TomaEditor is an online platform for creating exams, seamlessly integrated as a module within the TomaSafe platform, and an integral part of the exam upload and creation process


TomaEditor Screen

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(1) Question's Display Toggle (2) Intro (3) Apply to selected questions (4) Question's Text Editor

(5) MCQ Answers (6) Add New Question (7) Question Navigation Sidebar (8) Score and Question Summary 

(9) Exit Editor (10) Approve & Continue (11) Preview (12) Insert Links (13) General Settings (14) Delete entire content

Create a question

To create a new question, simply click on the 'Add Question' button located on the floating bar. This action will open the Question Editor window

Question Editor's Screen and Menu

(1) Add question (2) Questions type menu (3) Points allocation (4) Editing tools (5) Question's text editor
(6) MCQ Answers' editor (7) Answers' tools (8) Add an answer (9) Additional functions (see below)

General Question Settings

(1) Pin question so that it won’t be scrambled (open-ended questions are pinned automatically) (2) Set question as a bonus (3) Delete question (4) Indent question to create a subsection (open-ended questions only) (5) Duplicate question (6) Record question

ℹ️ Additional functions (the three-dotted menu) vary between question types on exam mode and will be explained below in the section pertaining to open-ended questions.

Creating multiple-choice questions

  1. From the Question Type menu, choose 'Multiple-Choice.'
  2. Specify the point value for this question. (You can also assign points to multiple questions simultaneously using the 'Manage Questions' feature, as explained below).
  3. Enter your question's text and use the provided text editing tools to format it.
  4. Add and enter the answers to the question.

Answers settings

  1. Choose the Correct Answer: For each multiple-choice question, select the correct answer
  2. Pin Answers: When an answer is pinned, it won't be scrambled; it will appear in the same position on all students' exams.
  3. Record Answers
  4. Delete Answer

Linking answers

When a question includes an answer that refers to other answers, such as 'Answers a and c are correct,' it's essential to create links to ensure that, even after the scrambling process, the correct answers are consistently referenced. Please follow the instructions provided in the video below to learn how to link answers:

Creating an open-ended question

  1. From the Question Type menu, choose 'Open Question.'
  2. Specify the point value for this question. (You can also assign points to multiple questions simultaneously using the 'Manage Questions' feature, as explained below).
  3. Enter the question

Settings for open-ended questions

Click on the three-dotted button to access additional settings.

(1) Word Limitation: You can choose to set a word limit for answers.

(2) Allow Scanned Answers: Enable this option to allow students to scan their written answers into the app.

Note: The system automatically pins open-ended questions by default, and this setting cannot be altered

Creating sub-questions

  1. From the Question Type menu, choose 'Open Question.'
  2. Enter the main question, which will serve as an introduction to the sub-questions.
  3. To add a sub-question, click 'Add sub-question.'
  4. In the question editor, type the sub-question. 

ℹ️Formatting options for each sub-question are the same as those for open-ended questions.

Indent and Outdent

Use the (1) 'Indent' button to convert an open-ended question into a sub-question.

Use the (2) 'Outdent' button to transform a sub-question back into an open-ended question.

 Note: subs questions can only be added to open-ended questions. 

Changing the Order of Questions

To rearrange the order of questions, position your cursor at the top-middle part of the question. You will see six grey dots. Click and drag the question to move it to your desired position.

Bulk actions and groups

The question management toolbar enables you to format multiple questions at once and create question groups (blocks). Check the box next to a question to apply a specific action to it.

(1) Select all questions or undo selection (2) Allocate points to selected questions (3) Create a question group (block)

(4) Create a selection group (e.g., answer 2 out of 5 questions) (5) Designate a question as a bonus question

(6) Pin selected questions (7) Delete selected questions

Allocating Points to Selected Questions and Calculating Scores

This function enables you to assign points to the selected questions

Creating a Group of Questions (Block)

A question group allows you to keep related questions together. In a scrambled exam, the questions within the group will be mixed as a block, and multiple-choice questions will only be scrambled within that block.

For detailed instructions on setting up a question group, please refer to the following video:

Creating a selection group

A selection group is a block of questions (see above) from which the student is instructed to choose and answer a certain number of questions out of the total questions within the group.

Duplicating a block

To duplicate a group, access the 'More Functions' menu (three-dot button) and select 'Duplicate group.' The group will be copied and positioned directly below the original one.


General settings and display

The top toolbar provides options to set the exam display language, format questions and answers, preview the final display, undo or redo recent actions, and modify the question display

Exit or Approve

  • Exit and Continue Later: Leave the editor without finishing the exam creation process. Your exam draft will be saved, allowing you to resume your work later
  • Continue to Exam Upload: Approve and finalize the exam creation process.

Edit Mode

When you access the editor for an exam you have already started creating content for, it will initially open in a locked editing mode. To enable editing, click on the 'Edit Mode' button. 

After clicking, a window will appear asking you to confirm the creation of a new version for the exam; click 'Yes' to proceed."