How do I use the Open Answer tool?

This tool creates an answer box that’s meant for longer written answers such as sentences, paragraphs, and essays. When you use this feature on your worksheet, your students will be able to write long responses. When you’re grading these types, the box becomes a scrollable window.

To set up an Open Answer question type, choose ‘Insert’ on your toolbar or click down on your activity.  Click, or Click and Drag 

The Tools menu will pop up. Select 'Open Answer' from the left column.

Your mouse will turn to cross-hairs and the top of the toolbar will tell you to ‘Click in the worksheet to add a(n) Open Answer.  Drag your mouse across your screen to create an Open Answer Box. 

Select ‘Edit Open Answer’ from below the toolbar to add in a starter text. Your students will see this text when they open the assignment but it will disappear when they begin to type.

Type in your starter text and select, “Save Changes” when you are done.

Open Answer Tool Explainer Video 

Here’s a quick video explaining how to use the feature:

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