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How do I add a question to a lesson page?

Instructors can add either a Multiple Choice question or a Short Answer question to a lesson page. The questions can either be in poll form (no correct answer) or in graded form (correct answer).

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Accessing the Lessons tool

Accessing the Lessons tool

To access the Lessons tool, select the Lessons link in the tools menu.  

Instructors using multiple instances of the tool in a single course site may wish to rename the instances to avoid confusion. Also, the tool may appear with another name if site templates are used to create course sites. In the Activities Grid template, the tool is named the Activities tool; in the SCPS template, the tool is named the Class Activities tool; and in the Activities Menu template, multiple instances of the tool are automatically added, each named for a week in the course. All of these names may be changed according to instructor preferences.  

The default page of each instance of the tool contains text that provides more information on the tool and its use.

Adding a multiple choice question

Adding a multiple choice question

To add a multiple-choice question to a lesson page, select Add Content, then select Add Question.

Add question and answers

Add question and answers

Enter the question and answers:

  1. Select Multiple Choice.
  2. Enter question text into the Question Text field.
  3. Enter answers into the Possible Answers field. Select Add New Answer to add additional answers; select the checkbox to the left of an answer to designate it as a correct answer (leaving all answers unselected will treat the question as a poll).
  4. Enter grading options, if desired. To show students a graph of student responses, select Show students a graph of how others responded after they answer the question; to add the question to the gradebook, select Grade this question and enter an item title and points into the appropriate fields; to add text to display after correct or incorrect answers, enter text into the appropriate fields.
  5. Enter release options, if desired. To prevent the release of the question until previous prerequisite items have been completed, select Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed; to require students to complete the question, select Require This Item. To restrict the question to particular groups within the site, select the Edit the groups for which this item should be shown link.
  6. Select Save to save the changes.
Edit the question
Edit the question

To edit the question if necessary, select the Edit icon to the right of the question.

View the student responses
View the student responses

To view the student responses to the question, select the Grading Pane icon.

Adding a short answer question

Adding a short answer question

To add a multiple-choice question to a lesson page, select Add Content, then select Add Question.

Add question and answers

Add question and answers

Enter the question and answers:

  1. Select Short Answer.
  2. Enter question text into the Question Text field.
  3. Enter answers into the Possible Answers field. Select Add New Answer to add additional answers (entering no answers will treat the question as a poll).
  4. Enter grading options, if desired. To show students a graph of student responses, select Show students a graph of how others responded after they answer the question; to add the question to the gradebook, select Grade this question and enter an item title and points into the appropriate fields; to add text to display after correct or incorrect answers, enter text into the appropriate fields.
  5. Enter release options, if desired. To prevent the release of the question until previous prerequisite items have been completed, select Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed; to require students to complete the question, select Require This Item. To restrict the question to particular groups within the site, select the Edit the groups for which this item should be shown link.
  6. Select Save to save the changes.
Edit the question
Edit the question

To edit the question if necessary, select the Edit icon to the right of the question.

View the student responses
View the student responses

To view the student responses to the question, select the Grading Pane icon.