Explanation Questions

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Articulate Quizmaker

It used to be that inserting some type of explanation or instructions in the middle of your Quizmaker quiz required leveraging the multiple-choice question and remembering to factor in the point value for this “non-question.” (If you’re using Quizmaker 1, here’s how to do it.)

With Quizmaker 2, now you can easily insert mid-quiz instructions without impacting your overall quiz score. The secret? The Explanation survey question.


Here’s what to do:

  1. Create your quiz.

  2. Click on Add Survey Question and select Explanation.
  3. Input your instructions.
  4. Optionally, include an image and/or reference links and files.
  5. Click OK to save your question.

That’s it! The benefit is that you can now provide your users with intermediary instructions or create a natural break between sections of your quiz. And you don’t have to worry about this survey question type counting toward your quiz point total.

3 responses to “Explanation Questions”


Yeah, but what if you use randomizing and pooling? It would have to have a way to put this question at a specific spot in the quiz, like after 10 questions or %50 complete, etc…

aaron tomosky // Posted at 2:08 pm on March 20th, 2007

Good point, Aaron. You are correct that this method would only work if you’re not using question randomization and pooling.

That said, I’d encourage you to share any product feedback via our feature request form.

gabe // Posted at 2:25 pm on March 20th, 2007

An Explanation Question technically isn’t a question, right? Or are we suppose to put “click to view/visit the hyperlinks that you think best answer the scenario described in the body of this question, then click submit”?

Even though there is Question level feedback, I’m not sure how to use this question to judge a response?

I’m trying to provide a dialog/scenario for learners to refer to while answering a m/choice question. The Questionmark forum referred me to this question, but I don’t see that I can collect a response.


Brett Lee // Posted at 3:41 pm on June 24th, 2008

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