Authoring your own questions in the My Questions bank is helpful if you'd like to add a specific question from your lecture or textbook, or just want to ask something that isn't covered in the question bank.
Currently, instructors can author two types of questions: multiple choice or numeric entry. Both include the ability to write your own problem statement, include an image, provide feedback for incorrect answers and present an explanation for the correct answer.
Navigating to the My Questions section
Navigate to the Aktiv login page and log in to your Account. Select 'Launch Web App' to open Aktiv Chemistry or Aktiv Mathematics.
Navigate to the "Questions" Tab by clicking on the Questions tab on the main navigation, then to the "My Questions" Tab on the right side. If you already have some authored questions, they will show up in a folder. Just click the folder to expand and see the questions it contains.
If you do not have any authored questions yet, click "New Category" on the left side to create a folder for your new question(s) to be stored in. Once you have named the folder, you can select the green "Create" for the new folder to finish.
Click "Create Question" next to the correct category to to start creating your question.
Writing the Question
From this screen, you can type up your question in the text field under Question Prompt. Use the small symbol menu on the bottom left of the text field when typing to add subscripts, superscripts, and symbols.
You can also upload a related image that will show up under the question using the Browse button under Question Image. Clicking this will pull up your computer's interface to upload a file. Keep in mind that, in order to keep questions accessible for all students, the question prompt should include a description of the image which details all the information students will need to gather from the image.
Select the amount of time you think will be required for students to finish the question. This will be helpful when making assignments, as it will be added to the total time the assignment will take students.
Select the type of question you would like to author. The options are Multiple Choice and Numeric entry, and to choose one select the button for that type under Question Type.
Multiple Choice Options
If using Multiple Choice, use the slider to adjust how many options you want for answers. You can have as many as
Select which option you would like to be the correct one. This can be done by selecting the checkbox marked Correct in line with the answer option you want to be correct. It will default to the first option, so be certain it is correct before moving on.
If you need to double check while writing the answers and feedback, the feedback area under the correct selection will instead read Correct Explanation rather than Incorrect Feedback.
Enter the answers for each option in the text box next to the answer letter. The answers will be presented as A through E, depending on how many options you selected previously. If desired, provide some feedback and explanations for answers in the text box below the answers marked as Incorrect Feedback or Correct Explanation. You can use the symbols menu while entering answers and feedback as well using the symbol menu.
First, enter the number or expression that will be correct using the text field named Correct answer and it's symbol menu, if it includes subscripts, superscripts or other expressions. You can also enter the unit for the answer in the Unit text field, as well as a margin of error in the Answer Tolerance drop down. Options include 0.5% increments from 0 to 2% and also 5%. If you'd like to allow for some rounding, choose between 0.5 and 2 percent. If you want the exact number, choose 0.
You can also enter common incorrect answers and provide feedback for these answers. Fields will be provided for 5 Incorrect Vales with text fields next to their labels. Below each Incorrect Value field will be a text field for Incorrect Feedback.
Once you have entered the question and all of the answers, hit Preview to see the question in action. You can even answer the question to check on the feedback that will be displayed. Hit Done when you are finished to return to the question editing screen.
Once you are finished and ready to save the problem, click "Save" in the top right and then "Exit" in the top left. Your question is ready to use in all types of assignments now!
Congratulations! You have just created your first question!
If you have questions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org