How do I add a Multiple Choice question to an assessment?
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.
Under the Working Copies tab, click "Select Action" for the assessment and select Edit.
Use the "Select a question type" dropdown box to select the Multiple Choice question type.
Choose the answer configuration.
Example: - Single correct.
Example: - Multiple Correct, Single Selection
Example: - Multiple Correct, Multiple Selection
Add question text.
Enter the question answers.
Type the answers in the text boxes provided, and indicate the correct answer by selecting the appropriate letter in the Correct Answer column.
- You may click the "Show/Hide" link to switch between plain text (shown) and rich text entry.
- To expand or shrink the text boxes, drag the corners.
- For more possible answers, choose a number from the drop-down list Insert Additional Answers.
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.
Choose whether or not to require rationale.
Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool. (Optional)
1. The question can be added to a specific portion of the assessment, such as Part 1 or Part 2 (depending on how many parts exist). Part 1 is the default location.
2. The question may also be added to a Question Pool, if desired.(See "What is a Question Pool?")
Add answer feedback. (Optional)
This feedback will be released to students if the "Settings" for the assessment includes "Release Questions and the following" and "Question-level Feedback".(See: "How do I Edit the Settings for an assessment?")
Tip: To edit with the Rich text editor, click the hyperlink to open the full menu.