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Fill-in-the-Blank question type
Fill-in-the-Blank question type
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Written by Anastasiia Fedchenko
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By selecting the Fill-in-the-Blank question type, you can ask students to complete the task by inputting the correct answer in the blank field.


This interactive question type is auto-graded.

There are two ways to place the element in the needed area:

  • Click the element, and drag it to the necessary place while holding the mouse button and adjusting the size. Input the correct answer in the exact form you expect your students to do.

  • Сlick the element first, then click the desired spot. The field will appear in that spot. Adjust to the desired size. Input the correct answer in the exact form you expect your students to do.

By clicking the following icon, you'll open a pop-up consisting of two blocks - SETTINGS and STYLES.

Creating a question

You can create a task using this element. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Drag the element to the slide.

2. Click on the plus sign and write the question.

3. To finish with the fill-in-the-blank question type, enter answer choices in the appropriate areas:

In the Settings section, you can specify the following:

  1. The number of points for answering correctly.

    • Click the field and select the desired option from a dropdown list. You can either decide on the number of points from 1 to 10, set it by default, or choose not to score the task.

    • Note! If you create a new edform or copy and edit an existing one, you select the option "do not to score" in the worksheet (element) settings, then you will not be able to score that assignment in the Reports.

      If this step was taken by mistake, you can go to the worksheet (element) settings and change the scoring criteria. Then you will be able to grade that element in the new or any already existing report.

  2. Alternative correct answers.

    • Include multiple potential correct answers in the corresponding field.

    • Click "Add alternative" and write other possible answers. As soon as you enter one alternative, another input field is automatically created. Add as many options as needed.

  3. Answer type.

    • Specify whether you want to get a short answer in letters or numbers. If additional requirements exist in the response (using a specific case, dots, commas, or minuses), tick an appropriate box.

In the Styles section, you can make the following adjustments:

  1. Set custom placeholder. Enter the desired info into the corresponding field.

  2. Text justification. Click the button (full, left, center, right) to set the option.

  3. Font.

    • Choose whether the text should be bold, italic, underlined, or strikeout by clicking the corresponding icon.

    • Select the desired style and size of the font from the drop-list options.

  4. Adjust the borders: define the color and the width.

  5. Regulate background opacity. Move the indicator to the left or right to decrease or increase the opacity of the letters, respectively.

Manipulations that you can do with the element:

  • Adjust its size.

  • Move the element to a different place. To do this, hover over the field click, hold the six-dots icon, drag it where needed, and then release the button.

  • Duplicate the element by clicking the copy icon next to the Settings icon. A copy will appear below.

  • Remove the element from the worksheet by clicking the trash icon.

  • Click the icon of moving the element, and in a menu, choose the element's position relative to other elements: send back, send backward, bring forward, bring to front.

  • Lock or unlock the element by clicking on the moving element icon.

Student View

This is how your students will see the Fill-in-the-Blank task:


Once the student finishes an assignment, the system automatically checks and grades it.

You can track the student's grades and answers in the Reports section. If the task was graded incorrectly, you have the right to correct it by clicking on the desired field and selecting the number of points for the assignment.

The color will immediately turn green, marking the correct answer.

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