A fill in the gaps 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 the gaps question?
- Create an assignment. Read here how to create an assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a title and click Save.
- Click New subquestion and select Fill in the gaps.
- 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 the gaps question:
- Bonus: this marks the question as a bonus question.
- Skippable for special students: this question will not be taken into account for the grades of special students.
- Show answer options: students have to choose an answer option from a drop-down menu.
- Partial scoring: students will get points when their answer is partly correct. For example, the total number of points they can get for this question is 2 and their answer is half correct, they will get 1 point. Without this option, they only can get 0 or the maximum number of points.
How to review a fill in the gaps 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 answer options will be summed up automatically.
Or 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 to let every student start with zero points before grading.
- Limit minimum to zero points (For the points-grading method only): select this to let every student get no negative points for this question.
- Limit maximum to total points (For the points-grading method only): select this to let every student get a maximum amount of points of the total amount of points for this question.
Tip: When the test is finished, return to the Grading scheme-page and go to the fill in the gaps question. Under the preset answer options, the answers students have given are shown that are not in the list. You can add such an answer as an answer option by clicking on the add-icon. This answer will then be added to your answer options and you can assign a number of points. If a given answer is wrong, you don't have to do anything with it. No points will be given for this answer.
Note: 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.