Enterprise Portal: Tips for Essay Questions


Note: For an overview of the question-creation process and the various options that are available, see: Enterprise Portal: Basic Steps to Create Questions

In this guide:

Tips

  • The Question Title is optional. You might find it useful to enter a label that describes this question. If you leave this field blank, ExamSoft will create a title by using the first 40 characters of the Question stem.
  • In the text box for the Question, you can use the text formatting toolbar. 
  • To display an image, table, or formula within the question text: Use the buttons on the right side of the toolbar. For help with the WIRIS formula editor, see: WIRIS Equation and Formulae Editor
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  • To add a Case Study to a question, select the Add Case Study button. See Enterprise Portal: How to create a Case Study (Electronic Health Record) for more information.
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  • Enter the Essay Character Limit to restrict the length of the responses.

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Grade with a Rubric (Optional)

To grade an essay question with a rubric:

  1. Toggle the Grade with a Rubric - Optional to On and select the + Add Rubric button.
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  2. The Add Rubrics to Question modal will open. Then, attach a rubric to the question by select the (plus) symbol.
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  3. A green notification indicates that a rubric will be added to your question. To complete the process, select the Save button.
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  4. The rubric(s) will be listed on the question creation page. 
    1. To preview the rubric, select the eye image__11_.png icon.
      • Then, you can print the rubric or export the rubric to pdf.
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    2. To remove the rubric, select the trash icon and the Remove button.
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For more information about how to create a rubric, see: Enterprise Portal: Create a Rubric

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