Point and Click Questions requires the examinee to interact with an image in order to provide a response.
From Develop Questions → Write Item, click Write Question. In the Write Question page, select Point and Click from the Question Type dropdown list.
For Point and Click Questions, the examinee is asked to click on an area or point of the image, corresponding to the information provided in the Question stem.
The Question author will specify one or more area(s)/point(s) on the image to identify a correct response. ExamDeveloper provides an interface for users to create the Questions. How they are presented to the examinee depends on the Assessment Driver used to deliver the Exam. An Assessment Driver is software owned by a test delivery provider used to present Questions to examinees.
The Point and Click Question editor requires the Flash plug-in version 10 or later to be installed in the user's browser. If you do not see the shape editor shown below, you need to install the latest version of Adobe Flash on your computer.
To create Point and Click Questions:
- In the Question Stem, enter the information or objective that the examinee will need in order to respond appropriately.
Enter the labels that you would like to add to the image, one in each shape label field provided.
Select the checkboxes for the correct shape label field(s). Leave the checkboxes for the incorrect shape labels as unchecked.
- Select Hot Spot (default) or Hot Area radio button to determine how the examinee will view the Question in the Assessment Driver.
If Hot Spot is selected, the drop zones will not be visible even when the mouse cursor is moved over them. When the examinee clicks on the Asset in the Assessment Driver, a point is marked where clicked.
If Hot Area is selected, the drop zones will be displayed as soon as the mouse cursor is moved over them. When the examinee clicks on any of the drop zones in the Asset in the Assessment Driver, the entire drop zone gets marked and becomes visible.
In either of the above cases, the examinee scores for a correct shape label as long as he marks within its drop zone.
- Click Select/Upload Image to select an image for the Question. The supported image types for Point and Click Questions are JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIF.
- Using the editor functions described below, create the shaded areas that correspond to the correct response for each label. For every label, there has to be a corresponding shape drawn on the image.
- Specify the Blueprint, Reference, and Metadata for the Question (as appropriate) and submit the Question.
For more details on attaching an image, refer to Uploading an Asset.
- You can use the button to get a set of Panning Tools left, right, up and down used to pan the image.
- The arrows at the edges of the drawing canvas indicate the direction in which a large image extends beyond the canvas view port bounds. Use these guides to know the direction in which to pan to see more of an image.
- Click the button to reveal a set of Zoom controls. These controls can be used to zoom in and out of the editor canvas as required.
- The Reset tool on the far right should be used to reset the canvas zoom to normal view (100%) and clear all shapes defined so far.
- Use the Shape drawing tools to create primary geometric shapes on the canvas - ellipse, rectangle, and polygon.
- To use these tools, select a shape then click-drag on the image canvas to introduce the shape. Remember, you need to drag the mouse pointer to create a shape of the size required. A shape cannot be created if it is too small to be practically useful.
- The ellipse and rectangle shape drawing tools can be constrained to draw circles and squares by holding down the SHIFT key before click-dragging the mouse pointer.
- The polygon tool can support drawing polygons from 3 up to 8 sides. Use the Numerical Stepper next to the polygon tool to select number of sides required.
- Use the Selection tool to select a shape and move it around the canvas. This tool can also be used to reshape/resize a shape, by selecting the shape and dragging the provided vertex(vertices) on the edge of the shape.
- Click the Hint button to learn more about how to use the editor.