Author feedback

You can author feedback that can be applied to:

  • An entire question
  • A specific response area of a question

TIP: Response area feedback is recommended when your question is authored with more than one response area.

Authoring or editing feedback can be performed at anytime while working with questions (Example — you can import a question from your Content Repository into an assignment and author feedback for that question from within the Assignment Editor).

Feedback could be comments such as:

  • Tips
  • Notes
  • Full solutions

You can control the scenarios of when feedback is made visible to your students through different activity properties.

TIP: Your feedback can contain an algorithm! Check out Follow Algorithm Editor syntax rules.

Control feedback with activity properties

The following sample scenarios of enabled activity properties (indicated by X) can help you to understand how different activity properties can affect what feedback (if authored) the student sees:

How Did I Do?* Show Question Feedback* Show Question Feedback** Restrict Feedback Until*** What the student sees
X      
  • Student can click How Did I Do? during their attempt to check only the correctness of their response
X X    
  • Student can click How Did I Do? during their attempt to check the correctness of their response, view question feedback, and view response area feedback
X X X  
  • Student can click How Did I Do? during their attempt to check the correctness of their response, view question feedback, and view response area feedback
  • Student can click View Details after submitting their attempt to view question feedback
  • Student can view question feedback in their Gradebook
X X X X
  • Student can click How Did I Do? during their attempt to check the correctness of their response, view question feedback, and view response area feedback
  • View Details can't be clicked after the student submits their attempt, so question feedback can't be viewed after submission
  • Student can't view their attempt or question feedback in their Gradebook until the defined date
    X  
  • How Did I Do? can't be clicked during the student's attempt (response correctness, question feedback, and response area feedback can't be viewed)
  • Student can click View Details after submitting their attempt to view question feedback
  • Student can view question feedback in their Gradebook
X   X  
  • Student can click How Did I Do? during their attempt to check only the correctness of their response
  • Student can click View Details after submitting their attempt to view question feedback
  • Student can view question feedback in their Gradebook

* This is a Feedback (During) property

** This is a Feedback (After) property

*** This is a Scheduling & Visibility property

IMPORTANT: Enabling How Did I Do? and Show Question Feedback provide correctness indicators and feedback to students while they're attempting an activity. After seeing this information, students have the opportunity to change their responses to the questions. You should only enable these properties if you want your students to have the equivalent of a solution manual available while they're working their activities.

NOTE: Response area feedback is only visible to a student during their attempt if How Did I Do? and Show Question Feedback (Feedback (During)) are enabled.

TIP: Check out Define assignment properties and Define lesson properties to learn more about these settings.

Author question feedback

Question feedback applies to an entire question and, depending on your activity properties, can be made visible to a student when they:

  • Click How Did I Do? during an activity attempt

  • Click View Details after submitting their attempt

  • View their graded attempt in the Gradebook

To author question feedback:

  1. Navigate to the question that you want to add question feedback to.

NOTE: Question feedback can be authored from an Activity Editor (where the specific question is in use) or the Question Editor while authoring a new question or editing an existing question. The question feedback is applied to the question regardless of where the feedback is authored from.

  1. Navigate to the (A) Feedback tab of an Activity Editor or (B) Feedback pane of the Question Editor for the question you want to apply feedback to.

TIP: Click the expand icon to view the (B) Feedback pane.

  1. Define your question feedback in the Feedback text field of the chosen editor.

TIP: Check out Use the Visual Editor for details on how to use this toolbar to the fullest to control the visual appearance of your question feedback.

TIP: If you want to edit your existing question feedback, make your edits at this step and continue to step 4.

TIP: If you want to delete your existing question feedback, select the content within the Feedback text field and press Delete on your keyboard (and continue to step 4).

  1. Click (A) the save icon The save grade icon is a floppy disk.in an Activity Editor or (B) Save in the Question Editor.

  1. Your question feedback is now available wherever the question is in use (and its visibility can be controlled using Define assignment properties and Define lesson properties).

Author response area feedback

Response area feedback applies to a specific response area within a question and, depending on your activity properties, can be made visible to a student when they click How Did I Do? and then hover their cursor over a response area.

NOTE: Question feedback (if authored) will be visible at the same time as response area feedback.

To author response area feedback:

  1. Navigate to the question that you want to add response area feedback to.

NOTE: Response area feedback can be authored from an Activity Editor (where the specific question is in use) or the Question Editor while authoring a new question or editing an existing question. The response area feedback is applied to the question regardless of where the feedback is authored from.

  1. Double-click on the specific response area of the question you want to apply feedback to from within the chosen editor.

  1. Click the Feedback tab of the Edit Response Area window.

  1. Define your response area feedback in the Feedback text field.

TIP: Check out Use the Visual Editor for details on how to use this toolbar to the fullest to control the visual appearance of your response area feedback.

TIP: If you want to edit your existing response area feedback, make your edits at this step and continue to step 5.

TIP: If you want to delete your existing response area feedback, select the content within the Feedback text field and press Delete on your keyboard (and continue to step 5).

  1. Click Update to associated this specific feedback with the selected response area.

TIP: Alternatively, you'll click Insert if you're authoring response area feedback for a new question.

  1. Click (A) the save icon The save grade icon is a floppy disk.in an Activity Editor or (B) Save in the Question Editor.

  1. Your response area feedback is now available wherever the question is in use (and its visibility can be controlled using Define assignment properties and Define lesson properties).