Order Interaction

The Order Interaction gives Test-takers the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular order of elements: chronological orders, priority orders, alphabetical or numerical orders, orders of size, etc.

Order Interaction
Order Interaction

Once you have generated a new Item, and clicked on Authoring in the Action Bar, follow the steps below to create a new Order interaction:

1. From the Common Interactions Library on the left, drag the Order icon Order onto the blank item and drop it onto the Canvas.

This creates a new Order Interaction window. There is a question field at the top, with two boxes underneath.

2. Enter the question in the question field, where it says define prompt.

This will describe the task given to the test-taker (“Place the following in chronological order”, etc.).

Note: See the chapter Word Processing Options for details on text editing options such as using italics or bold text in your item, and inserting features such as shared stimuli or media, tables or formulae.

3. Fill in the options for each question in the box to the left.

There are three default options, but you can add more by clicking the blue Add choice field at the bottom. You can delete options by clicking the trash can delete icon to the right of the option you wish to delete.

Note: Drag-and-drop is enabled for this type of interaction.

5. Click Response on the right of blue interaction header to define the correct answer(s).

Then click on each option in the left-hand box in the desired order. The options will be transferred in this order to the right-hand box. If you are not satisfied with the order you have chosen, click in the right-hand box and then on the option which is in the wrong place. You can then click on the up or down arrow on the right to move it up or down respectively.

7. Click the blue Done button. Your order interaction is now complete.

After this step, you can preview and test-run your Interaction by following the instructions given in Steps 5 and 6 in Creating a Test Item.