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Add Custom Course Element and Textbook Questions

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If you would like feedback on a course element that is not included in the standard list or you would like feedback on a course textbook, we have provided templates that you can use for these custom questions. This will save you time and effort and ensure the question settings are correct. 

In addition to the steps below, there is a detailed guide with screenshots of the system to help walk you through the process of adding custom course element and textbook questions: Adding Custom Course Element and Textbook Questions

These steps assume you have already created a custom question survey that is explained on the Customize Your Feedback page.

  1. To access the question templates, click Add a Question and select From Item Banks
  2. On the following page, click on the Item Banks field and select Standard Course Element Questions
  3. Click Search
  4. At the bottom of the list of standard course element questions, there are templates you can select and then customize to get feedback on a textbook or custom course element
  5. Once you have selected the template(s) you want to use, click Add Selected Questions in the top right corner of the page

The question templates are then added to your custom question survey. You can edit the templates to replace the default text by clicking the Edit icon that looks like a pencil for each question. When editing the question, you can replace the default text in the Question Text field with your specific course element or the title of the textbook and then click the Update Question Text button to save your changes. While you can see all of the question settings, you can only change the question text. 

NOTE: Questions that display the CustomTextStart and CustomTextEnd text in either the LO Item Bank Question or Item Bank Question lists can be customized by changing the text between those tags.

If you would like feedback on more than one textbook or custom course element, you can create a copy of those questions in your custom question survey by clicking the copy icon for the question. Once you create a copy, you can edit the Question Text again for the new question.

If you need to change the order of questions in your custom survey, use the # field and arrows on the far right side of a question to move it up or down in the order of questions in your survey. For example, entering 3 in the # field and clicking the up arrow will move a question three questions up in your survey.

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