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When you enter the “Questionnaires” menu and select “Questions”, a list of all the available questions is displayed. From here you can create new questions or view / edit / delete existing questions. To create a new question click on the button a second time. Click on the pencil icon to edit a question (Questions that do not have a pencil icon cannot be edited; however, they can be cloned and then edited.).
In both cases, the editing view of multiple-choice questions opens. The preview button (the eye) allows you to see what the question will look like to the user. At the bottom of the view are the “save” and “clone” buttons. When a question is cloned, a new question is generated that is identical to the original one (This is useful if many similar questions are being created or if you need to edit a question from Evalart’s question library).
At the bottom of the form there are also buttons to create or edit the question´s answer choics (For example, if the question is, “What is the capital of Switzerland?” the choices could be “Bern”, “Vienna”, etc). This option can only be used in multiple-choice questions. The “Evaluation” option is used in programming questions to determine validation scenarios. For example, if the question asks you 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 questions to be classified in families and subfamilies in order to facilitate their management. For example, a question may be from the “Programming” family and the “Java” subfamily.
Type: This defines the type of question and combines several options: Questions that use images (both for the header of the question or for the answer choices).
Open text answers (one or multiple lines) or multiple-choice (either a single choice if only one can be chosen or multiple if several answers can be selected).
Programming questions, which can either include or not include a predefined code (The predefined code is a code that is included at the beginning of the code, which allows the variables to be defined 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 know what the question is about (it is not the text that the candidate will see when viewing the question). For example, a description could be “Java question validating multi thread knowledge”.
Text: This is the question text that the user will see, for example, “What is the capital of Switzerland?”
Referential Score: This is the question´s default score (which can be modified for any particular questionnaire from the Questionnaire Builder).
Precondition: This is the value of the precondition of programming questions that have a predefined code.
Correct Answer: This is the text that corresponds to the correct answer (for open-text response or programming questions). For multiple-choice questions, the correct answer is determined in the alternatives view.
Referential Time: The maximum time in minutes recommended for the question. This does not affect the questionnaire; it is only a reference that is used to better estimate the total time to needed for the questionnaire that contains the question.
Width: The width of the question on the screen.
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 question´s section in the questionnaire”
Obligatory: If this option is checked, the question is mandatory and therefore it must be answered for the user to complete the questionnaire.
Category: This is the category associated with the question. This is used in the reports, since the reports can show the sum of scores by category (the sum of the score obtained in all the questions of a questionnaire of the same category).
Module: Applies to programming questions where the programming language of the question is selected.
Level: The level of difficulty that is assigned 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.