Create an Essay with Rich Text Item Bank Question

*Note: this is a district-only feature.

Please Note: In Chrome, the 'Block third party cookies and site data' box must be unchecked in order to be able to add text in the question editor. If you cannot enter text, please make sure this box is not checked in your Chrome settings.

After you have added the item to the district item bank, you are ready to begin defining the essay item. An essay with rich text is an essay type question that allows the student to enter and format text in response to a prompt.

 

Step-by-Step

How to Create a Essay (Rich Text) Item for an Item Bank

  1. To add an optional passage, click the Add Feature button. 

  2. In the Compose Question section, write the question or essay prompt.  Click on all the formatting tools that you want available to your students.  Add a word limit and then select if you want it visible or off.  Check Show Word Count, if you want the students to see their word count.  Essay Long Text Stimulus
  3. Click on the carat to show More Options.  Add information if you want to format the layout or add a placeholder.  Check Browser Spellcheck if you want it on for the students.
  4. Rubric field, enter the rubric criteria, copy and paste a rubric or you can create a rubric by inserting a table by clicking the Table icon.  Enter the rubric total points.

  5. 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 item with district administrators only.