Multiple choice, drag-and-drop, images, rearranging and more - there are so many question blocks to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is the most effective for your goals! Here's a quick cheat sheet guide to how you might choose how to ask your question.
1. Multiple choice questions are great all-rounders. They are best for assessing your learners' ability to identify correct and incorrect statements, or the best course of action to take. They can be good for questions with multiple correct answers. You may like to set every answer as correct to reinforce how wide-ranging the application of a principle or rule is.
2. Multiple-choice image questions add an additional level of interactivity by asking learners to assess an image. One way to use this is to ask learners to analyse a scenario, such as identifying hazards in an environment.
3. True or False question blocks are similar to multiple choice, but offer binary answers. They are useful for when there is a single correct answer to a black-and-white situation. When asking several True or False questions in a single block, it is best to group the questions around a single topic.
4. Drag and drop questions are perfect for assessing your learners' ability to categorise and classify information. Do this by setting up the drop areas as the categories, and ask your learners to move the drag items into these categories to classify them. You can challenge your learner by including drop areas with multiple or no correct drag items, instead of one drag item per drop area.
5. Rearrange questions are ideal for assessing your learner's ability to determine hierarchies, or order knowledge.
6. Text entry blocks are not technically question blocks, as they can only provide generic feedback, not correct/incorrect. As a result, you cannot include them in your formal assessment section. Don't let that stop you! Text entry blocks still have their place. Text entry blocks are fantastic for asking your learner to reflect on what they have learned and how they can apply that knowledge. For example, you might ask them to describe a scenario in which they could apply what they have learned, or you could ask them to describe one thing they will do differently in the future as a result of what they have learned.