How do I create a simple shading Item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a simple shading item. A simple shading question allows a student to fill in (shade) all or portions of a shape in response to a stimulus.

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 Question or Instructions

Enter Question or Instructions

In the Item Editor, enter the question or item prompt in the Compose question text field [1]. To enter math formulas, click the Formula icon [2].

To format canvas options, enter the number of rows and columns in the Row count and Column count fields [3].

Cell size is determined by ratio, with 1 equal to 40 px. To adjust cell size, enter a number in the Cell width and Cell height fields [4].

To shade a cell in the item, click the cell [5]. To lock cells so they can not be unshaded by the student, click the Lock shaded cells checkbox [6].

To add an image file or URL to a shaded cell, click the Add button [7].

To add a title for the image, enter it in the Image title field [8].

To add text describing the image if it is unavailable to the viewer, enter it in the Image alternative text window [9].

Set Correct Answers

Enter Correct Answers

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

To enter the validation method for the question, click the Method drop-down menu [2].

To enter the correct answer, click the appropriate cells [3].

If there is more than one correct answer to the question, click the Add icon [4] and enter the alternate answer.

To add additional 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, click answer cells.  

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [1]. If the answer is incorrect, a red X displays [2].  

Correct cell selections display a check mark and are shaded green [3]. Unselected cells that are part of the correct answer display a check mark and are shaded yellow [4].

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