While ultimately all Activities are multiple choice questions, you have several styles or formats you can use to construct them.
True / False
This is the easiest and most common of the multiple-select questions. Always lock them so that the "True" is on top.
Human action is required to make a virus spread.
Almost all viruses are attached to an executable file, which means the virus may exist on your computer but it actually cannot infect it unless you run or open the malicious program.
Yes / No
This is a variation on the true / false question and is also one of the easier questions to write. Always lock them so that the "Yes" is on top.
Can a keylogger be used to download a virus into your system?
A keylogger is commonly used to capture sensitive information, like passwords or financial information, which is then sent to third parties for criminal exploitation.
For this type of activity, you set a scenario and either ask a question or write a statement to be completed by the learner.
You need to come up with incorrect but plausible answers in order to get the learner to think before answering.
Answers such as "All of the above", "None of the above", "Two of the above", etc. should be locked in position.
What is Phishing?
- A scam to steal my data
- The attempt to infect my computer with a virus
- The delivery of malware through a pop-up
- All of the above
- None of the above
Phishing is a scam where you are sent an email that seems to be from a known and trustworthy person or business to trick you and steal your data.
Fill in the Blank(s)
You can have learners fill in a statement with the correct word or phrase quite easily. Began your question with “Fill in the blank:”, or “Complete this sentence:”. You can have the correct answer listed or not.
The prefixes ____ and ____ mean “not” or “without”.
- a-, an-
- enter(o)-, erythr(o)-
- hidr(o)-, hydr(o)-
- ab-, ad-
- None of the above
Prefixes a- and an- mean “not, without”. Examples include but are not limited to analgesic and apathy.
For this type of activity, you should write a question and list a few options. The correct answer can be listed or not.
Are one of the definitions below the correct meaning of “adren-”?
Denoting a white or pale color
Of or relating to fat or fatty tissue
Prefix adren- means “of or relating to adrenal glands”. Examples include but are not limited to adrenal artery and adrenaline.