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Custom tasks

Explaining how to use custom tasks within an assessment.

An assessment on Coderbyte is composed of four different types of challenges and questions:

  • Coding challenges
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Open-ended questions
  • Custom tasks

The first two, coding challenges and multiple choice questions, are automatically graded. Coding challenges have a set of test cases, and for multiple choice questions there are correct answers.

Open-ended questions and custom tasks, on the other hand, are not automatically graded. Open-ended questions are great when you want the candidate to explain their thoughts and elaborate on a question. 

Custom tasks are used when you want to attach a document, link to a spreadsheet or external page, or have the candidate download something. Candidates then will upload their solutions via a GitHub link or upload their contents directly.