Create a Multi-Short Answer 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 a multi-short answer question 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 multi-short answer 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. Enter the question prompt in the question text field. For further instructions on the MyFIRE editor textbox, refer to the utilize the MyFIRE editor tutorial.


12. 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. 


13. Determine the number of input boxes (or answer fields) the question should have. Options include assigning numbers of rows and columns for each answer field. 


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. If desired, add hints and/or feedback using the expand question hint and the expand question feedback options.


18. Select save.