The authoring documentation provides information on common authoring topics.
STACK question structure
stackQuestion is the basic object in the system. The following table shows the fields which make up a question, with links to the documentation for each one.
|Names a question
|These are potentially random variables which can be used to generate a question.
|This is the question the student actually sees
|The worked solution is only available after an item is closed.
|Two randomly generated question variants are different, if and only if the question note is different. Use this field to store useful information which distinguishes variants.
|The inputs are the things, such as form boxes, with which the student actually interacts.
|Potential response trees
|These are the algorithms which establish the mathematical properties of the students' answers and generate feedback.
|Many behaviours can be changed with the options.
Other authoring topics
The authoring documentation also covers topics on:
Giving feedback with potential response trees
Testing and reporting
If you cannot find documentation on the topic you are looking for, it may be located in the CAS section of the documentation. This includes documentation on working with Maxima in a question, and so covers topics like