Which item types can be used?

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Below you will find an overview of the different item types that can be used with Cirrus.

Closed questions

Closed questions are questions with a limited number of possible answers. Cirrus will automatically assess these questions.

  • Multiple choice: question with multiple possible answers of which one is correct.
  • Extended multiple choice: question with several multiple choice components.
  • Multiple response: question with multiple possible answers of which several are correct.
  • Either/or: question with just two possible answers, of which one is correct.
  • Numeric: question with a number as the answer.
  • Select from list: question where the student has to fill in a blank by selecting the right answer from a list of possible answers.
  • Fill in the blankquestion where the student has to fill in one or multiple blanks.
  • Orderquestion where the student has to put the options in the correct order. 
  • Match: question where the student has to match each provided term with one other term.
  • Hotspot: question where the student has to click on the desired area in for example an image or on a map.
  • Extended match: question where the student needs to connect different terms. In this case, some terms can be connected to multiple other terms, whereas others cannot be linked to any other terms.
  • Drag and dropquestion where the student has to drag the possible answers to the right place in an image.
  • Comprehensive Integrated Puzzle: question where the students must fill in a table based on the provided case, with the predefined options. This type of question is commonly in medical education, testing clinical reasoning.
  • Financial Statement: question where the student needs to solve a financial statement.
  • Mathematical question: question where the student has to solve a mathematical question.

Open ended questions

Open ended questions cannot be assessed by Cirrus, so the teacher needs to do this themselves. These are the types of questions where students have to formulate an answer by themselves.

  • Essay: question where the students have to provide a long answer to a question.
  • File response: question where students need to upload a file as an answer.
  • Short answer: a student has to provide one answer.
    (Exception: Cirrus will assess this type of question)

Pages

  • Section: here you can describe a case text, question text or general theme, after which you can put together a specific set of questions or sub-questions in the section.
  • Page: you can add several pages to your library that are not actually exam questions. For example, you could add instructions for the student. You will see a welcome screen,  an end screen, and a screen you can edit yourself.