SNAP: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: Calculated

Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of wildcards that are substituted with individual values when the quiz is taken.

To Create a Calculated Question

1. Open Moodle and select your course.

2. In the Administration block, click the folder next to Question Bank then select Questions underneath it.

question bank drop down menu with questions selected

3. Click Create a new question.

create new question button

4. Select Calculated.  (For more information on how each type of question works, click here: Quiz question types.)

5. Click Add.

calculated question and add button

6. Select the Category from the drop-down menu, then click Update the category.

(For more on quiz categories, click here: Quiz Categories.)


7. Enter the Question name & text which are Required Settings for the Calculated Question.

name and description boxes

8. The Answer section has optional settings including the Correct answer formula, Grade, Tolerance, Tolerance type, Correct answer shows, Format, and Feedback to be displayed after a student finishes the quiz. 

answers box

9. The Unit and Unit Handling sections have optional settings that allow the instructor to require if students must have units in their answer.

units and unit handling boxes

10. Penalty for multiple tries is required, and will change the percentage deducted for incorrect tries.

multiple tries drop down

11. Tags is an optional feature that allows an instructor to assign key words pertaining to a specific question.

tags drop down menu

12. Save the question.

save button

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