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In D2L, there are 12 different types of questions that cab be created for use in Quizzes and Surveys. The most popular question types are True or False, Multiple Choice, Multi-Select, and Written Response.
These questions are likely the easiest to create in D2L. The only piece needed to create one is the question text. Then, select either True or False as the correct answer choice. These questions are auto-graded by D2L.
These questions are the most popular question type in D2L. Each question can have anywhere from 2-20 answer choices, with one answer indicated as correct. These questions are auto-graded by D2L.
These questions are very similar to the Multiple Choice Question, but this type allows for the question to have more than one correct answer. D2L can auto-grade these questions, based on the scoring setting chosen under "How are points assigned to blanks?"
These are questions where students should be typing in answers to a question prompt. D2L cannot auto-grade these questions.
As a best practice, it is recommend that questions be built in the Question Library. This allows an instructor to create question banks and to use question pools. It also makes it easier to update questions over time. See
Using the Question Library for more information.
Note: To set up a question pool, please see
Note: For more information on the grading options for multi-select questions, please review
this guide from Brightspace.
Note: If choosing a .m4a audio file, the audio with autoplay when the question is opened. To avoid possible issues with multiple audio files playing at once, the file can be converted to .mp3.