When creating an advanced assessment, one of the available categories is for responses that need to be written or recorded. There are 5 question types in this category. See below for more details on each, including links to their specific help articles.

  • Essay - Rich Text
  • Essay - Plain Text
  • Short Text
  • Audio Recorder
  • Video Recorder

Essay - Rich Text

Students can give long, detailed answers to questions (up to a maximum of 10,000 words). This Essay Question type allows for more detailed formatting options, such as bold, underline, and bulleted lists. 


Essay - Plain Text

This lets students give long, detailed answers to questions (up to a maximum of 10,000 words). This Essay Question type only allows for basic formatting options such as Copy, Cut, and Paste.


Short Text

This requires students to respond to questions with have short, definite answers, e.g. 1-2 words, or a number.



Audio Recorder

This allows authors to implement audio recorders into a question. The embedded audio recorder can record, save and playback a student’s response. It is especially useful for language assessments. Audio questions are not auto-scored.



Video Recorder

This allows authors to implement video recorders into a question. The embedded video recorder can record, save and playback a student’s response. Video questions are not auto-scored.

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