Create NCLEX (NGN) Extended Drag and Drop Items

In the NCLEX, Extended Drag and Drop items allow candidates to move or place response options into answer spaces. This item type is like the current NCLEX ordered response items, but not all of the response options may be required to answer the item. In some items, there may be more response options than answer spaces.

NCLEX Example: Extended Drag and Drop Item Type
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Note: The above information and example are from "Approved NGN Item Types," NCLEX News, Fall 2019

In ExamSoft, you can use the Drag and Drop question type to create these items. 

Note: In ExamSoft, Drag and Drop does not support questions that involve dragging the answers into a particular order.

 

Procedures

 

Enterprise Portal: Create an Extended Drag and Drop Item

Video Overview

Instructions

  1. Create a question, and select the Drag and Drop question type.

    Note: For more information, see: Enterprise Portal: Basic Steps to Create and Edit Questions 

  2. Enter the question text, including instructional text to help the exam-takers understand what to do in the drag and drop interaction.
    • Explain what they are seeing on the left and what they need to drag to the right. For example: "Review the clinical assessment findings on the left. Drag those that require immediate follow up to the right."
    • If you select the Partial Credit option, include wording to make the exam-takers aware that they should not guess. For example: “Answer carefully. Dragging incorrect answers into the box can result in 0 credit for this question.”

     

    Example: Instructional Text in the Question Stem

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  3. Enter section titles appropriate to the question.

    In the following example, we entered Assessment Findings above the box that contains the answer choices, and entered Assessment Findings That Require Immediate Follow-up above the box where the exam-takers drag their responses.

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    Note: Consider what the students will see within Examplify to set them up for success. For more information about the exam-taker experience with Drag and Drop questions, see this article on the Exam-Taker Help Site: Exam-Taker: Answer an Extended Drag and Drop Item

  4. Enter the answer choices in the Possible Answers box.
  5. For each correct answer choice, select the checkmark button.
  6. (Recommended) Assign one or more categories. For more information, see: Enterprise Portal: Assign Categories to Questions
  7. (Optional) Select other options, if needed.

    Tips:

    • If the question involves an electronic health or medical record, you can upload an attachment. For more information about attachments, see: Attachment Types and Requirements
    • If there are multiple questions related to the same case, you can group the questions together after you add them to an assessment. 
  8. Save the question.

 

Legacy Portal: Create an Extended Drag and Drop Item

Video Overview

Instructions

  1. Select the Questions menu (at the top of the screen).
  2. Select the Create Drag & Drop button.

    Note: For more information, see: Legacy Portal: Basic Steps to Create and Edit Questions

  3. Enter the question text, including instructional text to help the exam-takers understand what to do in the drag and drop interaction.
    • Explain what they are seeing on the left and what they need to drag to the right. For example: "Review the clinical assessment findings on the left. Drag those that require immediate follow up to the right."
    • If you select the Partial Credit option (on the left side of the screen, under Options), include wording to make the exam-takers aware that they should not guess. For example: “Answer carefully. Dragging incorrect answers into the box can result in 0 credit for this question.”

     

    Example: Instructional Text in the Question Stem

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  4. Enter Section Titles appropriate to the question.

    In the following example, we entered Assessment Findings above the box that contains the answer choices, and entered Assessment Findings That Require Immediate Follow-up above the box where the exam-takers drag their responses.

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    Note: Consider what the students will see within Examplify to set them up for success. For more information about the exam-taker experience with Drag and Drop questions, see this article on the Exam-Taker Help Site: Examplify: Answer a Drag and Drop Question

  5. Enter the answer choices in the Answer Choices box (on the left).

    Note: You can add options by selecting the Add New Answer Choice button.

  6. For each correct answer choice, select the checkbox in the Correct column.

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    Note: For more information about setting up this type of question, see: Legacy Portal: Tips for Drag-and-Drop Questions

  7. (Recommended) Assign one or more categories. For more information, see: Legacy Portal: Assign Categories to Questions
  8. (Optional) Select other options, if needed.

    Tips:

  9. Save the question.

 

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