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Description of the question types

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Single choice

The single choice question type provides several answers to choose from, only one of which is correct or can be selected.

multiple choice

The multiple choice question type, like the single choice question, offers several answers to choose from, but several of them can be correct or several answers can be selected. Multiple choice questions are generally possible in ILIAS, but are not allowed for electronic exams according to the examination regulations of the University of Stuttgart.

Kprim Choice

Four answers or additions follow a question or an incomplete statement. For each one, the test subjects have to decide whether it is right or wrong. To receive a point, all four assessments must be correct. It has proven to be useful to reward three correct assessments with half a point.

Mark mistakes / words

The test persons have to mark all words or groups of words in an error text by clicking on them that are incorrect or do not make sense.

Hotspot / image map

Hotspot / image maps are graphics with click-active areas (circle, square, polygon), under which the test person marks the correct answer by clicking on one of the areas. This type of question can be designed as single choice, i.e. only one of the fields is correct, and as multiple choice, i.e. several fields are correct.

Fill in the blank question

In the fill in the blank question, the test subjects receive an incomplete text that they have to complete. There are three different types of gaps: the text gap, the selection gap, and the numeric gap. If there is a gap in the text, the test person enters the supplement in the input field provided. The selection gap contains - similar to the single choice question type - several answer options that are available for selection. The numerical gap is suitable for arithmetic or estimation tasks, for which a range of numbers can be given as a possible solution.

Numerical answer

This is a question type in which the author defines the question (the calculation of a certain value) and the solution (the correct formula), but ILIAS automatically determines the values ​​using random numbers. You can, however, specify the range of values ​​for the random variables. Inaccuracy tolerance, various types of results such as fractions or decimal numbers, and units of measurement are also supported.

Name terms

In the case of questions of the type Name terms, the test persons must specify a predetermined number of terms, which can be any part of a (larger) set of correct answer options. It is therefore a special variant of the text gap.

Arrangement question: vertical / arrangement question: horizontal

In the case of a question of arrangement, you specify a certain number of images or terms that must be put in the correct order (vertically or horizontally) by the test subjects. ILIAS shows the test subjects the terms or images in a randomly arranged order.

Assignment question

The test persons have to assign given pairs of text or text / image to each other for assignment questions. The terms can be assigned 1: 1 or n: n to the definitions, i.e. an element of the term list can be assigned to exactly one (1: 1) or several (n: n) elements of the definition list. It is also possible to offer surplus, non-assignable elements for selection. When creating the question, different assignment variants of terms and their definitions are possible:
  • Assignment of text to text
  • Assignment of picture to picture
  • Assignment of text to image
  • Allocation of text-image combinations

Enter free text

With this type of question, free text can be entered as the answer. The evaluation is done either manually or points are given when you mention individual terms or all terms that you have previously specified. This type of question is particularly suitable for the humanities subjects because it is easier to read.

Programming task

The virtual programming laboratory ViPLab is a browser-based programming environment which, as an extension of ILIAS, enables programming tasks to be carried out in online tests. Own or predefined programs can be created, executed and their results evaluated. For the test subjects, it is an easy-to-use environment that can be used with a browser from any PC over the Internet.

Upload file

Analogous to the free text question, it is also possible to assign open tasks that go beyond the compilation of texts, such as the creation of sketches, presentations or computer programs. The evaluation is done either manually or the maximum number of points is automatically assigned when a solution file is submitted.

'Long Menu' question

The long menu question type works in a similar way to the previous fill-in-the-blank question, only that with this question type a list of predefined answers from the test authors is stored in the background. As soon as the test subjects begin to enter their answers in the empty field, the letters indicate possible answers that the test subjects can select. Alternatively, the test subjects can select an answer from a long drop-down field.