How do I create an Essay question?
You can create an essay question for your students. This question type requires manual grading.
With the Questions tab  selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button .
Set Name, Type, and Points
Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field . Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).
Click the drop-down menu and select the Essay question type .
Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) .
Edit Essay Question Details
To preview the quiz, click the Preview button . When you are ready for students to see the quiz in the course, click the Publish button .
Student View for Essay Question
Student View for Essay Feedback
After submitting the quiz, students will see their essay answer .
Notice the feedback bubble reminds students that their quiz grade will be incomplete until you have manually graded the essay question .