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Give a bit more structure to the description field, or just add more metadata fields? #440
An important thing that I would like to see in the description of every question is "what is this question assessing?".
Often, descriptions only describe the setup, and what the student has to enter. The skills that are being assessed will be implied by those things, but aren't always clear. For example, a question where the student has to determine if a set of vectors is linearly independent might require them to apply Gaussian elimination, or might just ask them to recall a theorem.
So, I think the "description" field should give more prompts about what the author should write there. It would probably help to provide some structure by splitting the field into several boxes, each answering different questions: