Highlight Hotspot: AMP Enhanced Question Type

Use the Hotspot question type to enable authors to upload an image and define target regions (hotspots) within the image for student validation. Students can then click one or more areas on the image as a response. Whereas the Highlight Image question allows a student to mark the image to identify the correct answer, the Hotspot question enables members of your team to designate a set of areas from which the student may select. This also allows the question type to be auto-graded, as opposed to the Highlight Image type which requires manual review and grading.

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. Set your image width and height in pixels.

You will then see the uploaded image in the Areas section below. This is where you define validation areas for the question.

Click on the image to begin outlining the hotspot areas. Close the shape by clicking near its starting point. The outlined area is labelled Area 1. You can create as many areas as needed. To delete an existing area, hover over it until your cursor turns to a No symbol ( ) and click to remove.

Correct Answer Setup

The image displays in the Correct Answer Setup area, with each hotspot visible. Click the area the student must select for a correct answer. Click Multiple Responses if more than one area is the correct answer.

Enter Author Notes to provide further context to members of your AMP team; why certain choices are incorrect, or how to allocate points when grading, for example. Author notes only display to members of your team and those evaluating the results. This information does 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, 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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