Question & Answer Overview


Demonstrates the workflow of a Question & Answer assignment. For instructor setup instructions, click here. To ensure the best experience possible, please review our Basic System Requirements and Check your System before starting your assignment. Depending on your organization's membership with Bongo, this may be a premium feature.


See how to complete Q&A here.

About Q&A

In a question and answer assignment, the learner is presented with prompts and given a set amount of time to respond. The learner only has one opportunity to answer each prompt, replicating the high-stakes environment of being asked questions in a face-to-face setting.

Use Cases

  • Oral quizzes
  • Check for understanding
  • Skill demonstrations
  • Interviews
  • Language practice

To view the workflows for each feature, click on the accordion below to expand the instructions. 


A practice option is available for learners to try out the Q&A recorder. This is also a good opportunity to check that video and audio are working properly.


Start Question

When Learners are ready to start the Q&A assignment, they will first need to Activate the Recorder. 


Once we have been given access to your microphone and camera, they will be able to click Start Question


After clicking Start Question, the video/text question will appear and a timer will count down automatically*. They can skip the countdown and respond immediately by clicking Record

*Depending on the instructor's settings, the recording may start automatically.


timer.png Once recording, the learner has a limited time to respond. The time allotted is indicated at the top of the video recorder.

If finished before the time is up, click STOP in the bottom left corner of the video recorder. The video response will be submitted automatically*. 

*If your instructor has enabled retakes, then you must manually submit your response.


In most cases, you will not be allowed to pause or restart the assignment. You will have only one chance to answer each question. If needed, contact your instructor to have them reset your response.


This process continues until the learner has answered all the questions.

Once processed, the video responses are visible to the instructor (and your peers if peer review is enabled).


Learners also have the option to withdraw from a question. This means that there will be no video response, only a written reason for withdrawing.


Peer Review

When the instructor requires peer review, learners will review their peers’ video responses


See how to complete peer review.

Instructors can customize this experience with peer review advanced settings.

Advanced Settings

Instructors can customize certain aspects - including post-submission instructions and self-assessment - in Advanced Settings.

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