Highlight Text: AMP Enhanced Question Type

Use the Highlight Text Question type to require students to click on and select certain words, sentences, or paragraphs of text.

Question Setup

Add your question in the Question field in the Question Setup area. Use the Rich Text Editor 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.

The copy you add in the Question field also appears in Possible Responses. Highlight individual words, or click and drag across strings of text to highlight the string as a potential answer that a student may select when taking the test.

Alternately, you can choose an option from the Quick Highlight row and enable responses at the Paragraph, Sentence, or Word level. If you use the quick highlight feature, you must click paragraphs, sentences, or words to disable them as possible responses.  

Note: Switching among Paragraph-, Sentence-, or Word-level highlighting after applying highlighting at a different level removes the existing highlighting.

Correct Answer Setup

The copy from the Question field also displays in the Correct Answer Setup area, with the text you selected in Possible Responses enabled as well. Click on a possible response to identify it as the correct answer.

Click the + button at the top of the Correct Answer Setup area to add an alternate answer that is at least partially correct. Click into the percentage field to the right of the additional answer to determine whether it is worth partial credit and to set the percentage of possible points students can receive for this answer accordingly.

Add a number to the Maximum Selection field to specify how many elements students can select when giving an answer. Add a 0, the default value, for unlimited selections.

Choose your Scoring Type for the question after you have entered the correct responses to each blank. Check Exact Match to require that the student respond to all blanks correctly. This option allocates 100% of the possible points for a correct response, and zero points for an incorrect one.

Check Partial Match to award points relative to the number of correct responses. If the Scoring Type is set to Partial Match, the formula for scoring the question is:

{ (Value of points in the % field / # total matches) * (# of correct responses)}  -    { (value in the Penalty Score field /# total matches) * (# of incorrect responses)}

Penalty divided by possible blanks = penalty per incorrect answer in percentage form.

The Penalty is in relation to the percentage field; it is a relative percentage, not a point value.

If you want the student to receive zero credit for half correct, enter 50 into penalty.

For example, if a student gets 2 right and 1 wrong and you want the assign a score of 33%, set the penalty to 33 and the percentage points to 100.

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. Author notes only display to those who have permission to access that question’s authoring view. This information does not currently display at any time to instructors or students in the course, or to anyone reviewing Managed Assessment results reports.

Align Learning Objectives

Click Learning Objectives to open the Learning Objectives browser window. Click Browse/Search to find and add specific objectives, or click Manage for objectives already aligned to the question.

Once you are finished editing the question, click Save. 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.

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