This lesson provides step-by-step guidance on creating an Inline Dropdown Item using Illuminate's NEW Item Bank. This item type allows students to select a response from a drop down menu of possible answer choices.
Where to Start
- Click Assessments.
- Select Browse Item Bank NEW.
Create a New Item
- Click Create Item at the top right hand side of the screen.
- Use the dropdown menu to select Inline Dropdown as the item type.
Inline Dropdown Items
- Enter the Item Stem. The stem is the beginning part of an item that presents a problem to be solved, a direct question, or an incomplete statement to be completed, as well as any other relevant information.
- Click inside the Define Template text entry area. Type in the text that will make up the body of the item.
- To insert a a Response Area that students will need to fill in, position the cursor at the desired location and then click +Response Area. A question can include one or more response areas.
- Type an accepted response into the space provided and then click the + to add to the list of responses. Repeat this process until all answer choices have been entered.
- Click the correct response. The correct answer will be highlighted in blue.
- To remove a response, click the X to the right of the response.
Answer choices cannot be edited. If an answer choice has been entered incorrectly, it will need to be removed, and a new answer choice added in its place.
- To link a Passage to the item, click the Book icon.
- To link Standard(s) to the item, click the Three Pages icon.
- To add Tags to the item, click the Tag icon.
- Additional Settings are available to edit per item such as Locking Choice Order, Enabling/Disabling Teacher Instructions, Item Stem, and Rationale.
- Click Item Preview to see a preview.
- You can select to preview the item from a Student or Instructor role.
- Test the item by selecting a response for each Response Area.
- Click Check Answer to verify the answer key. Correct responses will be outlined in green, incorrect responses in red.
- When you've completed creating/editing your item, click Done.
- To make your item available to use in an assessment click Publish.
- To save an item that you aren't ready to publish, click Save Draft.
- To delete your item click Discard.
Once items are Published, you can Lock, Edit, or Delete the item.
Now that you have created an Inline Dropdown item, learn about Creating a NEW Item Bank Assessment.