lightbulb_outline This question type can be used in a digital test only.
A fill-in question consists of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space where a student provides the missing word or words.
Create a fill-in question
- Click the domain School name in the menu on the left.
- Click on label_important Courses in the menu at the top.
- Click on your course or use the search bar in the Courses-section.
- Click on your assignment or create a new assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a title and click Save.
- Click New question and select Fill-in question.
- Formulate the question in the question box.
- Fill in the amount of points the question is worth.
- Fill in the answer field with your question and click Gap at the places you want to create an answer field.
- 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 and/or Set the width of the input field.
- Click Add answer and fill in the content. Uncheck the box next to the answer if you don't want this answer to receive points. Repeat this for all the answer options.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more options.
- Click Save.
With this question type, the default setting is to automatically grade the question. This means the student will be awarded the number of points set for this question when filling in one of the answers that are marked as correct in the settings of the gap. If you want to be able to manually adjust the number of points awarded per given answer, you can do this by turning off the automatic scoring in the question settings by clicking the more_vert-icon within the question. You will then have the option to fill in how many points each answer is worth.
Options for a fill-in question
This marks the question as a bonus question, which means the number of points awarded with this question will be counted until the maximum amount of points achievable for this assignment is reached. The points of the bonus question aren’t included in the maximum amount of points that can be achieved for the assignment If the student answers the question incorrectly, this won’t be detracted from the number of points and the mark.
You will first need to assign which students are exempted from answering this question within the settings of your course. You can then enable which questions can be skipped by these students. In a digital test the student will be informed they can skip the question. For written assignments they will see a scissor icon next to the question, so students will need to be informed they can skip these questions. The number of points for this question will not be counted in their result. It is not possible to change this setting after the test has been taken.
- Show answer options
Students will have to choose the answer from a dropdown menu instead of writing it as an answer. This allows them to see all possible answers, so it functions as a different way to create a multiple-choice question.
- 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.
Add a grading scheme to a fill-in question
- Click on the tab Grading scheme.
- Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme for.
- 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.
- 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 for more grading options.
- Click Save.
Options for grading
- Model answer
A solution for the reviewers (and for students when published). The model answer can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.
- Use automatic scoring
When you use automatic scoring for grading, you will need to select the correct answer options. The platform will automatically award the number of points set in the grading scheme for the question, either the full or partial points, depending on the setting. Disabling this option makes it possible to adjust the number of points awarded with each answer option. Both with the option enabled and disabled, the platform will automatically review the question, the difference is being able to differentiate between the number of points awarded for each answer.
- Limit minimum to zero points (For the points per criteria method only)
With this option enabled, it’s not possible to go below zero points when selecting the different criteria. It is still possible to manually adjust the number of points to go below zero with the adjustment option during the reviewing.
- Limit maximum to total points (For the points per criteria method only)
In the grading settings it’s possible to set the maximum amount of points achievable with the question, separate from the points per criteria When this number deviates from the maximum amount achievable by adding up the criteria points, this option will cap the maximum amount of points to this manually set number.