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Side By Side Question Display
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Our Side By Side question display offers you more opportunities to engage with your learners by designing practice questions with a layout better suited for long passages. Additionally, Side by Side questions lets you customize the answer content for every possible answer.


Let's discuss how the Side by Side display is different from the traditional display, and then walk you through setting it up on your own courses.

Introduction to Side By Side Display

With BenchPrep's traditional question display, a multiple-choice question is created by putting the question and all possible answers into the "question content." The learner inputs their answer by choosing the corresponding letter button on the right. This can cause some issues in cases where a large passage, placed directly over the question content, can push the content far down the page and create and undesirable learning experience.


With the Side by Side question display, only the question itself is displayed on the left. The individual answers are displayed on the right, within their own buttons.


See the images below to compare the two different experiences (passages have been excluded for clarity).


Traditional Display


Side-by-Side Display

Additionally, with the traditional display, there is only one possible answer rational. But what if you wanted different answer rationales, custom-written for each possible answer option? Side by Side Display gives you that option. See the image below for an example of a customized answer rationale:



Setting Up Side by Side Display

  1. Create a new course in BluePrint.
  2. Select "Yes" under the heading "Utilize Side by Side Question Display?"

Note: The only questions currently available in Side by Side Question Display are:

  • multiple-choice single-answer
  • multiple-choice multiple-answer
  • table entry

Note: Once a course has been created using Side by Side display, it cannot be switched to traditional display.

Note: Questions created in traditional courses cannot be cloned into a Side by Side course, and vice-versa.

Creating a Side by Side Question

  1. Create a new question in your course by selecting "New Question" in the top right corner of the Questions page.
  2. Enter the question copy into the section titled "Question Content."
  3. Enter the answer copy into the section titled "Answer Explanation Content."
    1. Alternatively, select Rationale by Answer Choice under "Answer Explanation Content" to create custom answer rationales.
  4. Enter the answer options into the sections titled "Answers," being sure to select the correct answer.
  5. Select "Create" in the bottom left corner to finish building your question.

Note: If your question has multiple correct answers, select Multiple Choice - Multiple answers allowed under the drop-down list titled "Type." Then, be sure to select all correct answers.

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