Add Question to Part Wizard

Note: This wizard is only available for Standard Multi-Part and Quick Quiz assignments.

For a Multi-Part assignment: On the Admin Assignments page, click the Edit link next to an assignment. This will bring you to the Edit Assignment page. Click the Edit link located to the right of an assignment part. This will bring you to the Edit Part page.

For Multi-Part assignment: On the Admin Assignments page, click the Edit link next to an assignment. This will bring you to the Edit Assignment page.

From the drop-down menu, select the type of question you want to include in a part. There are 5 types of questions that you can add to a part in an assignment:

  • Multiple Choice

  • Multiple Choice with Rationale

  • Short Answer

  • Audio Response

  • Essay (file upload)

Click Add to the right of the drop-down menu to access the Add Question to Part wizard.

Create a Multiple-Choice Question

These questions have one correct answer. They are automatically scored.

Step1

If this question is for grading, enter the maximum number of points for the question in the Points field.

Enter the question in the Question Text field.

In the Solution Text field, enter the solution/explanation to be released to the students on the solution release date.

The Instructor Memo field is optional and is only visible to administrators of the course. Most people use it to keep notes between Faculty and TAs on how each question should be graded.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

Step 2

Enter your answer choices in the text boxes. Note: Although there are 6 answer choices (Answer A-F), you don’t need to complete them all. If you need more answer choices, you can add them after the question has been saved. Refer to the Add Answer section.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 3

Preview the question and answer choices. Click Save to save the question. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 4

Click OK to confirm that the multiple-choice question has been added and to close out of the wizard.

Create a Multiple-Choice Question with Rationale

These questions have a normal multiple-choice question coupled with a text entry field in which students explain their answer. CourseWork can sort questions by those most frequently missed, allowing instructors to focus on those questions which cause the most problems.

Step 1

If this question is for grading, enter the maximum number of points for the question in the Points field.

Enter the question in the Question Text field.

In the Solution Text field, enter the solution/explanation to be released to the students on the solution release date.

The Instructor Memo field is optional and is only visible to administrators of the course. Most people use it to keep notes between Faculty and TAs on how each question should be graded.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

Step 2

Enter your choices of answer in the text boxes. Note: Although there are 6 answer choices (Answer A-F), you don’t need to complete them all. If you need more answer choices, you can add them after the question has been saved. Refer to the Add Answer Wizard section.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 3

Preview the multiple-choice question with rationale. Click Save to save the question. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 4

Click OK to confirm that the multiple-choice question with rationale has been added and to close out of the wizard.

Create a Short Answer Question

Step 1

If this question is for grading, enter the maximum number of points for the question in the Points field.

Enter the question in the Question Text field.

In the Solution Text field, enter the solution/explanation to be released to the students on the solution release date.

The Instructor Memo field is optional and is only visible to administrators of the course. Most people use it to keep notes between Faculty and TAs on how each question should be graded.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

Step 2

Preview the short answer question. Click Save to save the question. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 3

Click OK to confirm that the short answer question has been added and to close out of the wizard.

Create an Audio Response Question

These questions allow students to make an audio recording on their computer and submit the audio file to CourseWork. This type of question is in use in Stanford's foreign language courses.

Step 1

If this question is for grading, enter the maximum number of points for the question in the Points field.

Enter the question in the Question Text field.

In the Solution Text field, enter the solution/explanation to be released to the students on the solution release date.

The Instructor Memo field is optional and is only visible to administrators of the course. Most people use it to keep notes between Faculty and TAs on how each question should be graded.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

Step 2

In the Time allowed (seconds) field, specify the amount of time the student has to record his/her response.

From the drop-down menu, specify the number of times students are allowed to re-record. Note: Avoid limiting “Number Tries Allowed” to 1. If this is necessary, try to set up a Warm-Up question at the beginning of the assignment so students can get familiar with the audio recording interface and have a chance to test the microphone and speakers beforehand.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 3

Preview the audio response question. Click Save to save the question. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 4

Click OK to confirm that the audio response question has been added and to close out of the wizard.

Create an Essay (File Upload) Question:

This type of question can be used for collecting writing assignments. Students submit their word-processed files. Then the instructor downloads and grades student answers in CourseWork. If you use this type of question, you should request that students submit a specified file format. Rich Text Format (RTF) is a good file format choice that can be created by all word processors. RTF maintains formatting and style information. File upload questions can be used to collect any type of file, such as Matlab or PowerPoint assignments.

Step 1

If this question is for grading, enter the maximum number of points for the question in the Points field.

Enter the description of the question in the Question Text field.

In the Solution Text field, enter the solution/explanation to be released to the students on the solution release date.

The Instructor Memo field is optional and is only visible to administrators of the course. Most people use it to keep notes between Faculty and TAs on how each question should be graded.

Click Next to advance to the next step. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

Step 2

Preview the essay question. Click Save to save the question. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes. Click Prev to go back to previous steps and make changes.

Step 3

Click OK to confirm that the essay question has been added and to close out of the wizard.


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