Kami’s Question tool allows teachers to create auto-graded questions for an assignment, and view auto-graded results through the Kami Grader in Google Classroom. With this feature, you’ll be able to:

  • Add Multiple Choice, Checkboxes, Dropdown, and Short Answer questions to an assignment.

  • Set correct answers and assign points for the questions.

  • Test and interact with the questions, and preview auto-graded results before assigning via Google Classroom.

  • View auto-graded results of students’ work via Kami Grader in Google Classroom.

Who can use the Question tool?

This feature is currently available with our Google Classroom integration.

How to turn on the Question tool beta

  1. Go to your Kami Profile in the top right-hand corner.

  2. Select Settings, then scroll down to Beta Features.

  3. Click +On for the Kami Questions for Google Classroom feature.


How to use the Question tools:

1. Create a question

Select "Question" from your toolbar, then choose from: Multiple choice (or Checkboxes), Dropdown, and Short answer.

  • Multiple Choice and Checkboxes

  1. Select the “Multiple choice” question tool under “Questions”, and drop it anywhere on the page.

  2. Edit question and answer options by clicking on the texts.

  3. Adjust the layout of answer options by clicking the “Add column” and “Remove column” icons on the right of the question.

  4. Go to the question Settings to show/hide the question component, and switch between multiple-choice and checkboxes.

  • Dropdown

  1. Select the “Dropdown” question tool under “Question”, and drop it anywhere on the page.

  2. Edit question and answer options by clicking on the texts.

  3. Go to the question Settings to show/hide the question component, and to switch between single-answer and multiple-answer.

  • Short Answer

  1. Select the “Short answer” question tool under “Questions”, and drop it anywhere on the page.

  2. Edit the question by clicking on the text.

  3. Go to the question Settings to show/hide the question component.

2. Set an answer key and grade points

You can set correct answer(s) and grade points for the question.

Note: the question will not be auto-graded if no correct answer is set, but your students will still be able to interact with it.

  • Multiple Choice, Checkboxes, and Dropdown

  1. Click "Set answer key" on the bottom of the question to set the answer key.

  2. Choose the correct answer(s) in the question Settings.

  3. At the bottom of the question or in the Settings, assign points to the question.

  • Short Answer

  1. Click "Set answer key" on the bottom of the question to set the answer key.

  2. List the answer or answers that are correct in the question Settings.
    Note: answer keys you add in short answer questions are NOT case sensitive.

  3. At the bottom of the question or in the Settings, assign points to the question.

3. Preview your question

  1. Click the “Preview questions” button on the top navigation bar.

  2. Test and interact with the questions in the student's response view.

  3. Click the “View results” button to view auto-graded results based on the responses you create in the teacher's marking view.

  4. Click the “Exit preview” button to return to edit. Your responses will be cleared.

4. Assign via Google Classroom

Assign the document by clicking the "Assign" button on the top navigation bar.

Note: The auto-grading functionality is only compatible with Kami Grader in Google Classroom at the moment. You won’t be able to view the auto-grading results if you share the document via links.

5. View auto-graded results via Kami Grader

Once students have turned in their work, click the “Grade by Page” button to view the grading results in Kami. Follow steps 3-5 of this guide.

How auto-grading works:

Multiple Choice, Checkboxes, and Dropdown

  • Single-answer questions:

    • The student's answer that matches the answer key exactly will be graded as “Correct”.

    • Otherwise, it will be graded as “Incorrect”.

  • Multiple-answer questions:

    • The student's answer that matches all correct options exactly will be graded as “Correct”, and full credits will be given.

    • The student’s answer that includes no correct option will be graded as “Incorrect”, and no credit will be given.

    • Besides that, the student’s answer that includes at least one correct option (but includes incorrect options or doesn’t match all correct options) will be graded as “Inaccurate”, and no credit will be given. However, you are able to adjust the points manually when viewing students’ work in Kami Grader.

Short Answer

  • When “Allow partial matches” is NOT selected: The student's answer that matches any answer option exactly (the same word order, spelling, spacing, and punctuation) will be graded as correct.

  • When “Allow partial matches” is selected: The student's answer that includes any answer option exactly (the same word order, spelling, spacing, and punctuation) will be graded as correct.

  • You are able to adjust the points manually when viewing students’ work in Kami Grader.

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Drop us a message at support@kamiapp.com

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