Copy previous free response

Is there a way to copy what a student wrote and submitted from one free response box to another?

I am creating an activity in which I ask students a series of questions based on given information. The questions are presented one at a time, with a one new question appearing every time a student advances a screen. I don’t want students to have to retype their previous answers over and over again.

Edit: as a workaround I am populating student answers into a Note, with a one new answer added to the Note per screen. But I am still curious about my question.

If you use

initialText: freeresponse1.content

in the second free response CL, then it will show what students are writing in the first box simultaneously, but as soon as they type anything in the second box, it will stop copying the text for them.

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