WebAssign Question Modes

The WebAssign® Question Editor supports the following question modes.

Mode

Description

Algebraic

Students submit a mathematical expression or equation that is evaluated algebraically.

Essay

Students submit an extended textual response. Scored manually.

File-Upload

Students submit a file. Scored manually.

Fill-in-the-Blank

Students submit a brief textual response.

Graphing

Students draw on a Cartesian coordinate plane.

Image Map

Students click a displayed image.

Java

Students use Java, Flash, or other applet to answer the question.

Matching

Students match items from two lists.

Multiple-Choice

Students select one response from a list.

Multiple-Select

Students select one or more responses from a list.

NumberLine

Students place or draw points, lines, segments, or rays.

Numerical

Students submit a numerical response which might include units or be checked for significant figures.

PencilPad

Students draw a figure. Scored manually.

Poll

Used with other modes to create questions that collect information only. All responses are scored correct.

Symbolic

Students submit a mathematical expression (not an equation) that is evaluated by value substitution.