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Label Image with Drop Down Question for Advanced Assessments
Label Image with Drop Down Question for Advanced Assessments

Students select their response from a response box drop down menu located somewhere on an image.

Ethan Kelly avatar
Written by Ethan Kelly
Updated over a week ago

Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Label Image with Drop Down question.

In the Label image with drop-down question, the student selects a short response from drop-down menus that are positioned at predetermined points on an image.


💡 Tip: Interested in putting drop down boxes into sentences or their own space, not necessarily on an image? Click the button below.

Build the Question

  • If you are creating a new item, select the + Create button on the assessment builder, title the item, then select the Add New plus sign to add a question.

  • If you are adding to an existing item, simply select the Add New plus sign (as shown above) to add a question to the item.

Next, select Label image with drop-down from the library, located in the Fill in the Blanks (Cloze) section (or type into Search to find any question type):

Compose Question

  • Type question prompt into the Compose Question 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.

Add Image

This is the image that you will add response boxes to in order for students to choose from the drop down.

  • Select Edit to upload an image as the label template.

Add Response Boxes

  • Drag the numbered response fields into their appropriate positions. You can add additional boxes by selecting the +Add button.

  • In each set of possible responses, type in the desired multiple-choice answers.

    • Drag handle: Rearrange menu choices

    • Trash: Delete

    • Add button: Add more choices to the drop-down menu

Set Correct Answers and Scoring

Set Correct Answers

  • Enter the full point value for getting this answer correct (see More Options section below for information about Alternate answers).

  • Select correct answers from drop-down menus.


If you have auto-scoring enabled, you'll have to choose Exact Match, Partial Match per Response, or Partial Match. Using the example above, here is a description of how each will work:

Exact Match

The entire question must be answered correctly to receive the point(s).

  • In this example, students will need to place all three responses correctly in order to earn the full point.

Partial Match per Response

Each response box is scored independently, and each is worth the number of points indicated in the point(s) field.

  • In this example, each correct response box would be worth 1 point, making the entire question worth 3 points total. For example, if the student correctly places 2 out of the 3, the student will earn 2/3 points.

Partial Match

Similar to partial match per response, each response box is scored independently, but the point value indicated in the point(s) field is evenly split among the number of options.

  • In this example, each correct response box will earn 0.33 of a point. For example, if the student correctly places 2 out of the 3, the student will earn 0.66/1 point.

Alternate Answers

  • If alternate answers are acceptable (for instance, if there are multiple correct answers), click the + button. Each set of alternates can be valued at different point levels ( Correct must be the highest point value).

Student Preview

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: Answer the question with the correct answers, including alternates.

    • Selecting Show Answers will present the correct answers.

  • Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value.

Click to see a short clip of this question type from the student's perspective.

More Options

There are other scoring and layout options available.


Click to see other scoring options such as checking answers and minimum scores.

  • Unscored/Practice usage: removes all scoring from the item.

  • Check answer button & Check answer attempts: find more information here!

  • Penalty points: use this option if you want students to lose points for giving incorrect answers. Find more information here!

  • Minimum score if attempted: student will receive points as long as the question has been attempted (if the question is left blank or is unanswered, the student will not earn those points).


Click to see pointer options.

  • Pointer: Sets orientation of response box to the position of the red pointer dot - None, Top, Right, Bottom (shown below), or Left (Default).

Click to see font size options.

  • Change the font size: In the Font size dropdown menu, you can change the font size of all components of the question to small, normal, large, extra large, or huge.


Click to see "Extras"

At the very bottom of the More Options menu, you will see "Extras". These options are not applicable to Otus assessments - they do not have any impact on the questions or the assessment.

Learnosity Resources

You can read more about this question type on Learnosity's Author Guide.

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