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How do I create a file upload question?

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This allows for a file upload question to be added to a new or existing assessment. This question type presents a question or assignment that requires the user to upload a file.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Tests & Quizzes button

Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the 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.

Select Add.

Tests & Quizzes menu
Assessment title

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

Or edit an existing assessment.

Actions menu

From the Actions dropdown of the assessment to edit, select Edit.

Select File Upload from the dropdown menu.

Question type menu

After selecting File Upload from the dropdown menu, the program will open additional options for the question.

Set the point value for the 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

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, select the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Add attachment. (Optional)

Add Attachments link

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

Assign to part. (Optional)

Part dropdown menu

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

Assign to pool. (Optional)

Pool menu

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)

Feedback text  box

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

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

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