Fill in the blanks questions usually contain a sentence or paragraph featuring a blank space. This blank space represents a word or phrase that has intentionally been left out, and the learner inputs the correct answer to fill in the blank. A learner has either to type in the correct word or select the correct option from a drop-down list. This type of inquiry allows instructors to determine learner knowledge more effectively, as learners must know the information rather than choosing from a set of multiple choice answers or guessing “yes” or “no”.

Fill in the blanks questions are graded automatically. Answers are scored based on if student answers match the correct answers you provide. 

This is a short video on how to create a fill in the blanks question.

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