Short Answer are generally questions that require students to construct a response. They are designed to accommodate a concise and focused response that may be factual, interpretive or a combination of the two.
Add a Short Answer question
Click on the blue + button
Choose "Short Answer" from the Question Types
Type a question or prompt. Your students will be able to type their response! There is a 10,000 character limit for short answer responses.
Optional: Set correct answer(s) for auto-grading. Find out more here!
Optional: Use Short Answer questions for spelling assessments? You can by
*Silver/Gold users: Enable partial match, case sensitivity, and Show Your Work for even greater control over auto-grading. Want access to these Features? Find out more here.
Add image or math
You can add images and math features to questions and answers where you see the blue + sign (shown below).
*Silver/Gold users: You can also add audio, emojis, videos, files and embed other websites from the blue + sign.
Adjust question settings
Use additional question settings to refine parameters for auto-grading:
when this is toggled on, auto-grading will only count the student's answer as correct if they provide an answer identical to your answer key, including usage of upper or lower letters.
Students will not be able to submit their work without providing an answer
Switch scoring method for this question from auto-grading to a rubric based grading.
Accept student answers that include your answer key, even if they're not identical
Add a whiteboard style box for your students to showcase their work
Need your students to provide longer, more elaborate answers and/or be able to formatt and style their response? Here's how to create a Free Response question!