Step 1. Go to the item canvas
Click the menu icon on the top left of your screen. Click Item Bank or Tests in the main menu. Select a group and click the name of an existing item/test or create a new item. The canvas opens on a new page.
Step 2. Drag component
Click and drag the Fill the Blanks icon from the toolbar onto the canvas. If you're on the Test canvas, click the Components tab in the toolbar first to access the Fill the Blanks icon.
Step 3. Add title
This step is optional. Click the title text to open a side panel. Enter the title of the question. Set the style of the text and then click Save.
Step 4. Open properties
Click the text link to open a side panel. Select Yes or No in the Show Title drop-down. If you select No, the title disappears from the canvas.
Step 5. Add text
Enter the text in the text box. You can't include line breaks. Click Save to close the side panel.
Step 6. Add words
Click a word in the text to replace it with a blank. Click the pencil icon to open a side panel. Enter the words you want to include in the list of options and click Save. Repeat this step for each blank.
Step 7. Resize and position
Click and drag the corner of the component to resize the width. Click and drag the component to re position it on the canvas.
Step 8. Preview and save
Click the Preview button to see how it will appear when a user is taking your test and then click Save once you're happy with your Fill the Blanks component.
For more accurate scoring, you can make each blank worth 1 point. Add a new Fill Blanks component to the canvas for each blank and hide the title on all except the first one.