lightbulb_outline This question type can be used in a digital test only. For written assignments, please check out the image question type article.
With a hotspot question, participants are required to drag and drop one or more markers in the correct areas of an image. The areas can be created by using one of the following figure types: rectangle, circle or polygon. All markers will have the same topic and are differentiated by their number.
As well as the hotspot question, you can also use the hotspot match question. The hotspot match question is similar to the hotspot question. The difference is that with a hotspot match question, the markers are named and each marker needs to be put in the corresponding area whereas with a hotspot question the markers are numbered but mean the same thing and therefore can be placed in any order in the image.
To create a hotspot question, 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 Hotspot.
- Formulate the question in the question content field.
- Fill in the number of points the question is worth.
- Fill in the number of markers that must be placed on the image.
- Click Upload image to upload your image.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more options.
- Click Save.
After creating a hotspot question, you will need to add a grading scheme. This is where you can indicate the areas the marker(s) can be placed and name them.
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 are not included in the maximum amount of points that can be achieved for the assignment If the student answers the question incorrectly, this will not 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.
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
In order to use the hotspot question in a digital test, you will need to fill in the grading scheme. This is where you can indicate the areas the marker(s) can be placed and name them. To add a grading scheme to a hotspot question, follow the steps below.
- Click the Grading scheme tab at the top of the assignment.
- Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme.
- Click the more_horiz-icon and click Edit.
- It is optional to fill in feedback that is shown to students when:
- the question is answered correctly
- the question is answered partially correctly
- the question is answered incorrectly
- Select a figure type, select a colour, set the number of points and fill in a name.
- Click on the figure twice. Two dots will appear to create the selected figure. Drag the dots in position to create the answer field.
- Click Done editing or Add an area when the answer field has to be extended.
- You can use the Calculate points button to calculate the maximum points. The points of all the criteria will be summed up automatically. Alternatively, you can manually set the maximum number of points.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more grading options.
- Click Save.
A solution for the reviewers (and for students 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 did not 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.