion of the statement, "Cheating is bad and you shouldn't do it."
Under the Upload Image section, you must attach an image file that will be used as the basis for the 'hot spot'.
If you wish to clear the hot spot and define a new one, you must click the button before clicking and dragging on the image again.
Question: Indicate the location of Townsville on the map below
Optional: You can specify an Answer Range +/- to give students leeway: Answers that differ from the Correct Answer by less than the Answer Range will be marked correct.
Question: 5 + 3
In the Question Text, you must include one or more variables that LearnJCU will replace with random numbers when generating the Question.
These variables should consist of a single letter (e.g. [x]), but not [e], which is reserved.
You must also provide the answer formula, which will be used to calculate each answer: this must contain all the variables from the Question Text (not in square brackets).
Other options include specifying the minimum and maximum value of the randomly generated Variables, and the number of answer sets (Question variants) that should be generated.
You can also specify Units Required, meaning that the student must supply a units designator (such as cm) as well as a number. If selected, you must specify this designator and indicate what percentage of the total question score it will be worth.
Note that each student will still receive only a single question. The existence of more than one question variant simply means that students will not all receive the same Question.
Question: [x] + [y]
Manually graded question types
Optional: You can enter a sample answer into the text field provided.
Question: In approximately 500 words, discuss three theories of interpersonal communication.
You can set the number of rows that will display in the answer field. This does not actually limit the length of answers, but can be used to indicate the suggested length of an answer.
This is like an Essay question with a limited display area for the answer.
Question: List three points to remember when note taking.
Question: In 1000 words or less, provide a reflective essay on your field placement experience this study period. Upload as a .doc or .rtf file.