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How do I add a Short Answer / Essay question to an assessment?

A Short Answer / Essay question question type presents students with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer. This type of question must be manually graded.

Note: Student answers to a Short Answer / Essay question are limited to 60,000 characters.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Under the Working Copies tab, click "Select Action" for the assessment and select Edit.

Under the Working Copies tab, click "Select Action" for the assessment and select Edit.

This displays the assessment Edit page.

Use the "Select a question type" dropdown box to select the ShortAnswer / Essay question type.

Use the "Select a question type" dropdown box to select the ShortAnswer / Essay question type.

This displays the edit Short Answer / Essay question page.

Add an Answer Point Value.

Add an Answer Point Value.

Add Question Text.

Add Question Text.

Type the Question Text into the text box provided.

Note: To edit with the Rich Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Add Attachment. (Optional)

Add Attachment. (Optional)

Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool

Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool

1. The question can be added to a specific portion of the assessment, such as Part 1 or Part 2 (depending on how many parts exist). Part 1 is the default location.

2. The question may also be added to a Question Pool, if desired (See: "What is a Question Pool?")

Provide model answer. (Optional)

Provide model answer. (Optional)

Note: Use this function carefully - The model answer will be released to students if the "Settings" for the assessment includes "Release Questions and the following" and "Correct Response". (See: "How do I Edit the Settings for an assessment?")

Provide Feedback. (Optional)

Provide Feedback. (Optional)

Feedback is optional text available for students to view after the particular question is graded. This feedback will be released to students if the "Settings" for the assessment includes "Release Questions and the following" and "Question-level Feedback".(See: "How do I Edit the Settings for an assessment?")

Note: To edit with the Rich Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Click Save.

Click Save.

The Short Answer / Essay question now appears in the assessment questions list.

Example:

Example:

Example of what the Short Answer / Essay question looks like from the student view:

Example of what the Short Answer / Essay question looks like from the student view: