Identify parts of an image item

An Identify parts of an image item asks participants to identify the different components of an image.

At the top and bottom of the page, you can use the Save button to save the information you have entered, Cancel if you choose not to save the new information, and Preview to see how the item will appear when published. This last command allows you to see the item exactly as it will appear to participants.

Note that when you add an item to the library of a given project for which you have invited people to collaborate with you, this item will also be available for them to consult or modify as needed. In addition, if one of the collaborators modifies an item, the modified version of the item will appear in all of the questionnaires and assessments that use this item.

Three tabs are used to define the item: Content, Add-ons and Parameters.


The Content tab is used to define what makes up the item.

Item title

The item title is the same as the question title. This is the title displayed for participants and in the Title column in the list of items.

Item type

The item type is Identify parts of an image.

Question text

Write the text of the question that will be shown to participants. Use the editing tools as needed.

Box outline colour

Move your cursor over the icon, and choose a colour from the drop-down menu. It is important to select a colour that contrasts with the image you have chosen for the item to make sure the labels that identify the areas of the image will be easy to see.


Click on Add image file. You can use an image file from your library (see how) or import a new file from another source (see how).

You will find as many labels as there are areas to identify, as defined at the bottom of the image. These labels are piled one on top of the other in the upper left-hand corner of the image. Slide each label to the corresponding area of the image; this will automatically insert the X and Y coordinates for each of the areas. You can change these coordinates, but they could be useful if you want to use the same positions for the area of another image with the same format.

NOTE: Netquiz Web+ uses the image and labels as the model that participants have to reproduce. The order in which participants see the areas of the image to be identified is determined under the Parameters tab.

Part of the image (Text or Image)

An Identify parts of an image item includes at least two areas to be identified. To add a new choice, click on the + button to the right of the last choice. Click on the x button to remove a choice.

Select the file format for the answers. For answers in Text format, write your text in the input field for each element. Use the editing tools as needed. For answers in Image format, you can use an image file from your library (see how) or import a new file from another source (see how).


Enter the text for the corresponding feedback.

NOTE: The feedback fields should be used to give a meaningful explanation or feedback other than Correct answer or Incorrect answer, because this general feedback is given automatically upon validation. You are not required to write feedback, but it is worth the effort because it adds to the teaching potential of the questions.


The Add-ons tab allows you to add complementary information to the item.

Add-ons 1 and 2

Enter complementary information related to the question. Use the editing tools as needed. For example, you could give clues to help participants better understand.

Media in the header

The header of an item can contain one or more media files. Add a title and descriptive text to the media files (optional). Use the editing tools as needed.

Use the commands Add image file, Add audio file or Add video file to choose the media file or files for the header. You can use a file that is already saved in your library (see how), or you can import a new file from another source (see how).


The Parameters tab allows you to define the specific attributes for this item type.


An item can belong to a category or not. To associate an item with an existing category, choose a category from the drop-down menu. To associate an item with a new category, write a name for the category in the Add a new category field as needed. The new category will be created at the same time as the new item and will be added to the library under My categories.

Item parameters

  • Weighting: Enter the number of points given to the question.
  • Display correct answer: Choose whether or not to show the correct answer to the participants once they validate their answer. Note that the option that displays the correct answer will be automatically deactivated in the case of a summative assessment.
  • Display order of the elements: You can choose to show the elements in an order that is predetermined (in the order in which they were entered under the Content tab) or random (in an order determined by chance by Netquiz Web+).
  • Elements label: Choose the type of label that will be displayed to the left of each choice in the published questionnaire. Your options are numeric, alphabetic or none.

General messages in the questionnaire language

The general messages appear when participants decide to validate their answers. By default, a Correct answer is marked in green, an Incorrect answer is marked in red, and a Partial answer is marked in orange. However, you can provide different messages when creating the item by clicking on Modify values for this item only

In order to add an image, a video or an audio file to a message, you can use a file that is already saved in your library (see how), or you can import a new file from another source (see how).


Notes can help you manage the content or work in collaboration with a colleague and items that are marked “To be reviewed”, “To be completed”, “Check copyrights”, etc.). Its content does not appear in the published assessments.