Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Classification question.
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In Classification, students drag and drop predetermined text or images into a table.
Build the Question
After you choose to create your own item, select the Classify, Match & Order category from the options on the left, then select Classification.
Step 1: Compose Question
- Compose question: Type question prompt into this field.
- You have many formatting options from the Rich Text toolbar, including changing the font size, adding tables, using math symbols, adding multimedia, and more! Click here for more information on the different functions of the Rich Text toolbar.
- Column count and Row count: Type a value into the fields to establish the number of columns and rows for the table (the default is 2 columns and 1 row).
- Column titles and Row titles (Optional): Type a title for the column or row headings. Select the Trash button to remove titles. Select the Add button for additional Columns or Rows.
Step 2: Add Answer Content
- Possible responses: Type the responses the students will choose from. Note - responses can be text, images, audio, or video. See the article on the Rich Text toolbar for more information.
- Drag handle: Click and drag the responses into the desired order
- Trash: Delete response
- Add: Additional response
- Group possible responses (Optional): If there are different categories of response options, check this box to add additional groups:
Set Correct Answers and Scoring
- Point value: Enter the full point value for getting this answer correct (see More options section below)
- Setting correct answer: Drag response boxes to their correct positions in the table. When students answer, all responses will need to be in the correct positions for full credit. If there are multiple correct answers, see More options section below.
- Alternate answers (Optional): click the Add ( + ) button to add alternate answers (see More options section below).
- Show drag handle (Optional): Shows or hides handle button
- Duplicate responses (Optional): Turn this on if responses may be reused:
It's highly recommended to Preview the question before adding it to the assessment. This displays the question as the students will see it and also verifies that the answers and scoring work as expected.
Step 1: Select the Preview button to go into Preview mode
Step 2: Drag the responses to their correct positions (including alternates).
- (Optional) Show Answers: Checking this box will display the correct answers below
Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value (in this example, 1/1)
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Alternate answers: If alternate answers are acceptable (like synonyms, alternative spelling, or abbreviations), click the + button. By default, Alternates are awarded full credit, but each set of alternates can be valued at different point levels (Correct must be the highest point value).
Unscored/Practice usage: Removes point value for this question.
Penalty points: Rather than not receiving credit for incorrect answers, an incorrect answer will deduct points instead.
- Exact match (Default): All parts of the answer must be correct to be awarded credit.
- Partial Match Per Cell: If all answers in a cell are correct, the credit designated in the Set correct answer(s) field will be awarded. In this example with two cells (Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere), 1 point would be awarded if all answers in the cell are correct, adding up to as many as 2 total points:
- Partial match per cell - max score: Same as Partial match per cell, only the entire point value (in this case 1 point) is divided across all answers. In this example with two cells (Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere), 0.5 points are awarded if all answers in the cell are correct, adding up to 1 total point. Note - in this example, Rounding was set to None. The default is Round down, which does not offer fractional credit):
- Partial match per element: Each correct answer will be awarded the full credit designated in the Set correct answer(s) field. (In this example with four response options, awarding 1 point per correct answer, adding up to as many as 4 total points):
- Partial match per element - max score: Same as Partial match per element, only the entire point value (in this case 1 point) is divided across all answers. In this example with four responses, 0.25 points is awarded for each correct answer, adding up to as much as 1 total point. Note - in this example, Rounding was set to None. The default is Round down, which does not offer fractional credit):
Response container position: Adjust layout of responses in relation to the table. The default is Bottom. Additional choices are Left, Right, or Top (shown here):
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