A Hotspot Question (with single zone selection enforced) is one in which an image associated with the question is divided into zones, any one of which may be selected by the participant as a response.
The participant makes a selection by simply clicking on the image; the zone in which the click is located is saved as the participant's selection. Choosing a different zone after first selecting one (but before submitting the response using the "Submit" button) has the effect of changing the participant's selected zone to be submitted.
In the Question Editor the author is able to set different zones for the question image. The zones can overlap with each other. Any part of the question image which is not enclosed within a zone will be considered "Out of Zone".
Feedback fields are available for each zone (including "out of zone"), so that an author can specify the feedback to be provided to a participant depending on the zone chosen by the participant.
If appropriate, the question author may choose a "correct" zone which is to be compared with participant responses for the purposes of determining feedback. If an author marks a zone as "correct" then it's selection by a participant is considered a "correct" selection and will be rewarded with "correct answer" feedback prior to the option feedback set by the author.
The author can assign a score to any zone (including "out of zone"), whether or not is is marked as "correct". If the author marks a zone as "correct" then by default, a score of 1 will be assigned to that zone; this can be edited by the author.
Note that it is possible for an author to set any score for any zone (including negative scores). In this way, a range of scores may be awarded for different responses. Note also that it is possible to set scores for "correct" zones which are lower than the scores for other zones.
The Participant's selection is assessed relative to the scoring set by the author. If the participant has selected the zone marked as "correct" then in addition to the feedback text set by the author, the participant will be notified that their selection is assessed as "Correct". The score awarded will depend on the score set by the author for the selected zone.
When determining allocations of zones to a response, Xorro-Q will first check for a match with any zones marked by the author as "correct", starting with "correct" zones at the top of the list in the Question editor (ie those created first by the author). As soon as a match is discovered, then the matched zone is allocated to the response. If no "correct" zone can be matched to the response, then Xorro will check all zones not marked as "correct", again starting from the top of the list of zones. If the response cannot be matched to any zone, it will be allocated to "out of zone".
From the above explanation it should be evident that in cases where a participant's selection falls into more than one zone, then that "correct" zone which is higher on the list of zones shown in the Question Editor will be the zone allocated to the selection. If no "correct" zones match the response, then the highest zone match will be allocated.
See also: Question Type; Information Questions; Multiple Choice Questions (with single selection enforced); Multiple Choice Questions (with multiple selections permitted); Text Response Questions; Numeric Response Questions; Likert Questions; Hotspot Questions (with multiple zone selections permitted); Label Questions (text or numeric responses required); Label Questions (selecting from a drop-down list); Peer Assessment Questions.
Categories: Xorro-Q, Facilitators.
Tags: Question Type.