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How do I create a student audio response question?

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This explains the process of adding a student audio response question (formerly called "audio recording" question) to any type of assessment. This question type presents users with a question that they must answer audibly. A recording utility opens and allows users to record the answer using a microphone.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Tests and Quizzes button

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

Select an assessment.

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

Create a New Assessment.

Click Add.

Create button

Select Add from the Actions Menu.


Quiz title entry

Enter assessment title in text field and select the Create button.

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

Or edit an existing assessment.

Actions dropdown menu

Select Actions dropdown menu and select Edit.

Select Student Audio Response from dropdown menu.

Question type menu

After selecting Student Audio Response, the program will open additional options for the question.

Set the point value for the question.

question 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?

Point display box

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)

Extra credit box

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.

Question text box

Type the Question Text into the text box provided.

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

Add attachment. (Optional)

Add attachment link

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

Add a time allowance

Time allowance

This option regulates the amount of time that a student has to record an answer to a question. This time is measured in seconds.

Add an amount of times to re-record

re-record attempts available

Use the dropdown menu to regulate the number of attempts a student has to answer a question. (You may select up to 10, or unlimited attempts.)

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)

Assign to pool

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

Provide Feedback. (Optional)

Provide feedback

Feedback is optional text available for students to view after the particular question is graded.

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

Select Save.

Save button

Select Save to save the question (or Cancel to exit).

Add Rubric. (Optional)

Rubric option

Grading rubrics can be selected on manually graded question types. You can select an existing rubric or create a new one by following the steps outlined in How do I add a rubric to an assessment (i.e., test or quiz)?

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