With the Question Maker Software, which is one of the most fundamental components of Online Assessment Systems, you can prepare questions in various types such as multiple-choice, true-false, open-ended, matching and sequencing.
Question preparation can be divided into 2 steps:
- Explain the question
- Determine the answering method of the question
Question Preparation: Explain the Question
Explaining question is done by using the Question Creator, and this step is the same for all question types.
“So, whether it's a multiple-choice question, an open-ended question, or a matching or sequencing question, all questions first begin with an explain question using the Question Creator Editor.”
Online Question Maker Software for Creating Question Content
A lot of features in the online question maker software are used to explain the question completely and accurately. These features allow question text formatting, the creation of mathematical formulas and equations, adding images, audio, video and similar files.
Features for Question Text Formatting
If the question text is not formatted correctly, the question becomes difficult to understand and may even be misunderstood. In order to prevent these situations, the question text need to be formatted in the most correct way, so that the question should be presented to the other party in the easiest, fastest and most accurate way. Many features in the rich content editor allow us to better explain the question. When you create your own questions, you make use of the following features for the question text :
- Font: Add texts in different fonts.
- Font Size: Add texts in different font sizes.
- Headings: Add headings in different size and order of importance.
- Alignment: Align texts and images left or right, or middle.
- Text Color: Add contents in different colors.
- Text Highlight: Highlight texts in different colors.
- KoyuBold, Italic, and Underlined/Strikethrough Text: Differentiate any part of the text by making it bold, italic, and underlined/strikethrough.
- Add Lists: Add ordered or undordered lists that contains many bullets.
- shift In/Out: Shift texts or paragraphs in or out.
- Add Links: Add a link to any part of the text.
Writing Question Content Right-to-Left or Left-to-Right
While creating the question content, you can write left-to-right or right-to-left. By writing right-to-left, you can add question content in languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Add Supporting Materials to the Question
A question may also consist of non-text content. In question creation process You can add original materials to your question content with the following features:
Add a Mathematical Formula or Equation to the Question
You can add mathematical formulas and equations to the question by using TeX format, LaTeX format, or using the Math Formula and Equation writing editor.
Add picture to the Question
You can add one or more images to the question.
Add Audio File to the Question
You can add an audio file to the question. The audio file you add will be played by the audio file player and can be listened to by the candidate. You can adjust the following settings for the audio file:
- How many times will the candidate be able to listen to the audio file?
- Will s/he be able to stop while listening?
- Will s/he be able to skip (back/forward) while listening?
Add Video File to the Question
Candidates will be able to watch the video files added to questions with the video player. You can adjust the following settings for video file:
- How many times will the candidate be able to watch the video?
- Will s/he be able to stop while watching?
- Will s/he be able to skip (back/forward) while watching?
Add a File to the Question
With the adding file feature, you can add a file to the question and have the candidate download the file to his/her own device.
Add Content to Left or Right Side of the Question
Sometimes you may want to add content to the right or left side of the question and edit the question by this content. In this case, you may add content to the left or right side of the question by creating a reading text, image or any similar content.
Add Hints or Supporting Content to the Question
With the feature of adding supporting content to the question, you can add additional content to your question that the candidate can enable or disable, and give this content a unique name. Owing to this feature, you can keep the question content as short as possible, and on the other hand, you can easily access supporting content that can be useful to candidates who require help.
Add Feedback Content to the Question
You can add Feedback Content to your question in the question preparation process. Feedback content can be shown to the candidate at a time that suits your exam settings. In this way, you can ensure that the candidate obtains information regarding the questions answered incorrectly and the correct answer.
Owing to the preview, you can view exactly how the questions you have prepared will be presented, and how all your settings will work. In the preview, by using the achievement calculator tool, you can also see how much success the candidate will get by choosing each answer.
You can create question groups consisting of questions and content. For instance, you may want to ask a lot of questions over a reading, video, picture, or sound track. In this case, the content and questions can be grouped together. Grouped questions and content can be included in the exam in groups and at once.
There are two options for saving questions in the question creation process:
- Save in the question bank: You can save the questions you have prepared in the question bank under the folder you wish and with the tags you prefer. You can easily include the questions you have saved in the question bank in the tests and exams, so you can use the same question many times. This option is more efficient in the long term.
- Save in the exam: While preparing your test, you can create direct questions and include them in the test. This option is more practical because you skip the steps of saving the question in the question bank first and then finding the question from the bank; however, since you didn't save the question in the bank, later, you'd have a harder time adding the same question to another test. Furthermore, it is not easy to remember what type of questions each test contains. The question bank offers you with a more organized and more efficient process in the long term.