Question Types

Visual questions

Learnosity’s visual questions give authors the freedom to enhance content with interactive images and grids. Using our range of responsive visual questions, you can ask students to:

  • Label an image with text, select responses from dropdowns on an image, or drag & drop responses on to an image.
  • Respond to a question by drawing on an image, or highlighting an area on the image.
  • Use a grid to work out numeric problems, where a response is submitted by clicking on sections of a grid, rather than typing a number.
  • Interact with draggable visual tools like protractors, rulers, or reference charts to help answer a question.

Interactive demos


Hotspot question types allow us to finely outline specific areas of an image. Multiple areas are defined and the student is then asked to identify one or more elements within the image.

A question like this one takes about a minute to create using the Learnosity Question Editor.

It's not rocket science!


Highlight questions allows the student to draw on an image.

Each brush stroke is recorded and can be replayed later to show the workings of the student.

Image Cloze Association

Response containers can be positioned on images. Various response types can be used such as text, drop-down or drag & drop as shown here.

Each response container can be positioned and styled individually.


Include images into any part of your question.

This orderlist question uses images as possible responses. Drag the Presidents to the correct order.


The canvas on which to construct a Shading question consists of a grid layout. The student will then shade an appropriate portion of the canvas to show their answer.

These questions can be auto-scored based on the number of sections shaded in or by selecting specific sections which need to be shaded.

Shading (by location)

The scoring of the shading question type can also be set to mark a response as correct only if a particular cell in the grid is selected..

Image Tools

Image tools can be used with any question type for interactive problem solving.

Here we see a protractor being used to measure an angle.

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