Searching for Questions - New Portal Beta

February 8, 2017 Kelly Basara

Users are able to search for questions in their question bank in multiple ways. ExamSoft displays questions by the course they are assigned to. Users can also search for questions outside of their course, if selected. Using the advanced search feature, Users can filter for questions based on specific attributes (i.e. Course Owners, Question Type, Point Bi-serial, Average Answer Time, etc.). 

1) Select your Course from the My Courses page.

2) Choose the Questions sub-tab.

3) You will be presented with a field stating Find Questions, in which you can begin typing search keywords.

Using the question search feature in this way will allow you to search through the question title, question stem, question ID, and question answer choices for keywords you have chosen.

4) In order to utilize question filters, select the Filter drop-down on the right-hand side.

5) By default, the following filters will be shown:

  • Owners - Begin typing the name of a User in order to search for questions created by a specific owner. Alternatively, click Browse More to show more users.
  • Question Type - Choose the question types you want to search for.
  • Date Created - Choose a listed option to search when questions were created, or put in your own Date Created Range. 
  • Category - Begin typing the name of any categories in order to search for questions pertaining to that particular category. Choose Browse All to provide the entire list of learning outcomes.
  • Used on Assessment - Choose a listed option to search when questions were used on an assessment, or put in your own Date Used Range. 
  • Course - Selecting this toggle will allow you to search for questions in outside the selected course. A search field will appear once selected; simply start typing the name of the course to be selected.

You can easily clear the ranges by selecting Clear, which will take the specific filter chosen back to default, or Clear All Filters, which will clear all filters used.

6) If you click on the Question Performance Stats drop-down, you will be provided more advanced question filter options:

  • Difficulty Index Range
  • Point Biserial Range
  • Average Answer Time
  • Upper 27% Range
  • Lower 27% Range
  • Discrimination Index Range

Simply input the necessary ranges for each of the performance stats filters, or use the slide feature in order to choose the range. 

You can easily clear the ranges by selecting Clear, which will take the specific filter chosen back to default, or Clear All Filters, which will clear all filters used.

7) Once you are finished, click the Apply Filters button. 

8) All questions meeting the information provided will now be listed. The filters chosen will be displayed at the top for reference.

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