How Do I Create a Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz Question?

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


Add Question


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


Set Name, Type, and Points


Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field [1]. Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).

Click the drop-down menu and select the Fill In the Blank question type [2].

Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) [3].


Edit Fill-In-the-Blank Question Details


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

  1. The question text (use the Rich Content Editorto include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
  2. Text for the possible answers
  3. Text for the answer comments under each answer (possible answers are all green\P    and/or at the end of the question)


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 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.


Update Question


Click the Create Question button.


If you are modifying an existing question, you will instead click the Update Question button.

Add additional individual questions as needed.

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