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Open Ended Questions

Asking Open Ended Questions That the User Answers by Writing

In the exam, you can ask questions to the user in the way you want and make the user answer by writing.

  1. You can give the user a simple box to write an answer.
  2. You can give the user a large text area to write an answer.
  3. You can give the user a rich text editor to write an answer. The user can create a formatted (formatted: large-small text, italic, bold, color text, etc.) rich text entry with the rich text editor.

Restriction of an Answer Text with Regular Expression

Texts that the user may write as an answer may be restricted with regular expression. For example, if you expect from the user to type only a number, you can write a regular expression that covers only the numbers so that the user can type only numbers. Similarly, you can obligate the user to type

  • A 10-letter word starting with B
  • Any text less than 60 characters
  • A valid postal code
  • A valid e-mail address

in the answer text by using a regular expression.

Manual Evaluation of an Answer and Adding it to the Exam Score

The answers given by the user during the exam are shown on the administrator’s screens to be evaluated at the end of the exam. The answer given to the question is evaluated on the scale of hundred by the administrator and the evaluation is recorded. In this way, the user’s answer is automatically included in the exam scoring.

Automatic Evaluation of an Answer with Regular Expression

Normally, answers given by writing are evaluated by the administrator. However, you can automate the evaluation process if the answer you expect from the user can be predetermined by a regular expression. For example, if the user writes

  • A 5-letter word starting with B
  • A number between 599 and 700
  • One of the words of CEM, CAN, CİN

then, you can make the user get a full score (or a partial score).

Input Question

Input Questions do not have any choices for the Applicant to choose.

Instead the Applicant inputs his/her answer.

Input Questions can be used:

  • to get information from the Applicant that doesn’t affect the Exam’s scoring:
    • Which city they prefer to work/live?
    • How much year of expertise they have?
  • to see how knowledgeable the Applicant is:
    • At which degree does the water boil?
    • What is the capital of texas?
  • to get the Applicant interact with a given situation:
    • Please repeat the recording you will hear.
    • Please record a video of yourself explaining why you deserve this post under 1min.

How to create an Input Question:

  1. Select the Question Bank from the menu,
  2. Click on the red circle button on bottom right,
  3. Select Input Question from the popup menu.

Input Types

You can determine how an Applicant will answer an Input Question by setting the Input Type:

  • Text
    • Text Field
    • Text Area
    • Code Editor
  • Multimedia
    • Audio Recorder
    • Video Recorder
  • Other
    • Rich Text Editor

Text Field

By default, Text Field is option is selected for Input Question.

Text Field is a single line field.

If you want the Applicant to answer in multiple lines, please select Text Area option

Text Field Settings:

  • Label: This text on top of the answer area to show what this text field is for.
    • Example: if you are asking for a date, then you can type date here.
  • Placeholder: This text appears on the text field until the Applicant writes something on it.
    • Example: if you are asking for a date and want it to be written in a specific format, you can write 1966-12-21 here.
  • Hint: This text gives a hint on how the applicant should format his/her answer.
    • Example: if you are asking for a date and want it to be written in a specific format, you can write YYYY-MM-DD here.
  • Prefix: This text appears before the text field. Can only be 1 character. This should be a unit.
    • Example: If you want the applicant to give a positive value without writing plus sign you can write + here.
  • Suffix: This text appears after the text field. This can be a unit.
    • Example: If you want the applicant to give a percentage value as an answer, you can type % here.
  • Character Counter: This field shows how many characters you want to be written. This doesn’t limit the Applicant.
    • Example: If you want the applicant to type the current year, you can type 4 here.
  • Width: This field determines the width of Text Field.
    • Example: If you expect an input of only 2 characters, you can set width as 50 pixels.

Note: You can instantly see all the changes you made in these options on the preview area bottom of the page.

If you activate Input Validation, then you can add new validition rules with regex values and force how the answer should be typed (any text, a text starting with a specific letter, e-mail address, etc.)

If you activate Input Evaluation, then you can automatically set the Percent Value for Scoring by the answer without a manual check.

  • If Equal is selected the answer will be correct or false if its equal to this text or not.
  • Should Match and Should Not Match fields are set by a regex formula.

Note: Some of the prefixes and suffixes you can use: %, ℃, ℉, ≤, ≥, ≠

Text Area

Text Area works almost the same way as Text Field. But

  • Text Areas can have more than one lines. They are expandable.
  • You can preset how many lines this area will have at first.

Rich Text Editor

You can use Rich Text Editor Input Type, when you want the Applicant

  • to use formatting in their answer.
  • or you want them to upload a prepared file beforehand (image, video, audio, office file, etc.)

You cannot have automatic evaluation for Input Questions with Rich Text Editor Input Type.

Audio Recorder

You can use Audio Recorder as Input Type if you want the Applicant to answer the question vocally.

You can limit the total time of a recording or how many times the Applicant can record.

Video Recorder

You can use Video Recorder as Input Type if you want the Applicant to answer the question vocally and/or visually.

You can limit the total time of a recording or how many times the Applicant can record.

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