Assessment Question Types: Multiple Choice
Multiple Choice Questions
Which of the following countries is NOT in Europe?
The correct answer is (4) Tanzania.
You can create or edit questions from two locations in the Assessments tool: in an assessment or the Question Database.
Step 1: Locate and click the assessment or click .
Step 2: Depending on whether you are creating or editing a question, do one of the following:
If you are creating a question:
- Click .
- Click .
- If you are editing a question, click the question title.
Step 3: Enter a title. The title is helpful for doing searches in the Question Database, where you search by question title.
Step 4: Enter the question in Plain Text or HTML format:
To enter the question in Plain Text format, enter the text. The text will appear exactly as you have typed it.
To enter the question in HTML format, you can use the HTML Creator or hand code the HTML:
To use the HTML Creator:
- Click the Enable HTML Creator button. The HTML Creator appears.
- Enter the question.
To hand-code the HTML:
- Select Use HTML.
Enter the HTML code.
- To use the HTML Creator:
- NOTE: Depending on administrator settings, the HTML Creator may not be available or it may appear by default.
Step 5: Optionally insert an equation.
Step 6: Optionally add an image to display with the question:
Next to Image, click . The Content Browser pop-up window appears.
- If the image file you want to add is on your computer, click the My Computer icon. Your computer's file browser or the Upload Files from Your Computer screen appears.Locate and select the file. The image is added. If the image file you want to add is in the course system, navigate to the file and select it. Click . The image is added.
Step 7: Under Answers, do the following:
Next to Select mode, indicate if there is one correct answer or multiple correct answers: select One answer or Multiple Answers.
In the Answer text boxes, enter the answer choices, including the correct answer, in Plain Text or HTML format.
If you want to include a comment about an answer, enter it in Plain Text or HTML format in the Feedback text box. When Students view their graded assessment, this feedback appears next to the answer.
Next to the correct answer or answers, select Correct response and enter the Value (%). For example: If there is one correct answer, you can award 100%. If there are two correct answers, you can award 50% to each answer.
Next to each incorrect answer, do one of the following:
- If you want to deduct a percentage value for incorrect answers, enter the negative percent value in the Value (%) text box.
If you do not want deduct a percentage value for incorrect answers, leave the value in the Value (%) text box as 0.
- If you want to create more answers, click Answer text boxes appear. . Additional
Step 8: Under Settings, do the following:
Next to Answer layout, select one of the following:
- To make the answers appear under each other in one column, select Vertical.
To make the answers appear next to each other from left to right, select Horizontal.
Next to Answer labels, select whether the answers should be identified by Numbers or Letters. For example:
- (1) France
- (2) Germany
- (3) Spain
- (4) Tanzania
- (a) France
- (b) Germany
- (c) Spain
- (d) Tanzania
Next to Randomize answer ordering, select one of the following:
- To make answers appear in random order each time the question appears in an assessment, select Yes. This prevents Students who complete the assessment first from sharing their answers with others.
To keep the answers in the same order that you entered them, select No.
Next to Grading Scheme, do one of the following:
- If there is only one correct answer or if there are multiple correct answers and you want each correct answer to count for a portion of the total score, select Cumulative.
If you want all correct answers to be selected for a score 100%, select All or nothing. For example: If there are three correct answers but Students select only one or two of the answers, they receive 0%.
Next to Allow negative score, select one of the following:
To deduct a percentage value for incorrect answers, next to Allow negative score, select Yes. Note: You may want to inform Students in the question text. For example: An incorrect answer will result in a negative score.
To make incorrectly answered questions worth 0%, next to Allow negative score, select No.
Step 9: To see more options, click the Expand/Collapse icon next to More Options. The More Options section expands.
To include a comment about the question, enter it in Plain Text or HTML format in the General feedback text box. The comment appears when Students view their graded assessment.
To include a note that is visible only to yourself or other Section Designers, enter it in the Section Designer notes text box.
Place the question into a category. All questions are automatically stored in the Question Database but the Question Database can contain many questions, so we recommend that you organize questions in categories.
- To place the question in an existing category, select Specify an existing category and from the drop-down list, select the category. Uncategorized Questions is a default category. If you do not specify a category, the question is placed here automatically.
To place the question in a new category, select Create a category and enter the category name in the text box.
To preview the question to ensure it appears correctly, do the following:
- Click . The question appears in preview mode.
To test the grading scheme and feedback:
- Select your answer and click . The grade appears in preview mode.
- To test another answer, click . The question appears in preview mode.
- When you are finished previewing the question, click . The question appears.
Step 10: Click the button at the bottom of the page.