(Last Updated: September 19, 2022)

ActivePresenter offers you a wide range of eLearning questions for creating interactive and engaging content. Let’s get an overview of them now!

Questions and interaction objects are probably the two most significant components of every eLearning course. But the question is: Can creating quizzes be an easy task? Let’s get an overview of eLearning questions in ActivePresenter in today’s blog post.

overview of eLearning questions

ActivePresenter is one of the best eLearning authoring tools offering ready-to-use questions that help create any quiz type, no matter how simple or challenging. If you don’t have the latest version of ActivePresenter, click the button below to download.

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This post covers:

Components of an eLearning question in ActivePresenter

11 eLearning question types in ActivePresenter

  • True/False
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Fill in Text Entry
  • Fill in Text Entries
  • Fill in Blanks
  • Sequence
  • Drag-n-Drop
  • Hotspot
  • Essay
  • Rating Scale (Likert)

Components of an eLearning Question in ActivePresenter   

In ActivePresenter, questions are interactive objects which can respond to user inputs. They are helpful to assess learners’ performance (graded mode) and get their feedback (survey mode). In total, there are 11 types of supported eLearning questions. They include True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Response, Fill in Text Entry, Fill in Text Entries, Fill in Blanks, Sequence, Drag-n-Drop, Hotspot, Essay, and Rating Scale (Likert).

2 Ways to Insert Questions in ActivePresenter

There are two possible ways to insert built-in questions in ActivePresenter. The first and straightforward way is accessing the Questions tab, then selecting a question type that you wish to add to your course.  

11 types of eLearning questions in ActivePresenter

The second way is by clicking Interactions in the Home tab. Then, choose one type of question that you would like to insert. 

3 Parts of a Question in ActivePresenter

When you click a question button, ActivePresenter inserts a new question slide into your project. In essence, a typical question comprises three parts visually shown in the picture below. Here is a Multiple Choice question example.

elearning question

  • Title (1): the top text box to add the question title.
  • Answer Area (2): the answer area (with default answer options).
  • Submit button (3): the Submit button.

Besides what you can visually see on the Canvas, questions in ActivePresenter are able to be interactive thanks to the Score & Reporting and Events – Actions system in the Properties pane and Feedback messages in the Feedback Master tab. 

In the next part, we’ll go into more depth about the 11 different types of questions that ActivePresenter offers.

11 eLearning Question Types in ActivePresenter

1. True/False

True/False (also called Yes/No) might be the easiest way to frame questions. This eLearning question includes a statement. Learners clarify whether that statement is true or false. In other words, there are only two possible responses to each question and learners have to choose between them. True/False eLearning questions are suitable for evaluating students’ understanding of either-or misconceptions. You can thus assess learners’ ability to make accurate judgments.

True False question

When creating true/false questions with ActivePresenter, phrase questions in the way you don’t imply answers. Also, make sure that answers match the form of the questions. Don’t ask a yes/no question, but label the answer as true/false.

2. Multiple Choice

In reality, True/False questions are restricted to simple situations. Besides, they may encourage guessing. So, using multiple-choice questions can help you overcome that.

Multiple Choice questions consist of a list of possible answers for learners to choose from. Using them is ideal to test the ability to recall memorized information, understand knowledge, and apply theory to practice.  

Multiple Choice questions are pick-one questions that have only one correct answer. Other choices act as “distractors” which are meant to draw learners’ attention away from the real answer.

Multiple Choice

To make a good multiple choice question, ensure that distractors are neither too different nor too similar. Likewise, avoid using the choices “all of the above” and “none of the above” as much as possible.  

3. Multiple Response

The next question type is Multiple Response. This eLearning question type is quite similar to Multiple Choice. But the difference is that it is aimed at making pick-multiple questions. In other words, there is more than one correct answer from the list of answer options. 

Multiple Response question

Multiple Response questions help reduce the possibility of a correct guess. This leads to the difficulty level of questions increasing. They are good to go with in many cases. Below is a typical example of this question type.

4. Fill in Text Entry

A Fill in Text Entry question includes a question or a statement providing missing information that learners need to fill in and a text entry (blank) where learners can type their answers. In general, this question type is very specific so it requires a short and clear answer as well.

You can use Fill in Text Entry questions to do a recall test in terms, numbers, abbreviations, names, and the like.

5. Fill in Text Entries

Like Fill in Text Entry, the Fill in Text Entries question type allows you to add many fill-in questions. The difference is that there is more than one blank in each question, meaning that learners have to offer more answers.

Fill in text entries

Each answer has a label and a text box. You need to double-click text boxes to set the correct values. The below picture is a good example of a Fill in Text Entries question.

6. Fill in Blanks

As you know, Fill in Text Entry and Fill in Text Entries questions contain one or more text entries (blanks) where learners can type their answers in. Meanwhile, Fill in Blanks questions allow learners to fill in multiple blanks in a paragraph.

Fill in blanks

This new question type comes in handy when you have a paragraph and you want to convert a word or phrase in that paragraph into a blank.

7. Sequence

A Sequence question asks learners to put the possible answers in order according to some rules. There is a list of items in an incorrect order, and learners need to move them to the right positions within the list.

Sequence question

You can use sequence questions to test learners on the ability to make judgments about the relationship among items in lists. The lists may be historical events by date, countries by size, rankings of value, or steps of a process.

8. Drag-n-Drop

Drag-n-Drop questions comprise multiple drag sources and drop targets. They require learners to define which items on one list correspond to items on another. It’s a good idea to use this question type to match questions with answers, terms with definitions, pictures with captions, and so on.    

eLearning question: drag n drop

9. Hotspot

A Hotspot question is an image-based question that can be utilized to make your courses or quizzes engaging and exciting. In other words, a hotspot question instructs students to select one or more specific areas on an image as the right response. In this sense, a hotspot question enables both checking and reinforcing learners’ knowledge.

a hotspot question created by ActivePresenter

10. Essay

An Essay question is an open-text field that allows learners to type in their answers. There is no limitation on words/characters. Also, ActivePresenter enables you to set the width and height of the essay input text box.

eLearning question: essay

Essay questions give learners complete freedom to explain ideas in their own words. Thanks to this, they can improve their skills in critical thinking, logical thinking, idea organizing, and so on. Thus, if you want to assess these skills, think about the essay question type.

11. Rating Scale (Likert)

Rating Scales (or Likerts) are survey questions. They include a range of answer options at many different levels. And, it can range from one extreme attitude/opinion to another, like “excellent”, “very poor”, and even neutral midpoints like “fair”. This question type is one of the most reliable ways to measure opinions and attitudes.

eLearning question: rating scale

In ActivePresenter, each answer in a rating scale question has a label and many radio buttons. The app lets you control the number of possible answers and the scale. Also, you are free to use whatever text you want for the labels.

So, you’ve learnt the basic information about 11 types of eLearning questions in ActivePresenter. Try to create a quiz question on your own, and let us know if you need any help.

Besides, ActivePresenter allows you to import questions from CSV and GIFT files, which is very useful if you need to add multiple questions to your project at once. 

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