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Student Essay/Passage Highlighting

Updated Mar 26, 2021

Essay highlighting is available to students once they begin a test. It allows students to highlight parts or a passage during a test. (Refer to Student Experience for an overview of the student test-taking experience.)

Highlighting Text

To highlight text (essay and/or answer text) while taking an assessment, the student should:

  1. Use the mouse to click and drag the text to be highlighted.
  2. A highlight prompt opens.
  3. Click on the prompt.

Note: The default color is yellow, but there are three additional colors available if the student clicks on the down-arrow.

Removing Highlighting

To remove highlight from text:

  1. Left-click on the highlighted text.
  2. A “Remove” prompt appears.
  3. Click on the prompt.
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