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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.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Under the Working Copies tab, click "Select Action" for the assessment and select Edit.

Under the Working Copies tab, click "Select Action" for the assessment and select Edit.

This displays the assessment Edit page.

Use the "Select a question type" dropdown box to select the Multiple Choice question type.

Use the "Select a question type" dropdown box to select the Multiple Choice question type.

This displays the edit Multiple Choice question page.

Enter a point value.

Enter a point value.

Choose the answer configuration.

Choose the answer configuration.

Example: - Single correct.

Example: - Single correct.

A single correct answer grants all of the points to a single correct answer.  

Selecting "Single Correct" and " Enable Negative Marking" reveals a field for optional designation of negative points, incurred for any single incorrect selection.

Example: - Multiple Correct, Single Selection

Example: - Multiple Correct, Single Selection

A multiple correct, single selection answer grants all of the points to more than one single correct answer.

If more than one of the answer selections is correct, then each can be checked, and a student who checks either of those correct selections earns all of the points.

Example: - Multiple Correct, Multiple Selection

Example: - Multiple Correct, Multiple Selection

A multiple correct, multiple selection answer grants all of the points to to a student if they select all of the correct answers. If there are more than one correct answer the student must select all of the correct answers to receive credit for the question.  

Add question text.

Add question text.

Note: You may also use the Rich Text Editor by clicking on the Show/Hide link above the text box.

Add attachment. (Optional)

Add attachment. (Optional)

Enter the question answers.

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.  

Note:

  • 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).

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.

Choose whether or not to require rationale.

The default setting is No for requiring rationale.  If you want students to write an explanation for why they chose a particular response, select Yes.  

Assign the question to a portion of the assessment and/or a Question Pool. (Optional)

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)

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.

Click Save.

Click Save.

The Multiple Choice question now appears in the assessment question list.

Example:

Example:

Example of what the Multiple Choice question looks like from the student view:

Example of what the Multiple Choice question looks like from the student view: