July 7, 2020
What is the best way to create a short answer multiple response question type?
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July 7, 2020
What is the best way to create a short answer multiple response question type?
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I would like to have a question type that invites the user to type in responses and then check the answers against a pool of correct answers. It would be similar to a multiple response question, but the user types the answers in rather than makes a selection. This would be a better test of knowledge.

For example:

Question: Name four types of car manufacturer

There would then be four input fields that would check against a pool of correct answers e.g.

Audi, BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Kia, Lancia

The user would enter four and be awarded a point for each correct one.

I have looked at the fill-in-the-blank and short answer styles but they are not flexible enough. I am sure it can be done, so would be interested to hear from anyone who has had experience doing this or could suggest the best way to do it!

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2020-07-08 10:12:52
2020-07-08 10:12:52

Thanks Lieve. I did have a look at your site yesterday before posting but will now go back and have read this post.

I use multiple response questions a lot with individual feedback. The challenge with those is to write a question stem with plausible answers that searches the student’s knowledge and ability to process the options without obviously correct or incorrect answers. What I am trying to do is provide a multiple response style question with (for example) blank fields. The responses would be checked against a pool of correct answers.

Funnily enough I have recently been working on using TEBs for questions so this is timely!

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2020-07-08 10:46:45
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Have this same post on my blog site but it is an older (Flash) version, I refurbished it and published here, but forgot to replace the older on my site. I am bad at marketing…

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2020-07-10 14:39:29
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There is never enough time in the day. I have just had a look at your post and the demo and it is great. I will go through it and detail and let you know how I get on. Many thanks!

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2020-07-10 20:28:10
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Glad you like it!

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2020-07-08 10:02:06
2020-07-08 10:02:06

Think I understand what you want…. not so easy to explain in a short comment. Personally I never use a short answer type of question, nor a FIB question for the same reason you mention: lack of flexibility, no partial scoring (which is only possible in a MCQ with multiple correct answers).

I once wrote this blog post, which may be a partial answer about a custom short answer question:

https://elearning.adobe.com/2018/09/custom-short-answer-scrolling-text/

For partial scoring a custom FIB where you use Text Entry Boxes (validated, with correct answers) can be an answer.  Each TEB can have a score. I am sure to be able to offer you a solution, but this could be a start.

 

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