Automatic evaluation. The question is answered by typing a word or a short sentence.
To edit the fields specific to this question type, click the interaction element.
In this section you can add one or more correct answers. The answer is typically one or two words (maximum 50 characters, including space). Avoid using too many words because a single misplaced character in the student answer will render his answer incorrect. For long answer question types, consider using Text area or Essay.
Note that the correct answer(s) is not language dependent.
- Case sensitive: when enabled, the automatic scoring mechanism will only score the answer as correct if it matches the solution perfectly. Example: solution is "Hugo". "hugo" will not be scored as correct if the option is enabled.
- Ignore whitespace: when enabled, this option will remove the whitespace characters (" ") from the student's answer before comparing to the solution.
Input width: this is the width of the box where the student can enter his answer.
Restrict number of characters to input width: This sets the max allowed candidate input to the same length as the input width. A warning will show if input length is shorter than length of correct answer. The question cannot be saved unless this is corrected.
Allow unique responses only - This applies to questions with more than one question element. The purpose is to avoid awarding too many marks when a correct answer is repeated in the question elements
Example: A question asks for the four largest cities in Norway. The learner shall input each answer in a separate text entry element, and all four cities are defined as correct answer on all four text entry elements. If the learner inputs "Oslo" in all four text entry elements, they will get marks for correct answer on all four.
With this option enabled, the learner will get only one correct answer if they input "Oslo" in all four text entry elements, because duplicate entries are ignored.