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Acknowledgements - Copyright acknowledgements that can be made to show up with the questions.
Add Point - allows students to add points to the chart/graph; toggle yes/no
Annotation - add the graph title and/or labels on top, bottom, left or right.
Area Attributes - When creating a “hot spot” for a question you can format the individual hot spot or all of the hot spots in the question.
Author Shaded - When creating a “shading question” the author of the question can shade any or all of the shape to help illustrate the question or problem.
Background Image - add an image and control its size and position. Alternately, you can draw a shape using the grid below this option
Block Style - A type of multiple choice formatting that shows the letters in front of the answer.
Canvas Option - Area used to create the grid when authoring a “shading question”. The options include row count, column count, cell width and cell height.
Chart Type - change between the 5 available chart types
Choice Matrix - requires students to evaluate one or more row items using a set of column options.
Controls - tools that students will have access to when creating graphs. Undo, Redo, and Reset available by default.
Default Tool - defines a plotting tool that will be enabled when the question is loaded. Select the default tool from the drop-down menu
Delete Point - allows students to delete points to the chart/graph; toggle yes/no
Distractor Rationale - An explanation of why the answer is incorrect. May contain a hint for re-try.
Download Link - A link to download the student's recorded audio file will appear in review state.
Draw Label Zero - "0" will appear on the graph by default when both X and Y Axis are used. Draw Label Zero allows you to remove the 0. If only one axis is used the 0 cannot be removed.
Edit Point Label - allows students to edit points to the chart/graph; toggle yes/no
Edit token - This option allows the author to edit the part of the text that will be used as part of an answer. The token can be a word, sentence or a paragraph.
Font Size - choose from “small” all the way up to “really big” Grid
• X-distance - represents the distance between grid lines perpendicular to the X axis and Y-distance is the distance between grid lines perpendicular to the Y axis.
• Ticks Distance - defines the distance of each tick on the graph.
• Hide Ticks - defines whether or not to render ticks of each point on the X and Y Axis of the
• Draw Labels - Enable this option if you want to add numbers under each point on the X and Y
• Show first arrow - Displays arrow at the start of the axis.
• Show last arrow - Displays arrow at the end of the axis.
• Comma in label - The can be applied only if you have a labelled graph and more than 1000
labels. This will insert commas to separate thousands in a label.
• Show axis label - Enables a label next to the axis. When turned on the label can be defined in
the field below. Has mathematical formulas - Switch to Yes to show formatted mathematical formulas.
Hover State - turns on and off hover effects when the user hovers the mouse over a cell.
Ignore Order - toggle yes/no
Image Alternative Text - Only appears if an image can not be displayed (e.g. If an image doesn’t display the alternate text could be “If the image does not display contact your teacher.”)
Image Annotation Upload - Allows students to upload an image and annotate it.
Image Source - Area to upload images into specific question types. Images can be from a local computer or from the internet.
Image URI - Certain question types allow for images to be uploaded into questions. The path to the image is located in Image URI
Line margin - the distance between the number line extremes
Line position - defines where the number line will appear on screen
Lock Author Cells - Typically in “shading questions” students will be able to shade or unshade any cell in the grid. “Lock Author Cells” does NOT allow the student to change a question.
Margin - For math question types add Margin to fractions and superscript symbols stopping overlapping in response boxes.
Max Selection - limit the number of blocks a student can select. 0 = unlimited selections
Max width - the thickness
Method - Choose the appropriate scoring method. It defaults to “equivLiteral” which needs an exact answer match from the student to be considered correct. Changing the scoring method will change certain options available below the value and aria label.
• Value - Enter the correct answer.
• Aria Label for Value - text to be read aloud by accessibility-assisted devices
• Inverse Result - This means that any response will be correct except for the one set by
• Ignore Order - In this case order of responses does not matter. Usually referring to math
equations e.g. 2.5+3 is accepted as is 3+2.5
• Validation Stem Numeration - Identify the answers by numbers (default value), uppercase
letters, or lowercase letters
• Handwriting Recognizes - defines the set of characters that the handwriting pad will
recognize; choices are “standard” and “MathBasic”
Multi Select - A type of multiple choice formatting that allows for more than one correct answer to be selected for each question.
Multicolor Bars - allows histograms (and only histograms) to have bars of different colors, toggle yes/no
New Point Name - allows teachers to pre-define the names of new points created by the student
Number of feedback attempts allowed - If instant feedback is true, this field determines how many times the user can click on the 'Check Answer' button, with 0 being unlimited.
Number Pad - Authors can create custom number pads by changing the positions of the keys and adding special characters. Customize the number pad by clicking on a key you want to change and a character map will pop up. Select a symbol from the character map, which will replace the default number pad key.
Order Point - allows students to re-order points to the chart/graph; toggle yes/no
Overwrite Warning - When enabled this will give students a warning that their previous recording will be replaced if they re- record.
Pause - Pause button allows the user to pause the recording when playing it back. This option is enabled in default setting.
Pause Recording - Allows the user to pause when recording audio. Enabled in default setting.
Penalty Score - Determines if points are deducted for an incorrect answer on the first attempt if you are allowing another chance when using multiple choice questions.
Play - Allows the user to playback the recording. This is enabled in default setting.
Play Bubble - A play bubble will be displayed to the user. Play button must be enabled. This option is available in Button UI only.
