Video Guide

Create a Text Input Problem (Question) (YouTube 1m 18s)

  1. Warning: Prior to adding or editing content in your course you will need to access Studio view. Refer to the Change from Student View to Staff Editing (Studio) View guide for further instructions. 

    Create Problem

    1. In your unit, click on the Problem button.

    Problem button circled

    1. Click on Text Input.

    Text input circled

    1. Click on Edit.

    edit button circled

    1. Delete the first line of text.

    First line of text circled

    1. Replace the text between the greater-than and less-than signs with your own question e.g. >>What is the planet between Mars and Saturn?<<
    2. Optionally, after the double vertical bar, enter a tip or note to the question.

    Note: The tip or note must be entered between the double vertical bar and lesser-than signs​.

    question and tip/note text selected

    1. Enter your answer by replacing the correct answer text with your own answer. e.g. = Jupiter
    2. Optionally, on a new line, enter your alternate answer after or= i.e. or= Jove

    ​Warning: The answer must be entered after the equal sign.

    Warning: If adding alternative answers, they must be organised vertically with a line break after each answer or the student might be marked incorrectly.

    Note: The answers are not case sensitive.

    answers selected

    1. Optionally, you can add additional answers by clicking on the Text Input button or you can manually type in the required equal sign and answer.

    text input button selected


    1. Click on Settings.

    Settings selected.

    1. Enter the question in the Display Name textbox.
    2. Ensure the textbox for Maximum Attempts is blank.

    Maximum attempts textbox circled, maximum attempts textbox selected

    1. Select Attempted from the Show Answer drop-down menu.

    Attempted circled in the show answer drop-down menu

    1. Select True from the Show Reset Button drop-down menu.
    2. Click on the Save button.

    true option selected from show reset button, save button selected


    1. To delete the component, click on the bin icon.

    Bin icon circled

    1. Click on the Yes, delete this component button.

    Yes, delete this component button circled.