Introduction: 

Brightspace allows a teacher to upload quiz questions using a CSV file. This may be especially helpful if a teacher has multiple course offerings that need the same questions. The steps to download the template are available at How to Create A Quiz. Through the template, you can add the following question types:

This document will help to explain each. 


Details: 

Written Response

The CSV set-up for written response looks as follows:

NewQuestion

WR

ID


Title

This is a written response question

QuestionText

This is the question text for WR1

Points

1

Difficulty

5

Image

images/LA1.jpg

InitialText

This is the initial text

AnswerKey

This is the answer key text

Hint

This is the hint text

Feedback

This is the feedback text

Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use WR for all written response questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • InitialText - This allows you to add additional text/context to the question.

  • AnswerKey - Use to include the ideal response for the question.

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.


Short Answer

The CSV set-up for short answer looks as follows:


NewQuestion

SA

 

ID


 

Title

This is a short answer question

 

QuestionText

This is the question text for SA1

 

Points

5

 

Difficulty

2

 

Image

images/SA1.jpg

 

InputBox

3

40

Answer

100

This is the text for answer 1

Answer

50

This is the text for answer 2

Hint

This is the hint text

 

Feedback

This is the feedback text

 


Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use SA for all short answer response questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • InputBox - In the second column, enter the number of rows you want (e.g., 3) and in the third column, the number of characters you want per row (e.g., 40).

  • Answer - In the second column, put 100 (correct answer) and in the third column, enter the text that is the best answer for the question.

  • Answer - If you want to award partial credit for another response, indicate how much in column 2 (out of 100) and then the text of the acceptable answer. 

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.

Matching

The CSV set-up for matching looks as follows:


NewQuestion

M

 

ID


 

Title

This is a matching question

 

QuestionText

This is the question text for M1

 

Points

2

 

Difficulty

2

 

Image

images/mc1.jpg

 

Scoring

EquallyWeighted

 

Choice

1

This is choice 1 text

Choice

2

This is choice 2 text

Choice

3

This is choice 3 text

Match

3

This matches with choice 3

Match

1

This matches with choice 1

Match

2

This matches with choice 2

Hint

This is the hint text

 

Feedback

This is the feedback text

 


Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use M for all matching questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • Scoring - Equally Weighted

  • Choice - In the second column enter the choice number (e.g., 1). In the third column, enter the text for that choice.

  • Choice - In the second column enter the choice number (e.g., 2). In the third column, enter the text for that choice.

  • Choice - In the second column enter the choice number (e.g., 3). In the third column, enter the text for that choice.

  • Match - In the second column enter the choice number that you want to match with (e.g., 3).  In the third column, enter the text for that match.

  • Match - In the second column enter the choice number that you want to match with (e.g., 1).  In the third column, enter the text for that match.

  • Match - In the second column enter the choice number that you want to match with (e.g., 2).  In the third column, enter the text for that match.

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.


Multiple Choice

The CSV set-up for multiple choice looks as follows:


NewQuestion

MC

 

 

 

ID


 

 

 

Title

This is a multiple choice question

 

 

 

QuestionText

This is the question text for MC1

 

 

 

Points

1

 

 

 

Difficulty

1

 

 

 

Image

images/MC1.jpg

 

 

 

Option

100

This is the correct answer

 

This is feedback for option 1

Option

0

This is incorrect answer 1

 

This is feedback for option 2

Option

0

This is incorrect answer 2

 

This is feedback for option 3

Option

25

This is partially correct

 

This is feedback for option 4

Hint

This is the hint text

 

 

 

Feedback

This is the feedback text

 

 

 


Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use MC for all multiple choice questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • Option - In the second column enter the percentage of points you want to award for the answer (e.g., 100). In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Option - In the second column enter the percentage of points you want to award for the answer (e.g., 0). In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Option - In the second column enter the percentage of points you want to award for the answer (e.g., 0). In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Option - In the second column enter the percentage of points you want to award for the answer (e.g., 25). In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.


True / False

The CSV set-up for true / false looks as follows:


NewQuestion

TF

 

ID


 

Title

This is a True/False question

 

QuestionText

This is the question text for TF1

 

Points

1

 

Difficulty

1

 

Image

images/TF1.jpg

 

TRUE

100

This is feedback for 'TRUE'

FALSE

0

This is feedback for 'FALSE'

Hint

This is the hint text

 

Feedback

This is the feedback text

 



Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use TF for all true / false questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • True - In the second column, enter 100. In the third column, enter the feedback the student would see if they pick “True.”

  • False - In the second column, enter 0. In the third column, enter the feedback the student would see if they pick “False.”

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.


Multiselect

The CSV set-up for multiselect looks as follows:


NewQuestion

MS

 

 

 

ID


 

 

 

Title

This is a Multi-Select question

 

 

 

QuestionText

This is the question text for MS1

 

 

 

Points

10

 

 

 

Difficulty

5

 

 

 

Image

images/MS1.jpg

 

 

 

Scoring

RightAnswers

 

 

 

Option

1

This is option 1 text

 

This is feedback for option 1

Option

0

This is option 2 text

 

This is feedback for option 2

Option

1

This is option 3 text

 

This is feedback for option 3

Hint

This is the hint text

 

 

 

Feedback 

This is the feedback text

 

 

 


Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use MS for all multiselect questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • Scoring - Enter “RightAnswers” in the second column. This will appear in the interface as “Correct answers.”

  • Option - In the second column, put a 1 for a correct answer or a 0 for an incorrect answer. In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Option - In the second column, put a 1 for a correct answer or a 0 for an incorrect answer. In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Option - In the second column, put a 1 for a correct answer or a 0 for an incorrect answer. In the third column, enter the text for that choice. Skip the fourth column. In the fifth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.


Ordering

The CSV set-up for Ordering looks as follows:


NewQuestion

O

 

 

ID


 

 

Title

This is an ordering question

 

 

QuestionText

This is the question text for O1

 

 

Points

2

 

 

Difficulty

2

 

 

Scoring

RightMinusWrong

 

 

Image

images/O1.jpg

 

 

Item

This is the text for item 1

NOT HTML

This is feedback for option 1

Item

This is the text for item 2

HTML

This is feedback for option 2

Hint

This is the hint text

 

 

Feedback

This is the feedback text

 

 


Tips:

  • NewQuestion - Use O for all ordering questions.

  • ID - You can leave the second column blank and the system will auto-assign an ID to the question.

  • Title - Enter the text you want to display as the question name. It will also be used as the short description.

  • QuestionText - Enter the text you want the student to see.

  • Points - Enter the number of points the question is worth. Default Points

  • Difficulty - Enter a number between 1 and 5 with higher numbers being more difficult.

  • Scoring - Enter “RightMinusWrong” in the second column. 

  • Image - Any image referenced assumes image is inside the /content/<course path>/ directory

    • If no image, leave blank

    • If using an image, only add the part of the address that comes after the directory above.

  • Item- In the second column, put the text for the item. In the third column, if you are entering only text in the second column, then put “NOT HTML.” If you put html code in the second column, then enter “HTML.” In the fourth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Item- In the second column, put the text for the item. In the third column, enter XYZ?. In the fourth, enter any feedback you want to provide after the student responds.

  • Hint - Leave blank if you do not want to provide a hint.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the hint. Note, students will see the hint text as part of the question prompt and will have it available before selecting a response.

  • Feedback -Leave blank if you do not want to provide feedback.  Otherwise, include the text that you want to be displayed for the feedback. Note, students will only see the feedback text after answering the question.