Digital assessment can make an important contribution to assessing knowledge and skills. You can use a variety of questions to do this, such as the video hotspot question. This article will teach you more about what a video hotspot question is. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of this question type and cover tips.
A video hotspot question is a digital (closed) question type that asks candidates to indicate something at specific locations in a video using hotspots. For example, this could be a specific button, object or part of the video. So this question type contains a video where the right part must be clicked at the right time. In doing so, the candidate selects the correct answer option based on the information they have seen in the video.
Example: Candidates see a video of a sales call.
Question: Participants should identify moments when something unusual happens or goes wrong.
There are different types of point counts to use. You can choose to award points to the candidate only for answering the complete question correctly. Another option is to give points for each correct (partial) answer.
A video hotspot question is an effective way to assess specific skills or knowledge:
Of course, there are not only advantages to using this question type. Some disadvantages are listed below:
Video hotspot questions are a unique way to assess and evaluate candidates by using video technology. In certain, specific cases, this type of question can add unique value. However, think carefully about the implications when both drafting the question and administering it to candidates. Did you know that the Optimum Assessment Platform supports different question types and allows you to create the ultimate assessment experience?”
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