From Qedocversion 1.6, just under 100 task types were supported, most of which have so many options that they can be subdivided into further types.
In the list below, these question types are categorised into groups. An article is devoted to each group, outlining the types available and the educational considerations behind their use.
Major categories of question type
Most categories contain about a dozen or so question types. Click the hyperlinks to go through to a major article about each category.
- Multiple choice, including true/false and Likert scale types.
- Gapfill or cloze
- Typed response - these cover simple short answer questions, but also games like anagrams and hangman, as well as multi-part typed response questions. Some types include virtual keyboards to better handle the typing of non-Roman character sets. Longer typing exercises are also included, with whole text areas (e.g. for dictations or essay writing).
- Pair matching and categorising
- Presentation pages
- Adaptive questions
- Drag-and-drop - some people categorise this as a category by itself, but almost any of the other types can, optionally, be visualised in a drag-and-drop form. This is really a way of visualising a task, rather than a separate category.
- List of current question types (not very current)