Create: Fill-in-the-Blank Question

This topic describes how to create a Fill-in-the-Blank question. Fill-In-The-Blank questions allow you to ask your students a question and have them type in a response in the blank(s).

  1. Select Tests & Quizzes from the left sidebar.


  2. Select the My Test Library tab.

  3. Select the test to which you would like to add a question.

  4. Hover over the Add New button, and select Question from the drop-down menu.


  5. On the Add Question page, select Fill-in-the-Blank from the Question type drop-down menu.


  6. Complete the question information:
    • Question Text: Enter your question here. Use two underscores (__) to indicate where you would like a blank to appear for students.
    • Scoring Options: Choose Auto Score to have Engrade automatically score your students’ responses, or Manually Review to manually score your students’ answers.
    • Input Option: Select the box next to Numeric Only if you want to limit student’s responses to accept only numbers.
    • Answer: Enter the correct answers for the blanks you have created in your question. If the blank space has multiple possibilities for a correct answer, select + add another correct answer to add these answer choices for the selected space. For example, if the correct answer to a question is one third, you might add an answer option for both “1/3″ and “one third.”
    • Answer Formatting: Select Case-sensitive to indicate case sensitive answers. You can also choose to ignore accents, spacing or punctuation entered by students.
    • Passage: Select +add passage to add a passage to your question, if desired.
    • Scoring Type: Select a scoring type from the drop-down menu.
      For more information on the available scoring options, please see the support article: Edit: Question Scoring Options
    • Points: Enter the number of points the question is worth in the box.

  7. For Numeric Only answers, you can elect to add Tolerances that will increase the range of correct student responses. Tolerances can be entered as an Absolute number or as a certain Percentage of the correct answer. For example, if the correct answer is 30, and the tolerance is +/- 10, then any value between 20 and 40 will be considered correct.

  8. You can also choose to add tags to your questions for easier searching in the test library and question bank. Select Show tagging options to add tags to your question.

    For more information on question tags, please see this support article: Edit: Question Tags

  9. Select the grey Preview Question button to gain a view of the question from a student’s perspective.

  10. Select the green Save Question button to save your question.

  11. Or, select the green Save & Create New to save your question to the test, and immediately begin creating a new question.