Quiz Tools

Create a quiz, survey, or self-assessment, review the results, and see class statistics.

Creating Short Answer Questions (SA)

Short answer (SA) questions require respondents to write one word or brief sentence in response to open-ended questions.



Step One: Access a Question Library, Quiz or Survey

Questions can be created in a Question Library, Quiz or Survey. For a Quiz, it is recommended to first create questions in the Question Library, then import them into the Quiz. For additional information see the following guides, then return to take the next step:


Step Two: Create a Short Answer Question

1. From New select Short Answer.

sa add question


Step Three: Enter Question Details and Save

Enter your question details

  1. Enter Question Text.
  2. Enter (a) Answer Options for each Blank, (b) delete blank, (c) add more blanks.
  3. Assign Points for the whole task.
  4. Select a grading method to adjust how many points are split between answers.
  5. Select question Options (feedback, hint, short description)
    – see Customising Question
  6. View how the question will be displayed to students
  7. When complete select one of the save options
    • Save and New – save the question, then create a new Short Answer question
    • Save and Copy – save the question, then create a copy of the current questions
    • Save – save the question and return to the question library, quiz or survey

sa question details 


Further Support

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