Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a graphing question.
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In the Graphing and Graphing in the First Quadrant questions, students can plot points, lines, and shapes on a coordinate grid.
❗ Note  the Graphing and Graphing in the First Quadrant question types are identical in their creation. The only difference is the following:
Graphing  contains the entire coordinate plane (all four quadrants)
Graphing in the First Quadrant  only contains the first quadrant.
With this question type, students are able to graph the following:
Points
Lines
Rays
Segments
Vectors
Circles
Parabolas
Sine
Polygons
Example:
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Build the Question
If you are creating a new item, select the + Create button on the assessment builder, title the item, and 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 the Graphing category from the options on the left. Then select Graphing OR Graphing in the First Quadrant.
❗ Note  the Graphing and Graphing in the First Quadrant question types are identical in their creation. The only difference is the following:
Graphing  contains the entire coordinate plane (all four quadrants)
Graphing in the First Quadrant  only contains the first quadrant.
Step 1: Compose the Question

Step 2: Determine Graph Parameters
➡️ Default
➡️ Customize
💡 Tip from the Otus Team: We recommend adding at least 0.4 to the minimums and maximums. This will make the label visible and also allow for additional space on the graph. See the examples below.

Step 3: Add Student Tools
➡️ Default
➡️ Customize

➡️ Add Background Image (Optional)

Set Correct Answers and Scoring
In this section, you will set the correct answers and point values for the question.
If you want additional answers to be considered for partial credit, we recommend adding alternate answers by selecting the blue + button.
In the example below, the fullcredit correct answer is on the left, set for 1 point. An alternate answer is on the right, set for 0.5 points.
❗ Important Note: The scoring for graphing questions is allornothing; the student must correctly include all elements of the correct answer in order to earn the points.
In the example above, if the student does not graph the point (8,3), they will not earn the point, even if the line itself is graphed correctly.
Student Preview
It's highly recommended to Preview the question as you are building it in the item. 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 autoscore correctly calculates the point value.
Here is a short clip of this question type from the student's perspective.
If you'd like to see specific parts of the tutorial, use the timing outline below:
Overview: Begins the video
Point  0:21
Line  0:43
Segment, Ray, Vector, Circle, Parabola, & Sine  1:05
Shortcut Hint  1:44
Polygon, Label, and Move  2:26
Graphing in the 1st Quadrant  3:14
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More Options
There are additional scoring, layout, grid, and control options. First, expand the More Options menu.
❗ Note  there are many different ways to customize the x and yaxis, including the distance between units and where students can graph points. We recommend playing around with these settings to see exactly how they affect your graph. Each time you make a change, the graph will update, so you can continuously check to see how the change applies.
➡️ ScoringThere are additional options for scoring.

➡️ GridThis is where you will determine the distance between the units and ticks on the x and yaxis. The options for the x and yaxis are identical.
➡️ Defaults
➡️ CustomizeFor the purposes of this example, we will show the first quadrant as customizations are made

➡️ LayoutThese are the layout options that apply to Otus:

➡️ Controls
➡️ Default
➡️ Customize
❓ What is the difference between reset and delete? Selecting reset will clear the entire graph of all student work. Selecting delete will allow the student to choose which parts of their work they would like to remove.

➡️ Background Image

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