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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Create short answer

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Create short answer questions

  1. In the Question Library, click on the 'New' button, and then select 'Short Answer Question (SA).'
    Select short answer question
  2. In the Question Text field, enter your short answer question details.
  3. In the Answers for Blank 1 field, enter your answer(s).
  4. From the abc drop-down list for blank 1, select the comparison method, that is Text, Case-Sensitive Text, or Regular Expression. All answers for a blank are assessed using the same comparison method.
  5. If you want to add more blanks, click Add Blank and enter your answer(s).
  6. For all additional blanks, select the comparison method.
  7. In the Points field, enter the points learners will receive for answering the question correctly.
  8. From the How are points assigned to blanks? drop down list, select one of the following options:
  • Students will receive part marks - The default points for each blank are calculated automatically and evenly distributed.
  • Students must answer all blanks correctly - The default points will only be awarded if the learner answers all blanks accurately.
  1. From the Options drop-down list, do one of the following:
  • To add overall feedback for the answer, select Add Feedback.
  • To add a hint to the question, select Add Hint.
  • To add a short description to the question, select Add Short Description.
  1. To verify your question, view Preview on right side of the screen.
  2. Click Save.
    Short answer details

Note: As a best practice, CougarVIEW recommends that the weight of each possible solution equals 100% if you require only one answer. If your question requires multiple answers, and each answer has several possible solutions, we recommend that the combined weight of each answer's most correct solution be equal to 100%.