Opinion Scale/Likert Questions

About Opinion Scale/Likert Questions

Question type based on a rating scale designed to measure attitudes or reactions. This type of question is popular to use in surveys in order to get a comparable scale of opinion. Users indicate the multiple choice answer that represents their attitude or reaction. When the Instructor creates an opinion scale question, six answer fields are pre-populated with the following answers:

Create an Opinion Scale/Likert Question

Follow these steps to create an Opinion Scale/Likert question.

  1. Open the Test Canvas for an assessment.
  2. Select Opinion Scale from the question type drop-down list. Click Go.
  3. Enter the Question Text.
  4. Assign a Point Value.
  5. Determine how the answers will be displayed by selecting Answer Numbering and Answer Orientation.
  6. Check Allow Partial Credit and options will appear under each answer to assign a percentage of points possible.
  7. The Answer fields are pre-populated with values on a Likert scale. Select a correct answer and change any of the answer values.
  8. Complete the question by adding optional feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Assign question metadata.
  9. Click Submit to add the question to the assessment.