A fill-in question consists of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space where a student provides the missing word or words.
How to create a fill-in question
- Create an assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a title and click Save.
- Click New question and select Fill-in question.
- Fill in the question description.
- Fill in the answer field and click Gap at the places you want to create a blank.
- Click New gap, fill in a gap name and (if needed) select the option Require numeric answer (margin is in points) and/or Case sensitive.
- Click Add answer, fill in the content and fill in the number of points. Repeat this for all the answer options.
- Click the more_vert-icon at the top of the question and you can use various options.
- Click Save.
Options for a fill-in question:
This marks the question as a bonus question.
This question will not be taken into account for the grades of exempt students.
- Show answer options
Students have to choose an answer option from a drop-down menu.
- Partial scoring
Students will receive points when their answer is partly correct. For example, if the total number of points they can receive for a question is 2 and their answer is 50% correct, they will still receive 1 point. Without this option, they can only receive 0 or the maximum number of points.
How to add a grading scheme to a fill-in question
- Click Grading scheme in the menu at the top.
- Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme.
- It is optional to fill in feedback that will be shown when the results are published for:
- completely correct answers.
- not completely correct answers.
- incorrect answers.
- Fill in the number of points each gap is worth and it is optional to fill in feedback for each gap.
- You can use the Calculate points-button to calculate the maximum points. The points of all the criteria will be summed up automatically. Alternatively, you can manually set the maximum number of points.
- Click the more_vert-icon and you can use various options.
- Click Save.
Options for grading:
- Grading description
A solution for the reviewers (and for students when published). The grading description can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.
- Start with zero points (For the points-grading method only)
Select this option to allow all students to start with zero points before grading.
- Limit minimum to zero points (For the points-grading method only)
Select this option to allow all students to receive no negative points for this question.
- Limit maximum to total points (For the points-grading method only)
Select this option to allow all students to receive a maximum amount of points of the total amount of points for this question.
This question will be graded automatically and therefore it is not possible to change the score of a specific student. You can only change the points from the question.
When the test is finished, return to the Grading scheme-page and go to the fill-in question. Under the preset answer options, you can see submitted answers that are not in the accepted answer list. If the answer is similar for example has a different spelling or word order, you can add the answer as an accepted answer option by clicking on the add -icon. This answer will then be added to your answer options and you can assign it a number of points.