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
In the Item Editor, enter the question or item prompt in the Compose question text field . To enter math formulas, click the Formula icon .
To format canvas options, enter the number of rows and columns in the Row count and Column count fields .
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 .
To shade a cell in the item, click the cell . To lock cells so they can not be unshaded by the student, click the Lock shaded cells checkbox .
To add an image file or URL to a shaded cell, click the Add button .
To add a title for the image, enter it in the Image title field .
To add text describing the image if it is unavailable to the viewer, enter it in the Image alternative text window .
Set Correct Answers
Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) box .
To enter the validation method for the question, click the Method drop-down menu .
To enter the correct answer, click the appropriate cells .
If there is more than one correct answer to the question, click the Add icon  and enter the alternate answer.
To add additional layout, formatting and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu .
To preview the item interaction, click answer cells.
To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox . If the answer is incorrect, a red X displays .
Correct cell selections display a check mark and are shaded green . Unselected cells that are part of the correct answer display a check mark and are shaded yellow .
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 .