Editing Test Content
Adding New Questions to Tests
In addition to using questions transferred from a testbank, you can add your own questions to
tests by either of these methods:
o Drag one of the question templates from the Resource Library onto your test. More
details about question templates are in the section "Using Resource Library Templates."
o Select a question on your test (its background changes color), and then select "Question"
from the Insert menu. Choose a question type from the submenu to insert the new
question template below the selected question on your test.
Question types include: multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, essay, vocabulary, bimodal, and
matching. When you insert a question template onto your test, click in the question field to type
your question and replace any placeholder text that appears. The question field expands as you
type. Use the Text Formatting and Equation Editing toolbars as needed to enter questions.
The method for indicating the correct answer for a question varies by question type:
Fill in the four answer choices by clicking in each field and typing. You can add additional answer
choices for multiple-choice and bimodal questions by dragging a Blank Answer Choice from the
Resource Library into the answer choice list for a question. Rearrange the order of choices, if
necessary, by dragging and dropping. If you need to delete an answer choice, select it so its
background changes color, and then press the Delete key.
To mark an answer choice as the correct answer, select the answer choice so its background
changes color. Then right-click the answer choice and select "Mark/Unmark as Correct" from the
pop-up menu. You can also choose "Mark or Unmark as Correct Answer" from the Question
Short Answer, Essay, and Vocabulary
To fill in the answer for the question, the Answer field needs to be showing below the question. If
it is not, select "Preferences > Test Options" from the Tools menu and click the Descriptors tab.
Check the box next to "Correct Answer" and click OK. Below the question, click just to the right of
the word "Answer:" to place the cursor and begin typing. The answer field expands as you type.
Answer Blanks for Short Answers
When you want a short answer question to have longer or multiple answer lines for students to
answer lettered parts of the question, select "Change Answer Blank" from the Question menu. A
dialog opens for you to select the answer blank width and the number of answer blanks. If you
want the answer blanks to be labeled with lowercase letters: a., b., and so on, check the box next
to Show Labels.
Note: The option to show answer blanks must be selected on the Questions tab of the Test
Options dialog in order for answer blanks to appear on the test.