In Loquiz there are 8 different question types, you can also use survey question option with some of the question types (all answers considered correct). In this article you will find information about question scores also.
- Multiple choices
- Multiple answers
- No answer
- Activity station
1. Multiple choices (radio button)
In this question type, there are several answer options, only one answer can be chosen from a list. This is default question type and it is most widely used. To create a multiple choice question, at least one answer option must be defined and exactly one answer option must be marked as correct.
Answer is considered correct when correct option is chosen.
2. Multiple answers (checkbox)
In this question type, several answer options can be chosen by player. Use this type of question when more than one answer is correct. When creating, at least one answer option must be defined and at least one correct answer option marked.
Answer is considered correct when all the correct options are chosen.
Text question answer is a text string. When creating this type of question, correct text string must be specified. Capitalization is ignored. Textbox accepts letters and numbers. Answer is considered correct when exactly the same text string is entered.
NB! Several correct answers can be defined using semicolons. For example:
Q: Who is the author of relativity theory?
A: Einstein; A. Einstein; Albert Einstein; Einstein Albert
Any one of those answers would be considered correct if entered. Remember that capitalization is ignored!
Using wildcard in answer text
You can use star (*) to make your question’s answers more flexible. Star represents the unlimited amount of characters (including spaces, punctuation, sentences, numbers) or zero characters. You can use the star (*) anywhere in an answer text.
There are 4 different ways how you can use star in your text answer:
- Star before the answer, for example *Einstein. Now every answer that has „Einstein“ ending will be considered correct. Before the star there can be nothing or unlimited amount of characters – Einstein; A. Einstein; Albert Einstein.
- Star after the answer, for example run*. Now every answer that starts with „run“ is considered correct. After the star there can be nothing or unlimited amount of characters – run; running; runner.
- Answer between stars, for example *apple*. Now all answers that include word „apple“ are considered correct – oranges and apples; apple; 2 apples; apple cake etc.
- Star inside the answer, for example a*e. Now all answers starting with letter „a“ and ending with „e“ are considered correct – apple; arrange; are you here; ae.
There can be more than one star in a single search term or phrase, and the two star characters can be used in combination.
Number question answer is specific numerical value. It can be negative or positive. Answer box only accepts numbers. Answer is considered correct when exactly correct value is entered.
Photo question allows player to make a photo. Photo is the answer for this kind of question. When question opens, player has the option to a) take the photo or b) skip the photo. Question is considered correct when photo is done. Skipping the photo results in the incorrect answer (task not done). Photos are saved in the devices and also uploaded to online results page (when internet connection or Wi-Fi is available).
Now it is possible to use photo overlay in photo question. Photo overlay is a picture displayed on the camera screen while shooting a photo. You can change this image’s transparency in camera mode (with the help of slider). You can use photo overlay for fun photo hunts where people have to take exact same picture as shown on the image and at the same location.
To add photo overlay, open photo question for editing or create a new one, go to „Media“ tab and upload an image. Save and you are ready to go. Image addes as media will be shown while shooting a photo as a overlay on the camera’a acreen. This feature works only with photo question.
Similar to photo question but the answer for the question is the video. When question opens player have a choice a) to make a video or b) to skip the video. Question is considered correct when video is done. Skipping the video results in incorrect answer (task unfinished).
Video length is limited to 15 seconds while shooting.
Videos (also photos) are uploaded over mobile data and Wi-Fi connection. If mobile data is present then upload starts instantly after answering. If you have no mobile data connection in the devices but a Wi-Fi connection, then videos is still upload over Wi-Fi. Videos are saved in the device as well, so videos (and photos) can be retrieved directly from the devices.
Videos and photos are shown in “Photos and videos” tab in Results pages.
7. No answer
In no answer (story type) question, answer is not defined nor expected. It is used to convey information and facts. Player only has the ability to press OK button and it always results in correct answer.
8. Activity station
Great question type for team building tasks. In this question type, there is usually instructor present. After team completes the task, instructor inserts points depending on team’s performance. In activity station question type you need to set a maximum score and you can also set instructor’s password (if password is not added, it will not be shown and asked in the question). Players can choose if they will answer activity station question immediately or close it and return later. If players will postpone the question (by clicking “Close and return later” they can open it again after 1 minute.
Survey question option
You can set specific questions to be a survey question.It means that all answers given are considered correct. Question types where survey option can be used are multiple choice, multiple answer, text and number questions. Use it to drop in occasional survey question to gather players feedback on anything.
To create a survey question, open question for editing or create a new question. Then on “Question” tab, tick “Survey question (all answers considered correct)” option.
Question points are used for scoring in Quiz, Clue, Rogain, Match and Scavenger game types. Scoring is ignored in Strategy games (instead penalty points are used). To change question’s points, go to “Question” tab while creating/editing your question.
Default score value is 1 but you can set questions to give 0 points or even negative points (-100).
By default Loquiz players will collect shown amount of points for correct answers. By default incorrect answers give 0 points, but it is possible to make incorrect answers give negative points. To do it, you need to change settings while creating/editing the game, just go to “Configure” page and under “Game settings” choose “Incorrect answers give negative points”. If question score is negative then both correct and incorrect answers give negative points.
Negative points are used to create zones where players should not go in Rogain or Match game type. To create a “tollzone” create “no answer” type of question and set the negative value to it. When player goes to the zone, question which can be only answered correctly (as it is no answer) pops up and therefore player is awarded with negative points.
Question points are displayed:
- When question is opened;
- In the map above locations (default setting in Rogain, Match and Scavenger game types). In Strategy question order instead of points is shown on the map above locations.
- In the questions list in Clue game.
See also tutorial video about how to create questions: