In this tutorial, we'll see how easy it is to turn ordinary content slides into extraordinary assessment activities  with Articulate Quizmaker freeform question types.

Watch this video first, then follow the steps below to practice.

Practice Activity

Here's a set of practice files for you to download.

To convert a slide to a freeform question you’ll need a slide with some content on it. In this case, we’ll start with a blank slide and add some shapes to it. And then we'll convert the slide to a freeform question. Let's get started with a Pick One question. 

  • On a blank slide, add one female and two male illustrated characters.
  • Add a text box with directions to select the female character.
  • Now we need to convert the slide to a freeform question. 
  • Click the Convert to Freeform button.
  • Select Pick One so that we can only select one choice.
  • We’ll need to add all of the objects that are potential choices. In this case, they are the illustrated characters. 
  • In Form View, select what objects are selectable answer choices. 

  • Once the answer choices are added, select the correct answer which is the female character.
  • We’ll keep the default feedback.

That’s it. You created a Pick One freeform question. Go ahead and preview the question. Notice how you can select the objects on the screen?

Next, let's create a drag and drop question. Just like before, we'll convert a slide to a freeform question that looks something like the one below. 

  • Insert three pictures as your drag items. ( livingroom.jpg, foyer.jpg, mediaroom.jpg )
  • Insert three rectangles as your drop targets. 
  • Insert a text box next to each rectangle to identify where each picture should be placed. 
  • Now we need to convert the slide to a freeform question. 
  • Click the Convert to Freeform button.
  • Select Drag and Drop.
  • We’ll need to match each draggable items with its correct drop target
  • In Form View, select what objects are draggable items and the correct drop target for each. 

  • We’ll keep the default feedback.
  • Try out the Drag Item Options and Drop Target Options in the Question panel (on the right side of the screen) to see how they change the behavior of your drag-and-drop question.

That’s it. You created a Drag and Drop question.  Go ahead and preview the question. 

There’s a lot more you can do with the freeform conversion. Practice building a few of your own questions and see how it works. Explore each type of freeform question below to learn more.

In this exercise, you learned how to convert a slide and it’s objects to a freeform question. In the next tutorial, we’ll take a look at working with question groups.

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