7 The Essay question type
Essays are created in the same way as other questions but essays are not automatically marked and consequently there is no response matching section.
When answering Essays students are provided with the normal editing tools and can be allowed to attach other documents to their answers. After submission the essays are accessed by tutors and marked in the time honoured way.
Essays can also be used for obtaining student feedback too; just be sure to set the default mark to zero so that they are not graded.
And note that Essays can be included in interactive with multiple tries tests even though they are not marked automatically.