Ans allows for multiple question types, within subquestions. When adding a subquestion, the question type can be set. General information on questions can be found here. This article will handle question types for written exams and tests separately.

**1. Question types for written exams**

The options are shown in the drop-down menu in the image below. They will be discussed in the same order.

**Lines**can be inserted, which can be helpful for a student when you expect some writing. The height of the box of lines can be determined by a slider below the drop-down menu by setting the number of pages. Use a free formatted question if you want to set the number of lines instead of the slider. Type*\lines{n}*in the content box in which*n*is the number of lines. This only works up to a 1-page long box.- A
**blank box**can be added, where an answer in the form of for example text, or a drawing can be expected. The height of the blank box can be determined by a slider below the drop-down menu by setting the number of pages. Use a free formatted question if you want to set the height of a blank box more exact. Type*\blank{n}*in the content box in which*n*is the number of 'lines' of a blank box. This only works up to a 1-page long box. - A
**squares box**allows for mathematical answers, writings, or drawings. The height of the box of squares can be determined by a slider below the drop-down menu by setting the number of pages. Use a free formatted question if you want to set the number of squares instead of the slider. Type*\squares{n}*in the content box in which*n*is the number of lines of squares. This only works up to a 1-page long box. - An
**open question with final answer box**can be chosen. The height of the box of lines below the final answer box can be determined by a slider below the drop-down menu by setting the number of pages. - A free formatted question allows you to create your own format for a question, which will not be boxed. The question needs a description as well as content for the free formatted part of the question.
- The sixth option is a
**multiple choice**question, which either can allow for one good answer, or for multiple good answers, chosen on the right-hand side of the screen. - The last option is adding an
**image**, in which for example a drawing needs to be made.

**Options for questions in written exams**

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**height**of the answer box can be added by sliding the green slider. When a fraction is displayed, for example 1/2, this means that half of the page is used for this question. Within this part of the page, the question introduction is included. For grading on paper, the maximum of pages that can be assigned to one question is 3 pages. For online grading, there is no limit to the number of pages for the question.To create

**equations**in a question, click the**SUM**sign above the text box and use the provided types.Multiple options are available for questions:

**Start on new page**: Lets the question start on a new page.**Bonus**: This question is a bonus question.**Skippable for special students**: This question is not taken into account for grading of special students.*Only for image questions -***Image full page width**: Sets the size of the image to full width.*Only for open question with final answer box -***Separate answer boxes:**If more than one answers are added for this type of question, the boxes can be separated by checking this option.

**2. Question types for tests**

The options are shown in the drop-down menu in the image below. They will be discussed in the same order.

In a test, the code editor is also available for numerical answers and not let every person get the same numbers in a question. More information on the code editor.

In a test, the code editor is also available for numerical answers and not let every person get the same numbers in a question. More information on the code editor.

**Open question**can be selected to let the student type his answer in a box.**Predefined answer**can be chosen as an option for open questions only. This option allows the instructor to define a part of the answer beforehand so the student only has to fill in the blanks for example.**Word limit**can be chosen as an option for open questions only. This option restricts the student to type more words than indicated as the maximum word limit.

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**numerical question**can be selected to let the student answer with a number. **Equation**can be selected to let the student answer with an equation. Also feedback will be provided if the equation solver is used when a student answers wrong, as seen in the image below. Grading of this question can be done manually or by using the equation solver, more information about that can be found here.**Multiple choice**can be selected to let the student choose between a couple of answers.**Code editor**can be selected to let the student type code.**Geometry**questions allow the student to draw an answer in 2D or 3D. This is a package from GeoGebra and there are four options: Graphing Calculator, Geometry, 3D Graphing Calculator and Classic. Click the links to find out what each option is about. GeoGebra is implemented in Ans in the following way as in the image below: In the question itself already an image can be set that the student will see once he or she starts the test. Then the student can measure or change things to set the right graph. This type of graphs can also be given to the student in a content block. In this way, the student can not change the graph. More about GeoGebra can be read on GeoGebra.org.**File Upload**can be selected to let the student upload a file.

You can view the uploaded file during grading or download the file to view on your own computer.

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