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How do I add a Fill in the Blank question to an assessment?

A fill in the blank question question presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer; each user's answer is compared to a list of allowed answers.

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 Fill in the Blank question type.

Use the "Select a question type" dropdown box to select the Fill in the Blank question type.

This displays the edit Fill in the Blank question page.

Add an Answer Point Value.

Add an Answer Point Value.

Add Question Text.

Add Question Text.

Note:

  • Place curly brackets "{}" around word(s) requiring blank response field(s). Example: Roses are {red} and violets are {blue}.
  • Insert a pipe "|" between answer options like synonyms. Example: {They are|They're} very happy.
  • Insert an asterisk (*) for one or more wildcard characters. Example: It's raining {c*} and {d*s}.

Note: If preferred, click the hyperlink to open the Rich Text Editor.

Select Case Sensitive or Mutually Exclusive options

Select Case Sensitive or Mutually Exclusive options

Check either box if the correct answer is case sensitive and/or the question has more than one acceptable answer.

Add Attachment. (Optional)

Add Attachment. (Optional)

Click on Add Attachments to browse for and select a file attachment if desired.

Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool. (Optional)

Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool. (Optional)

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?")

Add feedback for correct answer and/or incorrect answer. (Optional)

Add feedback for correct answer and/or incorrect answer. (Optional)

Feedback is optional text available for students to view after the particular question is graded. For fill in the blank questions, the feedback option is offered for correct and/or incorrect answers, if desired. 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.

This adds the Fill in the Blank question to the assessment questions list.

Example:

Example:

Example of what the Fill in the Blank question looks like from the student view:

Example of what the Fill in the Blank question looks like from the student view: