Build an Open-Ended Question

Add an Open-Ended Question to your lesson for students to respond with a written or audio response. You can also add media to your prompt, so students can refer to an image, text, audio, website, or PDF.

In this article, you'll learn how to:


Teach with Open-Ended Questions

When students reach an Open-Ended Question in a lesson, they will see your prompt and can:

  • Respond by text with up to 1000 characters.
  • Record audio with a microphone if enabled in advance by the teacher. 
  • Access Reference Media added by the teacher, including images, video, audio recorded or uploaded, or web links.
  • Utilize the built-in text to speech option from Microsoft Immersive Reader. This will read the text from the question to the student.


As the teacher, you can view progress in real-time for the entire class, and share responses to student devices to ignite conversation and discussion.


Adding an Open Ended Question into your lesson

1. While editing your lesson, select Add Content & Activities 



2. Choose Open Ended Question from the Discussion section under Activities and click +Add to begin creating your Open Ended Question in your lesson. 


3. Create your Open Ended question. Use text tools to change font size, color and more.  You can also choose to add reference media or a timer to your question.

4. If you'd like students to be able to respond with recorded audio, enable Student Audio recorder.

5. Click "Save" to save your Open-Ended Question







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