lightbulb_outline This question type can be used in a written assignment only.
The open question with final answer is a question type that is mostly used if the correct answer awards full points. If the final answer is correct, an instructor or reviewer does not have to check the reasoning or the calculation. This question type is primarily used with math questions, but can be used in different cases too.
Open questions will need to be graded manually. To support you in doing this, you can make use of criteria, rubrics or sliders.
Create an open question with final answer
To create an open question for a written assignment, follow the steps below.
- Click the domain School name in the menu on the left.
- Click label_important Courses in the menu at the top.
- Select your course or use the search bar.
- Select your assignment or create a new assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a name and click Save.
- Click New question and select Open question with final answer.
- Formulate the question in the question content field.
- Fill in the number of points the question is worth.
- Fill in the page height of the answer field.
- Click +Add answer and fill in your content. For example an equation.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more options.
- Click Save.
The screenshot below shows an example of how this question type can be used. While reviewing, you can check the answer in the box at the top. The working out can then be checked in the box at the bottom if necessary.
This marks the question as a bonus question, which means the number of points awarded with this question will be counted until the maximum amount of points achievable for this assignment is reached. The points of the bonus question aren’t included in the maximum amount of points that can be achieved for the assignment If the student answers the question incorrectly, this won’t be detracted from the number of points and the mark.
You will first need to assign which students are exempted from answering this question within the settings of your course. You can then enable which questions can be skipped by these students. In a digital test the student will be informed they can skip the question. For written assignments they will see a scissor icon next to the question, so students will need to be informed they can skip these questions. The number of points for this question will not be counted in their result. It is not possible to change this setting after the test has been taken.
- Start on a new page
A new question will begin on a new page.
Separate answer boxes
When creating a question, it is possible to add extra answers in the answer boxes. By default, all answers will be in one box. If this option is enabled, the answers will be separated.
- Partial Scoring
Students will receive points when their answer is partly correct. For example, if the total number of points they can receive for a question is 2 and their answer is 50% correct, they will still receive 1 point. Without this option, they can only receive 0 or the maximum number of points.
To add a grading scheme to an open question with final answer, follow the steps below.
- Click Grading scheme in the menu at the top.
- Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme.
- Click the more_horiz-icon and click Edit.
- Click the dropdown menu Grading type* and choose your method.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more grading options.
- Click Save.
Read more about Grading methods here.
- Model answer
A solution for the reviewers (and for participants when published). The model answer can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.
- Start with zero points (For the points-per-criteria and rubrics grading method only)
If this option is enabled the marking of this question will always start at zero points and the points will be added up when selecting the criteria. When this option is disabled, the marking will start with the maximum amount of points that can be awarded for this question and selecting the criteria will be subtracted from this maximum. This means that the criteria should be added as minus points of the total amount. The reviewer can then select the criteria if the student didn’t meet this with their answer, so it can be detracted from the total amount of points.
- Limit minimum to zero points (For the points-per-criteria grading method only)
With this option enabled, it’s not possible to go below zero points when selecting the different criteria. It is still possible to manually adjust the number of points to go below zero with the adjustment option during the reviewing.
- Limit maximum to total points (For the points-per-criteria grading method only)
In the grading settings it’s possible to set the maximum amount of points achievable with the question, separate from the points per criteria When this number deviates from the maximum amount achievable by adding up the criteria points, this option will cap the maximum amount of points to this manually set number.
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