How do I create a Fill-in-the-blank question?

You can create a single fill-in-the-blank question in your quiz.

Create a New Question

Create a New Question

With the Questions tab [1] selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button [2].

Select Fill in the Blank Question Type

Select Fill in the Blank Question Type

Click the drop-down menu and select the Fill in the Blank question type.

Edit Fill-In-the-Blank Question Details

Edit Fill-In-the-Blank Question Details

To build a Fill-in-the-Blank question, you will need to add the following details:

  1. Question title
  2. The number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions)
  3. The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
  4. Text for the possible answers
  5. Text for the feedback bubbles under each answer (possible answers are all green
and/or at the end of the question

Enter Possible Answers

Enter Possible Answers

Currently, fill-in-the-blank answers are not case sensitive. The only way a student will get the answer incorrect is if it is left blank or the answer is misspelled. You can click Add Another Answer to add as many different versions of the correct answer as possible if you desire.

Note: If a student does not enter any of the possible answers but still submits a valid response, instructors may need to manually grade the quiz to restore points that they lost.

Save Question

Save Question

Click the Update Question button.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

Click the Save button to save your work on your quiz.

Publish Quiz

Publish Quiz

To preview the quiz, click the Preview button [1]. When you are ready for students to see the quiz in the course, click the Publish button [2].

Student View for "Fill-in-the-blank" question

Student View for "Fill-in-the-blank" question

This is what students see when they encounter a Fill-in-the-blank question in a quiz.

Student View for "Fill-in-the-blank" Feedback Correct Answer

Students will see if their answer is correct as indicated by the green flag [1]. If you allow students to see the correct answers, they will see all of the potentially correct responses (if any
indicated by the gray flag [2] after submitting the quiz.

Student View for "Fill-in-the-blank" Feedback Incorrect Answer

Students will see if their answer is incorrect as indicated by the red flag [1]. If you allow students to see the correct answers, they will see all of the potentially correct responses indicated by the gray flag [2] after submitting the quiz.

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