Label Image: Enhanced Question Type (Enterprise Only)


In the Label Image question type, students can select from a list of potential answers and drag them to the correct response box on an uploaded image.

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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.


Add a Title, which displays when a student hovers their mouse over the image, and Alternate Text to show if the image can’t be displayed to the student.


Click +Response Box to add responses to the image, and then drag and drop them to their correct positions. Each box has a number in its upper-right corner and an X in its lower-right corner. Click the X to remove that Response Box from the image.


Add answers in the Possible Responses fields that the student should drag to the correct Response Boxes on the image.


Click the X to the right of a possible response to remove it.

Click +Option to add more Possible Response fields.


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Correct Answer Setup

Drag and drop the correct Possible Response into the appropriate Response Box on the uploaded image.


Enable Duplicate Responses if you want to reuse the responses. This means a response does not disappear from the list of possible responses when a student drags it into a Response Box on the image.


Choose your Scoring Type for the question after you have entered the correct responses into each Response Box.


Select Exact Match to require that the student respond to all response boxes correctly. This option allocates 100% of the possible points for correctly responding to each response box, and zero points the student responds to one or more response box incorrectly.

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Partial Credit

Select Partial Match to award points relative to the number of response boxes the student responds to correctly.

If the Scoring Type is set to Partial Match, the formula for scoring the question is:

(Value of the percentage field / # response boxes) * (# selected correct responses) = Partial Match Value

  • The Partial Match Value does not represent how many points the response will receive, but the percentage of the total possible points.
  • The value of the percentage field is always taken from the Correct tab setup (100%), rather than from any of the Alternate correct answer options.
  • For example: If there are four response boxes, and a student selects three correct responses and one incorrect response, the value produced by the formula would be 75. (100 percent / 4 response boxes) * (3 correct responses selected) = 75(%). If the question is worth 10 points, the student would receive 7.5 points, because 75% of 10 is 7.5. To penalize the student for the incorrect response, see Penalty Score below.

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Penalty Score

When the question is set to Partial Match, you can optionally set a Penalty Score to deduct a percentage of the total question point value for each incorrectly matched answer. To simply award points for correct answers without additional deductions for incorrect answers, set the Penalty Score to 0. To weigh incorrect responses the same as correct responses, set the Penalty Score to 100.


The formula for scoring a question with a Penalty Score is:

[Partial Match Value] - [(Value in Penalty field / # response boxes) * (# incorrect responses selected)]

  • The Penalty formula, like the Partial Match formula, produces a relative percentage, not a point value.
  • The penalty value divided by total number of response boxes is the penalty per answer in percentage form.
  • If you were to take the previous example and add a Penalty Score of 20, the value produced by the penalty would be 70(%). 75 - [(20 / 4 response boxes) * (1 incorrect response selected)] = 70(%). Again, if the question is worth 10 points, the student would receive 70% of 10, which is 7.

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Additional Setup Options

Set Response Box dimensions in the Additional Setup Options area. Set the width and height of the boxes, and add a pointer on a side of the boxes if desired.


For example, select Right in the Pointer drop-down menu to add an arrow on the right side of the box, which you can position on the image to point at a specific area. Finally, select Wordwrap to allow the response box to expand vertically to fit the response into it.

Example of pointer on the bottom of the Response Box:


To set the same dimensions for all Response Boxes, fill out the fields in the All Response row.

To customize each box individually, click +Add and fill out fields in Response Box 1, Response Box 2, and so on.


Author Notes

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.


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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.

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Preview and Edit Question

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.


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Video Walkthrough

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

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