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Fill-in-the-blank knowledge test question

The fill-in-the-blank question is an exercise with text, in which characters,  syllables and parts of a sentence are missing. The learners are asked for completing the missing lacunas. Fill-in-the-blank questions require to comprehend text (speech comprehension).

Master data

Title

Enter the title for the question. The user is shown the title in quick navigation mode and the assessment at the end of a knowledge test.

Language

Determine the main language to be used for the question. If the question is to be available in multiple languages, it must be translated in the translation area.

Parameters

External reference

External references are used for organizing and for linking to other systems. This you can use for manual assignments and on using interfaces, for example: REST API. You can search for external reference in the advanced filter function.
The external reference represents a reference value like ID, serial number or name.

Examples:

SAP customer number with the external reference 100234
SAP user ID with the external reference 000004


Possible points

Define the maximum points for answering the question. You can award points from 1 to 20 points.


Keywords

Assign one or more keyword to the question. These keywords simplify searching for certain learning content. Also they sort objects thematically, so you can choose from a question pool questions with a certain keyword.

You create keywords by a right-click on the client in the category tree and then click on Keywords.

Question

Edit mode

If you want to create a knowledge test question, select an Empty Page or decide for a design template. Now you can arrange freely all areas and you can move it via drag and drop anytime. Also you can adjust the size of the appropriate area individually.

Variable hinzufügen

There are different variables available for creating a knowledge test question via the editor. Selected content is automatically inserted via the variables:

  • $Author$=name of the author (first name last name)
  • $AuthorLastnameFirst$=name of author (last name, first name)
  • $ChangeDate$= change date of the learning object
  • $CourseTitle$ = title of the course
  • $CreationDate$=creation date of the learning object
  • $ExternalReference$=external reference of the learning object
  • $ExternalVersion$=external version of the learning object
  • $ObjectTitle$=title of the learning object
  • $ParentObjectTitle$ = title of the superordinate learning object
  • $QuestionPoints$=achievable points of the question
  • $Serial$=serial number of the learning object
  • $UserCountry$ = country of the registered user
  • $UserDivision$ = division of the registered user
  • $UserFirstname$ = first name of the registered user
  • $UserGroup$ = group of the registered user
  • $UserLastname$ = last name of the registered user
  • $UserOe$ = organizational unit (OU) of the registered user
  • $UserRegion$ = region of the registered user
  • $UserSex$ = gender of the registered user

Preview mode

To see how the current question is shown on mobile devices, there are five preview modes and the current edit mode available. The pixel width is based on average values. The pixel height is individually well adapted for the dialog window. Choose first a responsive layout and then the preview mode will be shown correctly.

Display on the smartphone (Portrait format, width: 320px)

Display on the smartphone (Landscape format, width: 480px)


Display on the tablet (Portrait format, width: 800px)

Display on the tablet (Landscape format, width: 1000px)


Display on the PC monitor (width: 1200px)

Enter question

Via click on this area you can enter or edit the question via editor.


Read through the text and fill in the blanks with the correct answers.

The area below the question is designed to got a concrete operation procedure. You can edit the present text also via editor.


Comment on correct or incorrect answer

Depending on the question was answered correct or incorrect a comment for the learner appears. If the learner gives a correct answer the learner should be motivated, for example: “Correct. Keep it up!”

If the learner gives an incorrect answer, you should mention the correct answer and eventually give a hint for the correct answer, for example: “Unfortunately incorrect. The correct answer is “Yes”. Therefore read chapter 4 well.”


Edit HTML/CSS

Furthermore you can edit the HTML layout or/and the CSS code by clicking on the button Edit HTML/CSS. Then the dialog window Edit HTML/CSS with the tabs HTML layout and CSS opens.

Add gap

Luecke To add a gap to your text, click on the button Add gap. In the opening dialog window there are four variants available:

  • Free text blank
  • Question involving a range
  • Dropdown blank
  • Drag and drop blank

You can decide for one variant per gap. Thus a mix of gap variants is possible.

Free text blank

If you select a free text blank, there are no answers for the learner available. You can enter a free text/a word into the gap. Enter up to ten possible answers (alternatives).

  • Width indicated in pixels
    You can define an individually width for giving a tip for the correct answer.
  • Case sensitive
    Set the check box, if you want that upper and lower case should be considered.

Question involving a range

If you select a question involving a range you can define the beginning and/or the end of a range for the gap. Example: If you want to test the height of a building, all answers between 230 and 240 meters are correct.

  • Width indicated in pixels
    You can define an individually width for giving a tip for the correct answer.
  • Case sensitive
    Set the check box, if you want that upper and lower case should be considered.

Dropdown blank

If you select Dropdown blank, the learner can select between up to five correct answers ( and up to five incorrect answers). Via a dropdown menu the learner can select between the answers for the appropriate gap.

  • Width indicated in pixels
    You can define an individually width for giving a tip for the correct answer.

Note that this gap variant isn’t possible for Avendoo12 questions.

Drag and drop blank

The variant drag and drop blank generates answer boxes at the end of the question and the learner should assign them to the appropriate blanks. The gaps for a drag and drop gap are marked by a dotted border.

  • Width indicated in pixels
    You can define an individually width for giving a first tip for the correct answer.

Note that this gap variant is neither for Avendoo 12 questions nor for info texts available.