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Gridded (gridded)

The gridded Question is referenced by its Question type in the code, which is gridded. This Question allows students to answer Questions by shading in an option from a grid presented as a vertical column of "bubbles", showing numbers 0 to 9. Students can also type directly inside the input field and the Question will automatically shade the corresponding bubble in the column underneath.


  • is_math boolean

    Set to true to have LaTeX or MathML contents to be rendered with mathjax.

    Default: false

  • metadata object

    Object containing additional information about the question.

  • metadata.distractor_rationale string

    Used to display individual response feedback/rationale to the student.

  • metadata.rubric_reference string

    A unique identifier for the rubric to be used with the question - defaults to course rubric if assigned in activity

  • metadata.sample_answer string

    A sample answer to be displayed on the Learnosity Reports API. HTML is supported.

  • metadata.acknowledgements string

    References for any text passages, documents, images etc. used in the question.

  • stimulus string

    The question stimulus. This can include text, tables, images, resources and LaTeX entered via the Math Editor.

  • stimulus_review string

    HTML/Text content displayed only in review state rendered above the response area. Supports embedded Feature <span> tags. Will override stimulus in review state.

  • instructor_stimulus string

    HTML/Text content displayed when showInstructorStimulus is set to true on the activity. Supports embedded Feature <span> tags.

  • type string

    Type of question being asked, e.g. 'association'

    Default: "gridded"

  • ui_style object

    Object used to control different aspects of the UI

  • ui_style.fontsize string

    Controls the size of base font for this question. Options are among 'small', 'normal', 'large', 'xlarge' and 'xxlarge'.

    Default: "normal"

  • ui_style.validation_stem_numeration string

    Numeration character to be displayed to the left of the validation label.

    Default: "number"

  • feedback_attempts number

    If instant_feedback is true, this field determines how many times the user can click on the 'Check Answer' button. 0 means unlimited.

    Default: 0

  • instant_feedback boolean

    Flag to determine whether to display a 'Check Answer' button to provide instant feedback to the user.

    Default: false

  • validation object

    In this section, configure the correct answer(s) for the question.

  • validation.allow_negative_scores boolean

    Negative scores will be normalised to zero by default. Allowing negative scores, on the other hand, means that the score can drop below zero when penalties are applied.

    Default: false

  • validation.penalty number

    Value indicating the marks deducted for an incorrect response.

    Default: 0

  • validation.min_score_if_attempted number

    Positive value indicating the minimum score if a student attempted the question.

    Default: 0

  • validation.scoring_type string

    The way in which marks are distributed for the question.

    • Exact Match - All parts of the question must be answered correctly to receive a mark.
    • Partial Match Per Response - Each correct response element will be awarded an individual score.
    • Partial Match - Each correct response element will be scored individually, and the overall question score will be divided between responses.

    Default: "exactMatch"

  • validation.unscored boolean

    When enabled, this option will remove all scoring from the question. This is useful for creating practice questions.

    Default: false

  • validation.valid_response object

    An object containing the valid response score and value.

  • validation.valid_response.score number

    Score awarded for the correct response(s).

    Default: 1

  • validation.valid_response.value string

  • validation.automarkable boolean

    Defines whether the question will be marked automatically, or must be marked manually.

    Default: true

  • validation.alt_responses array

    Add an alternate response if there is more than one correct overall solution to a question.

  • validation.alt_responses[ ].score number

    Score if the alternative response is correct.

    Default: 1

  • validation.alt_responses[ ].value string

  • validation.alt_responses[ ][ ].score number

    Score if the alternative response is correct.

    Default: 1

  • validation.alt_responses[ ][ ].value string

  • options object

    Settings for the question.

  • options.columns number

    Number of grid columns.

    Default: 5

  • options.plus_minus_column boolean

    Column used for indicating whether the number is positive or negative.

    Default: false

  • options.fixed_decimal boolean

    Allows specifying the column number for fixed decimal position.

    Default: false

  • options.range string

    Specifies the range of numbers to be displayed. By default the range is set to 0-9.

    Default: "0-9"

  • options.fraction_slash boolean

    Allow user to enter fraction slash position. Can be used only once.

    Default: false

  • options.decimal_column number

    Specify the column number for decimal. Overrides the floating decimal option.

    Default: 0

  • options.floating_decimal boolean

    Allow user to enter the decimal point position. Can not be used together with fixed decimal.

    Default: false

Response format

The data returned in the response format for this Question is the answers that the student selected from the columns of number options shown in the grid.

Response format examples

    "value": [
    "characterCount": 14,
    "type": "string",
    "apiVersion": "v2.173.0",
    "revision": 1,
    "feedbackAttemptsCount": 2

Response attributes

  • value array of strings

    A list of the answers from the grid columns, selected by the student.

  • characterCount numeric

    The number of characters entered by the student.

  • type string

    Informs the scoring engine about what kind of data to expect in the values entered by the student. For this Question type, you must always supply a string for this attribute with the value "string".

  • apiVersion string

    The version of the Questions API that returned this response.

  • revision numeric

    Keeps track of the number of Question attempt submissions, i.e. how many times the student answered the Question and submitted it.

  • feedbackAttemptsCount numeric

    Keeps track of the number of feedback attempts.

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