A short answer part requires students to construct a concise and focused response, and can be validated as text or a number. For problems requiring complex mathematical answers and/or randomization, please use the Algorithmic part instead.

To add a Short Answer part to a problem:

- Go to the problem.
- Select
**Add part**and then select**Short Answer**. - Specify the question, the validation type, and the exact answer.

Field |
Description |
---|---|

Question | |

Validate as | Text, number, or 3-digit non-negative number |

Answer | Exact answer to match when validating the student response |

Solution | optional |

Length (pixels) | Maximum length in pixels allowed for the student answer. |

This part allows you to optionally require the student to show their work.