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Ordering Questions

Ordering questions require students to provide an answer by selecting the correct order of a series of items. For example, you can give students a list of historical events and ask them to place these events in chronological order.

Students are granted partial credit for ordering questions if they answer part of the question correctly. For example, if the question is worth eight points and the student gives the correct order for half of the items, they will receive four points.

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How to Create an Ordering Question

When you create an Ordering question, you add the answers in the correct order and later set the order that they display to students.

  1. Access a test, survey, or pool. To learn more, see Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. On the action bar, point to Create Question and click Ordering.
  3. Type the Question Text.
  4. The default number of answers is 4. If you want to increase this, select the Number of Answers from the drop-down list. To reduce the number of answers, click Remove to the right of one or more answer boxes to delete them. An ordering question cannot have fewer than 2 answers or more than 100.
  5. Type an Answer in each box.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Press and drag the answers in the Display Order column to determine how they appear.
  8. Optionally, type feedback for correct and incorrect answers.
  9. Click Submit and Create Another -OR- Submit to add the question to the test.


Order the four oceans in size, with the largest first.





Partial Credit

You can specify partial credit for Ordering questions. Partial credit gives a percentage of the question’s possible points for a partially correct answer. To learn more, see How to Assign Partial Credit.

You must enable the options to specify partial credit on the Question Settings page to use them for individual questions.

Related Tutorials    video  Creating an Ordering Question (Flash video | 3m 12s)