Add/Modify Question – Fill in the Blank

 

Overview

After selecting the Fill in the Blank question type on the Test Canvas the Add/Modify Fill in the Blank Question page appears. Fill in the Blank answers are evaluated based on an exact text match. Accordingly, it is important to keep the answers simple and limited to as few words as possible. Answers are not case sensitive, but are evaluated based on spelling.

 

Consider the following tips when creating Fill in the Blank questions and answers:

 

·          Provide answers that allow for common spelling errors, for example: there and their

 

·          Provide answers that allow for abbreviations or partial answers, for example Ben Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Mr. B. Franklin, Franklin.

 

·          Create the question that indicates to Students the best way to answer the question, for example: ______, is pictured on the one hundred dollar bill. Avoid using nicknames or abbreviations in your answer.

 

·          Keep answers limited to one or two words to avoid mismatched answers due to extra spaces or order of answer terms. For example if the question is Ben’s favorite colors are _____ and the correct answer is Ben’s favorite colors are red and blue but the Student types blue, red, the answer will be marked incorrect

 

Note: Survey questions cannot be assigned a point value, keywords or to a category. Surveys are not graded; therefore answers are not correct or incorrect.

 

Add/Modify Fill in the Blank Questions

 

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Add/Modify Fill in the Blank Question page.

 

Step 1                 Select Test Manager in the Assessment area of the Course Control Panel.

 

Step 2                 Click Modify next to an existing Test.

 

OR

 

Step 1                 Select Add Test, complete the Add Test page and select Submit.

 

Step 2                 Select Fill in the Blank in the Add Question: drop-down list and click Go.

 

Fields

The table below details the fields on this page. Some of these fields may not be available based on the options chosen on the Test Creation Settings page.

 

Field

Description

Fill in the Blank Question

Question text: [r]

Enter the question, as it is to appear on the Test.

·          Smart Text: Automatically recognizes a link entered in the text box. Smart text recognizes the ENTER key as a paragraph tag and accepts HTML tags as well.

·          Plain Text: Displays text as written.

·          HTML: Displays text as coded using HTML tags.

·          ∑: Opens the MathML Equation Editor.

·          +: Opens the WebEQ Equation Editor.

Click Preview to view the text as it will appear.

Point Value: [r]

Enter the point value for this question.

File:

Click Browse to select a file to attach to the question.

Action:

Select an action for the attached file in the drop-down list:

·          Create a link to the file

·          Display the media file within the page

URL:

Enter a URL to include with the question.

Title:

Enter a title for the URL as it should appear on the Test.

Answers

Number of Answers:

Select the number of correct answers that will be accepted for this question. This number will determine the number of Answer fields that appear on the page. The maximum number of answers is 20.

Answer 1:

Enter a correct answer to the question. Click Remove to remove the answer. The number of answers will automatically be updated if an answer is removed.

Feedback:

Enter feedback that Students will view for this specific answer to the question.

File:

Use Browse to select a file to attach to this feedback.

Action:

Select an action for the attached file in the drop-down list:

·          Create a link to the file

·          Display the media file within the page

URL:

Enter a URL to include with the feedback.

Title:

Enter a title for the URL as it should appear on the Test.

Feedback

 

Correct Response:

Enter a response that will appear if the Student answers the question correctly.

·          Smart Text: Automatically recognizes a link entered in the text box. Smart text recognizes the ENTER key as a paragraph tag and accepts HTML tags as well.

·       Plain Text: Displays text as written.

·       HTML: Displays text as coded using HTML tags.

·       ∑: Opens the MathML Equation Editor.

·       +: Opens the WebEQ Equation Editor.

Click Preview to view the text as it will appear.

 

File:

Use Browse to select a file to attach to this response.

 

Action:

Select an action for the attached file in the drop-down list:

·          Create a link to the file

·          Display the media file within the page

 

URL:

Enter a URL to include with the response.

 

Title:

Enter a title for the URL as it should appear on the Test.

 

Incorrect Response:

Enter a response that will appear if the Student answers the question incorrectly.

·          Smart Text: Automatically recognizes a link entered in the text box. Smart text recognizes the ENTER key as a paragraph tag and accepts HTML tags as well.

·       Plain Text: Displays text as written.

·       HTML: Displays text as coded using HTML tags.

·       ∑: Opens the MathML Equation Editor.

·       +: Opens the WebEQ Equation Editor.

Click Preview to view the text as it will appear.

 

File:

Use Browse to select a file to attach to this response.

 

Action:

Select an action for the attached file in the drop-down list:

·          Create a link to the file

·          Display the media file within the page

 

URL:

Enter a URL to include with the response.

 

Title:

Enter a title for the URL as it should appear on the Test.

 

Categories

 

Categorize

Click Categorize and the Categorize Question page will appear, enabling the Instructor to associate the question with an existing category or to create a new category. Categories are only available if the Add categories to questions option is selected on the Creation Settings page.

 

Keywords:

Enter keywords for this question. When searching for questions in another Test or Pool, Instructors may search by keyword. When this type of search is performed the system will search through the keywords entered in this field.