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Inline Choice Interaction

Inline Choice allows the Test-Taker to complete a "Fill in the Blank" question with one choice taken from a selected list of answers. This is usually combined with other interactions (note that there is no question line for either block interaction).

This interaction is one of two Block-related interactions, the other being Text Entry (covered in its own section).

For a quick glimpse of how to create an Inline Choice Interaction in TAO, please watch the following video.

Inline Interactions

Once you have generated a new Item, and clicked on Authoring in the Action Bar, follow the steps below to create a new Inline Choice Interaction:

1. From the Inline Interactions library below Common Interactions on the left, drag the Block interaction, represented by a letter A icon, onto the blank Item and drop it onto the canvas.

This creates a field (containing a sample text) in which a text may be entered from a favorite source (a Word document or website, for instance), or typed in.

To enter your text, click inside the text field.

Note: The A icon on the right allows you to bold or italize text, and to insert a picture, shared stimulus, math expression or link into your block text.

2. Once you have entered the text, drag the Inline Choice icon from the Inline Interactions library to a space next to where the test-taker will be expected to fill in the blank.

This brings up a pop-up window with three default choices. Enter the test-taker's answer options by highlighting the default entries (choice #1, etc.) and typing in each answer option. For fewer choices, click the trash can next to each choice to delete it. To add another choice, click the blue Add Choice field below the other choices to generate another field.

Repeat the above for each place in the text where you would like to the test-taker to fill in the blank.

Note: Remember to remove the actual words from the text that the Inline Choice blanks are designed to replace.

3. To select the right answer, click on each Inline Choice element, and in the header bar of the resulting pop-up window, click Response.

This produces the same selection of options that the Test-taker will see. Simply select the correct response to set the right answer.

4. Click the blue Done button. Your Inline Choice Interaction is now complete.

After this step, you can preview your Interaction using the steps given in the Preview instructions.