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Topics: Special relativity, Speed of light, Albert Einstein Pages: 11 (2104 words) Published: October 3, 2013
Standard Format for Importing Questions
Respondus will import multiple choice, true-false, paragraph, short answer, matching, and multiple response questions. The plain text, rich-text, or MS Word file must be organized in the "Standard Format" before it can be imported into Respondus.

Many people choose to create their file first in Word, then save a copy of it as a plain text (.txt) file.

Directions for formatting your document into the Standard Respondus format are below. For directions on how to import a Standard Format document, skip to the last page of this handout.

Multiple Choice Questions

Each question must begin with a question number, followed by either a period "." or a parentheses ")". The question wording must follow the question number. (Note: at least one space should be between the question number and the question wording.) Each answer must begin with a letter (A-Z) followed by a period "." or a parentheses ")".

Example:
3. Who determined the exact speed of light?
a. Albert Einstein
b. Albert Michelson
c. Thomas Edison
d. Guglielmo Marconi
 
 
Correct answers can be indicated in two ways.
First, you may place an asterisk (*) directly in front of the answer choice (do not put a space between the asterisk and the answer choice).  
Example:
3) Who determined the exact speed of light?
a. Albert Einstein
*b. Albert Michelson
c. Thomas Edison
d. Guglielmo Marconi
 
The second option is to place a list of correct answers at the end of the file. The list must begin with the word "Answers:" and must be positioned at the end of the file. (Note: Any text after the answer list will be ignored.)  

Example:
Answers:
1. A
2. C
3. B
4. B
 
If neither method is used to select a correct answer, Respondus will automatically select the letter "A" as the correct answer.  True/False Questions

The process of importing a "true and false" question is similar to that used for importing multiple choice questions. Both of the following examples are valid ways to format a true and false question.  

Example:
3) Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light.
 
*a) True
b) False
 
 
Example:
3) Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light.
 
*a. T
b. F
 
It’s important to note that the "True" (or "T") answer choice must be listed prior to the "False" (or "F") answer choice in order for Respondus to recognize it as a true and false question type.  

If you want to place the answer in list of correct answers at the end of the file, the correct answer for a true and false question can be designated in three ways: (1) using the complete words "True" and "False,"

(2) using the letters "T" and "F," or
(3) using the alphabetical letters "A" (for true) or "B" (for false). For example, the formatting of each of the following answers is acceptable for true and false questions in which all of the answers are "true":  

Example:
Answers:
1. True
2. T
3. A
Matching Questions

The process of importing a "matching" question is similar to what is described above for importing multiple choice questions, but there are some key differences.

The first line of formatting must begin with "Type: MT". This is followed by the question number, and the question wording. The answer consists of both portions of a correct match. The two parts of the match must be separated with an "=" symbol and there should not be any hard returns or blank lines within either parts of the answer.  

Example:
Type: MT
Title: Scientific discoveries
 
4) Match the correct name to the discovery or theory.
a. Michelson-Morely = Speed of light
b. Einstein = Theory of Relativity
c. Marconi = radio waves
 
Spaces before or after the "=" symbol are optional, but it is important that an answer only uses the = symbol for the purpose of separating the two parts of the match.

If you plan to list correct answers for other questions at the bottom of the document, simply skip...
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