STEP 1: How to create a new question in Koan ?

Click on ‘Questions’ on the left-hand corner. Now click on ‘Create Question’ tile

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You will now see one tile for each of the question type. Next step is to decide which TYPE of question you want to create. Currently, you can create five types of questions:

  1. Multiple choice standard questions
  2. Multiple response questions – more than one correct answer
  3. ‘Fill in the Blank’ or Text entry questions
  4. ‘Match the Following’ questions
  5. Re-Order the list questions

STEP 2: Select Question Type

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Step 3.1 CREATE a Standard Multiple Choice question

Step 3.1.1 Click on MCQ Standard Tile on the pencil icon

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Step 3.1.2 Draft the question and choices

Now start entering details in each of the input boxes.

The Title of the question is for teacher reference only, for easy retrieval later when searching from a large number of questions.

Instructions are any special instructions for students for this particular question (e.g read the question carefully and select the best answer from the options). This can be left blank unless some specific instruction is required

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In the Question field above, write the full text of the question. If you want to upload an image for this questions then Click on “Choose File” to upload Image”.

Now enter your answer choices. If you need more choices, click on the ‘+’ button and if want to remove extra choices, use the ‘-‘ button.

IMPORTANT. Please carefully enter the correct answer choice. This will be used to score the students’ response.

Step 3.1.3: Enter metadata (topic, blooms taxonomy, marks)

Next, click Metadata tab on the same page. This process is same for all question types, described towards the end of this page

STEP 3.2 How to create MCQ Multiple Response question?

STEP 3.2.1 Hover your mouse over the second tile and then click on the pencil icon.

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STEP 3.2.2 Type the question and options

Start entering details in each field. Again, the Title of the question is for teacher reference only and for easy retrieval later, when searching from a large number of questions.

Fill in any optional Instructions for this question.

Then Type the question itself as in the picture below:

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Click on “Choose File” to upload Image”, which is optional.

Then enter all your answer choice texts.

IMPORTANT:  in the Chose repose, specify the correct answers for the student. You have to provide at least 2 answer choices. You can add more answer choices by clicking on the Add button. You can remove answer choices by clicking on the red minus button next to it.

Note, the student needs to select all the correct answer selections to get this question as “correct”

Next, move onto Metadata tab on the same page, where the process is same for all question types, described at towards the end of this page.

STEP 3.3 How to create a Text Entry question?

STEP 3.3.1 Bring your mouse over the third tile (TEXT ENTRY) and then click on the pencil icon.

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STEP 3.3.2  In the next screen as shown below, start entering details in each field, similar to other questions. The title of the question is for teacher reference only, for easy retrieval later, when searching from a large number of questions.

Instructions are any special instructions for students for this particular question (e.g read the question carefully and select the best answer from the options). This can be left blank unless some specific instruction is required

In the question text add {{response}} in this exact format where ever you want the students to enter the text. You can ask for more than one {{response}}.

Optionally click on “Choose File” to upload Image”.

IMPORTANT. Please carefully enter the correct response in the textbox below, you can add or remove the answers by clicking on the Add or minus button respectively. The number of answers should be exactly same as the number of {{response}} fields in the question text.

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For easy reference, this is how the question will look when “Previewed”

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Step 3.3.3: Enter metadata (topic, blooms taxonomy, marks)

Next, click Metadata tab on the same page. This process is same for all question types, described towards the end of this page

STEP 3.4 How to create a Match the List question?

STEP 3.4.1 Bring your mouse over the fourth tile (MATCH LIST) and then click on the pencil icon.

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STEP 3.4.2 Enter details in each section.

The Title of the question is for teacher reference only, for easy retrieval later when searching from a large number of questions.Instructions are any special instructions for students for this particular question (e.g read the question carefully and select the best answer from the options). This can be left blank unless some specific instruction is required

Now type the Question, and if needed, click on “Choose File” to upload Image”, which is optional.

STEP 3.4.3 Next enter all the options in the question list

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STEP 3.4.4 : Enter RESPONSE list 

Enter Possible Responses list and below that re-order the Possible response in the correct order  (under Correct Responses) as per the “Question list”. “Correct Response” is how you expect the students to order it, so that it matches the corresponding list in the question list.

Note: You can add more questions and answer choices by clicking on the Add button. You can remove question list and answer choices by clicking on the red minus button next to it.

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Note- this is how the above question appears to the student. The student is expected to drag the correct responses and place it in the correct sequence.

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Step 3.4.5: Enter metadata (topic, blooms taxonomy, marks)

Next, click Metadata tab on the same page. This process is same for all question types, described towards the end of this page

STEP 3.5 How to create an Order List question?

STEP 3.5.1 Bring your mouse over the fifth tile (ORDER LIST) and then click on the pencil icon.

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STEP 3.5.2

Now start entering question details in each of the input boxes.

The Title of the question is for teacher reference only, for easy retrieval later when searching from a large number of questions.Instructions are any special instructions for students for this particular question (e.g read the question carefully and select the best answer from the options). This can be left blank unless some specific instruction is required

Enter question text and (optionally) click on “Choose File” to upload images if required.

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STEP 3.5.2 Enter all the ‘Choice Options’ list. Then drag and drop the ‘Correct Responses’ below in the order you want it the student to sort the list in. You can add more multiple options to the list by clicking on the Add button. You can remove the multiple choice options by clicking on the red minus button next to it.

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Note- This is how the above Order list question will be seen by the student.

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Step 3.5.3: Enter metadata (topic, blooms taxonomy, marks)

Next, click Metadata tab on the same page. This process is same for all question types, described towards the end of this page

STEP 4: Metadata (TOPICS, STRANDS, BLOOMS taxonomy mapping)

Next, move onto Metadata section. Choose your strand and topic from the lists provided.

IMPORTANT- Also Choose a Bloom’s taxonomy level from the drop-down list

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Note – If the sub-topic or sub-strand is long, just start typing the first few letters of the word and the list will auto-locate similar elements. If you cannot find the relevant topic or sub-topic you are looking for, please ask your administrator to update this to add or edit as required. You can also ask your administrator to add Curriculum codes or Common Core standard Codes, where necessary to further simplify your search and ensure correctness.

STEP 5: Assign Max Score, Preview and SAVE

Finally click on the Score tab and provide the maximum score or marks for this question.

Optionally, enter any keywords which will help you search for this question later.

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Note- you could also add a Hint to this question to the student, which may appear in some assignment types. This is also an optional field.

Click on Preview button to see how the question will be seen by the student.

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Finally, click on the submit button to create the question.