Authoring questions and assessments in Questionmark

Writing questions and developing assessments in Questionmark

Authoring questions and assessments in Questionmark is done in the Authoring area of the system.

In Authoring you will have access to a topic folder and an assessment folder. The topic folder contains all your questions, while the assessment folder contains all your assessments.

Download the Getting started guide for information and instructions

How to write a Multiple Choice question with Authoring:

Note: You can use the option on the left to add extra choices, assign metatags, etc or you can click on Advanced to use advanced functionalities

Video guides series

How to create a Multiple Choice Question

How to create a Drag and Drop Question

How to create a Hot Spot Question

Revision history and rollback options video guide 

How to develop an assessment with Authoring

Video guide series 

How to develop an assessment

How to make an assessment available for scheduling

Randomisation and adaptive set-up in assessments

Questionmark offers many options for randomisation in questions and assessment design and adaptive testing, which include:

Templates for assessments

The assessment layout is controlled via the UoB templates, which are available in the assessment settings. UNless you have specific requirements we recommend the use of the UoB-QXQ to display one question at a time and the UoB- all Questions to display the questions on one page (recommended for a maximum of ten questions). A list of templates is provided below for reference. 

Template nameDescription
_01 UoB – QXQ Displays one question per page. This is the recommended template for all exams and assessments unless there are particular requirements.
_02 UoB - QXQ - Calculator Includes a web-based calculator in the browser.
_03 UoB - QXQ - Static intro text Displays the introductory text on the left and the questions on the right.
_04 UoB - QXQ - French Provides a French character palette for text entry questions.
_05 UoB - QXQ - Italian Provides an Italian character palette for text entry questions.
_06 UoB - QXQ - German Provides a German character palette for text entry questions.
_07 UoB - QXQ - Spanish Provides a Spanish character palette for text entry questions.
_08 UoB - All Questions Displays all questions on one page. It is recommended to use the "Save As You Go" feature with 'manual and automatic'. 
_09 UoB - All Questions - MathJax This template was developed specifically for staff in Engineering. It uses the Mathjax javascript library for formatting equations. Find out more about Mathjax and LaTeX.
_10 UoB - All Questions – Italian Provides an Italian character palette, with all questions on one page.
_11 UoB - All Questions – Print This is a customised template for Registration forms. It allows students to print the form after they have submitted. It is not recommended to use this template for standard assessments and exams. 

Questionmark live for collaborative authoring 

Questionmark Live is an authoring interface hosted by Questionmark and accessible via the Questionmark Communities. Anyone can register on this platform and access Questionmark Live to write questions and develop assessments. The use of Questionmark Live is recommended for users who are undertaking a specific project and are happy to write questions directly on the platform rather than on a text document. If you are interested in exploring the use of Questionmark Live follows these steps; 

If you would like more informaiton about Questionmark Live please email