Fill In The Blank is a great tool for creating cloze tasks. Students are prompted to enter their answer right within the question!

To add a Fill In The Blank question:

  1. Click on the blue + button

  2. Choose "Fill In The Blank" from the Question types

  3. Type your text in the question bar

  4. Click "add blank" where you'd like your students to fill in their replies

  5. Enter the correct answer key(s)

  6. Toggle on "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.

Student A

Student B

Student 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 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.

Student A

Student B

Student C

What's next?

If you would like to provide your students with reply options to choose from, check out our In Line Choice question type!

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