How to Create a Short Answer Quiz Question

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

Create Question

Step 1

Select question type

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


Step 2

Create question text

  1. Enter the Question Text
  2. Enter your Answers for Blank 1 (click Add Blank to add additional answer blanks)
  3. Select the comparison method for scoring: Text, Case-Sensitive Text, or Regular Expression
  4. Enter Default Points (this can be edited later if you are unsure)
  5. Question preview appears on the right side of the screen
  6. Click Save


Feedback (optional)

Step 3

Add feedback for your users

  1. Click Options
  2. Click Add Feedback
  3. Enter comments for answer blank(s), and/or Overall Feedback
  4. Click Save


Hint (optional)

Step 4

Add a hint for users

  1. Click Options
  2. Click Add Hint
  3. Enter Hint text
  4. Click Save


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

Question Description (optional)

  1. Click Options
  2. Click Add Short Description
  3. Enter Short Description text
  4. Click Save


in Brightspace

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