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When you enter the “Questionnaires” menu, option “Questions”, a list with all available questions is displayed. From here it is possible to create new questions or view / edit / delete existing questions. To create a new question click on the button again. To edit a question click on the pencil icon (questions that do not have a pencil are not editable, but you can create a copy and edit it using the clone button).
In both cases, the edit view of questions with multiple options opens. The preview button (with the eye) allows to see how the question will be shown to the user. At the end of the view are the buttons to save the question and to clone. When cloning a question, a new one is generated that is identical to the original one (useful if many similar questions are being created or to have an editable copy of a question from Evalart’s question library)
Also at the end of the form there are buttons to create or edit the alternatives of the question (for example, if the question is what is the capital of Switzerland, the alternatives could be “Bern”, “Vienna”, etc). This option should only be used in questions of choice of alternatives. The “Evaluation” option is used in programming questions to determine validation scenarios. For example, if the question is to write a program that multiplies a number by itself, it could have several evaluation scenarios, such as “X = 0”, “X = 5”, etc. that will be used to verify the code entered by the candidate .
Type of Questionnaire: Indicates what type of questionnaire this question is apt for.
Family and Subfamily: Allows classifying the questions in families and subfamilies to facilitate their management. For example, a question may be from the “Programming” family and the “Java” subfamily.
Type: This attribute defines the type of question and combines several options: If the question uses images (both for the header of the question or for the answer alternatives)
If the answer is a free text (of one or multiple lines) or of multiple selection (that can be of simple choice if only one can be chosen or multiple if several alternatives can be selected)
If the question is programming, in which case they can be with or without a predefined code (the predefined code is a code that is included at the beginning of the code, which allows defining variables with values that will be used by the user when writing their own code ). For example, a programming question might ask the user to write a program that multiplies a number by itself using the variable X. The predefined code could be X: = 5.
Description: This is the description that helps the person assembling the questionnaire to know what the question is about (it is not the text that the candidate will see when seeing the question). For example, a description could be “Java question validating multi thread knowledge”.
Text: It is the text of the question that the user will see, for example “What is the capital of Switzerland?”.
Referential Score: It is the default score that has the question (which can be modified for a particular questionnaire from the Questionnaire Builder)
Precondition: It is the value of the precondition if the question is of programming with predefined code.
Correct Answer: It is the text that corresponds to the correct answer (for open-text response or programming questions). In case of questions of multiple alternatives the correct answer is determined in the alternatives view.
Referential Time: The maximum time in minutes recommended for the question. It is not controlled during the questionnaire, it is only a reference to better estimate the total time to be assigned to the questionnaire that contains the question.
Width: The width on the screen of the question.
Informative Text: data-content = “Indicates the record of additional information to be used (which is shown during the questionnaire when clicking on the information button.) If none is selected then it will use the one in the section containing the question during the questionnaire”
Compulsory: If this option is checked, the question is mandatory and therefore it must be answered so that the user can complete the questionnaire.
Category: It is the category associated with the question. This is used in the reports, since these can show the summation of scores by category (the sum of the score obtained in all the questions of a questionnaire of the same category)
Module: Applies for programming questions, where the programming language of the question is selected.
Level: The level of difficulty that is attributed to the question.
Performance Weight: In programming questions that measure performance, this indicates the weight in percentage that the performance has in the total score of the question.