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How do I create a Hot Spot assessment question in Gauge?

When creating an assessment, you can create a Hot Spot question in Gauge. Hot Spot questions allow teachers to upload images and have their students identify a specific area in that image.

The following image types can be used for Hot Spot questions:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • PNG

Note: Hot spot questions are not accessible for users who require keyboard-only access or screen readers.

Add Question

To create a question, click the Add button anywhere in your assessment.

Add Hot Spot Question

Add Hot Spot Question

Click the Add Hot Spot button.

Add Question Title and Stem

In the Question Title field [1], add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.

In the Question Stem field [2], add the question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.

Upload Image

To upload an image for the Hot Spot question, drag and drop the image [1] or select a file by clicking the Browse link [2].

Draw Hot Spot

You can use one of three shapes to draw the hot spot: square [1], circle [2], and polygon [3].

To delete a hot spot and create a new one, click a shape tool or the image.

Use Square or Circle Tool

To create a square or circle hot spot, click the shape [1] then drag the shape over the hot spot [2]. To complete the shape, click your mouse.

Use Polygon Tool

To create a polygon hot spot, click the polygon shape [1]. Click the image then drag the tool around the image to create each side of the polygon [2]. To end one side of the polygon, click your mouse. To close the hot spot area, double click your mouse at any time.

Expand Image

Expand Image

To expand the image when creating a hot spot, click the Expand icon.

From the expanded view, you can use any shape to create a hot spot [1]. To save your hot spot, click the Done button [2]. To return to your quiz question, click the Close icon [3].

Set Options

Set Options

To allow students to use an on-screen calculator for this question, click the Show on-screen calculator checkbox [1].

If you select this option, you can choose either a basic calculator [2] or scientific calculator [3]. The basic calculator displays numbers and basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide). The scientific calculator displays more options for advanced calculations.

Note: The on-screen calculator option is intended to be used while displaying one question at a time. If the assessment does not display one question at a time, students may be able to use the calculator for all questions.

Align to Outcome

To align the question to an outcome, click anywhere in the Align to Outcomes section.

Add to Item Bank

To add the question to an item bank, click the Add to Bank link.

Note: After a question has been added to an item bank, it can only be edited in the item bank. You can still set unique point values and options in the assessment for an item bank question.

Add Point Value

To customize the point value for the question, type the point value in the Points field [1] or use the arrows to increase or decrease the point value [2].

Save Question

Save Question

To save the question, click the Done button.