Add Binary Questions

What is a Binary Question? #

A Binary Question is answered by picking one of two opposite choices, such as Yes/No or True/False.

  • Binary questions can be scored and assigned to types (for Type and Multi-type assessments).

Create a Binary Question #

Start by entering the Agolix editor.

First, select the “Edit” link in the menu underneath your assessment.

Edit simple assessment

Then click on the “Questions” tab at the top of the page.

assessment questions page

Click on the “Add Question” button.

Alternatively, you can mouse over any existing questions and choose either the “Add Above” or “Add Below” links. These links will add your new question either above or below your existing question.

Select “Binary Question” from the list of options and click “OK.”

Select Binary Question Format

Enter Your Question #

Enter your question in the editor window and adjust the styling as desired.

Binary Question Editor Window

You can also include an image, video, symbols, and tables with your text.

Set the Labels #

Next, you can set the labels for your answers.

Set Binary Question Labels

“True” and “False” are the default labels, but you can set them as whatever you want. Another set of common labels is “Yes” and “No.”

Assign Point Values #

Next, set the point values that will be scored for each answer.

Assign binary question point values

The most common values are 1 and 0, but you can set these values as desired.

Assign Question to Type (for Type and Multi-Type Assessments) #

For Type and Multi-type Assessments only, you will see a field where you assign your question to one of the types you’ve set up under the “Types” tab.

Assign Assessment Question to Type

The point values set for this question will be assigned to the type specified here. 

Assign Question to Section #

In the “Setup” tab, you can configure your assessment to display your questions by section. If you’ve done so, you’ll see a setting here to assign your question to one of your sections.

Assign Assessment Question to Section

Please note that sections control how questions are separated visually during the assessment. Sections do NOT affect scoring.

  • For Type or Multi-Type Assessment: To set up types or categories for scoring, create types on the “Types” tab. Learn more about types.
  • For Simple Assessment: If you need to create multiple categories or types and provide a separate score for each, please create a Type or Multi-type assessment.
    • We can help you convert your Simple assessment into a Type or Multi-type one. Please contact us for assistance.

Assign a Question Identifier #

This optional field enables you to reference the answer to a question.

Assign a Question Identifier

This field can display a respondent’s answer in the assessment results by invoking it as a merge code.

Note: If you want to use this question as a trigger question for conditional logic, it is necessary to specify a question identifier.

You can also use the question identifier to pass the answer through a webhook or Zapier integration to an outside application.

Question Required Setting #

Scroll down to see where you can require the respondent to answer the question.

Response required

If this box is unchecked, this question is optional, and the respondent can proceed to the next question without answering it.

Question Enabled Setting #

Next is the “Question Enabled” setting. Each question that you create will be enabled by default. You can disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.

Assessment Question Enabled Setting

Disabled questions will not be presented in your assessment.

Show Question When (for Conditional Logic) #

With AdvancedPrivate Label, and Enterprise plans, the “Show Question When” field is shown:

Show Question When Always Show Conditional Logic

By default, this option is off so your question will always be shown when the Question Enabled setting above is enabled.

Please see Add Conditional Logic for details on how to use this feature.

Optional Question Notes Field #

Finally, there’s an additional text window where you can add notes that will appear below the question in your assessment.

Assessment Question Notes Field

You can also present your “Question Notes” with assessment results when you enable the “Show questions and responses” setting for the “Edit On-Screen Results,” “Edit Emailed Results,” and “Edit PDF Report” settings on the “Results” tab.

Save Your Question #

When you click the “Save” button to store your question settings, you are returned to the “Questions” tab, where you’ll see your recently-added question.


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