How do I create an image cloze math formula item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create an image cloze math formula item. An image close math formula question allows students to use a calculator-like interface to input math formula type responses in locations positioned on an image.

Note: District and school administrators (admins) can also create items directly in the district item bank.

Add New Item

Add New Item

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link. Then, follow the steps to create a new item.  

Enter Question or Instructions

Enter the question or item prompt in the Compose question field [1].

Optionally, you can enter text that displays when the cursor hovers over the image in the Text on hover field [2].

Enter text that displays when the image can not be displayed to the user in the Image alternative text field [3].

To insert an image, click the Edit button [4].

Insert Image

Insert Image

By default, an image of a triangle displays in the Image Properties window. To upload an alternate image file from your computer, click the Replace button [1]. 

For additional options, click the More Options drop-down menu [2].

To format the image size, click the Unlock icon [3]. Then, enter dimensions in the Height and Width boxes [4].

To host your own online image, enter the URL in the Image URL field [5].

To save changes and upload an image, click the Save button [6].

Add Response Boxes

Add Response Boxes

By default, a single response position displays. To add additional response positions, click the Add button [1].

To move a response box to different location on the image, hover over the response box and use the Move icon to drag the response box to the selected location [2].

Set Correct Answers

Enter Correct Responses

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

To specify how the item is scored, click the Method drop-down menu and select a scoring method [2].

Enter the response for the first answer in the Value field [3].  

To use combined scoring methods, click the Add link [4].

Repeat for all response points.

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

View Authoring Help

For more information about authoring and formatting options, scroll to the top of the item authoring page and click the Authoring Help icon.

Add Optional Features

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features you wish to add from the drop-down menu [2]. Learn more about adding passages and other features.

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, enter answers in the response boxes. Then, 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 the answer in a response box is incorrect, the correct answer displays below the image [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].

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].