How do I create a short answer/essay question?
This allows for a short answer or essay question to be added to a new or existing assessment. This question type presents users with a question followed by a text box in which they enter the answer. This type of question must be manually graded.
Go to Tests & Quizzes.
Select the Test & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu.
Select an assessment.
Select Short Answer/Essay from drop-down menu.
After selecting Short Answer/Essay from the drop-down menu, the program will open additional options for the question.
Set the point value for the question.
Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose.
Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So, if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.
Add Question Text.
Type the Question Text into the text box provided.
Note: To edit with RichText Editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.