File Response Questions

About File Response Questions

Users upload a file from the local drive or from the Content Collection as the answer to the question. This type of question is graded manually. This question type is a good option if the Instructor would like Students to work on something before a test and submit it with a test, or if the response to the questions is expected to take a long time to read. Submitting the answer this way allows the Instructor to read and grade the question without worrying that the browser will time out.

Note: Short Answer and Essay questions may also be used for questions that may require a shorter answer from a Student. These questions types must also be manually graded.


Other Question types that allow user input are File Response, Fill in the Blank, and Fill in Multiple Blank.

Create a File Response Question

Follow these steps to create a File Response question.

  1. Open the Test Canvas for an assessment.
  2. Select File Response from the question type drop-down list. Click Go.
  3. Enter the Question Text.
  4. Assign a Point Value. Complete any advanced features for the question as defined by the Creation Settings of the assessment.
  5. Assign the question any metadata.
  6. Click Submit to add the question to the assessment.