How Do I Create an Essay Quiz Question?

You can create an essay question for your students. This question type requires manual grading.


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 Essay question type [2].

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


Edit Essay Question Details


To build an Essay 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 general answer comment at the end of the question
  3. When you are done entering details, click the Create Question


Update Question


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

Add additional individual questions as needed.

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