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LibWizardry Workshop: Question Panel

Resources for creating online tutorials using LibWizard. (Also applicable to other tutorials, such as Guide on the Side.)

Question Panel

The Question Panel is where you put your commentary and instructions to the student related to the slide content.  

This is also where you can put interactive elements, such as quiz questions.

Important: Create a slide first, then create the question panel content for that slide.

Creating Question Panel Content

You can create question panel content in three ways:

1. Add Content/Descriptions - This is where you create original content.

2. Reuse Questions - A dialog box will open that allows you to reuse questions you have created elsewhere in LibWizard.

3. Bank - Admins can add question panel content to the Bank for reuse by other users. 

TIP: Reusing questions creates a copy of the content so you can edit it without changing the original; it is not "mapped" to the original.

Question Page Break Magic

If users are interacting with one slide, such as a live website, for a long time, you can break the content of the question panel into multiple parts by using "Questions Page Break."

The end result looks something like this:

Add Slide Content/Decription options

When you click "Add Content/Descriptions," this dropdown menu appears.

A couple of most-used options:

  • Text Block opens a WYSIWYG editor for you to write your commentary; it asks for no input from the user.  You may also add small images or links here.
  • Questions Page Break will keep the slide the same, but will display another question panel.  This is especially useful as you move a user through multiple steps on a live web page.

Question types:

  • One-line Text input: Limits user response by pixel or percentage of one line.
  • Textarea input: User responses in a textbox. You can set the size of the textbox and the maximum length of response.
  • Numeric Input: Responses must be numbers. You can set the range.
  • Dropdown: Users choose a response from a dropdown menu.
  • Radio: Users may choose one from multiple choice.
  • Checkbox: Users may choose multiple options from multiple choice.
  • Grid: Displays responses in a matrix, such as a series of Likert scale responses.

Other user input - These may also be used as questions but are more often just for user data or feedback.

  • Submitter Email
  • Submitter Name
  • Submitter Phone
  • Date and Time
  • Rating
  • File Upload


Create Question/Text content

When you choose a type of content, another editor box opens. The options in the box vary depending on the type of content you are entering.

The image below shows an editing box for a Checkbox Question.


Creating the question

  • Short Name is optional
  • Use the pencil icon to the left of the answer choices for a WYSIWYG editor to create more complex content.
  • Add and subtract lines with the + and - links.
  • Use the radio button at the end of the answer choice line to make it the default choice. (Note: This doesn't make it the correct choice.)

Options (at the bottom of the box)

  • Require an answer before the student can move on with the tutorial (Note: This will also require you to input an answer as you are previewing the tutorial, so you may want to check this option later!)
  • Hide the question
  • Control the answer options display
  • Provide an "Other" option that may or may not prompt the user for additional input.

Answer Properties

On the Answer Properties tab, you specify the correct answer(s) to the question, as well s whether a correct answer is required and whether you give the user immediate feedback about the correctness of their response, as shown below.

Make sure you SAVE your Question!