Inline choice is another great tool for creating cloze tasks. With this type of question, students are prompted to choose one out of several possible answers on a dropdown menu right within the question!

To add an Inline Choice question:

  1. Click on the blue + button

  2. Choose "Inline Choice" from the Question types

  3. Type your text in the question bar

  4. Click "add dropdown" where you'd like to add choices for your students to choose from

  5. Add the answer choices for each dropdown. Each answer choice in a separate answer choice text bar (you can click add content items by clicking the + button at the far right of the answer text bar)

  6. Mark the correct answer for auto grading:

Switch on the ability to allow **Partial Credit for Inline Choice question types to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for answering part of the question correct:

How we grade the "Allow Partial Credit" feature in Inline Choice Questions

When you select “Allow Partial Credit”* you can choose between subtracting points for incorrect answers, or not subtracting points for incorrect answers.

If you choose to subtract points for incorrect answers, students’ scores will be auto-graded like this:

Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice.

Here is a Inline Choice answer key:

Here are some examples of student responses to this Multiple Selection question, along with their auto-graded scores.

Student A

Student B

Students C

If you choose not to subtract points for incorrect answers:

Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice. Here is the same Inline Choice answer key:

Here are the same examples of student responses to this Inline Choice question, along with their auto-graded scores, when choosing not to subtract points for incorrect answers

Student A

Student B

Student C

What's Next?

If you prefer your students enter their own free replies, check out our Fill In The Blank question type!

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