Spaces and punctuation in fill-in-the-blank questions


Storyline is great for presentations and some ready-made quizzes. However, there seems to be a little problem with fill-in-the-blank questions. If the student inserts an *extra* blank into their answer, or a punctuation mark, the system says that they have made an error. Upper/lower case differences are dealt with by storyline but not extra spaces or punctuation.

Any suggestions on how to fix the problem? It seems unfair to penalize students for making a mistake, especially if the mistake is invisible.

Many thanks for your help on this matter.


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