The Thinking Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) is a bit of a contradiction: By the name alone it should be a “Question” component. However, the response is not sent to the LMS nor can there be correct or incorrect answers or feedback. In the end, its function is to provide information to the user, making it a presentation component.
Thinking MCQ must be full-width.
Why Use a Thinking Question
- You have a question or scenario you want the user to respond to in order to consider the concepts involved.
- You do not want to save the user’s response.
Why avoid using a Thinking Question
- You need to capture the user’s response (an LMS’ components are better suited to this).
- If the question or scenario has a correct or incorrect response, the Thinking MCQ can’t help.
Thinking MCQ Settings
The Thinking MCQ component inherits all the settings common to the Presentation Components.
Determines the animation used to switch the view from question to feedback.
|Fade (default)||The cards fade between each side.|
|Flip||The card “flips” like a real card between front and back.|
|Slide||The cards slide from between the front and back.|
Optional image which will be shown above the question.
The alternative text for the image, if provided.
An Optional title to appear directly above the question.
The body text of the question.
A list of possible responses (sometimes oddly called “distractors”). When you click the Add button, a dialog will slide-out from the right side of the screen allowing you to populate the item. The fields in this dialog are:
The text to appear as a possible response to the question.
If this box is checked, the responses will use checkboxes instead of radio buttons, allowing the user to select more than one response.
An optional title to appear directly above the feedback.
The feedback text.
The label for the button used to submit the question.
Once answered, the user can toggle between the feedback and question. This label is for the button used to toggle back to the feedback.
Once answered, the user can toggle between the feedback and question. This label is for the button used to toggle back to the question.
The graphics for the Thinking MCQ are fairly strict. The question and feedback are the sides of a Card component and so the graphic for this is fairly similiar.
The image is height-constrained to allow for the 3D flipping effect. Larger images can be used, however, they will be scaled to just slightly larger than the display area, then cropped. Because of this, it’s important to use images that conform to the sizes specified. Images smaller than the recommended size will be pixelated and should be avoided.
The graphic in a Thinking MCQ should be 472px x 242px.