Easygenerator Basics: Question Types Part II

Welcome to Easygenerator !

With Easygenerator, adding quizzes and knowledge checks to your e-learning courses can't be easier. 

This course will teach you how to create the following question types in Easygenerator:

  1. Drag&Drop text
  2. Statement
  3. Hotspot
  4. Open question
  5. Scenario
  6. Ranking text

 

Getting started: adding questions

Types of Questions: Drag and Drop Text

To answer a drag and drop question, a learner has to move text items to specific places on a background image by dragging and dropping them. Drag and drop interactions have the power to make even the dullest eLearning course fun and entertaining, without sacrificing its effectiveness.

Essentially, in drag-and-drop questions, you will move words, or short phrases on a computer screen to target areas where they belong. Drag-and-drop items assess your ability to classify, organize, and sequence information.

Drag and Drop Text Question Example: What countries do these notes belong to?

  • Bermuda
  • Cook Islands
  • Hong Kong
  • Antarctica

Types of Questions: Statement

Statement question (True/false question) allows you to check a number of facts in one question on a single page. A learner is given only two choices for an answer in this kind of question: True or False.

True/false questions are well suited for the assessment of both the learner’s retention of specific information from a course and their general understanding of the material. A learner can answer a large number of true/false questions within a short period of time. This enables you to cover a wide area of knowledge and test for understanding of every significant point even if you are on a tight schedule. 

Statement Question Example: Which of these statements about the space are correct?

  • The sun makes up 99.8% of the mass of the solar system.
  • Comets have only one tail made of dust.
  • All of the other planets in the solar system could fit between Earth and the moon.
  • Only 18 missions to Mars have been successful.
  • The Moon is moving approximately 3.8 cm away from our planet every year.

Types of Questions: Hotspot

Hotspot question allows you to present the learners with an image and let them identify one or more spots on that image. It is a very graphical way to assess your learners.

Hotspot questions show how stuff works in real life. They can help learners absorb and apply visual data to make decisions on the job. 

For example, with this question type, you can check if a learner knows which shortcuts to use on the keyboard. Or if a sales representative can recognize all elements of the product you're selling.

Another cool thing about hotspot questions is that they require learners to do some serious thinking, often on a higher cognitive level than if they were answering an easier question, such as a multiple choice question. 

Hotspot Question Example: Can you find humerus?

There are two bones in human skeleton  called 'humerus'. Click on two spots.

Types of Questions: Open Question

The open question is a question that cannot be answered with "yes" or "no" but requires an exhaustive answer. Learners are given the opportunity to type an answer into a text field. This question type has to be graded manually. 

Open questions ask the learners to think and reflect.
They allow students to share more information, including feelings, attitudes, and understanding of the issue. This provides the course authors with better access to the respondents' true knowledge of the subject.

Open Question Example: Can you tell us something about yourself?

Types of Questions: Scenario

Scenario question allows you to create a branched simulation which challenges a learner to make swift and accurate decisions in the vivid recreation of a real-world situation. To make it even more interactive and engaging, you can also choose a character and background that fits your subject.

These scenarios clearly put a learner into the role of making decisions in a very real world simulation. In such a simulation, learners are placed in a setting with a situation in which they have to make a single decision and then receive feedback based on the decision made.

 

Scenario Question Example: How to make your customer happy?

Types of question: Ranking text

Ranking text question asks respondents to rank items in regard to preference or significance.

Ranking questions are useful if you need respondents to rank multiple items from best to worst. They help you to assess what is most important to your customer, student, or employee. These detailed types of ranking questions can help you to understand what an employee likes best or least about his job or what products and services you provide that your customers value most. Properly measuring level of importance will garner critical information that ensures you continue to provide what is expected or modify what is not.

 

Ranking Text Example: Can you rank Harry Potter books?

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Wrap-Up

That’s it for the second part of the tutorial on question types in Easygenerator. Hopefully, you've got an idea how to create the following questions in Easygenerator:

  1. Drag and Drop
  2. Statement
  3. Hotspot
  4. Open question
  5. Scenario
  6. Ranking text

In the next tutorial, we’ll learn how to design courses in Easygenerator.