How to create and format multiple choice & open-ended questions

Guide on formatting custom questions

There are multiple ways to customize your multiple choice and open-ended questions, as well as their orientation in the Assessment.

Creating custom question sets

If you want to reuse multiple choice or open-ended question sets across multiple assessments, you can manage custom sets. If you go to Customization > (Multiple choice or Open-ended) this is where you can manage these. See screenshot below on how to navigate there.

From here you can click the New question set button or edit one of your existing sets. When editing or creating a new set, a modal will appear where you can provide your custom set a name, customize your multiple choice or open-ended questions, and click save.

Importing questions from an assessment

If you created your own custom questions within an assessment already, and do not want to move them one-by-one to a custom set, you can bulk add them easily. Go to Customization > (Multiple choice or Open-ended) and click the Import question set button. You can then select an assessment from which to create a custom question set.

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Importing questions from a JSON file

If you want to bulk import custom questions your team internally created, or you need to import questions from another platform, you can use our JSON file upload feature. Click the Import question set button and toggle to JSON. Below are formatting requirements for multiple choice and open-ended question sets.

Set ordering of sections within an assessment

You can set the order in which the candidate will see the question types within the assessment by going to Edit > Settings > Section ordering. This is important if your assessment is timed and you want to ensure that candidates attempt the most important sections first. However, candidates can skip sections if they choose.

Styling questions

The editor used for multiple choice and open-ended questions allows you to style your questions in a few ways. You can use the toolbar at the top of each question to do some of the following:

  • Add headers
  • Bold, italicize, underline text
  • Add images
  • Highlight snippets of code

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Styling multiple choice answers

Click the "Customize" button at the bottom right of any question, which will open up an editor for each answer allowing you to style the text, add images, add snippets of code, and more.

Reorder questions within a section

You can reorder the questions by clicking the up and down arrows to move questions around.

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