Question types

Choose from over 65 interactive question types in a wide range of user-friendly formats, enhancing learning and assessment for your students. Most questions can be automatically scored in real-time on submission by our smart rule-based scoring engine, providing teachers and students with immediate scoring and feedback.

Multiple Choice

MCQ

Traditional multiple choice question, select one or more correct answers from a list of potential answers.

Choice matrix

Select a response for each row in a table.

Math

Math formula

Enter one line of complex math as a response, with advanced validation capabilities using Learnosity’s math scoring engine.

Cloze math

Enter multiple lines of complex math as a response, with advanced validation capabilities using Learnosity’s math scoring engine.

Cloze math image

Enter math responses on top of an image, with advanced validation capabilities using Learnosity’s math scoring engine.

Math essay

Essay question that allows a mixture of text and math input. This question is not auto-scored, due to the subjective grading nature of essay questions.

Fill in the blanks

Cloze text

Fill in the blanks using text entry.

Cloze dropdown

Fill in the blanks with a response selected from a drop down menu.

Label image with text

Fill in the blanks on an image using text entry.

Label image with dropdown

Fill in the blanks on an image with a response selected from a drop down menu.

Drag & drop

Classification

Drag and drop words or images into a table.

Cloze drag & drop

Fill in the blanks by dragging and dropping responses into the response area.

Label image with drag & drop

Fill in the blanks on an image by dragging and dropping responses into the response area.

Text and essays

Short text

Respond to questions with short, definite answers, e.g. 1-2 words, or a number.

Essay with rich text

Submit a rich-formatted essay response to a question, of up to 10,000 words. This question is not auto-scored, due to the subjective grading nature of essay questions.

Essay with plain text

Submit a plain-formatted essay response to a question, of up to 10,000 words. This question is not auto-scored, due to the subjective grading nature of essay questions.

File upload

Upload a file to Learnosity, for review by the test instructor. This question is not auto-scored. The accepted file extensions are JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF, TXT, CSV, RTF, XPS, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Publisher and Open Office documents.

Audio and video

Audio recorder

The audio recorder can save and playback a spoken response. Audio questions are not auto-scored.

Video recorder

The video recorder can capture and playback a video response. Video questions are not auto-scored.

Match and order

Sort list

Drag a list of different responses into a target area, sorting them into the correct order.

Order list

Drag a list of responses into the correct order.

Match list

Pair two lists of responses, one static and one dynamic.

Graphs and charts

Graphing

Plot points, lines, and shapes on a coordinate grid.

Number line plot

Plot points on a line, or stack points on a number line.

Number line drag & drop

Drag and drop points, or images, on a number line.

Charts

Create or modify charts, such as bar charts, line charts, histograms, dot plots, and line plots.

Visual questions

Token highlight

Highlight characters, words, sentences, or paragraphs in a piece of text.

Shading

Shade cells representing functions and calculations, including fractions and ratios.

Hotspot

Select parts of an image as a response.

Drawing

Draw on an image using tools, such as a compass, or ruler.

Image highlight

Draw freehand on an image, using a selection of different colours.

Image annotation upload

Learners can either upload and annotate an image as a response, which is not auto-scored, or they can annotate a pre-existing image as a response, which is auto-scored.

Gridded

Based on the STAAR science assessments standards, this question presents learners with a grid of columns containing bubbles. To enter a response, learners must “shade” the bubbles.

Chemistry

Chemistry formula

Input full or partial chemical formulas into empty response boxes, with advanced validation capabilities using Learnosity’s chemistry scoring engine.

Cloze chemistry

Enter full or partial chemical formulas into empty response boxes, on multiple lines, with advanced validation capabilities using Learnosity’s chemistry scoring engine.

Cloze chemistry with image

Enter chemistry responses on top of an image, with advanced validation capabilities using Learnosity’s chemistry scoring engine.

Chemistry essay

Essay question that allows a mixture of text and chemistry input. This question is not auto-scored, due to the subjective grading nature of essay questions.