03.D.13. Building Special Online Questions: Option to Type into Tables and Reformat Multiple Choice Questions using Different Layouts

eDoctrina offers several special "TAGs" (aka coding options) in the assessment editor that allow for "advanced" online assessment features. These features allow for special question types to be built!


Feature 1: Inline Response Area for Teacher Scored Questions

In this TAG you can put one or more spaces for a student response within the question itself. This feature is great to use with text responses and responses that involve using an equation editor.

Version 1: Includes a mini editor that has a button for the WIRIS editor (aka Equation Editor). ---> When building the question, type in the tag: [[response_input]]

Version 2: Includes a simple text box. ---> When building the question, type in the tag: [[response_input_txt]]

Version 3: Includes a simple text box where students can write longer responses. ---> When building the question, type in the tag: [[response_input_memo]]


There are four ways to set up this type of question. To start add a question to an assessment using the button.

  • Select the number of questions you'd like to add, and select either fill in the blank or teacher scored.
  • Insert a table from the WYSIWYG editor by click in the question text field.
  • Then create the desired table by adding text and tags. Then, use one of the following question types and corresponding scoring type.

    (1) Fill in the blank single correct answer (auto correct for online assessments)

    If there is only one answer field where the students are expected to type in a single response, then the question type should be set to Single correct answer.
    (2) Fill in the blank multiple correct answers (auto correct for online assessments)

    If there is more than one answer field where students are expected to type in a response, the scoring type should be Multiple correct answers, all correct required and the number of required fields should match the number of answer choices (3) Teacher scored single correct answer

    For teacher scored question with a single correct answer, change the question type to Teacher Scored and the Scoring type to Single correct answer. (4) Teacher scored multiple correct answers

    For teacher scored question with a multiple correct answers, change the question type to Teacher Scored and the Scoring type tp Multiple correct answers, all correct required..
    Both examples shown below.


    Feature 2: Inline Choices.

    With this TAG you can put the multiple choice options in line with the question instead of at the bottom of the question. In order to do this you simply type [[choices]] within the text where you want the answer choices combo to show:

    Use the tag: [[choices]]

    For example if you add the following question:

    _____________ was the first President of the United States.

    a. George Washington b. Homer Simpson c. The Donald d. Luke Skywalker e. Flipper the Dolphin

    You could type it as follows in the question editor(as shown in the screen shot below):

    [[choices]] was the first President of the United States.

    When the student access this question online, there would be a selection combo instead of answer choices as shown below:


    Feature 3: Radio Button Answers.

    With this TAG you can show the answers in a line with radio button selectors instead of the normal answer selection tool. This allows you to control a little where the answers go so you could have some of the question after the answer choices.

    Use the tag: [[choices_radio]]

    In the same example from above, you could do something like:

    [[choices_radio]]

    was the first President of the United States.

    O George Washington O Homer Simpson O The Donald O Luke Skywalker O Flipper the Dolphin

    It looks like this in the editor:

    It looks like this in the online assessment: