It can be said that the Fill in Text Entries question is a variant of the Fill in Text Entry one. From its name, you can see that the only difference is that the Fill in Text Entries question includes more than one text entry for learners to type their answers.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create this question through 6 stages:
- Insert a Fill in Text Entries Question
- Customize a Fill in Text Entries Question
- Set Correct Answers
- Set Score and Reporting
- Add Events – Actions
- Customize Feedback Layers
And before starting, make sure that you already have the latest version of ActivePresenter installed on your computer.
Insert a Fill in Text Entries Question
There are several ways to insert a Fill in Text Entries question. Do one of the following ways to do that:
- Open the Questions tab > Fill in Text Entries .
- Open the Home tab > Interactions > Fill in Text Entries .
Then, a new question slide appears with three parts:
- (1) the top text box to add a question or a statement providing missing information;
- (2) the answer area with default answer labels and text entries (or blanks) where learners can type their answers in;
- (3) and the Submit button.
Customize a Fill in Text Entries Question
Here are some options that you can use to customize the question:
- Change the container layout: Access the Properties pane > Size & Properties > Container Layout > select the layout mode you want. In this section, the app offers you three options:
- None: This option allows you to resize and reposition answer options freely.
- Flex: This layout arranges answer options horizontally or vertically in a flex container.
- Grid: This option is selected by default. It arranges answer options in the grid pattern.
After that, customize its properties if necessary.
- Resize the question title (1) and the answer area (2): Drag the resizing handles on the Canvas, or select them > navigate to the Properties pane > Size & Properties > Transform > adjust the Width and Height values.
- Add more text entries: Select the answer area and click the plus button:
- Delete a text entry: Select a text entry and press DELETE on your keyboard, or right-click it > Delete.
- Rename the answer labels: Click an answer label and enter a new text if you want.
- Format the answer labels and text entries: Select the answer area, then open the Format tab > select a built-in style from the Quick Styles section, or edit them by yourself using tools in the Style Tools section or in the Style and Effects tab of the Properties pane.
- Change the shape of the answer labels and text entries: Select the answer area > Format tab > click Change Shape to change their shape to rounded corner rectangles.
Tip: You can set the customized Fill in Text Entries question as default to reuse later. By doing so, each time you insert a new Fill in Text Entries question, the customized question appears. To do that, right-click the answer area > Set as Default Fill in Text Entries Question.
Set Correct Answers
Setting correct answers for Fill in Text Entries questions is the same as those of Fill in Text Entry ones.
- Select each text entry, then navigate to the Properties pane > Interactivity tab > General.
- Click the Add Value button (4), then type the correct answer into the blank box that appears. Redo this step to add more correct values as you want.
On the other hand, if you want to delete any correct values, click the Remove button (5).
Set Score and Reporting
To set score and reporting for Fill in Text Entries questions, select the answer area, then navigate to the Properties pane > Interactivity tab > Score & Reporting.
This section provides a lot of useful options, including:
- Mode: Select the Graded mode if you want to measure learners’ performance, or select the Survey mode if you want to collect learners’ feedback or information.
- Report ID: Track learners’ activities. You can set a meaningful report ID so that each question is easily recognizable in the report.
- Points: Set points for correct answers. To learn more, see Assign Scores to Questions.
- Attempts: Set the maximum attempts that learners can interact with the question.
- Timeout: Set a time limit that only allows learners to respond to the question in the given amount of time.
Besides, ActivePresenter 9 allows you to set score and reporting for each text entry. To do that, select a text entry, then access the Score & Reporting section. Here is what you can see if you select the Graded mode:
- Password Field: Select this check box to make all characters that learners type in the text entry not shown.
- Case Sensitive: Select this check box to distinguish the uppercase and lowercase characters.
- Variable: Define the variable to take place. See What is Variable for more information.
For more details about these properties, see How to Create Interactive Quizzes.
Add Events and Actions
ActivePresenter 9 also offers default events and actions for Fill in Text Entries questions like other question types. Generally, this question has four default events for the Graded mode (On Correct, On Incorrect, On Incomplete, and On Timeout) and three for the Survey mode (On Complete, On Incomplete, and On Timeout).
If you’ve selected the Graded mode, here is what you’ll see:
Note that you can remove, edit, or add more events and actions as you wish. To do that, select the answer area > Properties pane > Interactivity tab > Events – Actions.
To learn more, see Use Events – Actions to Add Interactivity to Courses.
Customize Feedback Layers
ActivePresenter 9 automatically adds default feedback layers for Fill in Text Entries questions. These default feedback layers can be Correct Feedback, Incorrect Feedback, Try Again Feedback, Incomplete Feedback, and Timeout Feedback (for the Graded mode) or Complete Feedback, Incomplete Feedback, and Timeout Feedback (for the Survey mode). Bear in mind that you can delete, change, or add more if necessary.
See Work with Feedback Layers for details.
Now, you’ve learned how to use Fill in Text Entries questions in ActivePresenter 9. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Besides, don’t forget to follow our Tutorials page and YouTube channel for more useful articles and videos.