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Available Question types in ExAM

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Below is a list of all the of the currently available question types available for ExAM assessments. All of these question types have customizable question text as well as answer options to ensure that you are able to gather the necessary information for a variety of use cases. The ExAM product team is constantly brainstorming, as well as listening to client input, on new question types to implement in order to guarantee that the product meets the needs of our customers.

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Question type: Multi-Select Picklist

Description: The Multi-select question type will display the question text and then display the answers options under that in a horizontal list. The user can pick one or more of the answer that applies.

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Question type: Radio Picklist

Description: The Radio Picklist question type will display the question text and then under that the answer option vertically with a clickable bubble next to them. This question type only allows for one answer to be selected at a time. If another answer is selected the previous one will be de-selected.

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Question type: Drop-down Picklist

Description: The drop down picklist question type will display the question text then under it there will be a clickable field which will display a drop-down list displaying the answers options vertically. Only one answer option may be selected for this question type.

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Question type: Text

Description: The Text question type will display the question text and below that there will be a text field. The character limit restriction can be changed but is intended for questions with a shorter response

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Question type: Text Area

Description: The Text area question will display the question text and then below that a text field where the respondent can enter text. This question is typically used for when longer responses are expected such as descriptions.

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Question type: Date

Description: The Date Question Type will display the question text and then under that, there will be a field that when clicked will pull up a calendar. Then the desired date can be clicked on and it will be recorded.

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Question type: Results

Description: The Results question type is configurable through the results page configuration setting on the assessment template. This configuration allows for a mixture of different things to options to be displayed on the results page such as picture upload, comments input, priority classifications as well as many others. The Results question will not display on its own but is designed to be used within a decision tree usually prefaced with a prompt to click a button to direct towards this page.

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Question type: Image

Description: The image question type will display the question text and then below will display the answer option images that were uploaded. The images answer options a selectable and only one can be selected at a time if another is selected the previous one will be deselected. This question type can be used to prompt a customer to select an image that best depicts their feeling of interaction with your company, such as a Net Promoter Score Survey.

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Question type: Email

Description: The Email question type will display the question text and below that will have a textbox for user input. When the assessment is submitted this question will check to make sure that the user’s input is in the format of an Email. If the input is missing the “@” sign the submission will not be allowed and the user will be prompted to fix the deficiency.

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Question type: Phone

Description: The Phone number question type will display the question text with a text box beneath it where for the user to input their number. When the assessment is submitted this question type will make sure that the text box only contains numbers. If the input has letters in it there will be a prompt to fix the issue before submission of the assessment is allowed.

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Question type: Button

Description: The Button question type will display the question text, then below it, the answer options will be displayed horizontally as clickable buttons. These buttons can be used to launch into complex decision trees logic utilizing other question types to collect complex data.

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Question type: File Question- Answer

Description: The File Question(Answer) type will display the question text and then below it there will be a file upload prompt allowing users to browse their computer and select which file to upload. This question type also allows for you to upload more than one file at a time by clicking the “+” button. The files submitted through this question type will be saved under the answer section on the Assignment manager

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Question type: File Question- Assignment Manager

Description: The file question (Assignment Manager) type will display the question text as well as a prompt underneath it allowing for people to upload files from their computer. With this question type, only one file can be uploaded per assessment completed. The files submitted through this question type will be saved to the assignment manager under the notes and attachment section instead of the answers section.

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Question type: Signature

Description: The Signature question type will display the question text, then underneath there will be a button called “signature” when the button is clicked it will bring up a pop-up window which will have an empty box that can be signed with a mouse or a trackpad and submitted. The signature is saved as an image of the input and can be viewed after it has been submitted.

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Question type: Case

Description: When the Case type question is added to an assessment template the question text will be displayed next to a checkbox. When the box is checked it will expand several fields, such as name, Email, Subject, and description. This will prompt the respondent to supply adequate information for a case to be generated from the input when configured.

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Question type: List

Description: The List type question will display the question text followed by a vertical list of the answer options. This question type allows for the respondent to choose only one of the answer options. If a second option is selected the previous one will be de-selected.

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Question type: Horizontal Radio picklist

Description: The Horizontal Radio picklist question type will display the question text followed by the answer options displayed in a horizontal list with a clickable bubble next to each answer options. This question type will only allow for one answer option to be selected at a time. It is often used as a rating question with a scale from 1-5 or whatever suits the use case that is needed.

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Question type: Hidden

Description: The Hidden question type will not be displayed on the public assessment page. When the assessment template is created this question type can be added to both question text and a default value that is pre-determined. This question type allows for you to carry whatever information you wish with an assessment template without having the respondent seeing this information.

Display: This question type will not display on the public assessment page

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