True/False and Yes/No are common examples of a binary question.
To add a binary question to your assessment, start by entering the Assessment Generator editor.
First, select the “Edit” link in the menu underneath your assessment.
Then click on the Questions tab at the top of the page.
Create a Binary Question
To add a question for our assessment, click on the “Add Question” button.
A window pops up so you can choose the type of question to add.
There are 5 options:
- Yes/No or True/False (“Binary”) question
- Scale Question
- Options (or Multiple Choice) Question
- Check box Question
- Narrative Question
We’re going to create a “Yes/No” q
This type of question is sometimes called a “binary” question because it only offers 2 answer choices and they are usually assigned opposing labels.
Common examples are True/False and Yes/No questions.
Enter Your Question
Enter your question in the editor window and adjust the styling as desired.
You can also include an image, video, symbols, and/or tables with, or instead of, your text.
Set the Labels
Next, you can set the labels for your answers.
False and True are the default labels but you can set them to be whatever you want. Another set of common labels are Yes and No.
Assign Point Values
Next, set the point values that will be scored for each answer.
The most common values are 1 and 0, but you can set these values as desired.
Assign to Type (for Type-Based Assessments)
For Type-Based Assessments only, you will next see a field where you can assign your question to one of the types that you’ve set up under the “Types” tab.
All point values set for this question will be assigned to the type specified here. If you do not set a type you’ll see an error indicator in the Questions tab screen.
Question Required Setting
Scroll down to see where you can require the user to answer the question.
If this box is unchecked, this question is optional and the user can proceed to the next question without answering it.
Question Enabled Setting
Next is the question enabled setting. Each question that you create will be enabled by default. You can choose to disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.
Optional Notes Field
Finally, there’s an additional text window where you can add notes that will appear below the question.
This field is optional and exists to provide more flexibility when designing your assessment.
Save Your Question
When you click the “Save” button to store your question settings, you are returned to the question tab, where you can see your recently-added question.
Please review the rest of our User Guide to learn more about our software.