Allows for the incorporation of either a plain text or WYSIWYG textboxes to capture open-ended student textual responses.
Textbox question types can be useful for answering short notes type questions on an assessment. They are also useful for capturing qualitative information from surveys.
- Choice between plain text and WYSIWYG modes
- Choice of rendering widths/heights.
- When editing allow staff to include 'reminders' for when marking.
- Model answer
- Any terms found within the student answer should be highlighted. This facility is probably more useful with Formative Quizzes where the student answer may not be marked by a member of staff.
- Student mark out of possible number.
- List of learning objectives that the question is linked to.
After a question has locked it should only be possible to change the following aspects:
- Add/edit reminders
- Number of marks if correct
- General feedback
- Bloom's Taxonomy
Text box questions do not have an objectively correct answer such as an MCQ. However, there are pieces if information that can assist lecturers when marking:
- Model answer - stored in 'correct_fback' field in the questions table.
- Terms (keywords) - stored in a JSON encoded string held in the 'settings' field in the questions table.
- Reminders - each reminder is stored in its own record in the options table.
The text of what the student types is stored in the 'user_answer' field of the relevant log table.