How do I create a short answer/essay question?

This allows for a short answer or essay question to be added to a new or existing assessment. This question type presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer. This type of question must be manually graded.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select the Test & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu.

Select an assessment.

A short answer/essay question may be added to any assessment. Select an existing assessment or create a new one.

Note: You may also add a question directly to a question pool.

Create a New Assessment.

For more information on creating new assessments, see How do I create an assessment?

Or edit an existing assessment.

Select Short Answer/Essay from drop-down menu.

After selecting Short Answer/Essay from the drop-down menu, the program will open additional options for the question.

Add an Answer Point Value.

This allows for the Answer Point Value to be manually inputted.

Add Question Text.

Type the Question Text into the text box provided.

Note: To edit with RichText Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Add Attachment. (Optional)

Click Add Attachments to browse for and select a file attachment if desired.

Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool

1. The question can be added to a specific portion of the assessment, such as Part 1 or Part 2 (depending on how many parts exist). Part 1 is the default location.

2. The question may also be added to a Question Pool, if desired.

Provide model answer. (Optional)

Provide a model answer to the short answer/essay question in order to show students a generic version of the expected answer. It may also assist graders with feedback.

Note: To edit with Rich-Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Provide Feedback. (Optional)

Feedback is optional text available for students to view after the particular question is graded.

Note: To edit with Rich-Text Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.

Click Save.

Click Save to save the question (or Cancel to exit).