In Fill in Multiple Blanks questions, students are presented with text containing up to 10 blanks. Students complete the sentence by typing the appropriate word or phrase for each blank. For questions with a single blank, use Fill in the Blank questions instead.
Fill in Multiple Blanks questions are graded automatically. Answers are scored based on whether the student answer matches the correct answers you provide. You can require student answers to match exactly, contain part of the correct answer, or match a pattern that you specify. You choose whether or not the answer is case sensitive.
- Mouse over Create Question on the action bar and select Fill in Multiple Blanks.
- On the Create/Edit Fill in Multiple Blanks Question page, type the Question Text, and add the variables in square brackets. You can also specify a Question Title (or it will be generated automatically from the Question Text).
Example: The oceanic crust is made of [a] and [b] and is [c] [d] thick.
- Select Allow Partial Credit if you want to allot each correct answer a fraction of the total point value and click Next.
- On the next Create/Edit page, select the number of answers from the drop-down list for each variable. A single variable can have more than one possible answer.
- Type answers in the Answer boxes.
- Select Exact Match, Contains, or Pattern Match from each answer’s drop down to specify how it will be evaluated against the student’s answer.
- Select the Case Sensitive check box if you want the answer to take capitalization into account.
- Click Next.
- Type feedback for correct and incorrect answers (not required).
- Click Submit.
Creating a Fill in Multiple Blanks Question