Fill In Multiple Blanks Questions

About Fill In Multiple Blanks Questions

This question type builds on fill-in-the-blank questions with multiple fill in the blank responses that can be inserted into a sentence or paragraph. Separate sets of answers are defined for each blank. This question type may be used if there are multiple variables, such as "What color is the Italian flag?" This question type is also useful in foreign language classes. In this case the identifier and adjective may be left blank in a sentence, so as not to give away the gender of an object.

Create a Multiple Fill-in-the-Blanks Question

Follow these steps to create a Fill In Multiple Blanks question.

  1. Open the Test Canvas for an assessment.
  2. Select Fill In Multiple Blanks from the question type drop-down list. Click Go.
  3. Enter the Question Text. Enter each blank as a variable surrounded by square brackets. For example, William [blank_1] wrote Romeo and [blank_2].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. Complete any advanced features for the question as defined by the Creation Settings of the assessment.
  5. Click Next.
  6. A list of variables found in the question will appear. Enter one or more correct answers for each variable.
  7. Complete the question by adding optional feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Assign the question a category or other metadata.
  8. Click Submit to add the question to the assessment.