- Single correct (MCQs that are Phrase or Image)
- Multiple correct (MCQs that are Phrase or Image)
- Ranked (MCQs that are Phrase or Image)
- Free text
- File Upload
- EMQ (Extended Matching Questions)
Note: EMQs are a way of grouping questions together by a commonality. EMQs may contain several questions of different types. For example an EMQ may be a chapter from a book that has 5 questions related to it. This article won't go into detail about EMQs, if you want to learn more see our guide on EMQs
Phrase = The answer options are text based
Image = The answer options are image based
MCQs- Multiple Choice Questions
The simplest question type on Synap. Single correct are a multiple choice questions, that have only one correct answer, you can include images, long text, html snippets etc in the stem of your long questions
Editor: Select Type = Single correct, with at least one correct and one incorrect answer.
Spreadsheet: = fields required: Question, Options (minimum A & B) and one letter in Correct Options
Multiple correct, is a multiple choice question that has at least 2 correct answers, and one incorrect answer
Editor: Select Type = Multiple correct and add in at least 2 correct and at least one incorrect options.
Image vs Phrase
For all of the above questions you can use image answer options instead of text (phrase). Where the options display to the users as images.
Editor: Set up questions in the sameway, but instead of adding a phrase add an image, upload your images directly into the editor.
Spreadsheet: Instead of using Option A, Option B etc, a url to an image (no html needed) needs to in included in the Option X Image URL columns on the sheet. Ranked, Multi correct, Single correct supported from here.
Non MCQ types
These are questions that aren't marked straight away by the systems and will require someone on your team to mark them. We suggest deferring results with these question types and marking them off platform.
Free text questions provides an answer box for an essay style response for students.
Editor: Type = Free text and select a Text box label to display a simple one line instruction for students. Create question stem as normal
Spreadsheet: Stem in Question Column and use Option A as the Text box label. Leave Correct Options Blank. Include Free Text = TRUE column
Requires students upload a file to response to a question:
- Audio files
(all major file types)
Editor: Type = File upload, and select a Text box label to display a simple one line instruction for students. Create question stem as normal
Spreadsheet: Stem in Question Column and use Option A as the Text box label. Leave Correct Options Blank. Include Upload = TRUE column