Maple T.A. Fill in the Blanks Question
Using the fill-in-the-blanks question type, you create a question with text fields that students must fill in, or with drop-down lists of options from which students must select their answer. Fill-in-the-blank questions can include up to five text fields or drop-down lists. To include the desired number of blanks, insert the corresponding task template. For information on creating questions, making assignments, and exporting Maple T.A course modules, see
Overview of Maple T.A. Integration
Algorithmic variables can be used to create questions that contain randomly generated parameters. You can refer to algorithmic variables in the Question, Hints, and Feedback input regions, as well as in other variable definitions. To reference an algorithmic variable, include "`$variable`" as text or 2-D Math, for example, x := `$myvariable`. Adding algorithmic variables to the question is optional.
In the following execution group, define an algorithmic variable. To include more variables, add more execution groups. If your assignment contains more than one algorithmic variable, ensure that the variable names are unique.
||variable := expression;
The question content outside of the blanks can contain text, 2-D Math, plots, images, and algorithmic variables. To insert a plot in the question, use the
Enter the full contents of the question around the following text fields. Enter the answers inside the text fields.
Replace this text.
To display the text fields as drop-down lists of choices, enter the choices in a comma-separated list. Choices must be text only. If you do not provide extra choices, students will see empty text fields to fill in.
In the following text region, enter a comma-separated list of extra choices. The choices will be options in all drop-down lists in the question.
A question can offer hints to students when requested. Hints can contain text, 2-D Math, and algorithmic variables. Adding hints to the question is optional.
Enter your hints in the following table. You can provide up to three hints.
Replace this text with hint 1.
Replace this text with hint 2.
Replace this text with hint 3.
A question can display feedback when the student provides an incorrect response. The feedback can contain text, 2-D Math, and algorithmic variables. The feedback can also refer to `$RESPONSE` (the student response) and `$ANSWER` (the correct answer). Adding feedback to the question is optional.
In the following text region, enter the feedback to an incorrect response.
Replace this text with feedback.