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.
- Free Text
- Correct Options
- Synap ID - Only if you are updating existing questions leave blank for new questions
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
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.