Adding questions to a Draft Competency Assessment Template

In the context of assessments, you can create questions like you do in Competency Tests but their usage is slightly different.
As opposed to Competency Tests, Competency Assessments are filled out by the examiner, while observing the candidate.
All questions (and answers in checkbox points) can be edited while the template is in draft state.

Adding questions

Empty Question

To add questions:
1. Click the Add Question button - this opens the question edit field
2. Select whether the question is a Checkbox (multiple choice) or a Text (performance observation) type - the default is Checkbox
3. If you want to upload images (which will appear above the question as a visual aid), click inside the field, You can upload images here - a browser search box pops up
4. Enter the question in the Question field (some text must always be added, even if the question is contained in an uploaded image)
5. Enter the number of points awarded for answering this question correctly (must be a whole number, greater than “0”)
6. Tick the checkbox under Mandatory if you always want this question to be asked (when you have a large pool of questions)
7. Tick the checkbox under Allow Attachments if you want to add a file that evidences the candidates’ performance
8. Optionally add guidance notes for the examiner in the field, Guidance for the Assessor
9. Click Save Question - this opens up the “answers” field

Checkbox (Multiple Choice) Questions

Multiple choice questions can have more than one correct answer. You either get full marks for selecting all correct answers, or nothing (“0”) if the selection is incomplete.


To add answers:
10. Enter an answer in the Answer Text field (some text must always be added, even if the answers are contained in uploaded images)
11. Tick the checkbox under Is Correct if this is a correct answer
12. Add more answers (you can have more than one correct answer)
* You can remove individual answers by clicking the delete (bin/trash) icon on the right
13. Click Finish to complete the current question


Text Questions

Only follow steps 1 to 9 above. No answers need to be added in this type of question.

While in draft form, you can return to add, remove or edit questions in the assessment template. When it’s ready, please refer to the article, Steps Before Publishing an Assessment Template (Advanced Settings)