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Interaction Types

Updated Apr 07, 2021

Currently, ItemLogic's authoring platform supports over twenty distinct static and technology-enhanced item types, with variations allowed for each type. Each may be exported in the industry-standard QTI (Question and Test Interoperability) format, version 2.1. You may access more information about each type by clicking on any response type title.

Text-Based Interactions

Response Type Description

Selected Response (Multiple Choice)
Presents a list of choices to the candidate, from which one or many may be selected.
Matrix Presents a matrix to the candidate, from which one or many fields may be selected.
Extended Text Presents a text entry field to the candidate for elaborate text responses.
Inline Text Presents runs of text with missing content. Candidate must choose from a list of words, or manually enter the missing text, to complete the text runs correctly.
HotText Presents runs of text that can be selected (highlighted) by the candidate.
Associate Presents one pool of tokens (words) that may be associated with one another.
Match Presents two pools of tokens (words). Token association is only allowed between tokens of different pools. Association of tokens that belong to the same pool are not allowed.
Gap Match Presents one pool of tokens (words) that must be used to complete runs of text that have missing content.
Order Presents a list of choices that must be correctly reordered by the candidate.
Slider Presents a control for selecting a numerical value between a lower and upper bound.
Grid Response Presents a pencil-paper style grid of numbered bubbles to be filled in by the candidate.

Graphic-Based Interactions

Response Type Description

Hotspot
Presents a graphical interaction with a corresponding set of choices that are defined as areas of the graphic image. The candidate's task is to select one or more of the areas (hotspots).
Graphic Associate Similar to a hotspot; the candidate's task is to associate the areas (hotspots) with each other.
Graphic Gap Match A graphic gap-match interaction presents a set of gaps that are defined as areas (hotspots) on a graphic image. A set of graphic-based gap choices are defined outside the image. The candidate must associate the gap choices with the gaps in the image.
Text Graphic Gap Match A text graphic gap-match interaction presents a graphic with a set of gaps that are defined as areas (hotspots) on a graphic image. A set of text-based gap choices are defined outside the image. The candidate must associate the gap choices with the gaps in the image.
Graphic Order A graphic order interaction is a graphic interaction with a corresponding set of choices that are defined as areas (hotspots) on a graphic image. The candidate's task is to impose an ordering on the areas (hotspots).
Select Point Like Hotspot, presents a graphical interaction with a corresponding set of choices that are defined as areas of the graphic image. The candidate's task is to select one of the areas. Unlike Hotspot, the selectable areas of the image are not apparent to the candidate. Only the actual point selected by the candidate is indicated.
Position Object Consists of a single image which must be positioned on another graphic image (the stage) by the candidate. Like Select Point, positionable areas of the stage must not be made apparent to the candidate. Only the actual position(s) selected by the candidate are indicated.

Chart-Based Interactions

Note: The interactions listed below are not yet represented by IMS' QTI standard. 

Response Type Description

Cartesian Graph
Presents a Cartesian graph on which the candidate may plot points, lines, rays, line segments, circles, and polygons.
Bar Graph Presents a bar chart on which candidate may raise or lower values on defined data points.
Line Graph Presents a line chart on which candidate may raise or lower values on defined data points.
Number Line (Plot) Presents a number line on which candidate may plot equalities and inequalities.
Number Line (Placement) Presents a number line on which candidates may place tokens.
Line Plot Presents a line plot for students to create and remove X marks above each data label.
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