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Ordering Questions

This information applies only to the Original Course View.

With Ordering questions, students select 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.

By default, if you allowed partial credit, students are awarded 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 receive four points.

More on partial credit

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. From the Create Question menu, select Ordering.
  2. Type the Question Text.
  3. Select Answer Numbering from the menu or leave the default.
  4. The default number of answers is 4. If you want to increase this, select the Number of Answers from the menu. To reduce the number of answers, select Remove next to the answer boxes to delete them. An Ordering question must have at least 2 answers and no more than 100 answers.
  5. Type an answer in each box.
  6. Select 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. Select Submit and Create Another or Submit to add the question to the test.