I am trying to have students answer the questions for an assignment in a scaffolded answer sheet.
However when I have teh students begun the anser there is nothing but a blank page
How do i, for example have the students complete a cloze passage?
You could set the assignment up as a quiz. There's a "fill in the blanks" question type that allows you to insert multiple blanks throughout a text. You could put your entire cloze passage into one of these questions, and then create blanks wherever you wanted in the text. You could also do something similar with multiple dropdown. Here are some articles:
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