Teachers can create interactive image questions where students can choose answers from clickable options!

To add a Hot Sport question:

Step 1: Create the question and add an image:

  1. Click on the blue + button (or the "add" icon in the more recent version)

  2. Choose "Hot Spot" from the Question types

  3. Take a photo or Upload an image (PEG, PNG, GIF, DOC, PDF) from your local device or from Google Drive

  4. Enter your question or directions in the text bar

Please note: Images must be less than 25 MB in size.

Step 2: Add clickable options:

  1. From the top left corner menu, choose the shape you want to use for your clickable options. Other then dots, shapes are adjustable to your size of preference

  2. Place your cursor and click once on the spot(s) you would like to turn clickable.

  3. If needed - drag the cursor to adjust the shape to the desirable size. Please note: to complete size adjustment click once more

  4. To delete a clickable option - click it once and then choose the trashcan symbol from the top left menu

  5. There is no limit to the amount of clickable options

  6. You can add different shapes of clickable options to the same image

Step 3: Define an answer key for auto-grading:

  1. To mark an option correct, click it once and then choose the ✓ symbol from the top left menu (the option will be highlighted with a blue ✓ symbol

  2. To unmark an option as correct, click it once again then choose the X symbol from the top left menu (the blue ✓ symbol will disappear)

  3. To allow multiple correct answers, toggle on the "multi-select" button at the bottom right of the question

  4. Switch on "Allow Partial Credit" to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for answering part of the question correct.

How we grade the "Allow Partial Credit" feature in Hot Spot questions

When you select “Allow Partial Credit”, students’ scores will be auto-graded like this:

Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice. Here is a Hot Spot answer key:

There are 4 answer choices. 2 answer choices are correct, 2 answer choices are incorrect. This question is scored out of 1 point.

To receive 100% of the score, students will need to choose only the 2 correct answers.

Here are some examples of student responses to this Hot Spot question, along with their auto-graded scores.

Student A

Student A marked 1 correct answer choice and 1 incorrect answer choice:

1 correct answer - 1 incorrect answer = 0

Student A receives 0% of the score

Student B

Student B has marked 2 correct answer choices and 1 incorrect answer choice:

2 correct answers - 1 incorrect answer = 1

Student B receives 50% of the score (in this case 0.5 points)

Student C

Student C has marked 2 correct answer choices and 2 incorrect answer choice:

2 correct answers - 2 incorrect answer = 0

Student C receives 0% of the score

Did you know?

Hot Spot questions are a standard STAAR question type used by the state of Texas.

Wish to use text instead of an image? Check out our Hot Text question type!

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