Keywords in open questions

About keywords

In an open question, you can use keywords:

  • assessmentQ will provide detailed feedback on the keywords that were found or missing in the user's answer.
  • On the basis of the keywords found or missing in the user's answer, assessmentQ can automatically correct the answers to open questions.
  • The automatic correction takes into account negations within a certain range around the keywords. More information.
  • assessmentQ will also automatically calculate a score for keywords that were found or missing in the user's answer.

Types of keywords

There are four types of keywords:

  • Correct keywords:
  • Incorrect keywords (or keywords you absolutely cannot use):
  • Linked keywords (or keywords that must appear together for a score to be awarded):
  • Bonus keywords (which result in a bonus score when found):


Proceed as follows to add keywords to an open question:

  1. Open your open question and click in the Model answer block.
  2. Click mceclip4.pngto add a keyword. 
    Result: The Keyword tab opens.
  3. In the Keyword tab:
    • Enter your keyword.
    • Indicate whether the keyword is correct or incorrect by clicking on the correction icon.
    • Optionally add feedback by clicking on the feedback icon.
    • If you use the automatic keyword score and you want to change the score for your keyword, click on the score next to the keyword.
    • If you want to add a bonus keyword or a linked keyword, select Bonus keyword or Linked keyword.
    • If you want to change the default settings for the distance between the two words (maximum two words) or the score for the bonus keyword (1 point), click mceclip5.png.

More information

Open question

Keywords in open questions

Negotiations around keywords


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