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

Example question

More than 7000 people died within a matter [of] days when toxic gas leaked [at] a chemical plant in Bhopal, India. The leak began at [night] and continued for several hours unnoticed. Since [then] exposure to the toxins created by the leak [has] resulted in the deaths of a further 15000 people.

Select question type

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select Fill in Multiple Blanks from the drop down menu.

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


  1. Enter a descriptive name for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question into the Question textbox, including unique variables in square brackets for where the blanks are to be placed.

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


  1. Leave the Allow Partial Credit checkbox checked.

Note:  If you uncheck this checkbox, students will need to complete all blanks correctly to receive any marks.

Options section with allow partial credit check box ticked and circled

Submit Information

  1. Click on the Next Button.


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

For each answer (blank)

  1. Select the required number from the Number of Answers drop down list.
  2. Enter each possible correct answer in a textbox.
  3. If required, click on the Remove button to delete an answer textbox.

Example question text with the answers for multiple blanks below. Number of answers drop down box, the answer options text boxes and the remove button are circled.

Submit Information

  1. Click on the Next Button.


  1. Giving specific feedback is optional. The default is Correct / Incorrect.

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

Categories and Keywords

Adding categories and keywords to questions, allows you to search you tests and pools for questions by topic etc.

To add a new Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Click on the OK button.

To delete a Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Delete button.

To add an existing Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
  2. Select a word from the drop down list.

Categories and keywords with the add button, red X Add tag text box, ok and choose from existing all circled

Instructor Notes

  1. Notes added in the Instructor Notes text box cannot be viewed by students.

Instructor notes with text box circled


  1. Click on the  Submit button.

View of newly created fill in multiple blanks question.