How do I create an image dropdown item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create an image drop-down item. An image drop-down is a fill in the blank question in which each blank located on the image is pre-populated with a drop-down menu of responses.

Note: District and school administrators (admins) can also create items directly in the district item bank.

Add New Item

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link. Then, follow the steps to create a new item.  

Enter Prompt

Enter a question or item prompt in the Compose question field [1].

Enter optional text that displays when the cursor hovers over the image in the Text on hover field [2].

Enter text that displays when the image can not be displayed to the user in the Image alternative text field [3].

To enter insert an image, click the Edit button [4].

Insert Image

Upload Image

By default, an image of a map of the United States displays in the Image Properties window. To insert an alternate image from your computer, click the Replace button [1]. 

For additional options, click the More Options drop-down menu [2].

To format the image size, click the Unlock icon [3]. Then, enter dimensions in the Height and Width boxes [4].

To host your own online image, enter the URL in the Image URL field [5].

To save changes and upload an image, click the Save button [6].

Add Response Boxes

By default, a single response box displays. To add additional response boxes, click the Add button [1].

To move a response box to a different location on the image, hover over the response box and use the Move icon to drag the response box to the selected location [2].

Enter Answer Choices

Enter possible responses including the correct answer in the Possible responses text field [1].

To add additional possible responses, click the Add link [2]. To delete a possible response, click the Delete icon [3].  

Repeat with all response boxes.

Select Correct Answers

Select Correct Response

For each response point, click the correct answer in the drop-down menu [1].

To shuffle options each time the item displays, click the Shuffle options checkbox [2].

To allow multiple correct responses, click the Match all possible responses checkbox [3].

To add additional scoring and formatting options for the item, click the More Options drop-down menu [4].

View Authoring Help

For more information about additional authoring and formatting options, scroll to the top of the item authoring page and click the Authoring Help icon.

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, select an answer for each response point.

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [1]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [2]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [3]. If the answer in a response box is incorrect, the correct answer displays in the Correct Answers field [4].  

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [5].

Add Optional Features

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features you wish to add from the drop-down menu [2]. Learn more about adding passages and other features.

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].