Short Answer/Essay: AMP Standard Question Type

Use the Short Answer/Essay question type to ask questions requiring students to provide a written response. Students can also include images, links, and other supporting materials in their responses.

Question Setup

Write your question or writing prompt in the Question Setup field.

The Rich Text Editor appears when your click your cursor into the Question Setup field. Hover your mouse over the individual icons to view the tooltip explaining the function of each button.

Enable rich text options in the Formatting Options for Students area.  Add additional options by clicking +Options and selecting from the drop-down menu. Remove a rich text option by clicking the x next to it.

Enter a word limit for student responses in the Maximum length (words) field.

Enter instructions into the Placeholder text for students to display a text string that will be the default in the answer box when the student sees the question.  For example, "Type your answer here."

Align Learning Objectives or Rubrics

Click Learning Objectives to open the Learning Objectives browser window. Click Browse/Search to find and add specific objectives, or click Manage for objectives already aligned to the question.

Once you are finished editing the question, click Save. To see how the question will appear to a student taking it in an assessment, click Preview Question. To exit the preview screen and return to the question editor, click Edit Question.

Click Align Rubric to create a new rubric, or to add one from your Resources. Check the Show to students box to display the rubric to students when taking the test.

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