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How do I create a Hotspot item?

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  1. Enter the title of the question.
  2. Enter your question.
  3. Add one or multiple (media)file(s) if desired.
    A source file means you can add a PDF that will appear as a separate pop-up window during the test.
    A media file is an image that is shown together with the question.
  4. Create Hotspot: Upload an image from the computer or the media library. Each image you have downloaded from your computer will automatically appear in your media library.
  5. Select Summative to use this item in a summative test. See Default settings for items to get more information about the other settings you will find under Tags.
  1. Use the menu on the right to create hotspots in the image.
    • Pen: draw a line where the hotspot should appear.
    • Rect: create a rectangular hotspot.
    • Ellipse: create a round/oval hotspot.
    • Delete: delete all hotspots.
    • Remove: remove the image.
  2. Below Hotspot you will see how many hotspots you have created. Delete a hotspot by clicking the cross. The option Scale the image to prevent scrolling ensures that the image is fit to the size of the screen.
  3. Enter how many points can be received.
  4. Select whether students should receive a part of the points if they have answered a part of the question correctly (Polytome) or whether they need to answer everything correctly to receive the points (Dichotome).
  5. Click Preview to see how students will see the published question.
  6. Click Save and close to return to the items page.

Advanced options

  • When creating or editing a question, click Options to set up the advanced options.

Feedback on questions

Feedback set per question can be displayed during a candidate review, or in a formative exam. Here feedback can be displayed after answering a question or at the end of the exam. You can choose between general or detailed feedback.

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  1. Choose General if you want to display general feedback.
  2. Select Show feedback on question to enter general feedback about the question.
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  1. Choose Detailed if you want to give detailed feedback.
  2. Select Show feedback on question to enter feedback for the correct and incorrect answers.


The candidates can use the notepad to clarify their provided answer. These notes will be stored and can be viewed during the marking process.

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Select Allow workout box for candidates to allow candidates to have the possibility to argue or calculate their answer.

While compiling the exam you have the option to allow the workoutbox for all questions, none or the selected questions. Please discuss your preferences with the faculty coordinator.

Audio settings

When the question contains audio, settings can be adjusted for the candidate. When the question does not contain audio, the fields can be leaved empty.

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