The Pen question allows the student to input a response in the form of drawing freehand on an image uploaded by the author. This is a non auto scored question that can also be used as a signature confirmation tool.
Figure 1 - Pen question example: use to draw on images.
Figure 2 - Pen question example: use for signatures and initials.
Creating a Pen Question for Image Highlighting
Enter the question stem into the Compose question area. Then upload a picture you want to use for your question in the Image Source field. Images used will require the author to copy and paste the "Image Address" from any hosted online image.
Figure 3 - Composing a Pen question.
Line Color Options
Here you can specify how the line painted over the image will look like. You can also add up to 6 colors to your color palette.
In the Line color options click on +Add to add a new line to your palette. You can change lines colors by inserting the color code into the Line color field.
- The acceptable formats are: "rgb (255, 0, 0)", "rgba (255, 0, 0, 0.8)", "#FFFFFF", "white". An RGB color value is specified with: rgb (red, green, blue). Each parameter (red, green, and blue) defines the intensity of the color and can be an integer between 0 and 255 or a percentage value (from 0% to 100%).
RGBA color values are an extension of RGB color values with an alpha channel - which specifies the opacity of the object. An RGBA color value is specified with: rgba(red, green, blue, alpha). The alpha parameter is a number between 0.0 (fully transparent) and 1.0 (fully opaque).
You can also set lines width in pixels in the Line width (px) field. This can be found under More Options.
Figure 4 - Pen line color settings.
Image Height and Width
Within the Question Editor you can set height and width dimensions for the image you upload as part of the Pen question.
Figure 5 - Adjust box height and width settings.