Jumbled Sentence Questions

About Jumbled Sentence Questions

Users are shown a sentence with a few parts of the sentence as variables. The user selects the proper answer for each variable from drop-down lists to assemble the sentence. Only one set of answers is used for all of the drop-down lists. This type of question may be useful when teaching about proper grammatical order in a sentence, such as the location of a noun, verb, or adjective,

Create a Jumbled Sentence Question

Follow these steps to create a Jumbled Sentence question.

  1. Open the Test Canvas for an assessment.
  2. Select Jumbled Sentence from the question type drop-down list. Click Go.
  3. Enter the Question Text. Enter each blank as a variable surrounded by square brackets. Variables should be composed of alphabets, digits (0-9), periods (.), underscores (_) and hyphens (-). All other occurrences of the opening rectangular brace ("[") character should be preceded by the back-slash ("\") character. Variable names must be unique and cannot be reused.
  4. Assign a Point Value.
  5. Select the Number of Answers and enter a value for each. These values will appear in a drop-down list for each variable when users view the question. Enter the answers in the order they should display to Students in the drop-down.
  6. Click Next.
  7. The question will appear with the drop-down lists in place of the variables. Select the correct answers.
  8. Complete the question by adding optional feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Assign the question a category or other metadata.
  9. Click Submit to add the question to the assessment.