||Questionmark Perception's Authoring Manager allows you to create, import and design questions in a number of different formats called question types. All question types can include graphics, multimedia, Flash, sound, videos, and URLs pointing to useful learning materials. Perception Authoring Manager allows you to use more than 20 different question wizards to create a wide variety of question types.|
||Questionmark Perception Authoring Manager allows you to create the following question types: |
- Drag-and-Drop: the participant clicks and drags up to ten images into position. The feedback and score is dependant upon the final position of the images.
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- Essay question: the participant answers by typing up to 30,000 characters of text. Perception’s Scoring Tool enables grading essay questions within assessments by using customized rubrics. You may define what is right or wrong in advance by entering a list of acceptable answers or print out a report of the responses for manual grading.The logic can also allow scoring based on the presence or absence of keywords or key phrases. This question type is also used to solicit opinions or suggestions on a particular subject.
- Explanation screens: insert text or graphics for the participant to view prior to answering a series of questions.
- File Upload: participants are often required to complete an assignment which requires them to create a document in the form of a computer file. Question authors can use File Upload questions to enable participants to upload their document files.
- Fill-in-the-blank: the participant is presented with a statement where one or more words are missing and completes the missing words. The score can be determined from checking each blank against a list of acceptable words and can checked for misspelled words.
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- Hotspot: a participant clicks on a picture to indicate their choice. Depending upon their choice, certain feedback and grades will be assigned. A graphics editor is provided to simplify specifying the choice areas.
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- Knowledge Matrix: this question type presents several multiple-choice questions together where the participant selects one choice for each statement or question presented. This question type is used to cross-relate responses from a single item.
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- Survey Matrix: This question type enables you to include multiple rows of Likert questions within a table with column headers included.
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- Likert scale: the participant selects one of several options such as "strongly agree" through "strongly disagree" that are weighted with numbers to aid analysis of the results.
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- Matching: two series of statements/words are presented and the participant must match items from one list to items within the other list.
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- Multiple choice: the participant selects one choice from up to 40 possible answers. There is no limit to the length of each answer.
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- Multiple response: similar to multiple choice except the participant is not limited to choosing one response; he/she can select none, one or more of the choices offered.
- Numeric questions: a participant is prompted to enter a numeric value, and this may be scored as one value for an exact answer and another score if the response is within a range.
- Pull-Down List (selection question): a series of statements are presented and the participant can match these statements with a pull-down list.
Try a selection question using a Pull-down list
- Ranking (Rank in Order): a list of choices must be ranked numerically with duplicate matches not allowed.
- Select-a-blank: the participant is presented with a statement where a word is missing; words can be selected from a pull-down list to indicate their answer.
- True/False: the participant selects "true" or "false" in response to the question.
- Word response (text match): the participant types in a single word or a few words to indicate their answer. You define right or wrong words or phrases in advance by entering a list of acceptable answers. The grading logic can also allow scoring based on the presence or absence of keywords or key phrases and check for misspellings.
- Yes/No: the participant selects "Yes" or "No" in response to the question.
- Adobe Flash: Perception supports an interface with Adobe Flash that allow programmers to program customized items using Flash and have the results recorded within the answer database.
Try a sample Adobe Flash question
- Adobe Captivate Simulations: Perception supports an interface with Adobe Captivate that allows subject matter experts to create simulations that can provide scoring information for multiple interactions and have the results recorded within the answer database.
Try a Question using an Adobe Captivate Simulation
- Spoken Response: Record a participant's voice as the answer to a question. Scores for spoken responses can be processed along with other test scores using Perception’s reporting tools.