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29. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Matching Question (MAT).

30. In the General area, enter your matching question details.

Title (optional) •

• Points

• Difficulty (optional)

• Question Text – Enter the question. You may utilize the HTML editor tools such as Insert stuff, insert image, Quicklink, fonts and table tools, etc.)

• Insert an Image and description (optional)

31. In the Choices area, do the following:

• Select the grading method for the question.

• In each Value field, enter a choice.

• To add additional values for the question, click Add Choice.

• From the drop-down list for each matching value, select the corresponding Correct Choice.

33. Click Preview to see how this question will display.

34. Click Save, Save and Copy, or Save and New.

Create ordering questions Ordering (ORD) questions require respondents to arrange a series of items into a correct sequence or order.

35. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Ordering Question (ORD).

36. In the General area, enter your ordering question details.

• Title (optional)

• Points

• Difficulty (optional)

• Question Text – Enter the question. You may utilize the HTML editor tools such as Insert stuff, insert image, Quicklink, fonts and table tools, etc.)

• Insert an Image and description (optional)

37. In the Options area, do the following:

• Select your grading method.

• In each Value field, enter a choice. To add more values, click Add Item.

• From the Correct Order drop-down list for each value, set the order of the values. The first value in the correct order should be "1".

38. Click Preview to see how this question will display.

39. Click Save, Save and Copy, or Save and New.

Understanding grading options for matching and ordering questions

**There are three possible grading options for matching and ordering questions:**

Equally weighted - The total point value is divided equally among all possible correct matches.

• Students receive equally weighted points for each correct answer.

D2L Services, d2l@wcupa.edu, 610-436-3350 ext 2 All or nothing - Students receive full points for the question if they select all of the correct answers • and none of the incorrect answers. Students receive zero points if they miss any correct answers or select any incorrect answers.

Right minus wrong - Students receive points equal to the number of right answers they choose • minus the number of incorrect answers they choose. To determine how much each answer is worth, the system takes the total number of points assigned to the question and divides it by the total number of answer choices. For example, if a question is worth 10 points and has 5 answer choices, each correct answer is worth 2 points, and each incorrect answer is worth - 2 points (10/5 = 2). If a user gives 3 correct answers and 2 incorrect answers, 2 is the total number of points received for the question [(3*2)+(2*-2)]. Students can receive a minimum of zero on a question; they cannot receive a negative mark.

Create arithmetic questions Arithmetic questions enable you to assess students’ knowledge and comprehension of mathematics and number theory. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including variables enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate numbers within the problem. For example, if you set variables x, y, and z with a Min 1 to Max 5 number range in 1-step increments, the question “You have {x} green marbles, {y} red marbles, and {z} blue marbles. How many marbles do you have in total?” will randomly generate a rational number (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) for {x}, {y}, and {z}.

As a best practice, D2L recommends that you create long answer (LA) question types for arithmetic problems that require students to demonstrate their calculations and show their work.

40. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Arithmetic Question (2+2).

41. In the General area, enter your arithmetic question details. To verify your formula before sharing it with learners, click Test.

Title (optional) •

• Points Difficulty (optional) •

• Question Text – Enter the question. You may utilize the HTML editor tools such as Insert stuff, insert image, Quicklink, fonts and table tools, etc.) Insert an Image and description (optional) •

42. In the Variables area, do the following:

• Create any variables you want to use with your question by giving the variable a Name, a minimum value in Min, and a maximum value in Max.

• Set the number of decimals to provide in the Decimal Places drop-down list.

• To set the system's incrementing steps as it generates numbers from the range set by the Min and Max fields, enter a number in the Step field.

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43. Click Preview to see how this question will display.

44. Click Save, Save and Copy, or Save and New.

Create significant figures questions Significant figures questions require students to answer in scientific notation and provide solutions that contain a specified number of significant figures. Math and science courses commonly use this question type. You can ensure each student receives a unique question by including variables enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate scientific notations within the problem.

45. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Significant Figures (x10).

46. In the General area, enter your significant figures question details. To verify your formula before sharing it with learners, click Test.

Title (optional) •

• Points Difficulty (optional) •

• Question Text – Enter the question. You may utilize the HTML editor tools such as Insert stuff, insert image, Quicklink, fonts and table tools, etc.) Insert an Image and description (optional) •

47. In the Variables area, do the following:

• Create any variables you want to use with your question by giving the variable a Name, a minimum value in the Min field, and a maximum value in the Max field.

• To set the system's incrementing steps as it generates numbers from the range set by the Min and Max fields, enter a number in the Step field.

48. Click Preview to see how this question will display.

49. Click Save, Save and Copy, or Save and New.

Understanding arithmetic and significant figures question components In arithmetic questions, use answer precision to limit the number of acceptable decimal places allowed in a response. You can require that correct answers contain a specific number of decimal places.

In significant figure questions, you can select a percentage of the answer's score to deduct for including incorrect significant figures in a response.

Use tolerance levels to accept near-accurate, estimated, or rounded answers.

D2L Services, d2l@wcupa.edu, 610-436-3350 ext 2 Types of supported enumerations in the Formula field

**The Formula field supports the following operations, functions, and constants:**

When rounding, D2L Learning Environment automatically applies the Round to Half Even rounding rule when assessing answers that contain decimal places that end with "5". Currently, there are no options to change rounding rules. Applying the Round to Half Even rule, answers with decimal places that end with "5" will round down instead of round up.

Example One: 3.41 * 25 = 85.25 If you create an arithmetic question and set the Answer Precision to 1, the correct answer using Round to Half Even is 85.2.

** Example Two:**

-3.41* 25 = -85.25 If you create an arithmetic question and set the Answer Precision to 1, the correct answer using Round to Half Even is -85.2.

You can enter a unit type (mm, cm, grams, inches, etc.) to assess if answers include correct units of measurement. For significant figures questions, you can select a percentage to assign a weighted points value to the measurement unit. If you use units in your question, you can set the following Evaluation

**Options:**

Case Insensitive - Auto-grading searches for a matching character pattern in the answer text with or • without letter case correctness.

Case Sensitive - Auto-grading searches for a matching character pattern in the answer text that • must have letter case correctness.

Regular Expression - Auto-grading uses meta-characters to search for one or more matching strings • in the answer text's character pattern. What you set as meta-character parameters helps determine letter case sensitivity.

Create text information You can create text information if you want to provide additional information that relates to several questions. It is useful to create text information if you have several questions that need to reference the same passage and you want to avoid repeatedly writing the same text for each question.

For example, you may have a case study that you want to use as the basis for several questions. Instead of inserting the case study into each question, you can create a text information item and have related questions appear directly underneath it.

50. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Text Information (TXT).

51. In the General area, enter your text information details.

52. Click Preview to see how this question will display.

53. Click Save, Save and Copy, or Save and New.

D2L Services, d2l@wcupa.edu, 610-436-3350 ext 2 Create image information Create image information (IMG) if you want to provide supplementary information that relates to more than one question. It is useful to have an image information item if you have several questions that need to reference the same figure or diagram, and you want to avoid repeatedly uploading the same image file for each question.

54. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Image Information (IMG).

55. In the General area, enter your image information question details.

56. To upload your image, click Insert an Image.

57. Click Preview to see how this question will display.

58. Click Save, Save and Copy, or Save and New.

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