An open question is one of the most used question types within Ans. For an open question, there is an option to limit the amount of words a student can use in their answer. There is also an option to work with predefined answers. A predefined answer is shown to all students when they begin with the question. Both students and teachers can make use of the rich content editor. Students have access to one additional functionality, which is the webcam photo. This allows students to take a photo using their webcam which can be embedded in their answer. This can be used for question types where a handwritten answer is preferred. The amount of words and characters that the student has submitted will also be shown.
Open questions will need to be graded manually. To support you in doing this, you can make use of criteria, rubrics or sliders.
How to create an open question
- Create an assignment. Read here how to create an assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a title and click Save.
- Click New question, select Open question and click Save.
- Fill in the question description.
- For a handwritten assignment fill in the page height of the answer field.
- Click Save.
Options for an open question:
To access the options for an open question, click on the more_vert-icon in the top right corner.
This marks the question as a bonus question.
This question will not be taken into account for the grades of exempt students.
- Predefined answer
Set a predefined answer which students can keep, edit or delete.
- Word limit
Limits the maximum amount of words that can be submitted in the students answer.
- Start on new page
A new question will begin on a new page (For handwritten assignments only).
How to add a grading scheme to an open question
- 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 drop-down button Grading method and choose your method (Read more about Grading methods here)
- Click the more_vert-icon and you can use various options.
- Click Save.
Options for grading:
- Grading 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.