Interactive Question Types

2D Structure, Mechanism and selection Question Type

Four possible sub-types require students to

  • Draws structure(s)
  • Draw complete mechanisms,
  • Ddd electron flow arrows on mechanism template
  • Select atoms, bonds, and or molecules

Ask questions like the following

  • Draw the mechanism for the addition of HBr to Propene?
  • Provide Curved arrows on the following mechanism?
  • Draw (R)-2-butanol?

3D Structure or Conformer

  • Students must draw a 3D structure or specific conformation using the 3D editor.

Ask questions like the following

  • Construct the meso form of 1,2-dimethylcyclopentane?
  • Construct the most stable conformation of 2-methylbutane?

Newman Projection

  • Students construct newman projections in drag and drop interface
  • options for controlling configuration, view direction and internal rotation

Ask questions like the following

  • Construct the least stable conformation if 2-methylbutane?
  • Construct (R)-2-butanol looking up its C2-C3 bond?

MultiChoice or T/F

  • Students select from list of choices.

  • OpenOChem is cool? T/F


  • Students provide multiple answers to labeled drawings.

  • OpenOChem is cool? T/F

Short Answer

  • Students provide short alphanumeric or numeric answer.
  • options for controlling percent error on numeric.


  • Students provide numeric answer.
  • You provide a formula and range of values so students get different question data.
  • Great for General Chemistry and lab type questions.

  • How many mmols are in 0.5 mg of acetophenone?


  • Students provide text and chemcial structures.
  • Not auto graded.

Other Types


  • Not really a question, just a "Slide" to show more information
  • Students see content that you supply (e.g. more info, videos, etc.
  • Not graded

Student Choice

  • Only available for Adaptive Quiz Activity
  • Like MCQ question type but Not graded.

  • Like a multiChoice question but only available in Adaptive quizzes.
  • Allows student to choose next set of questions