How to Create a Multi-Short Answer Quiz Question

The purpose of this article is to explain how to create a multi-short answer question in the Brightspace Quiz tool.

Create Question

Step 1

Choose question type

  1. Navigate to the new question page from a specific quiz or the Question Library
  2. Select Multi-Short Answer Question(MSA)


Step 2

Create question text

  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. Enter the Question Text
  5. Click Insert an Image if you want to add an image to the question, and provide a Description for it (optional)
  6. Select the number of Input Boxes  you want for your answer choices. You can adjust the number of Rows and Columns to control the size of the text box provided to users. The default number of answer choice boxes is set to 3.  To change number of blanks provided to users, enter a new number



Step 3

Add answer options

  1. If there are more possible answers than boxes provided, click Add Answer to add one additional answer; to add multiple answers at one time, enter a number in the box and click Add Answer.  To reduce the number of answer possibilities click 
  2. Each answer has its own row in the table. In the Answer column enter the answer text in the box (click Check Answers to see your entered text)
  3. Assign a Weight to each answer
  4. Select the Evaluation method: Text, Case-Sensitive Text, or Regular Expression
  5. Click Preview to see how the question will appear
  6. 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 Multi-Short Answer Questions

in Brightspace

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