Question Types

More than multiple choice.

We believe in learning that excites, inspires and delights, and our diverse range of technology enhanced question types is designed to do just that.

Learnosity gives you 60+ technology enhanced item types (TEIs) to create beautiful interactive learning that works anytime, anywhere, for everyone.

Explore them all...

Multiple choice

Flexible layouts, responsive design, multi-select and alternate responses.

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. Multiple Choice - multiselect
  3. Choice Matrix
  4. True/False

Math and formula

Easy authoring, powerful scoring. From fractions to algebraic matrices, and everything in between.

  1. Equations
  2. Expressions
  3. Inequalities
  4. Value & Tolerances
  5. Ratios
  6. Unit Comparison
  7. Matrices
  8. Math Essay (Show your work)
  9. Cloze Math
  10. Label an Image with Math
  11. Gridded Entry

Drag and drop

Beautiful drag and drop questions that work everywhere.

  1. Cloze Drag & Drop
  2. Label Image Drag & Drop
  3. Classification

Fill in the blanks

Cloze questions using text, images, dropdowns, and drag and drop.

  1. Cloze Text
  2. Cloze Drop Down
  3. Cloze Text Expanding
  4. Label Image
  5. Label Image Drop Down

Match and order

Accessible, auto-scorable matching and ordering.

  1. Order Buttons
  2. Order Paragraphs
  3. Order Words & Sentences
  4. Match List
  5. Sort List

Audio and voice

High performance, low bandwidth recording and playback. Perfect for language learning.

  1. Spoken Response

Text and essays

Short answer, long answer, reading and comprehension.

  1. Short Text
  2. Essay - Rich Text V2
  3. Long Text (Essay)
  4. Plain Text (Essay)
  5. File Upload

Visual questions

Rich visual content for all ages, with rapid distribution via Learnosity's CDN.

  1. Text Hotspot
  2. Shading
  3. Draw on Image
  4. Fill Shape (Circle)
  5. Fill Shape (Rectangle)
  6. Fill Shape (Grid)
  7. Image Hotspot
  8. Image Upload & Annotate


Interactive numberlines, coordinate geometry and graph plotting questions.

  1. Number Line Association
  2. Number Line Plot
  3. Number Line Stacked
  4. Plot Points
  5. Plot Lines
  6. Plot Circles
  7. Plot Parabola
  8. Plot Polygon
  9. Plot Segments
  10. Plot Rays
  11. Plot Vectors
  12. Plot Sine/CoSine


Draggable charts and histograms with configurable axes, labels and more.

  1. Bar Chart
  2. Line Chart
  3. Histogram
  4. Dot Plot
  5. Line Plot


Smart auto scoring for molecular, empirical and condensed structural formula.

  1. Formula
  2. Cloze Formula
  3. Chemistry Essay
  4. Image Cloze Chemistry

Make a custom Question type

Looking for a very specific Question type? Build your own tailor-made Question and embed it anywhere, just like the standard Questions. Custom Questions can be auto-scored and included in the full range of reports too.

Custom Question examples

Common Core and more...

Our technology enhanced item types support everything you'll find in the standard Common Core assessments (and much more, too). We've replicated all the practice tests from Smarter Balanced using Learnosity.

Smarter Balanced sample tests

Questions built for everyone.

Built for students

  • Robust cross browser assessment, ready for mobile and optimised for low bandwidth.
  • AA accessibility compliance with WCAG 2.0 and section 508, including screen reader, color, keyboard and functional support.

Built for authors

  • WYSIWYG editing for all question types, including sophisticated technology enhanced items like matching and ordering, coordinate geometry, image annotation and chemistry.
  • Powerful scoring engine automatically scores correct answers, alternate responses, partial points, and much more.

Built for developers

  • Embeddable, stylable questions render where you want, when you want, how you want.
  • Declarative question configuration in self-contained JSON you can store with us or manage yourself.
  • Granular public API for controlling behaviour, question data, student responses and eventing.

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