How do I create a Short answer question?

You will learn how to create a Short answer question type to be used in a Quiz (exam, test). Short answer question types are useful for word or phrase-level responses from students. They will be automatically graded by the Quiz activity.

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 Short answer.

Short answer is selected

7. Click on Add.

Add is selected

8. Type a title.

Only the instructor can see the Question name. This is to help you to keep your questions organized.

Question name field is selected

9. Type in the Question text.

Question text field selected

10. Type an acceptable answer.

Answer 1 field is selected

11. Select 100%.

Since this is the best answer for the student to type in as their response, it is given 100%.

 100% is selected

12. Type another acceptable answer.

In each of the additional answer fields type in whatever answer choices are considered acceptable. If an answer is considered not the best choice, you can use the dropdown menu to select less than 100% at the score.

Answer 2 field is selected

13. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button selected.

14. Student view of the question.

If the student types in exactly one of the possible answer choices you have written, then the student will automatically get the desired points associated with that answer.

question preview

Article Summary

You have now learned how to make a Short answer type question for your quiz.