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

  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”* you can choose between subtracting points for incorrect answers, or not subtracting points for incorrect answers.

If you choose to subtract points for incorrect answers, 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:

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 B

Student C

If you choose not to subtract points for incorrect answers:

Instead of looking at the answer choices as Correct/Incorrect, our auto-grading algorithm will assign each answer choice a value of True or False:

The answers a teacher check-marks in the answer key will be assigned the value "True".

The answers a teacher does not check-mark will be assigned the value "False".

Students will be expected to checkmark the "True" answers and leave the "False" answers un-checked to "label" them correctly.

With this algorithm, each answer choice has an equal value and is counted toward the score.

Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice.

Here is the same Hot Spot answer key, this time with the True/False approach:

There are 4 answers in total, each carrying an equal point value of the total score.

The question is scored out of 2 point, meaning each answer's value is 0.5 points.

2 answers have been assigned the value "True": Kentucky and Kansas.

2 answers have been assigned the value "False": California and Colorado.

Here are the same examples of student responses to this Hot Spot question, along with their auto-graded scores, when choosing not to subtract points for incorrect answers.

Student A

Student A check-marked 1 answer labeling it "True", and left the 3 answers un-checked labeling them "False".

Student B

Student B check-marked 3 answers labeling them "True", and left 1 answer unchecked labeling it "False".

Student C

Student C check-marked all 4 answers, labeling all of them "True".

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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