How do I create an Essay assessment question in Gauge?

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When creating an assessment, you can create an Essay question in Gauge. In an Essay question, students are required to enter a text response. You can also add word count, word limit, spell-check, and Rich Content Editor options for students’ essay responses.

You can also add grading notes to an Essay question. Grading notes will display next to the question as a reference to help you grade student responses.

Add Question

  Add Question 

To create a question, click the Add button anywhere in your assessment.

Add Essay Question

Add Essay Question

Click the Add Essay button.

Add Question Title and Prompt

  Add Question Title and Prompt 

In the Question Title field [1], add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.

In the Question/Prompt field [2], add the question or prompt for the Essay question.

Set Question Options

  Set Question Options 

You can enable various tools for students to use when answering an Essay question. The Rich Content Editor is enabled for students by default. To disable the Rich Content Editor, click the Rich Content Editor checkbox [1].

To enable spell-check, click the Spell-check checkbox [2]. To enable word count tracking, click the Show Word Count checkbox [3].

To set a word limit for the Essay question, click the Set Word Limit checkbox [4]. You can set a minimum and maximum word limit for student answers [5].

Add Grading Notes

  Add Grading Notes 

To add grading notes, click the Grading Notes tab [1] and enter your notes in the field [2].

Align to Outcome

Align to Outcome

To align the question to an outcome, click anywhere in the Align to Outcomes section.

Add to Item Bank

  Add to Item Bank 

To add the question to an item bank, click the Add to Bank link.

Note: After a question has been added to an item bank, it can only be edited in the item bank. You can still set unique point values and options in the assessment for an item bank question.

Add Point Value

  Add Point Value 

To customize the point value for the question, type the point value in the Points field [1] or use the arrows to increase or decrease the point value [2].

Save Question

Save Question

To save the question, click the Done button.

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