This kind of question gives you a lot of possibilities: in addition to words, you can complete the question with an illustration, video, or sound file.
There are two basic types of multiple-choice questions: those with one correct answer and those with more than one correct answer.
In the case of a question with only one correct answer, you may also define an answer as partially correct and award it a smaller share of points.
For a question with more than one correct answer, you can define whether an incorrect answer lowers the score for the entire question. This prevents the students from selecting all the answers. This can be achieved by setting appropriate ‘penalties’ for selecting each of the incorrect answers, which may even result in a negative result for selecting all available answers (in this case, the final result is equal to a 0).
Indicate the category in the question database where the question will be stored. If no other categories have been selected, it will be set to ‘default for [course name]’.
Once a question has been created, if you return to the question, it will display a ‘Current category’ box. You may change this category by unchecking the ‘Use this category’ checkbox, and then selecting another category by selecting the option in the ‘Save in category’ list.
This name is only visible to course teachers and administrators. Students will not see it. It is needed so that you can quickly identify a question, for example when selecting from the question database, and therefore it should be communicative to you and describe the question in a way that is understandable for your entire team who need to manage this section, such as when there are multiple course teachers.
Using the HTML editor, you can freely format the appearance of the question, including the use of bold or coloured text, bullet points, or indentations. You may add illustrations, multimedia elements, equations, or tables.
You can set the number of points awarded for the correct answer to the question. This score can be adjusted later if needed.
General feedback is given to the student after completing the quiz, regardless of whether the answer was good or bad.
One or multiple answers?
Here you can set the type of question: with one or with several correct answers.
Shuffle the choices?
If this option is selected, the order of responses is randomized after each attempt. This prevents learning to „visually solve the quiz” by memorizing which answers were correct in order.
Number the choices?
Here you can specify how the answers are numbered.
Enter the answer text in the HTML editor window. This window allows you to expand, format, and enrich the content of responses (similar to the question text).
When defining percentile grades for each possible student answer, you must take into account whether this is a question with one or more correct answers.
If there is only one correct answer, you should set this answer to 100%. In most cases, you will set all incorrect answers to 0%. However, you have the option of indicating partially-correct answers by setting values which are below 100% next to them (the percentage value should reflect the degree to which a given answer is correct).
In the case of a question with several correct answers, these answers are divided into correct and incorrect (in this case there will be no partially-correct answers). The values for the correct answers are set in such a way that taken all together, they sum up to 100%. So if two of them are correct, then you should set 50% for each. If there are three correct answers, you should set 33% for each of them, etc. In this case, you do NOT want to set incorrect answers to 0%, since selecting such an answer would not have any negative effects on the final grade and therefore the students could earn the maximum number of points by simply selecting all the answers (correct and incorrect). Incorrect answers should result in subtracting points, and therefore negative values should be set for these answers. Negative values for incorrect answers do not need to add up to -100%. They can sum up to any result, and their negative value will determine how much penalty you want to set on selecting incorrect answers. If the student’s final point value for a question falls below zero, the system automatically rounds it back up to zero.
At this level, this will be the feedback which is displayed when this particular answer is selected. If this is the correct answer, the feedback may include notes such as ‘congratulations’, or it may provide further content. In the case of an incorrect answer, the feedback may contain instructions on how to re-approach the question or an explanation of why it is an incorrect answer.
Blanks for 3 more answers
If you want to add more answers to your question, click this button. Each click adds space for the three more answers.
In this section, you can specify general feedback which will be sent to the students in response to each answer they submit which falls in the categories of completely correct, partially correct, or completely wrong.
Where you have enabled multiple attempts at the quiz, these settings determine how many points will be reduced from each subsequent attempt. You can also enter additional hints which will be displayed on subsequent tries at the question, and whether the student’s previous answers should be shown.
Created / Last Saved
This section only appears after the question has been saved for the first time. Anyone who is editing the question later can see when the question was created and when it was last edited.
Save changes and continue editing
This button allows you to save changes while you are working but continue editing without leaving the page.
This is a small link with a magnifying glass icon (Save changes and continue editing). It displays a window in which you can see how the question will be seen by students, as well as get information about the question settings.
This button allows you to save and exit the question page, returning to the list of questions for the entire quiz.
This button allows you to not change anything, but quit creating this specific question.