Add a new question: File upload
This article describes how you can add a new question of file upload type to your biz:Examiner authoring environment.
The first steps
Adding a new question is common across all question types. See Add a new question for details.
Add new file upload type question
In the file upload type questions, the participants can upload a file while answering a question. For example the question can ask the participants to upload a file from their own computers.
To add a new file upload type question, follow the steps below.
- Select ‘File upload’ as the question type. The ‘New question’ dialog box opens that shows the question type as ‘File upload’.
- In ‘Title’, write the title of this question. This title appears in the list of topics.
- In ‘Language’, select a language that you want to use in the question.
- In ‘Tags’, write one or more tags for this question. These tags can be the keywords for this question that you can use to search a question anytime.
- Click on ‘Create’ to save this new question. You can click on ‘Back’ to select another type of question to get started.
When a new question is added to the list of topics, a yellow color icon shows in the topic title. It means that the question is not activated.
Complete the question details and advanced settings
The ‘Question text’ tab
The ‘Question text’ tab is selected by default. Write the question text here.
Text editor for formatting
A text editor is available to format the question content for styling options. Please see Common reference to add a new question: Using text editor, for the detailed instructions.
The menu options
The text editor shows a menu bar where a set of menus show you the basic text editor options, and a few additional and advanced actions to set up the right structure of the questions’ text as required. Please see Common reference to add a new question: Using menus, for the detailed instructions.
You have an option to add an instruction for this question. Instructions are common for the same question types. If another file upload type question already has one or more instructions in any language, these instructions are available in this new file upload type question in the same language, for your use.
- Click on the ‘Edit’ icon and the ‘Edit instructions’ dialog box opens.
- Click on ‘Add instruction’.
- In ‘Language’, select a language for the instruction text.
- In ‘Instruction text’ write the content for the instruction.
- Click on ‘Save’ to save this instruction.
Follow the same steps to add more instructions and you can select any one instruction, anytime when you edit this question.
The ‘File Settings’ tab
Select the ‘Answers’ tab to define the upload settings for the file.
- In ‘Number of upload files possible’: Write the maximum number of files that participants can afford. Write the number or use the arrows to set this number.
- In ‘Number of upload files mandatory’: Write a number for how many files are mandatory to upload for the participants. Write the number or use the arrows to set this number.
- In ‘Allowed upload extensions (Comma separated)’: Write the file types such as PDF, png, mp3 or other file types extensions that are allowed for upload. Separate different file types with a comma.
In ‘Assessment criteria’, write the criteria for how the question might be evaluated.
The other tabs
For the instructions on the ‘Options’ tab, the ‘Feedback’ tab, the ‘Media/Resources’ tab, the ‘Information’ tab, the ‘Topics’ tab, and the ‘Preview’ tab, please see Add a new question for details.
- Click on ‘Save’ to save these details in the question. When you use the ‘Save’ option, the question does not impact the exam if it is added to an exam. In a way, the question is saved as a draft and you can add it to an exam, anytime.
Click on ‘Save and activate’ to save the question, and to activate it. This means that the question is ready to be added to an exam. If you make any changes in the question or its settings after you use ‘Save and activate’, the question is saved as the next revision for an exam. Please see Questions – Common Reference to Add New Question: Revisions and Exams for more details.