Create: Ordering Question

Ordering questions require students to place items in a specified order or list, and teachers can create labels or upload images that students can drag into the desired order. These items can also include distractors, or incorrect items, that do not belong in the student’s answer. This topic covers how to create an Ordering question.

  1. Select Tests & Quizzes from the left sidebar.

  2. Select the My Test Library tab.

  3. Select the test to which you would like to add a question.


  4. Hover over the Add New button, and select Question from the drop-down menu.


  5. On the Add Question page, select Ordering from the Question type drop-down menu.


  6. Complete the question information:
    • Question text: Enter your question here.
    • Display options: Select the box next to Use option images if you would like to use images as ordered items. Select Drag in available options to include distractors (or incorrect responses) in the list of answer choices.
    • Options in order: Enter each item in the correct order. To add additional options, select + add another option.
    • Distractors: If you have opted to use distractors, enter any incorrect responses into the field(s). To add additional distractors, select + add another distractor.
    • Passages: If you would like to include a passage with your question, select + add passage.
    • Scoring Type: Select a scoring type from the drop-down menu.
      For more information on the available scoring options, please see the support article: Edit: Question Scoring Options
    • Points: Enter the number of points the question is worth.

  7. You can also choose to add tags to your questions for easier searching in the test library and question bank. Click Show tagging options to display additional options.

    For more information on question tags, please see the support article: Edit: Question Tags

  8. Select the grey Preview Question button to gain a view of the question from a student’s perspective.

  9. Click on the green Save Question button to save your question.

  10. Or, select the green Save & Create New button to save your question to the test, and immediately begin creating a new question.