Documentation:Connect/Create an Ordering Test Question (How To)

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Ordering questions ask students to arrange a series of items in the correct sequence. This document will show you how to:

  • Create an ordering question
  • Enter the question and set options
  • Enter the correct answer
  • Arrange question display order, feedback, and point value

Video

Watch the video below on how to create an ordering test question:

Create an ordering question

  1. From the Course Management menu on the left-hand side, select the Control Panel
  2. Click Tests, Surveys, and Pools, under Course Tools
    Tests, Surveys, and Pools link is found under Course Tools in the Course Management menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click Test
  4. Edit an existing test by clicking the face-down arrow beside a test's name when you hover over it
    Note: You can also create a new test clicking Build Test at the top of the page
  5. Click Edit
    The Edit button can be accessed by hovering over a test's name and clicking the face-down arrow.
  6. Click Create Question at the top of the page
  7. Click Ordering

Enter the question and set options

  1. In the Question section, enter the question title (optional) and text
  2. In the Options section, choose how the question answers will be ordered
  3. Select if partial credit will be given
  4. In the Answers section, set the number of answers to be ordered for the question
  5. Enter the answers in their correct order
  6. Click Next at the top or bottom of the page

Arrange question display order, feedback, and point value

  1. In the Answers section, drag and drop the answers or use the keyboard accessible button to arrange the answers in an order to be displayed to students
    Place the answers in the correct order through the drag and drop functionality.
  2. In the Feedback section, enter responses to be displayed to students for incorrect and correct answers
  3. In the Categories and Key Words section, add descriptive words for the question to make it easier to search for in future tests
  4. (Optional) Add instructor notes
  5. Click Submit
  6. The new Ordering question appears at the bottom of the Test Canvas page, enter the point value of the question in the Points box in the top left corner of the question

Related Resources

  • Getting Started with Building a Test (pdf)