How do I adjust Desmos item bank question details?

In Mastery Connect, if your institution has a paid Desmos upgrade, you can add Desmos item type questions to an item bank. After you select the question type, you can use the math editor to add details for the question, view and adjust a student preview, and validate answers. Once the question is published to an item bank, you can add the question to an assessment.

You can create any item type through the Item Editor. You can also use the Item Editor to add passages, add item-level tools, and save the item. To open and use the Item Editor, learn more about:

Note: If you do not see the Desmos Items (Paid Upgrade) section in the Question Type drop-down menu, your institution does not have a paid Desmos upgrade.

Compose Question

Compose Question

In the Item Editor, you can adjust how the question displays and functions for students using the tools and settings on the Edit Question page.

To add question details, click the Compose Question field [1]. A toolbar displays question editing and formatting options [2]. To insert math formulas in your question, click the Add Math icon [3].

Compose Math Formulas

Compose Math Formulas

In the Math Editor, click the Math Formula field [1]. Then, use the buttons in the keypad to compose a math formula [2]. To access additional math function symbols, click the Keypad drop-down menu [3] and select the functions you need  to compose your question. To make all function symbols visible at once, click the All Symbols option [4].

When you finish composing your formula, click the OK button [5].

Modify Graph

To expand additional settings for the question, click the More Options arrow [1]. In the Modify Graph section, you can create a graph that students will interact with to answer the question.

To define parameters for the question, type in the Expression fields [2]. To open the formatting keyboard [3], click the Keyboard icon [4].

To adjust graph boundaries, units and appearance in the Graph Settings menu, click the Graph Settings icon [5].

Note: If you cannot see the Graph Settings icon in the Modify Graph section, zoom out your view in your browser. To do this, hold down the Control or Command key on your keyboard and press the - (minus) key. Continue pressing the minus key until the Graph Settings icon displays in the Modify Graph section.

Change Point Boundaries and Step Size

Change Point Boundaries and Step Size

To change the boundaries of how far the points on your graph can move, or to change the width of the step, click the equation of the variable [1].  Enter the appropriate numbers in the equation text fields [2] and click outside the graph to save your graph changes.