Readiness Assurance Questions
The next step is to add the “Readiness Assurance Questions” (RATQs). These RATQs will be then added automatically to the iRAT and the tRAT activities.
The next step in the wizard allows teachers to add their “Readiness Assurance Questions”.
By clicking in the “Add Question” button, you can create a new RAP question of the type multiple choice or very short answer questions from scratch.
Each question and/or answer can contain any type of media (text, images, videos, any mathematical or LaTex formulas, audio, etc). While using the in-built HTML editor, you can create HTML content that is modern and responsive so it can be used in any device.
Adding new RAQs
You can change the question name or title by clicking on it.
Modify question titles.
By clicking the “Add question” drop-down menu, several options are displayed. One of which is to add questions on From Question Bank is available.
Options for adding questions
By clicking on the “From Question Bank…” you are then able to search the Question bank for any text in the question description and/or the question’s answer. The text to searched will then be highlighted in the questions found. You are able to browse thru the questions that match the searching criteria.
When you select a question, then the question is displayed in full including the question version (Question Bank supports question versioning).
Once you decide on the question to be added, by clicking on the “Import” button, the question is then added to the Readiness Assurance Test.
Additionally, by clicking on “Stats”, you can view detailed analytics for the selected question.
You can import questions into TBL learning designs using a Microsoft Word template. Using the Microsoft Word template, you can create sophisticated questions with elaborate formatting, including images, tables and text.
Additionally to adding format, questions imported from Microsoft Word can also contain specific metadata such Learning Outcomes and Feedback.
Currently (as of LAMS v4), the question types allowed are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Very Sort Answers (VSA), Mark Hedging and Essay questions. In the near future, other questions types might be included.
Question example using MS Word
Selecting the option to Import from MS Word will show the the option to upload the template document. Also, a link where the template can be downloaded is available.
Upload Questions using MS Word
Once the Word document is uploaded, LAMS presents the questions that are found in the document.
You can then choose which questions and answers to import.
Selecting questions to import
The IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) specification defines a standard format for the representation of assessment content and results, supporting the exchange of this material between authoring and delivery systems, and other learning management systems.
Most Learning Management Systems support this specification and allows teacher to import and export questions to be use in other systems and assist in migrations.
You can add all questions manually or mix import methods from QTI or Question Bank to create their perfect TBL assessments.