lightbulb_outline This question type can be used in a written assignment only.
A free formatted question allows you to create your own format for a question, which will not be boxed. The question requires a description and content in the free format section of the question.
The difference with other question types for written assignments, is that you can put in any content within the answer box that you want the student to use. For instance you can add both a predefined answer, an image and an empty table within the same answer box. A free formatted question will always need to be graded manually.
Create a free formatted question
To create a free formatted 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 title and click Save.
- Click New question and select Free formatted question.
- Formulate the question in the question content field.
- Fill in the number of points the question is worth.
- Fill in the free format content you want the student to see within the answer field.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more options.
- Click Save.
Options for a free formatted question
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. 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 new page
The question will start on a new page.
Add a grading scheme to a free formatted question
To add a grading scheme to a free formatted 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.
- Click the drop-down button Grading method and choose your method (Read more about Grading methods here)
- Click the more_vert-icon for more grading options.
- Click Save.
Read more about Grading methods here.
Options for grading to a free formatted question
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 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 is 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.