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Multi-part Questions

BetterExaminations allows you to create complex questions that are contain multiple Question Types.

As well as being able to create a simple question such as a Multiple Choice Question, you can also create a question that is built up using several different question types. For example, you might have an excerpt from a report that you want the student to read and offer a response to. This could be done by adding the report as a Passage Feature, followed by a Multiple Choice Question Type, an Essay Question Type, and a Close Question Type.

These multi-part rich questions allow you to build up more complicated exams and assessments.

How to create a multi-part question

Creating a multi-part question type is very straight forward.

  1. From the question bank or an exam, click “Create Question”

  2. Give your question a title and then click the “+ add new” icon to add a Question type to the Question.

  3. Choose and configure your question type and then click “Save”

  4. You will then be brought back to the Question where you can click the “+" add new icon again to add another Question Type.

Questions can be made of as many Question Types and Question Features as you need.

Once you’ve added all your Question types you can choose to reorder them using the drag handles on the right of each question type.

See the Question Settings documentation for more information about how to change the layout of a question. This can be used to create a split view like the example below.

Scoring a multi-part question

Each question type in a multi-part question must contain a score. Users will be awarded the sum of all the scores of all the question types in use in a question.

For example, here we have a question that is made up of 3 Multiple Choice Question types.

In the above example, each Multiple Choice Question Type is worth 1 point. By default, If a student answers all 3 correctly, they will be awarded 3 points total.

See the documentation on different scoring types to see more examples of how multi-part questions can be scored.