An order question is mostly used in an assignment if students are required to rank the answers. Students can drag and drop the choices into the right order.

## How to create an order question

- Create an assignment.
- Click
**New exercise**, fill in a title and click**Save**. - Click
**New question**, select**Order**and click**Save**. - Fill in the question description.
- Click the drop-down button
**Order type**and choose**Horizontal**or**Vertical**. - Click
**Add choice**and fill in the answer option.*Repeat this for all answer options.* - If preferred, you can also click on the box
**Fixed starting position**. This allows you to fill in the position of the answer options. - Click the
*more_vert***-icon**at the top of the question for other various options. - Click
**Save.**

#### Options for an open question:

**Bonus**This marks the question as a bonus question.**S****kippable**This question will not be taken into account for the grades of exempt students.**Partial scoring**Students will get points when their answer is partly correct. For example, the total number of points they can get for this question is 2 and their answer is half correct, they will get 1 point. Without this option, they only can get 0 or the maximum number of points.

## How to review an order question

- Click
**Grading scheme**in the switch at the top. - Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme.
- Fill in the number of points each answer option is worth.
- It is optional to fill in feedback that will be shown when the results are published for:
- completely correct answers.
- not completely correct answers.
- incorrect answers.

- Click the
*more_vert***-icon**and you can use various options. - Click
**Save**.

Options for grading:

**Use product rule**When you use the product rule for grading, select the correct answer options.**G****rading description**A solution for the reviewers (and for students when published). The grading description can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.**Start with zero points**(For the points-grading method only)

Select this option to allow all students to start with zero points before grading.**Limit minimum to zero points**(For the points-grading method only)

Select this option to allow all students to receive no negative points for this question.**Limit maximum to total points**(For the points-grading method only)

Select this option to allow all students to receive a maximum amount of points of the total amount of points for this question.

## Grading of an order-question

If you have not used the product rule-option, an order-question will be graded as follows:

We determine the number of correct ‘pairs’. For example, 4 options for the following pairs are used:

1-2 ; 1-3 ; 1-4 ; 2-3 ; 2-4 ; 3-4

We compare this with the student answer and if for example, the student identified 4 correct pairs, the student receives a score of 4/6 * number of points.

So in general: grade = (number of correct pairs set by the student / total number of correct pairs) * number of points set for this question

*error_outline* Order questions are graded automatically and therefore it is not possible to change the score of a specific student. You can only change the points from the question.

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