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How do I create a Desmos Budget Constraints question in an item bank?

Updated May 04, 2021

If your institution has a paid Desmos upgrade, you may be able to add a Desmos Budget Constraints question to an item bank. After you select the question type, you can use the LaTeX editor to add details for the question, view a student preview, and verify auto-grading is working correctly. Once the question is published to an item bank, you can add the question to an assessment.

Note: If you do not see the Desmos Items (Paid Upgrade) section in the Question Type drop-down menu, your institution does not have a paid Desmos upgrade.

Open Item Bank

Open Item Bank

In Global Navigation, click the Assessments link [1], then click the Item Bank link [2].

Add Item

Click the Add Item button.

Add Question Title

Add Question Title

Enter a title for the question.

Select Budget Constraints Question Type

Select Budget Constraints Question Type

If your institution has a paid Desmos upgrade, you may be able to add Desmos item types to your item bank. Click the Question Type drop-down menu [1], and select the Budget Constraints option [2].

Add Item Details

Add Item Details

Select the remaining details for your question using the drop-down menus [1]. Items marked with an asterisk are required.

After you have finalized the question details, click the Continue button [2].

Compose Question

Compose Question

To add question details, type in the Compose Question field [1]. To add math equations and expressions, click the LaTeX icon [2] and use the options to enter the expression details.

Set Example Answer

Set Example Answer

To set an example answer, click and drag the points in the graph.

Set Properties

Set Properties

To adjust the question parameters, select options from the question properties [1].

To view additional question options, click the More options drop-down menu [2].

Modify Graph

Modify Graph

In the Modify Graph section, click and drag the points to create a graph for students to start with when answering the question. You can modify graph settings, expressions, and parameters.

View Student Preview

View Student Preview

The Preview pane displays the question as it will be seen and interacted with by students.

To test the auto-grading tool, click and drag the points [1]. When the correct answer is configured, the Points icon will be shaded [2].

To view the correct answer in the Preview pane, click the Show Answers checkbox [3].

Save Question

Save Question

When you have finalized the details for the question, you can save the details.

To save a draft of the question, click the Save As Draft button [1].

To publish the question to the item bank and make it available to add to an assessment, click the Publish button [2].

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