Create a Simple Shading Item Bank Question

*Note: this is a district-only feature.

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After you have added the item to the district item bank, you are ready to begin defining the 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.

Step-by-Step

How to Create a Simple Shading Item for an Item Bank

  1. To add an optional passage, calculator, or a ruler, click the Add Feature button. 

  2. In the Compose Question field, enter the question.  Click on the Calculator icon to utilize the calculator and add a math formula.  Format the shape by entering row, column and cell information.  You can add a different image by clicking Add in the Shading Image field.  
  3. In the Set Correct Answers section, enter the point value.  In the Method section, select the method for validating the correct answer. ByCount will require the student to shade a certain number of cells, while byLocation will require the student to shade cells in certain locations on the image.
  4. Then click on the image cells to show the correct amount that needs to be shaded or enter the correct number of cells that need to be shaded. 
  5. Click on the carat to show More Options.  Choose the scoring type of exact match or partial match.  Then you may format the layout by altering the information.  Simple shading response type
  6. Before you publish the item, validate that the answers are functioning correctly. To do this, select the cells in the image shape in the preview pane and check the Show Answers box. Correct answers should be highlighted in green and incorrect answers should be highlighted in red.

    simple shading validation

  7. After you have finished creating the item, click the Publish button to share the item with any district teachers, or click the Publish and Reserve button to share the question with district administrators only.