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Creating custom short-answer questions

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Video: Creating custom short-answer questions

In this lesson we are going to look at a specific type of question called a custom short-answer question. We are going to be using the Chapter 10_b file that we created earlier in this chapter. If you don't have it open, please open it now and switch to the Quizzing workspace. In the Filmstrip go down the slide number 8. The question on this slide is a Fill-In-The-Blank question. In a Fill-In-The-Blank question the student has to enter the exact phrase that you've marked as a blank. In many cases though you want some flexibility as to what is correct when a person fills in the blank.

Creating custom short-answer questions

In this lesson we are going to look at a specific type of question called a custom short-answer question. We are going to be using the Chapter 10_b file that we created earlier in this chapter. If you don't have it open, please open it now and switch to the Quizzing workspace. In the Filmstrip go down the slide number 8. The question on this slide is a Fill-In-The-Blank question. In a Fill-In-The-Blank question the student has to enter the exact phrase that you've marked as a blank. In many cases though you want some flexibility as to what is correct when a person fills in the blank.

For that reason we are going to replace this with a custom short-answer question. Under Quiz choose Question Slide. Now choose Short Answer and OK. Our Short Answer question has been indicated here. We want that question to be similar to what was in slide number 8. Select the question, double-click, and select all. The question now should be please indicate the type of shears we used in this training.

Hit Escape and extend to the box to the right. Select the question area and move it down. You'll notice that we can now enter some correct entries. Slide the view to the side and you can see that we have a plus and minus to add correct entries. One correct answer would be "kitchen." Let's add another correct answer.

That would be "sharp." You could add additional correct answers. This provides you with greater flexibility than the Fill-In-The-Blank type of question. Let's remove the Fill-In-The-Blank question now. Select it and type the Delete key to delete it. Let's return to slide number 5 and we'll preview our work. Preview from this slide.

We'll click to continue to take the quiz, and amaryllis is indeed a bulb. I'll type Y to continue. Removing green foliage will harm the amaryllis? In this case, no. I'll click to continue. Lastly I'll indicate the type of shears we used in the training. I'll type "kitchen" and Submit.

That's correct, because it's one of the two correct choices that we had created. I'll answer this last question now. Having answered to all of the three graded questions correctly, my score is 100% and I passed the test. We can close our preview now and then save as Chapter 10_c.

The custom short-answer question provides you with much greater flexibility when seeking direct feedback from your learner. Use it in those cases when there could be more than one response to a question.

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Updates for Captivate 5.5
      39s
  2. 10m 18s
    1. Captivate 101
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding presentation basics
      2m 45s
    3. E-learning in a nutshell
      2m 29s
  3. 16m 34s
    1. Exploring Captivate's interface
      3m 59s
    2. Using the Classic workspace
      3m 31s
    3. Using the Navigation workspace
      3m 13s
    4. Setting application preferences
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 51s
    2. Creating a master page
      3m 47s
    3. Adding slide text
      8m 29s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 10s
    5. Adding shapes
      8m 25s
    6. Adding images
      7m 31s
    7. Aligning and distributing objects
      7m 42s
    8. Using object styles
      9m 2s
    9. Finishing and previewing the project
      6m 7s
    10. Using Free Rotation in Captivate 5.5
      1m 57s
    11. Building with gradients
      4m 43s
    12. Adding shadows
      2m 56s
  5. 53m 39s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      9m 33s
    2. Importing animations
      9m 0s
    3. Creating slideshows
      6m 10s
    4. Taking advantage of libraries
      9m 32s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 0s
    6. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Mac
      8m 5s
    7. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Windows computer
      2m 18s
    8. Understanding the Captivate exchange
      2m 1s
  6. 31m 14s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 19s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 36s
    3. Adding transitions to objects
      3m 46s
    4. Animating using effects
      7m 55s
    5. Animating text
      3m 50s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 48s
  7. 53m 44s
    1. The recording environment
      33s
    2. Adding background audio
      4m 25s
    3. Adding audio to an object
      4m 23s
    4. Recording and adding voice-overs
      5m 1s
    5. Editing audio in Captivate
      7m 6s
    6. Splitting audio among slides
      6m 22s
    7. Adding video to a slide
      7m 9s
    8. Importing slide video
      4m 33s
    9. Synchronizing video
      7m 36s
    10. Creating closed captions
      6m 36s
  8. 49m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 56s
    2. Adding click areas
      4m 59s
    3. Adding rollover images
      5m 20s
    4. Highlighting objects
      6m 44s
    5. Adding rollover slidelets
      8m 2s
    6. Adding pop-up captions
      4m 38s
    7. Adding text areas
      7m 40s
    8. Creating branching presentations
      3m 47s
  9. 15m 11s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      1m 38s
    2. Sharing assets
      2m 41s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 50s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 2s
  10. 31m 57s
    1. Preparing simulations
      3m 35s
    2. Preparing to record
      5m 35s
    3. Recording simulations
      4m 46s
    4. Editing simulations
      8m 55s
    5. Adjusting click-through trainings
      9m 6s
  11. 39m 6s
    1. Understanding assessment basics
      1m 53s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding question types
      8m 22s
    4. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 28s
    5. Assessing software simulations
      5m 25s
    6. Pooling and randomizing questions
      6m 55s
    7. Using the new quiz features
      2m 46s
    8. Utilizing the new quiz templates
      3m 21s
  12. 22m 32s
    1. Managing quizzes
      1m 28s
    2. Reporting results
      4m 43s
    3. Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system
      3m 48s
    4. Getting reports from Acrobat.com
      7m 26s
    5. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 4s
    6. Creating assessment templates
      3m 3s
  13. 9m 12s
    1. Introducing skins
      53s
    2. Editing playback controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      4m 18s
  14. 15m 3s
    1. Initiating a project review
      3m 59s
    2. Reviewing a project
      5m 58s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      5m 6s
  15. 35m 55s
    1. Securing a project
      6m 28s
    2. Rescaling a project
      3m 11s
    3. Sharing a project
      3m 13s
    4. Publishing a project
      10m 57s
    5. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 28s
    6. Exporting to Flash CS5
      3m 7s
    7. Exporting to video for YouTube and iOS
      5m 31s
  16. 29s
    1. Parting thoughts and goodbye
      29s

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