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Overview of what question types and how to format them in the importer
Broadly there are 3 types of questions you can import on Synap
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) - User selects from a list of predefined options
  • Input Questions - User must type or record a response or upload a file as their response
  • Extended Matching Questions (EMQs) - Users are shown questions that are grouped together by a commonality (ie comprehension style questions). These can be a groups of mixed question types
MCQs and Input questions can both go on a question sheet, whilst EMQs need to be uploaded separately. Use the tabs below to view some examples of how to format different questions in a CSV.
MCQs
Input Qs
EMQs
Input choices
  • Free Text
  • Upload
Key Columns:
  • Question
  • Correct Options
  • Synap ID - Only if you are updating existing questions leave blank for new questions
Example description
Synap ID
External ID
Question
Option A
Option B
Option C
Correct Options
Feedback
Tags
EMQ Synap ID
Ranked
Multiple Correct
A new single choice question with two possible answer options (apart of an EMQ group)
myTest_pip_q1
Why is does the narrator go by the name 'Pip'?
A childhood nickname that stuck
It is his birth name
That is his sunday name
A
Pips birth name is Phillip Pirrip which he couldn't pronounce when he was a child
English,Comprehension
9gSBut5t1A
A new single choice question with an image in the stem and HTML formatting
myTest_Chem_q2
<img src = "https://files.synap.ac/production/3oIxeVNmRVOGKQmXtykQ_synap-demo-mockA-mcq-chem-2-img--1-.png"><p In the image, what is the name of the <strong>central </strong>structure the arrow is pointing to ?</p>
Proton
Nucleus
Electron
B
Chemistry,Atoms
A new multiple correct question (apart of an EMQ group)
Select all the characters who are in Great Expectations.
Magwitch
Miss Havisham
Atticus Finch
A,B
9gSBut5t1A
TRUE
A new rank order question
Re order the words to write some dialogue for Yoda : I am happy
I
Am
Happy
C,A,B
TRUE
An existing question being updated
hjORUQ811G
myTest_endQuiz_q5
In 2021 what was the most Googled question?
What to watch?
Where am I ?
What is Scampi?
A
Group any type of questions together with extended matching questions. These questions need to be uploaded to platform first to generate a unique EMQ Synap ID which then needs to be included on your MCQ sheet. you have a quiz or exam that contains input questions the results will automatically be deferred. The two types of input questions are:
  • Free Text
  • File Upload
Example description
Synap ID
External ID
Question
Option A
Tags
EMQ Synap ID
Free Text
File Upload
Audio Recording
A new a free text style question, option A is used to show the text box label
ED
myTest_Essay_q1
Why do you think Pip feels scared?
Type your answer below, go into as much detail as needed.
English, Essay
TRUE
A new upload question
myTest_upload_q2
Upload your 3 essays for this week.
Upload your answer as a Zip file.
English
TRUE
A new audio recording question
myTest_audio_q3
How do you say 'Hello, how are you?' in French?
Record your response below
French, Speaking
TRUE
Import and export EMQs from the platform. You will need to upload EMQs to Synap to generate the Synap ID and use this in your MCQ sheet to group questions together.
Example description
Synap ID
External ID
Instructions
Feedback
A EMQ that has been uploaded to Synap
9gSBut5t1A
my-EMQ-q1_3
<p>Read the following passage of text <strong>carefully</strong><p> <p>My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip</p>
There is no particular feedback for these questions
A EMQ that has not yet been uploaded to Synap
my-EMQ-q5_8
Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea.
You will need to set the maximum time for an audio recording in the quiz builder after importing your questions