You can create different types of questions in aNewSpring:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Fill-in-the-Blank - text
  • Fill-in-the-Blank - drag & drop
  • Hotspot
  • Open vraag
  • Matching
  • Matrix

Click Update on the right side of the question to take a look at the settings and edit them.

In the article Tutorial: How do I create content?  you can read about creating content libraries and how to structure them.

Tab 'Settings'


Every question needs a title so you can recognize and find it in the overview. The title of a question is visible for the learners so it is important that you describe your question well.


The ID is optional. You can add it for yourself to make it easy to recognize the question. The ID is not visible for the learner. It is recommended to make a clear formatting for the ID's you want to use, it will very much improve your ability to find the questions and to edit them, if you have a lot of questions.

Exam term

Here you can add an exam term to the question. Read more about Exam terms.

Maximum Score

A question can have a score of 1 or higher and the score can only be a whole number. When a learner answers a question correctly, he or she gets the score that is give to the question. Using this option, you can make certain questions weigh more than other questions.

Minimum Score

This option is only available for matrix questions in a knowledge content library. With this option you can determine a minimum score for this question. This score determines if a question is correct/incorrect, depending on the settings.

Threshold and Minimum correct answers

By enabling the threshold you can make sure that learners receive a part of the points if the question was only partly answered correctly. The threshold will affect the kind of feedback that the learner receives.

The Maximum score is the amount of points a learner will receive if only the correct answers have been selected. They will get only a part of the points if only a part of the correct answers have been selected. If a wrong answer has been selected, this is subtracted from the amount of correct answer.

Example 1:
The learner selected 2 out of 4 correct answers. The learner will receive 2 points, because 50% of the Maximum score is 4.

Example 2:
The learner selected 3 out of 4 correct answers and 1 incorrect answer. This is subtracted and makes it 2 out of 4. The learner will receive 2 points, because 50% of the Maximum score is 4.

In both examples the Minimum correct answers was set to 2, so the answer is 'correct' and the feedback is displayed in orange. This would be green if 4 out of 4 was selected. This would be red and 'incorrect' if it was lower than the threshold.
This option is only available for multiple response, fill in the blanks - text, fill in the blanks - drag & drop en matchingquestions.

Discussions are allowed

Authors can decide per question if learners can discuss the question after they answered it. The designer can decide if discussions in activities are allowed.

Canvas width

Here you can determine the canvas size

When in the tab 'Settings' at the content library, you can set the canvas width for all questions and content parts at once.

Tab 'Question'

A question can be edited via the Text editor and the Plus-editor. Read more about the Plus-editor in the article 'Adding questions'.
In the upper part of the overview, you can add the question. A question can be supported by an image, sound file and a content part. If you use the plus-editor, you can create the question description just like you do when creating a content part. It will allow you to add video's for example.

Some questions will show a little explanatory text, like "Multiple answers are possible". You can also change the style of this text in the look & feel settings. You can't completely remove the text, but you could make it invisible by setting Description font color to the same colour as the background.


aNewSpring supports the following files: png,jpg,gif.

Sound file

Add a mp3 sound fragment.

Question info

Combine a question with more information by adding a content part. With the help of a drop-down menu, you can choose the content part you would like to use. This content part is shown when a learner clicks on 'more information'.

Adding answers

The lower part of the overview you can add answers to the question (see screenshot above)

Select the circle next to the correct answer. Depending on the question type, you can select multiple answers as correct.

Click on the text field next to the circle to add text to the answer. Select the text field for feedback to add feedback to each individual answer.

With the answers come a few extra options:

Answer layout

Change the answer layout to horizontal of vertical. If the answers consist of images, it might be a good idea to choose a horizontal layout.
The images will then be aligned next to each other, instead of under each other.

Generate feedback

By clicking Generate feedback, you automatically add feedback to all answers.

Random answer sequence and A,B,C, indication

When choosing Random answer sequence answers will be shuffled every time the question is being shown to the learner.
When A, B, C, indication for answers is selected, letters will be shown in front of the answers. Remove them by unchecking the box.

Pay attention

We advise against copying and pasting from browsers, Word or any other Microsoft software to aNewSpring. Better is to paste the copied text in the HTML mode and switch back to the editor mode to edit the text. Or, use the eraser to remove all style, or copy-pasty via notepad.

Use edit styles. The edit styles are linked to the CSS which will result in a more consistent content lay out. When you decide to let us create a look & feel for you, the styles and texts will automatically be converted to your wishes.