# 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. |