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How do I create a hot spot question?

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Select Tests & Quizzes.

Select Tests & Quizzes

Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select an assessment.

Questions may be added to any assessment. Select an existing assessment or create a new one.

Create a New Assessment.

Select Add.

Select Add

Select Add from the Actions Menu.

Enter a title and select Create.

Enter a title and select Create
  1. Enter a title in the Assessment Title field.
  2. Select Create.

Note: For more information on creating new assessments, see How do I create an assessment?

Or, Edit an existing assessment.

Select Actions and choose Edit
  1. Select the Actions dropdown menu to the right of the draft assessment title.
  2. Choose Edit.

Select Hot Spot from drop-down menu.

Choose Hot Spot

Select Hot Spot from the Add Question dropdown menu.

Set the point value for the question.

Enter a point value

Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose.

Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.

Display points?

choose to display point value

Do you want students to see the point value as they are taking the test? If so, leave the default setting of Yes. If you prefer that students do not see the point value for the question, select No.

Extra Credit. (Optional)

designate extra credit

Selecting this option lets you mark a question as extra credit. This means that the points awarded for this question are not counted as part of the "total points" for the assessment and there are no points deducted for skipping this question or answering incorrectly. However, users answering correctly will receive the question point value added on top of their total points earned in the assessment.

Add Question Text.

Add question text

Enter question instructions in the Question Text field.

Note: To edit with the Rich Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Add attachment. (Optional)

Add attachments

Select Add Attachments to browse for and select a file attachment if desired.

Note: The Add Attachments area is NOT for uploading the question’s hot spot image. You may, however, use this upload area to add files relevant to the question.

Select Choose File.

Select Choose File

Select Choose File, and then browse your computer for the desired image and select Open.

Note: It is recommended that hot spot images not exceed 600px in width. You must edit the image’s size before uploading.

Upload the file.

Add alt text and select upload

Once the desired image has been selected:

  1. Provide an alternative text description of the image.
  2. Select Upload.

Note: To override this uploaded image with a different image, select the Choose File button again to locate another file.

Set up the image hot spots.

Once you have uploaded a hot spot image, you may begin adding the items you will want students to identify within the image.

Next to Item 1, enter a description.

Add the first hot spot description

This description you enter here will be the prompt that appears to students.

Select the + icon to add additional hot spot items. (Optional)

Select the plus icon to add additional hot spots

If you wish to have students identify more than one item within the image, use the + Add Item option to add and label additional items.

Note: You may remove additional items by selecting the - icon next to the item description. Item 1 is not removable.

Specify the zone for each item.

Drag and drop to set the hot spot zones

Once the desired number of items have been created, you may associate them with a specific region within the uploaded image. Select the button to the left of the description before drawing the item zone. When the button is green, you are working on that item.

Within the image, click and drag to create a hot spot zone for the highlighted item. When students click anywhere within this zone, they will have successfully selected the item.

Note: Ensure that the hot spot zone’s number (indicated in the upper right of the zone) correlates to the correct item in the list above. You may re-do the zone selection by clicking and dragging again.

Allow partial credit.

choose to allow partial credit

By default, if you have multiple hot spot items within your question, partial credit is enabled.  If a question is worth 10 points and a student only correctly identifies 1 out of 2 possible hot spot items, they will receive credit for 5 points. You may disable this option by selecting No for Allow Partial Credit.

Assign to part. (Optional)

assign to part

If you have multiple parts in your assessment, you may assign the question to a different part.

Assign to pool. (Optional)

copy to a pool

If you have an existing question pool and would like to copy this question to the pool, select the pool name here.

Add feedback for correct answer and/or incorrect answer. (Optional)

provide answer feedback

Feedback is optional text available for the student to review after the particular question is graded. For numeric response questions, the feedback option is offered for correct and/or incorrect answers, if desired.

Note: To edit with the Rich-Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Select Save.

Select Save

Select Save to save the question.

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