MCQ, One Correct Option is the default item type in ExamDeveloper.
On the Write Question page, select MCQ, One Correct Option from the Question Type drop-down list.
|Please visit the Language-related features in Items topic to learn about the Language Code drop-down list.|
Weights affect the examinee’s score for an item. Assigning weights is optional and can be done via the Weight drop-down list.
If you choose to assign custom weight for the item, then you must select Item from the drop-down list. A text box appears next to the drop-down list, where you can enter the weight value for the item.
Item weight can be a positive decimal or integer value. It can range from ".001" to "9999".
Add the question in the Question Stem field. The Question Stem is the question which the candidate must answer. It should have all of the information required for a candidate to answer it. It can have assets and tables and it can also be formatted, for example, font style and other table features.
The Default Font Family and Default Font Size are configured in the Manage Item Bank → Configuration menu, on the Configuration tab.
When you click into the Question Stem, the Font Family and Font Size that are set on the Configuration page appear in the Rich Text Editor toolbar.
Use the Answer Options fields to specify each answer a candidate may select. You must enter one answer in each Answer Option field.
By default, the Answer Options are listed as A, B, C, etc. You can change it something else, like 1, 2, 3 etc., by selecting the Custom Option Label check box. Only a single alphabet is allowed as a custom Option label. For example, you cannot mix letters and numbers.
Enter the desired custom option labels in the text field for each Answer Option.
The default setting is four Answer Options, but the Project Manager might choose to allow items with a different number of Answer Options by selecting the Allow Differing Option Count setting on the Questions tab of the project's Configuration page. If differing option counts are allowed, you’ll see the Add Distractor icon after the stem and Remove Distractor icon corresponding to Answer Options. Use the Add Distractor icon to add an option, and use the Remove Distractor icon to remove the corresponding Answer Option.
|The Answer Option is deleted without any warning if you click on the Remove Distractor icon. The only way to restore the deleted Answer Option is to click the Cancel button below the item, which also reverses any other modifications you made to the item in the current editing session.|
It is possible to sort the Answer Options in the ascending alphabetical order by clicking the Sort Option Text button on the right side. The answers are sorted alphabetically by the first word in the answer option. The Option Label order remains the same.
To submit the item for review, click Submit. The item is saved and checked-in so any users with access to the item may make edits to the item. The item is advanced to the next reviewer in the list or to the next stage in the workflow.
A user can click the Submit on Behalf of drop-down control and select one of the user names in the list to submit an item on behalf of the selected user. The user list contains names of users enabled in the current project, except the user currently logged in and viewing the list. The list is displayed in ascending order by last name, first name, and user name. Once you click the Submit button, the item is saved to the Draft mode and does not show for the current user.
Submit on Behalf of drop-down list is not available at the time of Modify Question.
Click the Check Spelling link to check spelling for text in Stem and Options. The spelling is checked first against the built-in or installed dictionary and then against the words specified for exclusion on the Dictionary tab of your project's settings.
Keep in mind for users to write this type of item, it must be enabled on the Questions tab of the project's Configuration page. From Manage → Settings → Configuration → Questions → Allow Question types, select MCQ, One Correct Option from the list and click Update. If you do not see this type of item in the list, please contact your Project Manager to change the project settings.