How do I create an essay with rich text item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create an essay question with rich text. An essay with rich text is an item that allows the student to enter and format text in response to a prompt.

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

Format Item

Format Item

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

To add text formatting options for the student to use in the assessment, click the Text formatting options buttons [2]. Selected formatting options display as shaded.

To set a word limit for the response, enter a maximum word count in the Word limit text box [3]. To select how the word limit will display in the student view, click the Word limit drop-down menu and select a display option [4].

To display the word count in the student view, click the Show word count check box [5].

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [6].