Legacy Portal: Tips for Essay Questions

Note: For an overview of the question-creation process and the various options that are available, see: Legacy Portal: Basic Steps to Create Questions



  • To add image, table, or formula within the question or in an answer choice: Use the buttons in the formatting toolbar at the top of the text box. For help with the WIRIS formula editor, see: WIRIS Equation and Formulae Editor
  • Under Options on the left side of the page, you will find the following options:
    • Weight - Indicate the default point value for the question.
    • Character Limit - Enter a value, and the students will not be able to exceed this number of characters when answering.
    • Enable Question Tools - You can check Graphing CalculatorScientific Calculator, or Spreadsheet to enable any of these tools for the question.


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