How do I create an Essay question?

You will learn how to create an Essay type question to be used in a Quiz (exam, test).

Essay question types are useful for sentence-level (or more - paragraph, essay, etc.) responses from students.

1. Enter your course.

course main page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear is selected

3. Select More.

More is selected

4. Click on Questions.

Questions link selected

5. Click on Create a new question.

Create a new question button is selected

6. Select Essay.

Essay is selected

7. Click on Add.

Add button selected

8. Type in the Question name field.

Note: Only the Teacher of a course will see the Question name. This is to help you readily identify the subject or contents of each question at a glance.

Question name field selected

9. Type the writing prompt in the Question text field.

Question text field selected.
Other optional settings.

1. Change the points default if desired.

The default points are how this question relates to the other questions you are going to use in the quiz you are planning.

Default points field selected

2. ID number

The ID number is only needed if you are going to write your own calculation in the gradebook.

ID number field

3. General feedback

General feedback field

4. Response Options

5. Set the Response format as desired.

HTML editor is the default, and in most cases that is the best way to go. However, there may be times when you want students to submit plain text or HTML with an attached file (HTML editor with file picker), such as a photo of their work, like might be desired in a Math course, where the process is important to show.

Response format dropdown menu

6. Response Template

The response template allows you to have text or something automatically appear in the student's textbox. So, in this example, a table with display where the student is instructor to complete the rest of the table.

Response template field selected

7. Grader information.

This text is for any graders that may be grading the essays. This is to give your graders greater consistency when grading.

Grader information field selected

10. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button selected.

11. Student view of the Essay question.

Essay question type shown in student view.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to create an Essay-type question in your course in TITANium.