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Desire2Learn 9.0

Quizzes & Surveys: Understanding Question Types

The following table explains the different types of questions available for Desire2Learn quizzes and/or surveys. All question types include the option of providing custom feedback. Most quiz questions can be automatically graded, but you can override the autograde.

Arithmetic
Quizzes only. This type of question requires mathematical calculation. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Arithmetic Question.

Fill in the Blanks
This question type evokes a one-word/one-phrase answer from students. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Fill in the Blanks Question or Sample Survey Question: Fill in the Blank.

Likert
Surveys only. This question type allows students to answer on a scale. Scale choices include 1-5, 1-8, Agreement, Satisfaction, Frequency, Importance, and Opposition. For an example, see Sample Survey Question: Likert Scale.

Long Answer
These are also known as essay questions. Students type their responses into a scroll box. These are the only type of quiz questions that cannot be autograded. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Long Answer Question or Sample Survey Question: Long Answer.

Matching
Two columns of information are displayed and students must match items in each column. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Matching Question or Sample Survey Question: Matching.

Multiple Choice
Multiple choice questions have two or more options. Students can select only one answer. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Multiple Choice Question or Sample Survey Question: Multiple Choice.

Multi-Select
These questions are very like multiple choice questions, but allow students to select more than one answer. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Multi-Select Question or Sample Survey Question: Multi-Select.

Multi-Short Answer
Students type their answer to a multi-part question (e.g., Name three attributes of...). For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Multi-Short Answer Question or Sample Survey Question: Multi-Short Answer.

Ordering
Students place items in the correct order by typing a number next to them. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Ordering Question or Sample Survey Question: Ordering.

Short Answer
Students type an answer to the question in a text box. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Short Answer Question or Sample Survey Question: Short Answer. This question type is often manually graded.

Significant Figures
Quizzes only. This question allows mathematical calculation that takes significant figures into account. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample Significant Figures Question.

True or False
Students select whether a question is true or false. For an example, see Quizzes: Sample True/False Question or Sample Survey Question: True or False.


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