How do I create a multiple choice question?
A multiple choice question in an assessment provides pre-written choices from which the student will select. You can restrict the correct answers to one selection, or require allow multiple selections (one or more) for a correct answer.
Select an assessment.
From the Insert New Question drop-down menu, select Multiple Choice.
Enter a point value.
Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose.
Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So, if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.
Choose the answer configuration.
Multiple Correct, Single Selection
A multiple correct, single selection answer grants all of the points to more than one single selection.
If more than one of the answer selections is correct, then each can be checked, and a student who checks either of those selections (via radio buttons) earns all of the points. An example is shown above.
Multiple Correct, Multiple Selection
A multiple correct, multiple selection answer requires several selections and allows different policies for granting the points.
- The option Right Less Wrong means that the points possible will be reduced by each box checked wrongly, either affirmed for a selection that should not be included, or left empty for a selection that should be included in the correct answers.
- The option All or Nothing means that all points are granted for a fully correct answer only; any other combination of affirmed and empty check boxes earns no points.
Add Question Text.
Add attachment. (Optional)
Enter the question answers.
- Type the answers in the text boxes provided.
- Indicate the correct answer by selecting the appropriate letter in the Correct Answer column.
- (Optional) For more possible answers, choose a number from the drop-down list Insert Additional Answers.
Tip: To expand or shrink the text boxes, drag the corners.
Choose whether or not to randomize answers (for multiple choice).
The default setting is No for randomizing answers. If you would like the answer choices to appear in a random order each time a student takes the assessment, select Yes.
Tip: Remember that if you answer choices contain items like "all of the above" or "A and B are correct" randomizing the order could cause confusion with the answer key.