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Add Questions to Self and Peer Assessments

Questions are the basic component of any assessment. Questions provide both the structure and content of the assessment. Questions are simple or complex:

  • What year did Queen Elizabeth I die?
  • What is the square root of 144?
  • Explain why Napoleon's armies were defeated at the battle of Waterloo.

When creating questions, two important options must be considered:

  • Add Content Collection items using their permanent URLs.
  • A model response, an example of a correct response to a question, is provided. The model response allows evaluators to compare submitted answers to an example. It is not displayed to students taking the assessment, only to the evaluators after the assessment has been submitted.

How to Add a Question to an Assessment

  1. Access an assessment's contextual menu and click Edit.
  2. On the Edit page, click Assessment Canvas.
  3. On the Assessment Canvas page, click Create Question on the action bar.
  4. On the Add Question page, provide the question information and a model response.
  5. Make the question available.
  6. Click Submit.

How to Add a Default or Previously Used Question

Adding a default question is a quick and easy way to construct an effective assessment. The Self and Peer Assessment Building Block comes with a set of default questions you can use to build your tests. You will also find questions you have created in other assessments.

  1. Access an assessment's contextual menu and click Edit.
  2. On the Edit page, click Assessment Canvas.
  3. On the action bar, click Search for Question.
  4. Type search text in the Search for Question box and click Go. Or, click Go to display a list of all default questions.
  5. On the Search Results page, if a plus sign is available, click it to view all the details.
  6. Select the check boxes next to the questions to add.
  7. Click Submit.