How do I create a cloze text item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a cloze text item. A cloze text item is a fill-in-the-blank (typically word-based) question in which the student types a missing word in response to a blank box in the text.

You can create any item type through the Item Editor. You can also use the Item Editor to add passages, add item-level tools, and save the item. To open and use the Item Editor, learn more about:

Enter Questions or Instructions

Enter Questions or Instructions

In the Item Editor, enter the item prompt in the Compose question text field [1].

Enter or copy and paste the question text in the Template Markup field [2].

To enter a response box in place of a piece of text, use the mouse to highlight the text and click the Insert Response icon [3].

Enter Correct Responses

Enter Correct Responses

Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) box [1].

Enter the correct answer in a response box [2]. Repeat for all response boxes.

To add alternate correct answers, click the Add icon [3].

To match a response against all combinations of valid and alternate responses for the response position, click the Match all possible responses checkbox [4].

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [5].

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, enter an answer in a response box. Repeat for all response boxes.

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [1]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [2]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [3]. If response box displays an incorrect answer, the correct answer displays in the Correct answers section [4].  

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [5].