How do I create a Numerical Answer quiz question?
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You can create a quiz question that requires a numerical answer, such as questions for a math course.
Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson.
Set Name, Type, and Points
Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field . Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).
Click the drop-down menu and select the Numerical Answer question type .
Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) .
Enter Numerical Answer Question Details
To build a Numerical Answer question, you will need to enter the following details:
- The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
- Exact Answer with an error margin or Answer in the Range Question response options
Add as many correct answers as needed for the question. Delete extraneous answer options by clicking on the Delete icon .
Enter Feedback Text
You can choose to give students feedback in the answer comments fields. To leave feedback for a specific answer, click the comment field beneath the answer .
You can also create general answer comments for the quiz question as a whole . Students who select the correct answer will see the feedback in the green comment field. Students who select any incorrect answer will see the feedback in the red comment field. All students will see the feedback in the blue comment field.
Click the Update Question button.
Add additional individual questions as needed.