QUESTION MANAGER OVERVIEW
Question Manager is used to create and edit questions for tests and quizzes. There are
several different types of questions you can create, including multiple choice, true/false,
multiple answer, essay, matching,
As you create questions, they are written to a database file that Perception Server
will use when your tests are being administered to students. NOTE:
Please keep a
backup copy of this database in a safe place. Once it is uploaded to the server, it is converted
to a different file type and is not retrievable in its original form.
As questions are created they are placed within categories, or topics.
Perception's use of topics is best equated with an item bank. A topic is a group of questions (a.k.a items) relating
to a particular subject, level of difficulty, or some other common trait. For example,
you might have a topic for questions relating to sales-ethics, and another topic
containing questions about Native American history. As the number of questions you
create grows, topics become more important for organizing your questions. Topics can
also contain subtopics. Native American history topic might contain questions organized
according to difficulty, or time period.
Feedback describes any text, graphic, or other message given to a participant in
response to an answer they provided to a question. Perception allows you to
define unique feedback for each choice within a question.
Keep in mind that using feedback gives the student immediate information
regarding the correct (or incorrect) answer to the question. Since it is possible for students to share
this information after taking a test, providing feedback may not be desirable.
Outcomes are a facility within a question that enables you to attach scores or provide
unique feedback messages (e.g. "That is correct because...") to particular responses
to a question. When constructing outcomes, you first need to determine which responses
you want to trap.
Want to learn more? Check out the
Perception Authoring Manual