Create a Fill in the Blanks Question


There are many different types of questions that can be created within a quiz, self-assessment, survey, and question library. This tutorial demonstrates how to create fill-in-the-blank questions within MyFIRE.

1.    Locate the desired course in MyFIRE.

2.    Select instructor tools from the navigation bar. 


3.    Then select course admin from the drop-down menu.


4.    Locate and select quizzes from under the Assessment section. 


5.    When the page refreshes, select question library from the quiz navigation bar. 


6.    Once in the Question Library, select new.


7.    Next, select fill in the blank question from the drop-down menu.


8.    If desired, give the question a title. The title displays in the question list within the question library.


9.    Add the point value for the question. The default option is set to one.


10. Choose the level of difficulty for the question. The difficulty level options are 1-5 and will be up to the instructor’s discretion. The default option is set to one. 


11. Next, if desired, insert an image. If inserting an image, also ensure that alternative text has been entered to describe the image. Alternative text is important for ADA purposes, including screen-readers. 


12. Enter the question text within the Text # 1 field. For further instructions on the MyFIRE editor textbox, refer to the utilize the MyFIRE editor tutorial.


13. Enter the answer options for the first blank in the Blank #1 row.         


a.    If needed, add additional answer options by entering the number of additional answers desired and then selecting add answer.


14. Fill in the answer column for at least two answer choices. 

a.    If an answer will include a regular expression, refer to the create a short answer question tutorial to review how to create a regular expression. 

b.    Add a new answer by listing the number of new answers desired and then select add answer

c.     Delete any unused answer fields by selecting the trashcan icon. 


15. Enter the desired weight for each answer choice. The total weight of all the answer choices combined should equal 100%. 


16. Select the evaluation setting for each answer choice.


17. Repeat steps 12 - 16 for additional texts and blank prompts. 


a.    If needed, add additional blanks and texts by entering the number of new blanks and/or texts desired and then select add blank or add text


18. Add hints and/or feedback using the expand question hint and the expand question feedback options.


19. Select save.