Important: Pearson enables Administrators and Teachers to customize courses in many ways. While this is one of the more powerful features of this next-generation platform, there is the potential that making customizations in some courses could compromise the functionality, alignment, or efficacy of your virtual program. For more information, please contact Pearson Support. Phone: 844-597-3224 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Creating and modifying assessment questions is an advanced feature of Pearson Connexus. Refer to articles contained in the Editor Section of Pearson Connexus Support if you have questions on how to access or use these features.
Adding questions to assessments and practice questions activities is easy.
- Open the Editor from the Main Menu.
- Add an assessment or practice questions activity to the desired folder, or select Edit (pencil icon) next to an existing assessment activity.
- Select the Questions tab.
- The Add question (plus sign) icon to create a new question. See the Create and edit questions section below for more information.
- The Link question (link) icon to add existing questions or question banks. From here, you can choose a question or question bank from the current course, or select the list (browse) icon to find questions or question banks from another course you have access to.
Create and edit questions
The question editor allows you to:
- Choose from between eight question types using the question dropdown menu. Review each question type below.
- Select editable fields to open and use the rich text editor.
- Choose to edit questions using a purely Text editor.
- Preview the selected question.
- Preview all questions.
- Edit all of the questions using the Text editor.
- Reorder questions by dragging them to the location you want them.
- Delete questions.
|Custom||Create questions that don’t fit any of the predefined types. These can range in complexity from simple, formatting overrides of standard questions to complete, custom-question rendering and grading systems hosted on external servers. This is an advanced feature; contact support for more information.|
|Essay||Ask students to answer with an essay. You can provide an example answer and feedback. Because practice questions activities are meant to give students immediate feedback to respond to, essay questions are not available for them. Students can record audio or video in essay questions and question workspaces in assessment activities.|
|Fill in the Blank||Ask students to provide a word or phrase to accurately complete a statement. You can provide multiple correct answers to account for possible variations and feedback.|
|Matching||Ask students to match items correctly. In January 2022, we enabled teachers to add drag-and-drop questions for Matching question types. Question authors can define target regions on images, and learners drag and drop answer options (either text or media) to the targets.|
|Multiple Answer||From a list of possible answers, ask students to identify all that are correct.|
|Multiple Choice||From a list of possible answers, ask students to identify the one correct answer.|
|Ordering||Ask students to put items in the correct order.|
|Passage||This is not an interactive question template. Use this to provide a passage of text and ask students to refer to it in order to answer other questions in the assessment or homework activity. You can provide a single passage for the activity and/or assign a passage to specific questions.|
|Drag and Drop Matching Question||
You can format Matching questions as graphic drag and drop interactions where you give students an image with targets, and a list of draggable answer options that they can drag and drop on those targets.
|Graphic Hot Spot Multiple Answer Question Type||
This option gives teachers the ability to define: