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  1. Enter the question candidates must answer in the Question Stem field. Enter the information or objective the candidate needs in order to respond appropriately.
  2. Click the Select/Upload Image button above the Shape Editor to select an image for the item. The supported image types for Point and Click Questions are .JPG, .JPEG, .GIF, .PNG, .BMP, .DCM, . ODG, .TGA, .SVG, and .TIF.
  3. Click the Retrieve Assets button. and then click the Attach Asset  icon for the desired asset.

    Note

    For more details on attaching an image, refer to Upload an Asset.



  4. Click OK when the image has been attached message appears and Close the Attach Asset pop-up window.
    The image is added to the Point and Click canvas editor.
  5. Enter the Shape Labels you want to add to the image, one in each shape label field provided. Labels must contain text. You are prevented from submitting the item if any labels are empty.

    Note

    The default setting is four Shape Labels, but the writer might choose to add or remove pairs. The minimum number of allowable labels is two. The writer can click the  Add Distractor icon after the stem to add a label and  Remove Distractor icon to remove the corresponding label, if the Allow Differing Option Count setting on the Questions tab of the project's Configuration page is selected.

     

     

  6. Select the check boxes for the correct shape label field(s). Leave the check boxes for the incorrect shape labels as unselected.

    Info

    In a Hot Spot item that is exported for the Athena test driver, the maximum number of clicks the candidate is able to select must be equal to the number of correct labels set on the item.



  7. Select Hot Spot (default) or Hot Area radio button to determine how the candidate views the item in the Assessment Driver.
     
    • If Hot Spot is selected, the drop zones are not visible even when the mouse cursor is moved over them. When the candidate clicks on the asset in the Assessment Driver, a point is marked where they clicked. 
    • If Hot Area is selected, the drop zones are displayed as soon as the mouse cursor is moved over them. When the candidate clicks on any of the drop zones in the asset in the Assessment Driver, the entire drop zone is marked and becomes visible.

    In either of the above cases, candidates receive a passing score as long as they click within the drop zone.
    You are now ready to work with the inserted asset.

  8. Using the editor functions described below, create the shaded areas that correspond to the correct response for each label. For every label, there must be a corresponding shape drawn on the image.

    Info

    ExamDeveloper provides the tool to create these item types. It is important users realize while creating the item, that this is not necessarily what candidates will view. Rather, the candidate interface is dependent on the Assessment Driver that is used, and can vary between delivery vendors.

    For Point and Click Question Stems, the Asset Manager function is not available.

    The minimum number of shapes required is one.

    The shapes must be drawn within the boundaries of the image.



  9. Specify the Blueprint, Reference, and Metadata for the item (as appropriate).

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Note

It is important to create your shapes in the order that corresponds to the Shape Labels. You must have the same number of Shape Labels and Shapes or you are prevented from submitting the item.

 

 

  1. Click the Shape menu and select the shape you wish to draw on the image.
  2. Click and drag the mouse to draw the desired shapean ellipse or rectangle

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    titleDraw a polygon shape

    To draw a polygon, click on the canvas where you want to start drawing the shape.

    Move the mouse pointer to another spot on the canvas and click. A single line is drawn.

    Move the mouse pointer to another spot on the canvas and click. A second line is drawn that is connected to the first line.

    Continue to move the mouse and click until all the desired lines are drawn.

    Double-click to complete the polygon. When you double-click, ExamDeveloper draws a line from the point on the canvas where you double-clicked to the starting point of the polygon.

    After drawing a polygon, if you want to select an existing shape on the canvas, click the Shape → Select menu option. This deactivates the polygon drawing menu so you can select any of the shapes that have been drawn.

    Image Added

    Warning

    Shapes must be drawn within the bounds of the image. You are allowed to draw shapes outside the image, but you are prevented from submitting the item if shapes fall outside the image boundaries.

    You cannot overlap shapes when drawing them, and you cannot drag/move a shape over another shape.

    You are prevented from intersecting lines when drawing a polygon in a Point and Click item type.



  3. To move a shape: Click on the shape (the edit points for the shape are now visible as white boxes). Balance the mouse pointer anywhere on the shape. The mouse changes to a four headed arrow . Click and drag the shape to another location on the image.
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  4. To resize a shape: Click on the shape. Balance the mouse pointer over an edit point (the mouse changes to a double headed arrow when Image Added when balanced over a boundary point) and click and drag.
  5. To maintain the aspect ratio for rectangle or ellipse when resizing the shape: Balance the mouse pointer over an edit point (the mouse changes to a double headed arrow when Image Added when balanced over a boundary point), hold the Shift key on the keyboard, and click and drag.
  6. To change the shape of a polygon: Balance the mouse pointer over an edit point (the mouse changes to a double headed arrow when Image Added when balanced over a boundary point) and click and drag.
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  7. To select multiple shapes: Click on a shape. Hold the Ctrl key on the keyboard and click additional shapes. You may want to delete multiple shapes. Selecting them all at once and then delete them. 
    Note: you are not able to move multiple shapes at the same time. You must move each shape individually.
  8. To delete a shape: Click on a shape. Click the Delete  icon or hit the Delete key on the keyboard.

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  1. Click the Add Question to Case button save the item and create a new case. The item is automatically attached to the case. Only users with permission to create cases will see this button.
  2. Click the Save button. The item is saved and the item is checked-out preventing other users from making edits to the item. You remain on the Write Question page where further edits can be made to the item.
  3. Click the Preview button. Changes to the item are saved, the item is checked-out, and the item is opened in the Preview window. Only users with permission to preview items will see this button.
  4. To save an incomplete item, click Save and Exit. The item is saved in a Draft state and checked-in so any user with access to the item may make edits to the item. It is visible in the Draft/Returned Questions tab of the Project Writing Summary page.
  5. To submit the item for review, click Submit. The item is saved and checked in so any users with access to the item may make edits to the item. The item is advanced to the next reviewer in the list or to the next stage in the workflow.

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    titleValidations for submitting Point & Click items

    The following validations are performed on a Point & Click item type:

    Save

      • Empty Question stem: The question stem cannot be empty.

    Preview

      • Empty Question stem: The question stem cannot be empty.
      • No background image: Select a background image and define at least one shape.

    Submit

      • Empty Question stem: The question stem cannot be empty.
      • No background image: Select a background image and define at least one shape.
      • No shapes drawn with shape labels defined: You have chosen to use option 'A, B' but have not created a corresponding shape on the editor. Add a shape or remove the label.
      • Number of shapes on canvas do not match the number of labels: You have chose chosen to use option 'C, D' but have not created a corresponding shape on the editor. Add a shape or remove the label.
      • No shapes drawn: Define at least one shape.
      • Number of labels in the item are less than the number of shapes drawn on the canvas: You have chosen to create a shape 'C, D' but have not created a corresponding label in the question. Add a label or remove the shape.
      • Shapes are drawn outside the boundaries of the background image: The following shapes fall outside the bounds of the image. Relocate them within the image bounds. Shapes B, D.
      • Empty labels in the item with corresponding shape drawn on the canvas: You have created a shape in the editor for "A, B, C, D" but you did not specify a label. Add a label or remove the shape.

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