Highlight Image: Enhanced Question Type


Use the Highlight Image question to enable students to draw on an image. The Highlight Image question type is effective in many test scenarios, such as highlighting parts in a picture – bones in a skeleton or specific elements in the periodic table, for example. This is a non-autoscored question type.

Question Setup

Enter your question into the Question Setup field.


Use the Rich Text Editor which appears when you click into the Question Setup field to apply formatting such as bold and italics, or to insert images or tables. Hover your mouse over the individual icons to view the tooltip explaining the function of each button.


Add an Image

Click Upload Image and browse to an image on your computer or shared drive, or add a direct link to the image in the Image Link field.


Enter Author Notes to explain why certain choices are incorrect, or why you chose to allocate a certain percentage of possible points to alternate answers. If you have edit access to a question, you will see this field. This information will not display to students.


Align Learning Objectives

Click Learning Objectives to open the Learning Objectives browser window.


Click Browse/Search to find and add specific objectives.

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Click Manage for objectives already aligned to the question.


Click Confirm to save the learning objectives.

To see how the question will appear to a student taking it in an assessment, click Preview Question.


To exit the preview screen and return to the question editor, click Edit Question.


Once you are finished editing the question, click Save.


Review this video for guidance on the basics of creating Highlight Image questions.





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    Matthew Hardie

    Students with touch screens such as an iPad seem to have an issue drawing lines as their screen moves while they attempt to draw the line.  Am I missing something or is this an issue that Schoology needs to resolve? 

    I suggest an ability to lock the screen with the question and image shown so that students can draw however they want.  I am assuming whoever came up with the idea did so with utilizing a mouse.  However, that is not feasible here since we are an iPad district.  


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    Charles Black

    Hi Matthew,

    Apologies for any inconvenience due to this issue.

    I have created a ticket based on your post so that we can follow up with you directly via email.

    Thank you,

    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

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