How to Create a Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz Question

The purpose of this article is to explain how to create a fill in the blanks question in the Brightspace Quiz tool.

As a best practice, D2L recommends that answers in blank fields be no more than one or two words to ensure auto-grading accuracy. Your listed order of blank and text fields corresponds with the sequence displayed to users.

An FIB question’s maximum point value is reflected by a 100% weight. As a best practice, the combined weight of your answers should equal 100%. If your FIB question has multiple blank fields and each blank field has several possible answers, D2L recommends the combined weight of each blank field’s most correct answer equals 100%.

Question Setup

Step 1

Choose question type

  1. Navigate to the new question page from a specific quiz or the Question Library
  2. Select Fill in the Blanks Question (FIB)


Step 2

Enter question details

  1. Enter a title for your question (optional)
  2. Enter Points allotted (this can be edited later if you are unsure)
  3. Select Difficulty level (optional)
  4. Click Insert an Image if you want to add an image to the question, and provide a Description for it (optional)


Create Question

Step 3

Create question text. The default format for a FIB question is text blank text.

  1. Start by entering your question Text. 
  2. In Blank #1 enter the answer in the Answer column (click Check Answers to see your entered text)
  3. To assign more possible answers for the blank, click Add Answer (optional)
  4. Assign a Weight to each answer
  5. Select the Evaluation method: Text, Case-Sensitive Text, or Regular Expression
  6. Click  to delete unwanted text or blanks
  7. Click Preview to see a how the question will appear
  8. Click Save


Question Hint (optional)

  1. Click Expand question hint
  2. Enter Question Hint


TIP: In order for students to see the hint when taking the quiz, Allow hints must be enabled on the Properties tab.

Question Feedback (optional)

  1. Click Expand question feedback
  2. Enter Question Feedback text


Video: Creating Fill in the Blanks Questions

in Brightspace

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