Questions can be added to a test (refer Create a Test guide) or pool (refer Create a Pool guide).

A blank textbox for entering the answer will be displayed under the question. If you need the blank textbox inserted within the question, you should use the Fill in Multiple Blanks question type.

Example question

Who was the first prime minister of Australia?

Edmund Barton

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select Fill in the Blank from the dropdown list.

Create question button circled with fill in the blank circled from the drop down menu


  1. Enter a title for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question in the Question Text textbox.
  3. Optionally, to add an image within the Question Text textbox, refer to the Insert an Image using the Text Editor guide.

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


You need to include all possible combinations of how the question may be answered. You may also wish to include common misspellings or American spelling.

  1. Select the required number from the Number of Answers dropdown list.
  2. Enter each possible correct answer in an Answer textbox.
  3. Optionally, check the Case Sensitive checkbox.

Tip: Click on the Remove button to delete an answer textbox.

Answers section with answer variations in each answer field circled and the remove button circled.

Feedback (optional)

Giving specific correct or incorrect response feedback is optional. 

  1. Enter correct response feedback in the Correct Response Feedback textbox. 
  2. Enter incorrect response feedback in the Incorrect Response Feedback textbox. 

Feedback section with the correct response feedbask and incorrect response feedback text boxes circled

Categories and Keywords (optional)

Adding categories and keywords to questions allows you to search your tests and pools for questions by topic, category, level of difficulty or keyword.

Add a new topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Enter a word in the Add Tag textbox. 
  3. Click on the OK button to submit.

add new category

Add an existing topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

    1. Click on the Add button.
    2. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
    3. Select a word from the dropdown list.

    add existing category

    Tip: Click on the (x) button to delete a topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword.

    Instructor Notes (optional)

    1. Enter any notes for the marker in the Instructor Notes textbox.

    Note: Instructor notes cannot be viewed by students.​

    Instructor notes with text box circled


    1. Click on the Submit button.
    2. The question will then be added to your test.

    View of newly created fill in the blank question.