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.
2. Click on the Gear icon.
3. Select More.
4. Click on Questions.
5. Click on Create a new question.
6. Select Short answer.
7. Click on Add.
8. Type a title.
Only the instructor can see the Question name. This is to help you to keep your questions organized.
9. Type in the Question text.
10. Type an acceptable answer.
11. Select 100%.
Since this is the best answer for the student to type in as their response, it is given 100%.
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.
13. Click on Save changes.
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.
You have now learned how to make a Short answer type question for your quiz.