Point box Position - sets the position of the points on the number line
Point Separation Distance X - define the horizontal position of the points
Point Separation Distance Y - define the vertical position of the points
Possibility List Position - This option allows you to choose where to position the response container to a question.
Progress Bar - Progress bar is a visual indicator to show the student how much time they have to record. In Playback state, it will show how long is left. provides the option for the formatting of the layout of the choices.
Rating - Gives a range of values that students choose from.
• Value - the underlying score of the rating
• Label - what students see as the value of the rating
• Tooltip - word(s) will appear when a student rolls the mouse over the rating
• Color - the color of the rating as shown in the rating description window
• Description - the context of the rating as shown in the rating description window
Record Bubble - A bubble will appear to show the user recording details. Enabled is the default setting. This option is available in Button UI only.
Recording Cue - When enabled a beep is played before recording starts.
Resize Point - allows students to add points to the chart/graph; toggle yes/no
Response Box - Terminology used to define the place where student respond to questions.
Response Containers - The box in which answers are entered. The response container size and template can be modified in certain question types.
Response Minimum Width - controls the minimum width of the response input area; value in pixels
Response Positions - Click the blue (+) button to add new responses the student needs to label. Click and drag the response boxes to place them where they need to be. Click the red (X) to remove any you don’t need.
Responsive Layout - Enable this option to scale the audio recorder size responsively based on the size of its container. It is useful when the question is viewed on smaller screens.
Rubric Reference - Refers to a pre-existing rubric uploaded from Learnosity.
Sample Answer - A sample answer to be displayed on the Learnosity Reports API. HTML is supported.
Scoring Type - Determines how the items will be scored in the user section. There are 3 types of scoring: per question (This is the default. Each question has its own calculation), dichotomous (all questions in an item must be fully correct or fully incorrect) and dependent (two or more questions depend on a previous correct answer)
Seek - The user can change the play position on playback by clicking on the Progress Bar. The Play button and Progress Bar must be enabled. The option is enabled in default setting.
Show Axes Gridlines - choose to show the X or Y axis.
Show check answer button - Flag to determine whether to display a 'Check Answer' button to provide instant feedback to the user.
Show Hints - will disable hints (like keyboard shortcuts) when a student hovers their mouse over
Show Hover Position - Enable this option if you want the coordinates of a point to be displayed when hovering over a point or dragging it on the grid.
Shuffle Responses - When using multiple choice questions this options will randomly change the order of responses as they appear for students.
Silence stop duration - This specifies the duration of audio silence in seconds after the recording has stopped. This value is set to 0 by default, which means the silence detection is turned off. Insert a value in seconds in this field if you want to enable the option.
Snap To - defines how point will snapped to the nearest intersect on the graph. Possible values are: "grid", "ticks" or a numeric value. These attributes should be entered in manually.
• Stem Numeration - When creating a Choice Matrix response in a multiple choice question it
With Grid Snap selected the point will stick to the nearest intersection between grid cells
• Ticks snap - is used to snap the point to the nearest intersection between axis ticks. For
instance, if ticks distance is 2 then a point can be plotted on the graph every 2nd intersect from
0: (0,2),(0,4),(-2,0), (2,2) (-2,-4) etc.
• You can also use a numeric value. For example, if Snap to is set to 4, the point can be snapped in the intersection of every 4 cells on X and Y axis.
Snap to Grid - defines how data behaves on grid lines when students are manipulating the graph;
expressed using whole numbers (for example, if you put a 5 here the point value of the bar/point/line will automatically snap to the grid in increments of 5)
Source URL - The link to a video or audio file that has been uploaded to an item.
Start Recording - Record button will be enabled. This is enabled by default.
Stimulus in Review - HTML/Text content displayed only in review state rendered above the response area.Will override stimulus in review state.
Stop Recording - Stop button will be enabled. This is enabled by default.
Submit over limit - Allows the student to submit an essay question that exceeds the “Word Limit
Symbols - add special symbols that will be made available to students.
Template Markup - Allows the assessment author to create a template that can be re-used for formatting cloze or formula type questions.
Threshold - distance a point can be from the correct answer and still be marked correct
Threshold - Margin of error for students answers to still be considered correct
Ticks - options to configure the the ticks on a number line
Timer - Time will be displayed to show the user how long the recording is. Enabled in default setting.
Title position - how high the title is above the number line
Token Highlight - A type of question that requires the students to highlight certain words, sentences or paragraphs simply by clicking on the text.
Type - refers to the type of keyboard available to students
• Floating - Draggable keyboard, appears when the user clicks into the response box.
• Block - Always visible, non-draggable keyboard.
• Block on Focus (default) - Non-draggable keyboard, appears when the user clicks into the
• Fixed Handwriting - Handwriting area appears when the user clicks into the response box.
• Native/No Symbols - No keyboard is displayed.
Validation Stem Numeration - Giving the areas numbers or letters
Validation Stem Numeration - Identify the answers by numbers (default value), uppercase letters, or lowercase letters
Volume Control - Volume control will be displayed to the user on playback if the play button is enabled. This is enabled by default.
Volume Meter - Volume meter will be displayed to the user on playback if the play button is enabled. This is enabled by default.
Waveform - A wave UI will be displayed to the user when playing back the recording if the play button is enabled. Enabled in default setting.
Width and height - 600 px by default but can be changed
Width and height - must be expressed in pixels. Height is defaulted to “auto” which allows it to self-adjust based on screen size
Word Limit Setting - This setting allows the user to limit the number of words that may be placed in an essay response container.