Fill In The Blank is a great tool for creating cloze tasks. Students are prompted to enter their answer right within the question!
This question type can accommodate either text answers or numeric answers using the in-app equation editor
Add a Fill In The Blank question:
Click on the blue + button
Choose "Fill In The Blank" from the Question types
Type your text in the question bar
At the locations you'd like your students to fill in their replies click either on "Add text blank" or on "Add math blank" - depending on they type of input you prefer
Enter the correct answer key(s) for each blank to set up automatic grading
Note: when choosing to enter a math blank, the equation editor will pop up as a default both for you and for your students.
Adjust Question Settings
Students will not be able to submit their work without providing an answer
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.
Add a whiteboard style box for your students to showcase their work
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
Switch on the ability to allow **Partial Credit" 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 Fill In The Blank 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 Fill In The Blank answer key:
Here are some examples of student responses to this Multiple Selection question, along with their auto-graded scores.
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 Fill In The Blank answer key:
Here are the same examples of student responses to this Fill In The Blank question, along with their auto-graded scores, when choosing not to subtract points for incorrect answers.
If you would like to provide your students with reply options to choose from, check out our In Line Choice question type!