Articulate Quizmaker's freeform pick one question behaves like a multiple choice question, but instead of using text as answer choices, you can use objects—pictures, characters, shapes, captions, etc.

Step 1: Insert a Freeform Pick One Question

There are two ways to create a freeform pick one question. If you already have a blank slide with objects that you want to use in a pick one scenario, you can convert it into a question. (Click here to learn how.) Or, you can insert a freeform pick one question as described below.

  1. First, do any of the following to open the Insert Questions window:
    • In Question List View, go to the Home tab, and click Freeform Question.
    • In Question List View, press Ctrl+Q.
    • In Slide View, go to the Insert tab, and click Freeform Question.
    • In Slide View, right-click anywhere in the left navigation pane, and choose New Question.
    • In Slide View, press Ctrl+Q.
    • In Form View, go to the Home tab, and click Freeform Question.
  2. When the Insert Questions window opens, select the Freeform tab in the upper left corner, and click the Pick One thumbnail.
  3. Click Insert.
  4. When you insert a freeform pick one question, it'll open in Slide View. Add at least two objects to the slide that'll function as answer choices. (See Inserting and Customizing Slide Content.)
  5. Switch to Form View, and proceed to the next step to indicate which objects will be answer choices.

Step 2: Identify the Answer Choices

In Form View, identify the objects you want to use as answer choices, and if your freeform pick one question will be graded, select the correct response. Here's how:

  1. Place your cursor in the Choice column, and use the drop-down selector to identify the objects that you want to turn into answer choices. As you scroll over the items in the list, Quizmaker marks them with a red outline on the preview thumbnail in the lower right corner of the screen, so you can easily see what you're selecting.
  2. Go to the Home tab on the Quizmaker ribbon, and use the Selected State drop-down to choose a glow color that'll be used to highlight the answer choice that learners select. This helps learners distinguish between selected and deselected items. Tip: The glow color choices come from your design theme.
  3. If your freeform pick one question will be graded, mark the radio button in the Correct column that corresponds to the right answer. If your question doesn't have correct and incorrect responses, go to the Home tab, and select None from the Score drop-down to make it ungraded. (The Correct column will disappear.)

Step 3: Customize Question Properties

After creating a freeform pick one question, you can customize several of its attributes, including shuffling of answer choices, feedback, branching, score, number of attempts, and whether learners are required to answer or allowed to skip it. To learn how, see Working with the Question Editor.

Can I Convert a Freeform Question into a Non-Question Slide?

Yes, you can! Do either of the following:

  • In Slide View, go to the Insert tab, and click Remove Freeform. Click OK to confirm.
  • In Form View, go to the Home tab, and click Remove Freeform. Click OK to confirm.

When you remove freeform from a question, it becomes a standard content slide (known as a blank slide). Text and other objects remain intact. Only question-related properties, such as score and feedback, get removed. 

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