Select one answer: Text Answer Single Choice questions

A Text Answer Single Choice question type is the standard question type for determining your learners' understanding of the content in your course.

 

Adding a Text Answer Single Choice question type

1. Open the page in your course where you would like to add the Text Answer Single Choice question type.

2. In Layout, navigate to the position on the page where you would like to add the Text Answer Single Choice question type and select the Add here button.

3. Select Questions and Results:

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4. Choose Select one answer:

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5. Then Text Answer Single Choice:

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6. A Text Answer Single Choice question type will be added to the page and three answers will be added by default. Use the Save button to save the changes.

 

Text Answer Single Choice Settings

In Layout, the settings for the Text Answer Single Choice question type can be found by selecting the Variations menu on the top right of the interaction:

 

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Under Variations you have the option to select the Form Type. This setting determines whether the question is considered as part of an Assessment or Survey, or used as a Knowledge Check:

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The Space around answers option lets you determine how close the answers are to the edges of the question container.

The Items per row option allows you to determine how many answers appear before a new row starts. This setting can also be determined for Tablet and Mobile devices.

The Hide Question Header checkbox allows you to remove the bold question header on the form.

 

Setting up a Text Answer Single Choice question type

In Author, activate the text boxes to change the default text to the question you want to ask and to add a sentence before the answer, if required:

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By default, all of the answers are set to incorrect, and you will need to set the one correct answer. To select whether an answer is correct (or change it back to incorrect), first select the edit menu on the top right of the answer element:

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Under Answer is… select your preferred setting for the answer:

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To add more answer options for the learner to choose from, select the + Add Answer button on the bottom right of the interaction:

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Text Answer Single Choice Example

Here is a typical example of how a Text Answer Single Choice question type is often used. This example asks the learner to determine what the capital city of England is. In Preview, you can see the question with three possible answers:

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The learner then selects what they believe to be the correct answer:

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Once selected, the learner uses the Submit button to submit their answer.

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