Creating test questions in the question bank

FELIX 40-110

What you need to know

We recommend that you create questions for a test/self-test in the question bank. In this way you can flexibly integrate the questions into different tests and/or create, edit and manage the questions together with third parties.
The following questions are available: single-choice, multiple-choice, Kprim, True/False, matrix, drag and drop, cloze (with/without numerical solution), hot text, hotspot, free text, upload file, sequence and draw (see also Helpcard 40-100).
After you have created your questions, you can import them into a test (see Helpcard 40-130) and integrate them into your course via the corresponding course element (Test/Self-test) (see Helpcard 30-160).

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What you have to do

  1. Click on "Question bank" (top centre).

    • Under "My questions" you will find your personal collection of questions.
      Under "Public shares", you may find a list of question banks that you use to share with third parties. To create such a bank, contact your support with the bank title and the names of all third parties (see contact details below).

  2. Under "My question bank" (on the left), select "My questions".

  3. Create a new question with "Create question" (top right).

    • The "Create question" window will open.

  4. Name the question ( under Title), select the question type and click "Create question".

    • Choose a short question title (max. 40 characters) to avoid affecting the layout.

    • Note for e-exams: the option "Show question title" can be deactivated in the test module to avoid giving information about the question content via the question title specified above, and to make copying more difficult.

    • The question editor will open.

  5. Edit your question text and the corresponding answers and save the changes you have made.
    If you wish, you can activate "Yes" behind "Random order" to randomise the order of answers within a question in a graded test and make copying more difficult.

    • When embedding images, do not use a link but a file as the image source.
      Avoid umlauts, spaces and special characters in the file name of the image.

  6. If you want to use the correction mechanism (see Helpcard 40-140 or ekl@home Helpcard 20-110) in FELIX, click on the "Score" tab.

    • If necessary, select the Method of assessment (not available for all question types):
      "Score per answer" allows you to distribute the points yourself and, for example, in a multiple choice task, give less weight (-0.5 P) to incorrect answers than to correct answers (1 point). (For example, in a multiple choice question, you can use this to prevent not all answers from being checked in order to get the full number of points).
      With "All correct answers", points are only awarded if all answers are correct ("All-or-nothing" principle).

    • If you select "Score per answer" (under Method of assessment) you have to add up the correct answers and enter them at "Max. score", unfortunately the system does not take care of this at the moment.

    • The default setting of the maximum score is "1" for all question types. If a higher score is desired for a question type that can be evaluated manually (e.g. free text question, KPRIM question) and you want to correct these questions directly in FELIX, you must enter the desired score here. You can then assign points from 0 to the defined maximum achievable score in the correction mode.

    • "Min. score" is usually preset to "0". This prevents a question result from being negative if incorrect answers are assigned negative values. For some question types it is possible to change this value.

    • For Single choice, you can leave the default settings "Max. score" set to "1" and "All correct answers" because there is only one correct answer.

    • For "Multiple choice" and "Hottext" you can, if you wish, additionally define the maximum and minimum number of possible answers. The default setting is "Any" and "Unlimited".

  7. Click on "General" (top right) to enter additional information.
    Enter a topic (e.g., Pyramid of needs), a keyword (e.g., application example), and under Add. information the relevant subject (e.g., Business administration) so that these questions can be meaningfully classified and retrieved later. The students cannot see this information in the test.
    Confirm below with "OK" and close the question with the red cross.

    • To display the entered information back in the overview under "My questions" click on the gear icon (top right), check the box in front of "Subject", "Keyword" / "Add. information" and save (you may have to scroll down to do this).

    • To change / assign the topics, keywords and additional information of several questions at the same time, select the respective questions in the question list and click on "Change metadata" (below).

  8. Once all questions have been configured, create a test (see Helpcard 40-130).

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