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Passages, in the context of BluePrint and BenchPrep course design, are used to group questions to common information. A passage could be used for a mathematical data set, an excerpt from a reading/document, or anything beyond. In the example below, we have a passage followed by a question pertaining to the passage's content.



Creating a Passage

  1. Click on Passages in the left panel in BluePrint, nested under Questions.

  2. Click on New Passage in the upper-right corner.

  3. Type in a name and add content for your passage. If you'd like to add questions to your passage, read this section below (this can also be done later).

  4. Click on Create and an ID will be assigned to your passage.


There are multiple routes provided in BluePrint to allow you to add questions to your passages. This can be done through editing a question, editing a passage, or batch-assigning questions to a passage.


Adding a Passage to a Question

  1. Click on Questions in the left panel.

  2. Click on the pencil icon next to the question you want to edit.

  3. In the "Passage" field, type in the ID of the passage you wish to associate to the question.

  4. Click on Save.


Adding Questions to a Passage

  1. Collect the question IDs you wish to associate with a passage.

  2. Navigate to the passage within BluePrint that you'd like to edit.

  3. In the "Questions" field, enter in all of your questions IDs.

    1. When entering these values, add a comma after each value (e.g. 123456, 123457, ...).

  4. Click on Save.


Batch Assigning Questions to a Passage

To batch assign questions to a passage instead of listing out all of the question IDs, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Questions tab on the left panel.

  2. Select the questions you’d like to edit.

  3. Click on the Batch Edit button near the top. A new window will appear above the questions, which will include a drop-down labeled "Passage."

  4. Choose the passage you'd like to associate to the selected questions.

  5. Click on Save.



  • If the randomization feature access for practice or exam questions is enabled for my course, how will questions associated with passages be presented to learners?

    Questions that are associated with a passage will be grouped together when presented to learners. For example, if a passage has 3 questions associated to it and all 3 questions are pulled for that particular practice/exam session, then those 3 questions will be presented together before moving on to other randomized questions. This is so learners don't lose context when attempting to answer the questions.
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