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Extended Text Interaction
The Extended Text interaction provides the means of demonstrating the Test-taker's ability to recite exactly a phrase, sentence, or passage. The Test-taker is required to convey exactly an answer that can be of any length.
Step 1: From the Common Interactions menu in the Library Panel, drag the Extended Text icon onto the blank Item and drop into the blue block.
This opens a new Extended Text interaction window that shows a question field and an extended text field.
Step 2: Fill in the question field.
Bear in mind that the answer should be one that the Test-taker will be expected to remember exactly, without any variation whatsoever. Even an extra space will result in the answer being marked incorrect. Note that the A icon on the right allows you to put your text in bold or in italic for instance, and insert a picture.
Step 3: Fill in the Recommendations fields in the Properties Panel.
These provide hints to the Test-taker about either the length of the passage in characters, or the number of lines involved with the final answer. (This can actually be done after Step 4.)
Step 4: Click Response in the interaction header.
Here, the test-author will provide the expected answer. Again, the Test-taker will be expected to answer exactly. Any variation from what is entered here will result in the answer being marked as incorrect.